Mar 24 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for LG&E Cane Run Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 5252 Cane Run Road, Louisville, 40216, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts March 26, 2020, and ends on April 27, 2020.  A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Mar 24 2020 Mayor Fischer extends state of emergency to May 10, closes Metro Parks playgrounds and ballfields

Mayor Greg Fischer today extended to May 10 the state of emergency he enacted to help stop the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville.

The Mayor said the next few weeks will be critical as Louisville works to slow the spread of the virus and prevent a surge of new cases from overwhelming the city’s hospitals. The move is in line with recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control.

Mar 23 2020 Historic City Hall Clock Tower goes green to show compassion and support during COVID 19 crisis

President David James (D-6) announces beginning tonight the Historic City Hall Clock Tower will glow green following the Big Four Bridge and the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion as a symbol of compassion.

Mar 23 2020 Mayor Fischer says compassionate Louisvillians are helping their neighbors amid challenging COVID-19 outbreak

As the community continues to be challenged by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Mayor Greg Fischer today lauded the many, many compassionate people who have opened up their wallets to help their neighbors.

After less than a week, the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund has collected $5.6 million to help to people and organizations impacted by the unprecedented economic shutdown taking place.

Mar 22 2020 Mayor announces extension of Louisville Metro occupational tax filing, payment deadlines

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission (LMRC) will extend the 2019 annual occupational license tax filing and payment deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Mar 21 2020 Mayor Fischer hosts Facebook Town Hall on Louisville Metro’s response to COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer hosted a Facebook Town Hall this morning, answering questions from Louisville residents about COVID-19 and the city’s response to the outbreak.

The Mayor was joined on the call by Dr. Jon Klein, Vice Dean for Research at the UofL School of Medicine and an expert in microbiology and immunology.

Mar 20 2020 Mayor Fischer urges young people to be mindful of the dangers of COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Chief Health Strategist Dr.

Mar 19 2020 Senior Meal Pickup Program updates distribution site locations due to tremendous response

 

During the first three days of Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program provided nearly 2,500 frozen meal packs to seniors in Louisville.  Due to this tremendous response, a few of the distribution sites have been changed to better accommodate the traffic flow and ensure that recipients can remain in their cars for pickup.

Mar 19 2020 LMAS Takes Precautions in Response to COVID-19
On the recommendation of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Louisville Metro Animal Services is taking additional precautions, in response to COVID-19.
Mar 19 2020 Senior Meal Pickup Program updates distribution site locations due to tremendous response

During the first three days of Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program provided nearly 2,500 frozen meal packs to seniors in Louisville.  Due to this tremendous response, a few of the distribution sites have been changed to better accommodate the traffic flow and ensure that recipients can remain in their cars for pickup.

Mar 19 2020 Mayor Fischer announces Lift Up Lou to raise spirits and keep residents connected during the COVID-19 outbreak

As the community comes together to fight the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Greg Fischer today stressed the need to keep our spirits up and stay connected, despite the “social distance” between us.

Mar 19 2020 Metro Council approves the use of $2.7 million to assist those impacted by COVID-19

The Louisville Metro Council has approved $2.7 million to assist those impacted by COVID-19. These funds, realized earlier this year through better than expected revenue projections, were originally dedicated to paying down the city’s pension obligations.

Mar 19 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey to host virtual discussion for those who have concerns and questions about Governor Beshear’s eviction executive order

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) will host a very special and important discussion of how Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order impacts evictions as a result of the COVID 19 virus.

Mar 18 2020 Councilman Yates creates "Gift Card, Give Back" an Employee Reinvestment Program to help local restaurants

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect day to day life, Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces the creation of the "Gift Card, Give Back" an Employee Reinvestment Program for workers who have been laid off.

Mar 18 2020 Metro March for Meals has successful first day of providing meals to seniors during COVID-19 outbreak
Locations changing for two pickup sites

Almost 500 seniors received a week’s worth of frozen meals on Tuesday in the first successful deployment of the Metro March for Meals program, which provides frozen meal packs to seniors who are self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak. The meals were distributed at the Beechmont Community Center parking log, which is the site designated for Tuesday meal pickups.