Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer declares Juneteenth a holiday for city workers, starting in 2021

In celebration of Juneteenth, Mayor Greg Fischer earlier today signed an executive order declaring that starting in 2021, the day will be honored as a holiday for Louisville Metro Government (LMG) workers.

Jun 19 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (6/20)

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Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer announces initiation of termination procedures against LMPD Officer Brett Hankison

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is initiating termination procedures against Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison.

“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the Mayor said, citing KRS Chapter 67c point 326 (1) (f).

Jun 18 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for IMI Kentucky, LLC – 832 Outer Loop (concrete batch plant), 2001 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard permit renewal, that includes updating format and language and removal of greenhouse gas references. The 30-day public comment period starts on June 19, 2020, and ends on July 20, 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.

Jun 18 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Meeting for Forth Technologies

On Tuesday, July 2, 2020, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) will host a virtual public meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP) Renewal for Forth Technologies, Inc., 600 Bergman Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203. 

Jun 18 2020 Dr. Moyer Urges Caution as Louisville Reopens

COVID-19 Cases are in Every Zip Code


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 18, 2020) – Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s Chief Health Strategist, is urging people to “take it slow” as the city reopens and eases COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.


Jun 18 2020 Councilwoman McCraney is a member of Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020

Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) has been named as one of the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020. This year’s class of 45 participants represent a variety of areas from the public and private sectors.

Jun 18 2020 Metro Council members encourage the community to celebrate Juneteenth in a unique way this year

With the support of several Metro Council members and officials at Waterfront Park, all of Louisville Metro will have the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in America’s history when slavery officially ended. The Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, a seven-part weekly series, begins airing locally on traditional broadcast outlets and social media this Friday, June 19th in a new unique format to reach a wide audience.

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Jun 17 2020 Mayor Fischer invites all Louisvillians to get involved in Build Back Better, Together effort

Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off Build Back Better, Together, an initiative aimed at dismantling systemic racism and creating dynamic economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

In opening the inaugural meeting of the Build Back Better, Together (BBBT) steering committee and focus area leaders, Mayor Fischer emphasized the importance of all Louisvillians joining the effort.

Jun 16 2020 Mayor announces $1.3 million in new donations & new programs for SummerWorks

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund and the James Graham Brown Foundation are contributing a combined $1.3 million to provide more summer opportunities for young people ages 16-21 through SummerWorks this season.

Jun 15 2020 Revenue forecast improved for FY20 & FY21, requiring less use of Rainy Day Fund

The latest Louisville Metro Government budget forecasts for the current fiscal year and the fiscal year starting July 1 have improved by about 2.5 percent, meaning that fewer funds will need to be accessed from the Rainy Day Fund, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

Jun 15 2020 Louisville Metro proposes using federal COVID-19 relief funds for eviction prevention, small business assistance

Louisville Metro Government has proposed allocating $42.4 million in federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act money toward small business assistance and eviction prevention.

Jun 14 2020 Metro Council reminds voters the polls will be open this week at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

“The Polls are open!” This week, voters will have the chance to vote early in the June 23rd primary, according to the Jefferson County Election Center. The Louisville Metro Council is trying to get out the word to ensure everyone has the chance to vote if they are not using an absentee ballot.

Jun 13 2020 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton

Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on the passing of Doug Hamilton:

“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of my friend, Doug Hamilton, who served this community selflessly for nearly 50 years. Doug passed away unexpectedly this morning.