Feb 5 2015 Mayor Launches Pinterest Page

Mayor Greg Fischer has launched a new social media channel, by starting a Pinterest account that will share with the world his vision of Louisville.

“In the changing media landscape, we have to make sure that we’re pushing the story of Louisville through every available channel,” Fischer said.

Feb 4 2015 Retired and Senior Volunteers Honored for Service

Louisville Metro’s RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) will host their annual recognition event on Thursday, February 5 from 12 - 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY  40203.

Feb 4 2015 City Employees to Relocate to Edison Center in Old Louisville

Nearly 300 city government employees who currently work in various metro departments at 810 and 850 Barret Avenue will be relocated later this year to a renovated warehouse in Old Louisville known as the Edison Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

In addition, the Property Valuation Office, currently located in the Fiscal Court Annex building behind Metro Hall, will relocate to Glassworks at 9th and Market streets.

Feb 3 2015 Free Tax Aid Can Help Families Qualify for the EITC

Thousands of local individuals and families could overlook a special federal tax credit because they don't know about it. As a result, they could miss out on up to $6,143 extra in their federal income tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. Last year the national average credit boosted refunds for eligible recipients by $2,500.

Feb 3 2015 President Tandy announces creation of new Intergovernmental Affairs Committee for Metro Council

In an effort to better understand issues affecting Metro Louisville on the state and federal level, President David Tandy (D-4) has announced the creation of a new Intergovernmental Affairs Committee for the Louisville Metro Council.

Feb 2 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Multitude of Free Workshops and Events in February

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in February including a four-week workshop to help with employability skills and successful job searches, three Black History Month celebrations and several financial education opportunities. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the information listed by each event.

 

Feb 2 2015 Metro Council to begin review of District 10 applicants

President David Tandy (D-4) has called a special meeting of the Metro Council’s Committee of the Whole for Monday, February 9th at 4:00pm to interview the 13 candidates vying for District 10 Council Member.  

Feb 2 2015 Councilwoman Welch announces 2015 Women’s Health Fair to offer wide variety of screenings and health information

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again providing women the opportunity to take advantage of a lifesaving process and at the same time learn more about living a healthier lifestyle. The District 13 Women’s Health Fair is set for Friday, February 13th and for women, it’s an opportunity to get a Mammogram to fight breast cancer and learn about other important health information. 

Jan 29 2015 Mayor Declares City “Ready, Nimble, and Looking Forward to Incredible Opportunities”

Using the state-of-the-art, award-winning Southwest Regional Library as his backdrop, Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined a community vision for investments in both places and people that would create a more innovative, skilled, independent and successful Louisville.

Jan 29 2015 Onco360 to Establish Headquarters in Louisville; Create 150 Jobs

Another health care company, OncoMed Specialty LLC (Onco360), is bringing its headquarters to Louisville and establishing a facility in Jeffersontown, Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Onco360, one of the world’s fastest-growing providers of oncology and hematology pharmacy services, is expected to create up to 150 new jobs and invest $2 million into the project.

Jan 29 2015 Hollander and LABC offer FREE tax preparation on Fridays in District 9

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander and United Crescent Hill Ministries will once again partner with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to bring four special Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) mobile tax assistance clinics on Fridays in District 9 in February and March.

Jan 28 2015 Partnership to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap

A new industry-education partnership announced today between the Greater Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) and Jefferson Community and Technical College will combine classroom and work experiences to create a pipeline of technology-savvy employees for the region’s advanced manufacturing industry. Qualifying students will work and learn, earning valuable on-the-job training and an associate degree with little to no education debt.

Jan 28 2015 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville's Seniors One Valentine's Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and actress China Anne McClain join forces for second annual Love Letters campaign in partnership with Meals On Wheels Association of America

 

Jan 27 2015 First Wave of 2015 Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced

The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.  

Jan 27 2015 Councilwoman Fowler reminds everyone the VITA program is now underway at Sun Valley Community Center

It is a free program that has helped thousands of low income families in Metro Louisville and returned millions of dollars to the local economy. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is once again ready to help those who qualify to get the most from their income tax refunds during this tax season at the Sun Valley Community Center.