Aug 29 2014 City Wins National Google Award for Online Business Support

Awarded 200 Samsung Chromebooks to help more
businesses & citizens get online

The city's efforts to get more businesses online has led to Louisville being named one of three winners of the national Get Your Business Online City Challenge sponsored by Google and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).

Aug 28 2014 Two Louisville Companies Approved for Incentives to Locate, Expand

Two companies were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning?s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects would attract $13.2 million in new investment, and create 775 new jobs in Louisville, which represent $25.8 million in new annual payroll.

Aug 28 2014 500 Youth Will Benefit From New Right Turn Programs

Programs match youth with mentors to turn lives around

Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Aug 27 2014 500 Youth Will Benefit From New Resource

Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. 

Aug 25 2014 Jefferson County Attorney gives green light to Metro Council for increasing minimum wage

For Immediate release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Aug 25 2014 BEAM Committee Releases Assessment of Area Infrastructure

A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region?s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, and fiber optic capabilities.

Aug 23 2014 Proposed Title V Construction Permit for Brown-Forman Cooperage

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Brown-Forman Cooperage, 402 MacLean Avenue, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts August 24, 2014 and ends on September 23, 2014. 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 20 2014 Mayor Launches One Stop Environmental Data Map

A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
The Louisville Environmental and Property Search (LEAPS) consolidates publicly-available environmental data from federal, state and local sources with information about city government-owned properties for sale in one searchable map, available at http://leaps.louisvilleky.gov/.

Aug 20 2014 Mayor Requests Review of Alleged Animal Services Incident

The Metro Council's decision to appoint an ad hoc committee to examine allegations involving a dog at Louisville Metro Animal Services - without first receiving the information that the Animals Services team had offered for weeks to provide them - led Mayor Greg Fischer today to ask the city's Public Integrity Unit to review the incident.

Fischer said the review involving the canine Sadie would ensure that all details are aired in a fair, unbiased way.

Aug 19 2014 President King Establishes Animal Services Ad-Hoc Committee

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Stephen Haag 574-1204 / 645-1752
Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-2633

Louisville, KY- Metro Council President Jim King (D-10) has announced the establishment of a new Animal Services ad-hoc committee. The committee will be tasked with reviewing reports on thevillevoice.com regarding Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and their handling of an animal under their control.

Aug 19 2014 LMAS and KHS Offer Back to School Adoption Specials

WHO: Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) and Kentucky Humane Society (KHS)

WHAT: Back to School Adoption Specials: $40 adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds or more and waived adoption fees for cats age four months and older with a donated item; excludes Jefferson County licensing fees.
WHEN: Thursday, August 21-Sunday, August 24

Aug 19 2014 Vacant Space on Main St. to Become Arts, Performance Space

ReSurfaced initiative is a six-week project -- Sept. 19-Oct. 25

A vacant block of West Main Street downtown will be turned into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and craft beer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

The project, called ReSurfaced, will take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 25 and involve local arts groups and architects, food trucks and local craft beer brewers, transforming 615 W. Main St. into a pop-up plaza and beer garden.

Aug 18 2014 New Online Mapping System Launched

Mayor Launches One-Stop Environmental
Data and Metro Property Map
LEAPS system will promote redevelopment of underutilized properties

LOUISVILLE (August 18, 2014) ? A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Aug 18 2014 Cultural Pass Drawing Set to Begin

Lion King Broadway musical tickets & Bats game are among the top prizes

Children who stamped their Cultural Pass at eight or more locations this summer are eligible for a drawing for numerous prizes!

Four tickets to the Lion King Broadway musical (donated by Louisville Theatrical Associations' Broadway Louisville) and watching a Louisville Bats baseball game from the Mayor's box at Slugger Field are the two grand prizes.

Aug 15 2014 Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method. The Cooper/Clayton method to stop smoking is a 13-week program that includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products for the first five weeks of the program.