Jul 2 2020 Mayor appoints Verná Goatley as Director of the Human Relations Commission

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of Verná Goatley as Director of the Louisville Metro Government Human Relations Commission (HRC).

Jul 1 2020 LGBT-certified businesses now recognized in Metro Government procurement process

The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission (HRC) and Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that LGBT-certified businesses are now officially recognized as part of the Louisville Metro Government procurement process for goods and services.

Jul 1 2020 Lifeguard/ Qualified Pool Attendant Testing and Certification Now Available Online

Individuals seeking to become a lifeguard or pool attendant in Jefferson County can now be tested and certified online. 

Jul 1 2020 Mayor Fischer announces latest round of grants from the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the latest round of local organizations receiving grants from the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund.

Jul 1 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Meeting

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (the District) announces a Public Meeting regarding possible amendments to Regulation 5.15, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions.

Jul 1 2020 Council members George and Triplett spread awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire

Two Louisville Metro Council members hope their neighbors have a safe Fourth of July weekend. Council members Nicole George (D-21) and Kevin Triplett (D-15) will continue the annual celebratory gunfire awareness campaign, reminding residents that when people shoot a firearm into the air within a densely populated area it is likely to cause a neighbor damage to their property, injury, or even fatality.

Jul 1 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with Breonna Taylor's attorney Lonita Baker

Councilman Coan speaks with Breonna Taylor's attorney Lonita Baker about seeking justice for her client and the new civil rights movement happening now. Available on iTunes, Soundcloud

Jul 1 2020 The New Deal Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Jun 30 2020 LMAS: Keep Pets at Home During July 4th Celebrations

Louisville Metro Animal Services reminds pets owners to keep their four-legged companions safe during 4th of July weekend. While many look forward to the traditional celebratory sights and sounds of fireworks in the sky, it can be a scary experience for pets. The loud noises associated with the 4th of July often result in frightened pets running off, and a spike in stray animals entering local animal shelters.

Jun 30 2020 Louisville Metro accepting applications on July 1 for small business grants, eviction prevention assistance

Starting Wednesday, July 1, Louisville Metro Government will begin accepting and processing applications for both the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants and Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Funding for the two new programs comes from federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act money, with each program receiving $21.2 million toward their mission.

Small business assistance

Jun 29 2020 Government Oversight Committee takes first steps in Investigation of Mayor Fischer’s Administration

Government Oversight and Audit Chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) and Vice-Chair Anthony Piagentini (R-19) announce their intention to file a bi-partisan resolution that will initiate an investigation of the decisions made by Mayor Fischer and members of his administration in the events leading up to and following the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. 

Jun 26 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (6/27) and Sunday (6/28)

News item about an air quality alert for Saturday (6/27) and Sunday (6/28)

Jun 25 2020 Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

"My thanks to the Metro Council for their partnership and diligence on the FY21 budget, especially Budget Committee Chairs Bill Hollander and Kevin Kramer.

Jun 25 2020 Louisville Metro Council approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Government for the coming Fiscal Year.

Jun 24 2020 Mayor announces telephone line to help residents with survey on LMPD Chief hiring

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of a telephone option to help residents fill out a survey about their priorities for Louisville’s next permanent chief of police.

Starting Thursday, June 25, 2020, residents can call (502) 528-3543 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, and they will be assisted by call-takers who will input their answers to questions on a community survey, which has been available online since early this month.