Apr 8 2020 The Strange Days Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Apr 8 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Enforceable Board Agreement

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on an Enforceable Board Agreement with Louisville Gas and Electric Company via Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Enforceable Board Agreement proposes reduced NOx emissions for the 2020 Ozone season.

Apr 8 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for 1000 lbs. meat donation to help those in need

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) thanked JBS (formally Swift) this morning for the company’s generous donation of 1000 pounds of meat to assist those in need in the community.  

Apr 7 2020 Democrat Caucus will meet on Thursday, April 9th

The Louisville Metro Council’s Democrat Caucus will meet Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held via video teleconferencing pursuant to KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150 adopted by the 2020 General Assembly.  Members will participate virtually from their homes, or in person from Metro Council Chambers at 601 West Jefferson Street.

Apr 7 2020 Mayor Fischer thanks Louisville faith community for its support during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today thanked local faith leaders who have canceled religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak and urged them to keep complying with the need for social distancing during

Apr 6 2020 Mayor Fischer announces One Louisville: COVID-19 Response grants for 15 more local non-profit groups

Mayor Greg Fischer today expressed gratitude to the many donors who have given more than $8 million to the One Louisville: COVID-19 Respond fund in less than a month since it was launched.

Apr 5 2020 Mayor, faith leaders spread message to stay home, social distance as spring religious season begins

Mayor Greg Fischer today applauded faith leaders who have joined in fighting the spread of COVID-19 by moving religious services online and thanked them for their partnership.

Apr 3 2020 City’s March for Meals ends; more than 83,000 meals distributed

Focus shifts to more vulnerable seniors


LOUISVILLE, KY (April 3, 2020) – As of today, the Metro March for Meals, the meals pick-up program for seniors 60 year and older that began in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville, has ended.

Apr 3 2020 Mayor Fischer urges Louisvillians to enjoy spring weather close to home and at a safe distance

As Louisville heads into another nice spring weekend, Mayor Greg Fischer again stressed the need for everyone to stay close to home and practice safe social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Although data indicates many Louisvillians are staying home and avoiding crowds, there have been persistent reports of groups gathering in parks, golfers sharing golf carts, and crowds participating in illegal street racing.

Apr 2 2020 Shelby Park Neighborhood Association encourages Front Porch Fridays as neighbors stay alone on their porches, practicing social distancing, but together!

Shelby Park Neighborhood Association announced today it will promote Front Porch Fridays as a means of acting independently while apart but together during this time when the Mayor and Metro Council encourages everyone to practice social distancing and other means to avoid transmittal of the COVID-19 as restrictions remain in place.

Apr 2 2020 Mayor Fischer says city is vigorously enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that the city has received more than 1,100 complaints about businesses that aren’t complying with restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Apr 2 2020 Message from Mayor Fischer

Op-ed originally published in the Courier Journal on April 1, 2020:

By Mayor Greg Fischer

Apr 1 2020 Councilwoman Parker self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 while serving as nurse at local hospital

Louisville, KY: Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marilyn Parker (District 18) is self-quarantining following exposure to COVID-19 as a result of her work as a part-time registered nurse (RN) at a local hospital. Parker is currently dealing with some symptoms that are associated with the virus, but has not yet been tested and will continue to self-quarantine until she is given clearance by her doctors and the hospital where she is working on the front lines to help fight this pandemic.

Apr 1 2020 Mayor Fischer encourages Louisvillians to be prepared and sign up for Smart911

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged every Louisvillian to sign up for a free online tool that will inform first responders about important medical and family data and speed their ability to aid people

Mar 31 2020 LIHEAP funding deadline extended to April 30

Qualifying residents can get assistance with energy bills