Feb 15 2020 President James asks the community to keep the family of Lesley Prather and three others in their prayers as the city mourns the loss of a Louisville Firefighter

President David James (D-6) has issued a statement on the tragic accident Friday that resulted in the death of Louisville Firefighter Lesley Prather and three others

Feb 13 2020 Mayor Greg Fischer statement on TARC leadership

Mayor Greg Fischer’s statement on TARC leadership:

"Today I have appointed Margaret Handmaker and Laura Douglas to serve as Interim Co-Executive Directors of TARC. They will work to manage the day-to-day affairs of TARC and launch a national search for the Executive Director position.

Feb 13 2020 Louisville Parks and Recreation introducing Volunteer Ambassador program

Do you love parks and want to take a bigger role in your community? Do you believe in taking care of them as you would your own backyard? Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking 10 Volunteer Ambassadors willing to keep an eye out on their neighborhood parks, help guide volunteer projects and make suggestions for park improvements.

Feb 13 2020 Plan to Attend Councilman Hollander’s February D9 Community Conversation

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend the next D9 Community Conversation.

The meeting is Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road.

Feb 13 2020 Citing strong economy, city forecasts higher-than-expected revenue in FY20; long-term budget challenges remain

Would provide temporary relief from new cuts in FY21, but not enough recurring revenue to restore FY20 cuts or address long-term challenges

Presenting a half-year budget update to Metro Council today, the city’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) echoed two points that Mayor Greg Fischer made a week ago in in his annual State of the City address:  1) Louisville’s economy is strong; and 2) long-term budget challenges, caused largely by an increasing state pension obligation, continue.

Feb 12 2020 Council Members host special Community Engagement Event on Saturday, February 15th

Six members of the Louisville Metro Council invite in Louisville to get connected with metro government on Saturday, February 15th during a special community engagement event at the New Republic Bank Foundation YMCA. They want residents, business owners, children and parents to have the opportunity to experience and learn about the newest edition in West Louisville. At the same time, it’s a way to bring government to the people.

Feb 12 2020 Sign-up for Louisville Parks and Recreation tee-ball league

Free fun, exercise and teamwork is in the mix this spring as Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering a free tee-ball league for children ages six and under. 


Sign-ups will continue through March 6, and again, participation is free. Parents can sign up at louisvillerbi.leagueapps.com or at the following community centers:
 

Feb 12 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Hearing

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on Amended Agreed Board Orders with BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P. and Kosmos Cement Company. Written comments from the public will be accepted by the Board, Rachael Hamilton, Secretary-Treasurer, 701 W. Ormsby Ave. Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, until 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2020. Written comments will also be accepted electronically until the same deadline at the e-mail address “airorders@louisvilleky.gov”. Oral comments will be accepted at the public hearing on February 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Louisville. Information may be obtained from the following website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/APCD/docket or by contacting Matt King (502) 574-6000, Monday through Friday.

Feb 12 2020 Iroquois Amphitheater unveils new website


Feb 12 2020 The Valentine's Day Mixtape Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Feb 11 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

 The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Hexion Inc. (formaldehyde and phenolic resin manufacturing plant), 6200 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. This permit is being issued to revise compliance demonstration methods for Hexion’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is no longer needed as a permitted control to have compliant toxics emissions based on stack testing performed on August 28, 2019. The 30-day public comment period starts on February 13, 2020 and ends on March 16, 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.

Feb 11 2020 Metro Councilman Scott Reed to Host District 16 Town Hall Meeting

Louisville, KY – Louisville Metro Councilman Scott Reed (District 16) will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020 between the hours of 6:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. at Historic Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Lane).

During the meeting, attendees will be given a brief update on events at the Metro Council as well as welcoming remarks from Historic Locust Grove’s Executive Director Carol Ely.

Feb 11 2020 Councilwoman George and volunteers begin streetlight assessment with “Lights on District 21”

Councilwoman Nicole George and several community volunteers will begin a streetlight assessment for District 21 on Wednesday night, February 12th.  The goal of the assessment will be to assess street lighting conditions, report outages, and raise awareness around the connection between lighting and safety. 

Feb 11 2020 Councilman Blackwell announces next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, February 18th

Councilman Rick Blackwell invites all residents of Southwest Louisville to the next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, February 18th to learn about various projects going on in the area and talk with representatives from several Metro Agencies.

Feb 10 2020 Mayor and Public Health Officials Unveil Healthy Louisville 2025

Community Health Improvement Plan Identifies 4 Focus Areas