Mar 18 2020 Mayor Fischer announces One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund to help Louisvillians impacted by virus outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government, the Community Foundation of Louisville, Metro United Way and other community partners have created an emergency response fund to rapidly dep

Mar 18 2020 Councilman Yates creates "Gift Card, Give Back" an Employee Reinvestment Program to help local restaurants

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect day to day life, Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces the creation of the "Gift Card, Give Back" an Employee Reinvestment Program for workers who have been laid off.

Mar 18 2020 Metro March for Meals has successful first day of providing meals to seniors during COVID-19 outbreak
Locations changing for two pickup sites

Almost 500 seniors received a week’s worth of frozen meals on Tuesday in the first successful deployment of the Metro March for Meals program, which provides frozen meal packs to seniors who are self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak. The meals were distributed at the Beechmont Community Center parking log, which is the site designated for Tuesday meal pickups.

Mar 17 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a FEDOOP operating permit to PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. (paint manufacturing facility), 6804 Enterprise Drive, Louisville, KY 40233 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on March 19, 2020, and ends on April 20, 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.

Mar 17 2020 Councilman Mulvihill announces $6 million investment coming to the old Kmart property on Poplar Level Road

Councilman Pat Mulvihill (D-10) excitedly announces a $6 million redevelopment plan for the old Kmart building on Poplar Level Road which is currently underway and will have three new businesses relocating on the property, the first as early as the fall of 2020.

Mar 17 2020 APCD Notice of Public Hearing Cancellation

Between August 2, 2019, and September 3, 2019, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District held a public comment period on a proposed Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP) permit for Heaven Hill Distilleries – Bernheim Facility, Inc., 1701 West Breckinridge Street, Louisville, KY 40210, in accordance with Regulation 2.17. The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District is canceling the public hearing on this proposed permit scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Edison Room at the Edison Center, 701 West Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203. This public hearing will be rescheduled in accordance with APCD Regulations 1.08 and 2.07.  Oral statements will be accepted at the rescheduled public hearing. The draft permit and statement of basis remains available for review at the APCD’s office, 701 W. Ormsby Ave., Suite 303, Louisville, KY 40203, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling Matt King at (502) 574-6714. 

Mar 17 2020 Mayor calls for temporary closures to walk-in clients in the Neighborhood Place locations and LIHEAP sites
Modified service delivery plan effective March 18


Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Mayor Greg Fischer announced a temporary closure and modified service delivery at all seven Neighborhood Place locations.  LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) in-person services have also been suspended at all six locations and a mail-in service has been implemented.

Mar 17 2020 Metro Government announces changes to operations and facilities in response to COVID-19

Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a series of changes to city operations and facilities to protect public health, as well as the safety of Louisville Metro Government employees, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Mar 16 2020 Mayor tests negative for COVID-19; local bars and restaurants to close temporarily; LG&E to suspend cutting off customers

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he has tested negative for COVID-19, but will remain in self-isolation until Saturday, March 21 as a precaution.

Mar 15 2020 Association of Community Ministries puts out a call for volunteers and donations as Louisville Metro deals with COVID 19

It is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help those in need with food, or utility bills and housing. Right now, the Association of Community Ministries is facing one of its biggest challenges as Louisville Metro deals with COVID 19. On Sunday, the call went out for help to ensure the mission goes on. While basic precautions are being taken, there are still food deliveries which must be made to those in need and concerns COVID 19 may affect many who normally would not need assistance.

Mar 15 2020 Mayor Fischer in self-isolation and awaiting COVID-19 test results; provides regular update on city response to virus

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today during a regular update on Louisville’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak that he is in self isolation after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

Mar 14 2020 Mayor calls for temporary closures of libraries, community centers, Mary T. Meagher Aquatics Center and some Zoo attractions

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a temporary closure, effective immediately, of all 17 Louisville Free Public Library locations, 13 community centers,  the Mary T.

Mar 13 2020 Impacts of Coronavirus pandemic on Louisville Parks and Recreation

Information from this release has changed: please review the press release dated March 14, 2020 for the latest on our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

Mar 13 2020 Louisville Metro’s Office of Resilience and Community Services announces plans to provide meals during pandemic response

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services today announced plans to provide meals for seniors ages 60 and older while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 13 2020 Mayor Fischer, local faith leaders call for community's help to fight coronavirus

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged local churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship to aid in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by cancelling religious services.