Jun 18 2020 Dr. Moyer Urges Caution as Louisville Reopens

COVID-19 Cases are in Every Zip Code

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 18, 2020) – Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s Chief Health Strategist, is urging people to “take it slow” as the city reopens and eases COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

 

Jun 18 2020 Councilwoman McCraney is a member of Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020

Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) has been named as one of the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020. This year’s class of 45 participants represent a variety of areas from the public and private sectors.

Jun 18 2020 Metro Council members encourage the community to celebrate Juneteenth in a unique way this year

With the support of several Metro Council members and officials at Waterfront Park, all of Louisville Metro will have the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in America’s history when slavery officially ended. The Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, a seven-part weekly series, begins airing locally on traditional broadcast outlets and social media this Friday, June 19th in a new unique format to reach a wide audience.

Jun 17 2020 The Addition Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Jun 17 2020 Mayor Fischer invites all Louisvillians to get involved in Build Back Better, Together effort

Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off Build Back Better, Together, an initiative aimed at dismantling systemic racism and creating dynamic economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

In opening the inaugural meeting of the Build Back Better, Together (BBBT) steering committee and focus area leaders, Mayor Fischer emphasized the importance of all Louisvillians joining the effort.

Jun 16 2020 Mayor announces $1.3 million in new donations & new programs for SummerWorks

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund and the James Graham Brown Foundation are contributing a combined $1.3 million to provide more summer opportunities for young people ages 16-21 through SummerWorks this season.

Jun 15 2020 Louisville Metro proposes using federal COVID-19 relief funds for eviction prevention, small business assistance

Louisville Metro Government has proposed allocating $42.4 million in federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act money toward small business assistance and eviction prevention.

Jun 15 2020 Revenue forecast improved for FY20 & FY21, requiring less use of Rainy Day Fund

The latest Louisville Metro Government budget forecasts for the current fiscal year and the fiscal year starting July 1 have improved by about 2.5 percent, meaning that fewer funds will need to be accessed from the Rainy Day Fund, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

Jun 14 2020 Metro Council reminds voters the polls will be open this week at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

“The Polls are open!” This week, voters will have the chance to vote early in the June 23rd primary, according to the Jefferson County Election Center. The Louisville Metro Council is trying to get out the word to ensure everyone has the chance to vote if they are not using an absentee ballot.

Jun 13 2020 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton


Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton:

“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend, Doug Hamilton, who served this community selflessly for nearly 50 years. Doug passed away unexpectedly this morning.

Jun 12 2020 City joins Age-Friendly Louisville to raises awareness for World Elder Abuse Day on June 15
Community members invited to wear purple

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Monday, June 15, 2020.  This annual day of awareness calls attention to a growing population of elderly people and some of the abuses they face.  Elder abuse can take different forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Jun 12 2020 Mayor announces COVID-19 testing site near Jefferson Square Park will be open again on Saturday, June 13

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that a pop-up COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests over the Breonna Taylor tragedy will be open again on Saturday, June 13.

Jun 11 2020 LMAS Receives Foster Care Stimulus Grant

The Maddie's Fund Pet Foster Care Stimulus Grant provides crucial funding amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jun 11 2020 Expanded contact tracing to begin tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – Lacuna Health, the Louisville-based company hired to conduct COVID-19 contract tracing services with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW), will begin its work tomorrow. 

Jun 11 2020 Mayor announces broader review into allegations of sexual assault by LMPD officer Brett Hankison

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he has asked for a broader review into the allegations of sexual assault against LMPD Officer Brett Hankison.

LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit had previously opened an investigation into the allegations. “But now we are also investigating this matter jointly under the auspices of the Kentucky Public Corruption/Civil Rights Task Force, which consists of FBI, LMPD, KSP, and the KY AG’s office,” the Mayor said.