Dec 4 2020 For sixth year in a row, Louisville earns a perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign scorecard

For the sixth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard. The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Dec 4 2020 For sixth year in a row, Louisville earns a perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign scorecard

For the sixth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard. The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Dec 4 2020 Louisville Parks and Recreation initiates “Paws In The Parks” dog photo contest for winter 2020

Dec 4 2020 Kentucky Science Center launches their Community Access Membership

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Dec 3 2020 Metro Council opens nomination process for new Civilian Review and Accountability Board

President David James (D-6) announces the nomination process for citizens who would like to serve on the new Civilian Review and Accountability Board is underway.

Dec 3 2020 The Check the Record Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Dec 3 2020 Louisville Metro waives annual ABC license renewal fees for restaurants, bars, other businesses with on-site consumption

Louisville Metro’s Department of Codes and Regulations today issued an updated order waiving 100 percent of the annual Alcohol and Beverage Control licenses (ABC) license renewal fees for restaurants, bars, breweries and other businesses with on-site, by-the-drink consumption. The order will not apply to packaged alcohol licenses.

Dec 3 2020 City announces $950,000 in grants awarded to organizations serving system-involved youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Council members and the city’s Office of Youth Development (OYD) to announce awardees of the Creating Structures of Support for System-Involved Youth funding opportunity. Three organizations – Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, YouthBuild Louisville (Coalition Supporting Young Adults) and Louisville Urban League – were selected to receive a minimum of $300,000 each, totaling $950,000.

Dec 2 2020 AMPED, LCCC awarded funds to expand free upskilling programs to increase diversity in tech, access to tech jobs

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Metro has awarded new funding to west Louisville-based organizations AMPED and Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) to grow their technology upskilling programs, part of the continued work by the Future of Work Initiative to provide skills to Louisville residents and tools to companies that they will need to be successful in the coming data economy.

Dec 2 2020 Mayor Fischer updates Louisville Metro Board of Health on fight against COVID-19

 Speaking this morning during a meeting of the Louisville Metro Board of Health, Mayor Greg Fischer shared that COVID-19 vaccines may be received here as soon as the middle of this month, pending approval by federal officials.

Dec 2 2020 Mayor Fischer signs ordinance establishing Civilian Review and Accountability Board

Mayor Greg Fischer today signed an ordinance that formally establishes the Civilian Review and Accountability Board and the Office of Inspector General, creating a new layer of independent review to Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) disciplinary matters.

Dec 1 2020 Mayor declares racism a public health crisis in Louisville; outlines detailed plan for advancing racial equity for Black residents

Dec 1 2020 Louisville sets another record of positive COVID-19 cases for third consecutive week

Mayor Greg Fischer along with Louisville’s Chief Health Strategist Dr. Sarah Moyer reaffirmed their concerns that the city’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase at an alarming rate.

Nov 30 2020 Mayor Fischer announces major milestone for Code Louisville

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Councilman Markus Winkler today joined Code Louisville graduates and local tech leaders to celebrate the latest milestone achieved by the software training program. Code Louisville, run by the region’s workforce development board KentuckianaWorks, has now placed 543 of its graduates into new careers in the technology sector.

Nov 30 2020 Mayor Fischer announces major milestone for Code Louisville

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and Councilman Markus Winkler today joined Code Louisville graduates and local tech leaders to celebrate the latest milestone achieved by the software training program. Code Louisville, run by the region’s workforce development board KentuckianaWorks, has now placed 543 of its graduates into new careers in the technology sector.