May 15 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to extend the public comment period to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for Forth Technologies, Inc. (pigment manufacturing), 600 Bergman Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard permit renewal, that includes updating format and language. The 60-day public comment period continues on from April 14, 2020, and ends on June 15, 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.

May 15 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with Ryan Rogers of Feast, Royals and Bar Vetti

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May 15 2020 Mayor Fischer announces next phase of Reskilling Initiative to provide free online tech training during COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a second phase of free online tech training to help Louisvillians prepare for in-demand jobs.

May 14 2020 President David James issues a statement for the Louisville Metro Council regarding the investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor

President David James (D-6) has issued the following statement on behalf of the Louisville Metro Council regarding moving forward with the investigation into the death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.

May 14 2020 Mayor Fischer, Police Chief Conrad call for FBI and U.S. Attorney review of Breonna Taylor investigation

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad today announced that they had requested the FBI and the U.S. Attorney to review the findings of the LMPD Public Integrity Unit’s investigation into the Breonna Taylor case, once it is complete.  

May 13 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Agreed Board Orders

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing, via Video Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak, on two Agreed Board Orders with Clariant Corporation. Clariant is alleged to have violated District Regulation 2.16 (Title V Operating Permits) at the facilities located at 1227 S. 12th Street and 4900 Crittenden Drive in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

May 13 2020 APCD Notice of Public Hearing via Video Teleconference

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will accept oral statements at a public hearing held via teleconference (due to the COVID-19 outbreak) on May 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. on amendments to Regulation 1.06, Source Self-Monitoring, Emissions Inventory Development and Reporting, Version 10 proposed on April 15, 2020. Instructions on attending the teleconference will be posted at before the hearing.  Oral statements will be accepted at the public hearing. If you would like to speak, please join by phone or online by 10:00 a.m., and you will be able to make your statement.  Oral statements shall be limited to three minutes.

May 13 2020 Louisville Forward, GLI jointly recognized as top economic development group by Site Selection magazine

Today, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development organization, and GLI, the 15-county regional chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as a Top U.S. Economic Development Group for 2019 by Site Selection magazine.

May 13 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey to host Small Business Town Hall on Facebook Live!

As Louisville’s economy prepares to reopen, Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) will host an important Small Business Town Hall meeting to assist business owners affected by COVID 19.

May 13 2020 Mayor Fischer thanks city’s frontline workers for their commitment, warns of deep cuts without federal help

Mayor Greg Fischer today called on all Louisvillians to thank frontline city workers for their commitment to keeping the city safe and functioning amid the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

May 13 2020 Mayor Fischer’s statement on the Breonna Taylor case

Mayor Fischer’s statement on the Breonna Taylor case:

Let me start by emphasizing that any loss of life is a tragedy.

And, I also want to recognize that police work is very difficult.

In these types of tragic situations, people always want quick answers, and they think the answers should be easy to get– but there’s usually no easy answers in complicated situations like this. 

May 12 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey secures international donation of 20,000 PPE to support city-wide effort to fight COVID 19 virus

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) has announced several groups will benefit from a major donation of 20,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) from Louisville Metro’s Sister City in Jiujiang, China.

May 12 2020 NorthWest Neighborhood Place temporarily relocates to the Nia Center
All Neighborhood Place sites remain closed to the public; clients being served remotely

The relocation is due to the renovations taking place at the Academy of Shawnee where NorthWest Neighborhood Place is housed.  Renovation work ramped up in early April and is anticipated to be completed by August 2021, with Neighborhood Place likely returning before that date once that section of the building is opened.

May 12 2020 Louisville Metro temporarily relaxing outdoor seating regulations for restaurants

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new efforts to ease restrictions on outdoor seating for restaurants following concerns from the industry about how limited indoor seating capacity will affect local restaurants.

May 12 2020 Mayor Fischer, economic and business leaders, discuss Healthy at Work as economy prepares to re-open

Mayor Greg Fischer today hosted a tele town hall focused on the challenges facing local businesses as they begin reopening amidst the COVID-19 crisis.