Aug 11 2020 Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation seek public input on conceptual plan to improve natural trails in the Olmsted Parks

Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Louisville Parks and Recreation, conducted a trail study last fall with help from Alta Planning and Design to learn how to better control soil erosion and improve the existing natural trail system in Cherokee Park, Iroquois Park, and Seneca Park.

Aug 10 2020 Mayor Fischer announces free Wi-Fi expansion in Russell, celebrates completion of LFIT Phase I

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the expansion of free Wi-Fi service in the Russell neighborhood and celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Louisville Fiber Internet Technology project (LFIT). 

Aug 9 2020 Louisville Metro Council to livestream all meetings on Facebook Live!

The Louisville Metro Council will livestream all its regular meetings and committee meetings on Facebook Live beginning on Monday, August 10th with the Committee on Equity and Inclusion at 3:00pm.


Aug 7 2020 Mayor urges those in need to apply for more than $21 million in federal eviction prevention assistance

Residents seeking guidance referred to, a one-stop website for eviction prevention resources and services

Aug 7 2020 Mayor urges those in need to apply for more than $21 million in federal eviction prevention assistance

Residents seeking guidance referred to, a one-stop website for eviction prevention resources and services

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged Louisvillians who need help paying rent due to the impact of COVID-19 to apply for assistance through Louisville Metro Government efforts being funded by $21.2 million from the federal CARES Act.  

Aug 7 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (8/8)

News item about an air quality alert for Saturday (8/8)

Aug 6 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.

The public meeting will provide a forum to share information about this regulation and to informally discuss possible amendments and answer questions from the public. This meeting will be held via teleconference (due to the COVID-19 outbreak) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., or until discussion ends (whichever is first) on August 20, 2020. Instructions on attending the teleconference will be posted at before the meeting and emailed to subscribers of APCD Public Notices (

Aug 6 2020 APCD Releases Final Report of the Multipollutant Stakeholder Group

The Air Pollution Control District is releasing the Final Report of the Multipollutant Stakeholder Group convening process, which kicked-off in November 2019 and completed in April 2020. Through this process, more than 60 representatives from over 36 entities or organizations came together to receive up-to-date information about Louisville’s air quality challenges and collaboratively develop more than 90 recommendations for the APCD and the community-at-large to advance local air quality goals. While much focus was given to ozone pollution – for which Louisville is not meeting the current national standard – the group expanded its discussion and looked for opportunities to reduce emissions of fine particulates and air toxics, as well as recommended strategies to reduce exposure and increase awareness of the importance of protecting our air quality.  

Aug 5 2020 Louisville Metro introduces new on-street dining for restaurants

Louisville Metro Government has expanded opportunities for restaurants to offer new temporary outdoor dining through the utilization of on-street parking spaces.

Aug 4 2020 City provides rental and utility assistance programs to aid residents impacted by COVID-19
Appointments scheduled using automated system; clients served remotely

Louisville Metro Government reminds residentsabout the availability of rent and utility assistance for income eligible households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two programs launched in July to help residents in need of assistance: the Eviction Prevention Program and LIHEAP Summer Cooling.

Aug 3 2020 Mayor, Public Safety Chief provide update on search for new permanent LMPD chief

Mayor Greg Fischer and Amy Hess, the city’s Chief of Public Safety, today provided an update on the search for a new permanent Chief for the Louisville Metro Police Department – including news that the job description and position profile has been posted.

The Mayor noted that more than 10,000 people had provided input into the crafting of those documents by responding to an online survey and nearly two dozen listening sessions with various focus groups throughout the community.

Jul 31 2020 Louisville Loop Closure and Detour

Due to a Louisville Water Company main replacement project, a section of Louisville Loop between Bells Lane and Campground Road will be closed beginning Monday, August 3 until August 24. Please click here for the detour route. 

The detour route is as follows: 

Jul 30 2020 The Dogs Days Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Jul 30 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for Eckart America Corporation (aluminum powder and paste production), 4101 Camp Ground Road, Louisville, 40211, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts August 1, 2020, and ends on August 31, 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.

Jul 29 2020 Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work at Louisville Metro Animal Services

LMAS receives $25K grant from Petco Foundation