Dec 2 2014 Louisville Adds College Educated Citizens, But Has More Work Ahead

55,000 Degrees is not on track to reach 2020 goal according to 2014 Progress Report
 

Nov 26 2014 PARC Offers Free Parking for Dec. 3 "Coyote's Acoustic Concert"

One of the largest collections of country music singers will be performing at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, December 3, in honor of the retirement of 35-year 97.5 WAMZ host, Coyote Calhoun, and PARC wants to join the celebration by accepting donations in lieu of the $10 parking fee.

Nov 25 2014 Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” on December 6, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This community holiday celebration will include photo opportunities with Santa, arriving by horse-drawn wagon at 3 p.m., as well as holiday craft activities for children, and musical performances by area church and school choirs. Other featured activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, and a silent auction of holiday wreaths.

Nov 25 2014 Louisville Metro Surplus Vehicle Auction, December 2, 2014, 9am

Louisville Metro Surplus Vehicle Auction

Louisville Metro Government will hold a surplus vehicle auction on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 9:00 AM at the Fleet Services Lot, 3515 Newburg Road – weather permitting.  

Approximately 60 vehicles, including many Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors will be up for auction.

Nov 24 2014 Free Paper Yard Waste Bags and Container Labels

Leaf drop-off sites also available through December 6

 

As Louisville continues the transition away from regular plastic bags for yard waste disposal, our Solid Waste division is now offering free paper yard waste bags along with labels for reusable yard waste containers during the balance of the fall leaf season.

Nov 24 2014 New City Website Provides Quicker, Better Service to Citizens

City government has launched a new, much improved website that makes it easier for citizens to access services and information – whether they are on a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Nov 23 2014 Thanksgiving Week Waste Collection Schedule

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 27, 2014. There will also be no junk/bulk waste collection the entire week.

Nov 21 2014 Develop Louisville Announces New Pricing Policy to Buy Publically-Owned Vacant Property

Develop Louisville (the city’s newly formed real estate development arm of Louisville Forward), has a new pricing policy for hundreds of properties that citizens can buy from the city.  This pricing policy is meant to make purchasing a property from the city more transparent and predictable, while also encouraging redevelopment of these vacant properties.

Nov 21 2014 Next “Talk with Tom” set for Saturday, November 28th

The next “Talk with Tom” will be held at Quills Coffee at 930 Baxter Avenue beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 28th.

Nov 20 2014 Mayor Fischer Names Katina Whitlock Director of Community Services

 

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Katina Whitlock as the new Director of Louisville Metro Community Services, the department which reduces homelessness, assists with household financial stability, advocates for targeted populations and improves the overall quality of life for families across our community.

 

 

Nov 19 2014 The next Talk with David in District 6 set for Saturday, November 22nd

Councilman David James invites residents of District 6 to come out before the Thanksgiving holiday to the next “Talk with David” on Saturday, November 22nd. It’s an opportunity to meet with the Councilman and talk about any issue or concern from residents in an informal, relaxed setting.

Nov 18 2014 Mayor Receives National Leadership Award for Compassion

Citing his progress in making Louisville a globally-regarded city for caring and compassion, a coalition of international organizations has honored Mayor Greg Fischer with a City Leadership award for compassion.

Nov 18 2014 Councilwoman Flood to bring in the 2014 holiday season with “Light-Up District 24” on Friday, November 21st

Winter made an early appearance this week in Metro Louisville and Councilwoman Madonna Flood believes it is the perfect time for a traditional holiday event as “Light-Up District 24” gets underway with the welcoming of Santa Claus on Friday, November 21st

Nov 15 2014 Commissioned glass artwork dedicated at historic chapel at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

A dedication event for new glass art windows was held today at the historic Moremen Family Chapel in southwest Louisville, on the grounds of Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, 7410 Moorman Road.

The commissioned artwork, created by nationally renowned and Louisville-based artists Bob Markert and Peter Eichhorn, was made possible with a donation from Louisville Gas & Electric to the nonprofit organization that supports the historic homestead.

Nov 14 2014 “You just made history!” Louisville passes resolution supporting women, girls

Louisville, KY—Louisville, Kentucky, has taken the lead nationally and approved a resolution that will use the principles of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women as a framework for local policy aimed at ending discrimination and other forms of violence against women and girls. Only one other city in the nation has done so: San Francisco.