May 11 2020 City announces first wave of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven nonprofit organizations for the first round of funding to help further their work providing critical support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Council voted to establish the $2.7 million emergency assistance package in mid-March with the goal of supplementing relief organizations that are experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.

May 11 2020 President James and Councilman Reed to hold news conference with Louisville Apartment Association on Monday, May 11th The focus is a call for federal financial help for renter in the Louisville area

Louisville – President David James (D-6) will join Councilman Scott Reed (R-16) and representatives of the Louisville Apartment Association for a news conference at 1:30 p.m. on May 11th.

The news conference will focus on a Resolution from the Metro Council which calls upon the US Congress to fund Emergency Rental Assistance in the next stimulus package as a result of COVID 19.

May 11 2020 Metro Council Members File Resolution asking Congress to fund Emergency Rental Assistance in future stimulus package

In an effort to assist renters, at a news conference on Monday, members of the Louisville Metro Council were joined by the Louisville Apartment Association to call on Congress to include Emergency Rental Assistance funding in the upcoming stimulus package.

May 11 2020 Mayor Fischer urges Louisville businesses to take all necessary health and safety precautions before reopening

Mayor Greg Fischer today stressed the need for a sensible and safe approach to reopening the economy amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that is still ongoing.

May 8 2020 Mayor Fischer says Louisville economy will open gradually and carefully as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on Louisville businesses to be cautious and thoughtful as they move to begin gradually reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown, as part of Gov.

May 7 2020 The Rockefeller Foundation selects Louisville for national COVID-19 testing solutions group

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is participating in The Rockefeller Foundation’s Testing Solutions Group, which held its inaugural meeting this afternoon. This coalition of cities and tribal nations will facilitate the exchange of best practices for U.S. leaders to more safely reopen their economies while safeguarding public health.

May 7 2020 Mayor Fischer stresses the need to protect Louisville’s senior citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today gave an update on the massive effort to protect Louisville’s senior citizens – especially those living in long-term care facilities – from the COVID-19 virus.

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May 6 2020 Mayor Fischer says he won’t rush to reopen as neighboring states begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Mayor Greg Fischer today continued his call for a measured, science-based approach to reopening the Louisville economy amidst a rush in neighboring states to ease restrictions on businesses and a

May 5 2020 Enrollment now open for Spring LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
New spring enrollment period added in response to COVID-19 crisis
May 5 2020 Trail construction closes Scott's Gap section to hiking through May

Because of new trail construction, the Scott's Gap section of Jefferson Memorial Forest will be closed to hiking during the month of May. The parking area will host construction equipment as construction is ongoing, and parking along Scott's Gap Road is prohibited until the project is complete. 

May 5 2020 Jefferson County Attorney furloughs employees to bolster Louisville Metro budget
LOUISVILLE–Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell is implementing furloughs for at least 47 employees to alleviate budget shortfalls for Louisville Metro Government between now and the end of the city’s fiscal year on June 30.
May 5 2020 Budget Committee invites public comment for two virtual public hearings on the proposed FY 2020-20201 Budget

The people of Louisville Metro will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed FY 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets. The Metro Council’s Budget Committee is inviting the public to speak on budget-related topics at two public hearings which begin at 5:00 p.m. on May 7th, and 6:00 p.m. on May 13th. Both hearings will be held virtually via WebEx Events and advanced registration is required.

May 5 2020 Mayor Fischer, Chief Hess, Chief Conrad discuss public safety challenges amid COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today was joined by Chief of Public Services Amy Hess and Police Chief Steve Conrad during a Facebook tele town hall to discuss the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on publ

May 4 2020 Mayor Fischer says city’s social distancing strategy is flattening the COVID-19 curve and keeping us safe

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that a new study on the effectiveness of social distancing shows that the stringent measures being used in Louisville to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working.