Sep 4 2020 Information about the Kentucky Derby and protests

In advance of demonstrations planned for Kentucky Derby day, Mayor Fischer and Louisville Metro Police are urging residents to base their behaviors on facts and to not participate in the spread of misinformation. 

Here are the facts: 

Sep 4 2020 Mayor announces new leadership and expansion of the city’s Office of Youth Development

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Dr. Aishia Brown has been appointed to be the new Director for the city’s Office of Youth Development (OYD) and Dr. Billie Castle has been appointed as a Special Assistant for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) with a special focus in OYD.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Sep 3 2020 King Louis XVI statue being removed amid safety concerns

After careful consideration by city leaders and in accordance with the guidance in the 2018 Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee Report, the decision has been made to remove the statue of King Louis XVI from its place at the corner of Jefferson and 6th streets amid public safety concerns. Given the statue’s damaged condition, officials are concerned about further destruction, causing potential injury to people in the area.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Sep 1 2020 Free financial navigator services help residents deal with financial impact of COVID-19
Bank On Louisville teams up with LHOME to offer guidance by phone
Sep 1 2020 Statement from Mayor Fischer regarding State Senate press conference

Statement from Mayor Fischer re: State Senate press conference.

Aug 31 2020 Bank On Louisville celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mayor Greg Fischer, local banks and credit unions representatives, and other community partners joined to celebrate the successful 10th year of Bank On Louisville, a program that helps low-to moderate-income families and individuals achieve financial stability and success.

Aug 31 2020 CHE Seeks Input for Community Grocery

We want to hear from you!

Image description: a tall brown man is pushing a grocery cart through the produce section of the grocery store followed by a short brown child carrying a backpack

 

Aug 27 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for GE Appliances, A Haier Company – Appliance Park (home appliance manufacturing operation), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, Louisville, 40031, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This revision incorporates two construction permits, four insignificant activities, one declaration of operational flexibility and removal of equipment. The only activity that is being public noticed is the addition of a case-by-case insignificant activity approval of the Markforged Metal-X 3D printer, Wash-1 debinder, and Sinter-1 sintering furnace, per Regulation 2.16 section 1.23.1.2. The 30-day public comment period starts August 29, 2020, and ends on September 29, 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.

Aug 26 2020 Councilwoman McCraney invites District 7 residents to join her for the next virtual “Muffins with McCraney”

Councilwoman Paula McCraney invites District 7 residents to join her for the next virtual “Muffins with McCraney” this Saturday, August 29th, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. It is the community’s chance to get caught up on    what’s going on at Metro Council and share any comments and concerns with her.

Aug 26 2020 Public invited to provide input for top-to-bottom review of LMPD

Residents who want to weigh in on the ongoing top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department have a new tool for sharing their views.

Aug 26 2020 The Waiting Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Aug 24 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces Historic Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church approved for federal restoration grants

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) announces Historic Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church has received the official okay for nearly $1 million in federal grants to stabilize and restore the building that once hosted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement.

Aug 21 2020 Build Back Better, Together focus on increasing resiliency, battling pandemic and addressing systemic racism