Jul 29 2020 Fischer administration, Council discuss declaring racism as a public health emergency

‘We must have a new sense of urgency’ to end racism, Mayor says

Two members of the Fischer administration – Kendall Boyd, Chief Equity Officer, and T Gonzales, director of the Center for Health Equity – spoke today before the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education committee to recommend the Council and Mayor’s office jointly declare racism as a public health crisis in the city.

Jul 28 2020 Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee to receive an update on COVID 19 in Louisville Metro and continue discussion on racism as a public health issue

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hear firsthand Louisville Metro’s current efforts in fighting COVID 19. The committee will also continue its discussion on racism as a public health crisis when it meets on Wednesday, July 29th.

Jul 27 2020 Government Oversight Committee to question City and TARC leaders; Committee will move forward on sexual harassment investigation

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) will question Louisville Metro Government and Transit Authority of River City (TARC) leaders at their next regular meeting, tomorrow Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.  

Jul 23 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for V.G. Reed & Sons, Inc. (Lithographic Printing Operation), 1002 South 12th Street, Louisville, KY 40210 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts on July 24, 2020, and ends on August 24, 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 23 2020 COVID-19 pandemic forces changes to WorldFest and Hike, Bike and Paddle

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that two popular Labor Day events, WorldFest and Hike, Bike and Paddle, will not be held in-person this year due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

Jul 23 2020 Locust Grove Reopens to the Public


Historic Locust Grove will reopen to the public on Friday, July 24 after closing in mid-March due to COVID-19. The National Historic Landmark reopens with new hours and new tour offerings to accommodate new health and safety requirements.


Jul 23 2020 Mayor advocates for police reform to bring accountability and transparency




Jul 22 2020 City, community partners celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Facebook Live Town Hall, #THanksToTheADA social media campaign, and other virtual events
Jul 21 2020 Office of Globalization launches Global Louisville Directory

Louisville Metro Government’s Office for Globalization, part of Louisville Forward, is making efforts to address one of the challenges foreign-born communities face in their professional and personal lives by launching a new Global Louisville Directory.

Jul 21 2020 Regulation 5.15, July 15, 2020, Public Meeting Follow-up Information

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) held a Public Meeting to discuss an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for Regulation 5.15, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions (also known as the “Risk Management Plan (RMP)” Rule) on Wednesday, July 15.  The meeting recording and presentation slides, the ANPR, and a Fact Sheet, can be reviewed at www.LouisvilleKy.gov/APCD/docket.

Jul 21 2020 SummerWorks Youth Gain Job Experience While Improving Water Quality in Chickasaw




Jul 21 2020 Louisville officials report COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Mayor extends state of emergency order

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 21, 2020) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he is extending his State of Emergency order through August 31 because of a continued surge in COVID-19 case counts.  

Jul 17 2020 Councilman Winkler calls upon JCPS to work with community partners to provide in-person learning for the coming school year

Councilman Markus Winkler (D-17) is calling upon the Jefferson County Public School Board to reconsider any decision not to resume in-person learning to begin the upcoming school year. 

Jul 16 2020 Air Quality Alert for Friday (7/17)

News item about an air quality alert for Friday (7/17)

Jul 16 2020 Louisville officials launch new COVID-19 data dashboard
Image description: Thumbnail image of Louisville's COVID-19 data dashboard which shows the number of confirmed COVID cases, deaths, and positivity rate for each week