May 7 2020 Mayor Fischer stresses the need to protect Louisville’s senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today gave an update on the massive effort to protect Louisville’s senior citizens – especially those living in long-term care facilities – from the COVID-19 virus.

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May 6 2020 Mayor Fischer says he won’t rush to reopen as neighboring states begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Greg Fischer today continued his call for a measured, science-based approach to reopening the Louisville economy amidst a rush in neighboring states to ease restrictions on businesses and a

May 5 2020 Enrollment now open for Spring LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
New spring enrollment period added in response to COVID-19 crisis
May 5 2020 Trail construction closes Scott's Gap section to hiking through May

Because of new trail construction, the Scott's Gap section of Jefferson Memorial Forest will be closed to hiking during the month of May. The parking area will host construction equipment as construction is ongoing, and parking along Scott's Gap Road is prohibited until the project is complete. 

May 5 2020 Jefferson County Attorney furloughs employees to bolster Louisville Metro budget
LOUISVILLE–Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is implementing furloughs for at least 47 employees to alleviate budget shortfalls for Louisville Metro Government between now and the end of the city’s fiscal year on June 30.
May 5 2020 Budget Committee invites public comment for two virtual public hearings on the proposed FY 2020-20201 Budget

The people of Louisville Metro will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed FY 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets. The Metro Council’s Budget Committee is inviting the public to speak on budget-related topics at two public hearings which begin at 5:00 p.m. on May 7th, and 6:00 p.m. on May 13th. Both hearings will be held virtually via WebEx Events and advanced registration is required.

May 5 2020 Mayor Fischer, Chief Hess, Chief Conrad discuss public safety challenges amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today was joined by Chief of Public Services Amy Hess and Police Chief Steve Conrad during a Facebook tele town hall to discuss the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on publ

May 4 2020 Mayor Fischer says city’s social distancing strategy is flattening the COVID-19 curve and keeping us safe

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that a new study on the effectiveness of social distancing shows that the stringent measures being used in Louisville to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working.

May 4 2020 What You Need to Know about Coronavirus

Kentucky COVID19 hotline: 1-800-722-5725

Kentucky COVID-19 website

May 1 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey thanks Association of Chinese Americans for important PPE donations for Louisville Metro

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) applauds the first of a series of special donations made to Louisville Metro for front line workers in the fight against the COVID 19 virus from The Kentuckiana Chapter of the Association of Chinese Americans and our Jiujiang, Chinese partnership.

May 1 2020 Mayor Fischer encourages Louisville to celebrate the spirit of the Kentucky Derby safely at home on Saturday

Apr 30 2020 Mayor Fischer and education leaders discuss the challenges of COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today spoke with the leaders of Louisville’s two major public institutions of higher learning to get a status report on how they are managing the COVID-19 crisis.

Apr 29 2020 Councilman Yates to deliver meals to EMS frontline workers at MetroSafe on Wednesday

As a show of appreciation, Councilman David Yates (D-25) will deliver 75 J.Gumbo meals to frontline EMS workers at MetroSafe today beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Apr 29 2020 Mayor Fischer says expanded testing and contact tracing is key to city’s recovery from COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today said the city must greatly strengthen its ability to test and quarantine people exposed to the COVID-19 virus before it can ease emergency restrictions and fully reopen t