Sep 10 2020 The September to Remember Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Sep 10 2020 Mayor Fischer and TARC Board announce Lextran’s Carrie Butler as new TARC Executive Director

Carrie ButlerMayor Greg Fischer and the Transit Authority of River City Board of Directors announced today that after an extensive national search, former Lextran general manager Carrie Butler has been appo

Sep 9 2020 Louisville Forward launches new low-interest loan fund to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development arm, has l

Sep 9 2020 Mayor Fischer signs Executive Order creating task force to promote equity through supplier diversity

Mayor Greg Fischer signed an Executive Order today that establishes an Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force, which will be charged with working to close the community’s wealth gap by supporting

Sep 9 2020 New Healthy Home, Health Community campaign launches with a focus on childhood lead poisoning prevention

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has partnered with IDEAS xLab and Bates Communi

Sep 8 2020 Mayor Fischer announces new leadership for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new leadership for the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN). Monique Williams, who is Director of Youth Violence Prevention Research Center at the University of Louisville, has been named as OSHN’s new director, and Dr. Steven M. Kelsey, a retired Louisville Metro Police Officer and Louisville minister, has been named its Faith-Based Liaison.

Sep 8 2020 President James to host virtual “Talk with David” meeting on Saturday, September 12th

President David James (D-6) hosts his first virtual “Talk with David” meeting this coming Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

Sep 7 2020 Mayor names Yvette Gentry as new interim Chief of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that interim LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is retiring from the department, and former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry has agreed to serve in the inter

Sep 4 2020 Four Jefferson County Attorney’s Office employees test positive for COVID, additional staff members to quarantine as precaution

LOUISVILLE – Four staff members of the Jefferson County Attorney’s office (JCAO) have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days and an additional 16 staff members are now in self-quarantine as a precaution.

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 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 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.

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