Jan 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other community leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 19 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2019.

Jan 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, community leaders announce free tax preparation service for eligible Louisville residents

Mayor Greg Fischer and other community leaders today announced the opening of free federal and state income tax preparation for eligible residents.

The Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, and AARP Tax Aide programs provide trained, IRS-certified volunteers to offer free tax services at 19 sites across the city. The service is available to individuals and families who earned less than $66,000 in 2019.

Jan 10 2020 Metro Council Republicans Elect Kramer and Reed as Minority Caucus Leaders for 2020

Louisville, KY – During their first Caucus meeting of 2020, the seven Republican members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus unanimously elected Councilman Kevin Kramer (District 11) to the position of Caucus Chair and Councilman Scott Reed (District 16) as Caucus Vice-Chair.

Jan 9 2020 Mayor Fischer honors civil rights pioneer Mattie Jones with the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that nationally renowned civil rights and social justice activist Mattie Jones is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Jan 9 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with Councilman Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) joined me to preview the FY21 city budget and talk a little about Frankfort Ave vs.

Jan 9 2020 Councilman Markus Winkler elected 2020 Majority Leader

Councilman Markus Winkler (D-17) will serve as Democratic Caucus Chair for 2020. The position also carries with it the title of President Pro Tem of the Louisville Metro Council. Councilman Mark Fox (D-13) will serve the Caucus as Vice-Chair.

Jan 9 2020 David James re-elected President of the Louisville Metro Council for 2020

By a unanimous vote, President David James (D-6) has been reelected for a third term as President of the Louisville Metro Council in 2020. To my colleagues I want to say thank you to each of you for your vote. We continue our commitment to making our city a better place for people we serve,” said President James. 

Jan 8 2020 Minority Caucus to hold first meeting of 2020

For Immediate Release                                  

Minority Caucus to hold first meeting of 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Metro Council’s Minority Caucus will meet at 4 p.m. on the Thursday, January 9, 2020.  This meeting will be the first meeting of 2020 for the Minority Caucus and will include the election of Caucus Chair and Caucus Vice-Chair.

Jan 8 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners, urge residents to be counted in 2020 Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census less than 90 days away, Mayor Fischer today rallied with community partners working to help ensure a complete and proper count of all Louisville residents.

Jan 8 2020 Two More Flu Deaths in Louisville

Louisville has had two more flu deaths in elderly individuals with underlying medical conditions. One of the individuals was unvaccinated and the other’s vaccination status is unknown. 

Jan 7 2020 The first 2020 District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for this weekend on Saturday, January 11th

Councilman Rick Blackwell invites District 12 constituents to join him for the first “Coffee with your Councilman” of 2020 on Saturday, January 11th at Sister Bean's Coffee House (5225 New Cut Rd.) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  

Jan 6 2020 Get a Healthy Start on the New Year - Become a Non-Smoker!

Get a healthy start on the new year.  Become a non-smoker.  You’ll feel better and you’ll live longer.  Do it for your health.  Do it for your family.  Do it for yourself!

Jan 6 2020 Mayor and Council proposing property tax change to fight neighborhood displacement

Mayor Greg Fischer and several Metro Council members are proposing changes to the city’s property tax moratorium program that would enhance anti-displacement efforts in neighborhoods experiencing rapid investment.

Jan 6 2020 City announces opportunity to apply for the External Agency Fund Competitive Grants
Grants available to social services and arts and creative industry organizations

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) will begin accepting External Agency Fund applications on Jan. 17 for fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). These grants funded through the city’s general fund are awarded to non-governmental or "external” agencies that contribute to the city's cultural, social and economic vitality.

Jan 3 2020 City's HUD Grant Applications Being Accepted
CDBG, ESG and HOPWA grants included

On January 10, 2020, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) will begin accepting applications from local non-profit organizations for programs or activities seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants listed below for LMG fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).