Feb 2 2015 Councilwoman Welch announces 2015 Women’s Health Fair to offer wide variety of screenings and health information

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is once again providing women the opportunity to take advantage of a lifesaving process and at the same time learn more about living a healthier lifestyle. The District 13 Women’s Health Fair is set for Friday, February 13th and for women, it’s an opportunity to get a Mammogram to fight breast cancer and learn about other important health information. 

Jan 29 2015 Hollander and LABC offer FREE tax preparation on Fridays in District 9

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander and United Crescent Hill Ministries will once again partner with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to bring four special Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) mobile tax assistance clinics on Fridays in District 9 in February and March.

Jan 29 2015 Mayor Declares City “Ready, Nimble, and Looking Forward to Incredible Opportunities”

Using the state-of-the-art, award-winning Southwest Regional Library as his backdrop, Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined a community vision for investments in both places and people that would create a more innovative, skilled, independent and successful Louisville.

Jan 29 2015 Onco360 to Establish Headquarters in Louisville; Create 150 Jobs

Another health care company, OncoMed Specialty LLC (Onco360), is bringing its headquarters to Louisville and establishing a facility in Jeffersontown, Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Onco360, one of the world’s fastest-growing providers of oncology and hematology pharmacy services, is expected to create up to 150 new jobs and invest $2 million into the project.

Jan 28 2015 Partnership to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap

A new industry-education partnership announced today between the Greater Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) and Jefferson Community and Technical College will combine classroom and work experiences to create a pipeline of technology-savvy employees for the region’s advanced manufacturing industry. Qualifying students will work and learn, earning valuable on-the-job training and an associate degree with little to no education debt.

Jan 28 2015 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville's Seniors One Valentine's Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and actress China Anne McClain join forces for second annual Love Letters campaign in partnership with Meals On Wheels Association of America

 

Jan 27 2015 First Wave of 2015 Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced

The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.  

Jan 27 2015 Councilwoman Fowler reminds everyone the VITA program is now underway at Sun Valley Community Center

It is a free program that has helped thousands of low income families in Metro Louisville and returned millions of dollars to the local economy. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is once again ready to help those who qualify to get the most from their income tax refunds during this tax season at the Sun Valley Community Center.

Jan 26 2015 Forecastle Festival Will Dock at Waterfront Park Through 2019

Forecastle Festival, the nationally-recognized event held annually in Louisville, is here to stay.  Mayor Greg Fischer joined Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem and Forecastle Festival Founder and Captain J.K. McKnight to announce Forecastle Festival’s five-year commitment to Louisville Waterfront Park. Under the commitment, the festival will take place in the award-winning park until at least 2019.   

Jan 26 2015 METCO Approves Three Loans To Help Renovate Former KT's Restaurant

Three loans were approved in the amount of $160,000 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $785,000 to assist Le Moo, LLC, owned by Kevin Grangier, to renovate the property located at 2300 Lexington Road and prepare it for productive commercial reuse as a steak house with live music.

-          $10,000 accessibility loan

-          $50,000 façade loan

-          $100,000 business loan

Jan 25 2015 Councilwoman Flood invites everyone to come out and get involved with planning of the new South Central Library

Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) will host an informational meeting for the public to learn more about the proposed South Central Library on Tuesday, January 27th.

Jan 24 2015 "Be The One" Mentoring Challenge

Mayor Fischer launched the “Be The One” Mentoring Challenge with Metro United Way and numerous mentoring organizations, a citywide challenge to connect mentors with young people.

Jan 23 2015 Councilwoman Fowler Appointed to National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Advocacy Committee

Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14) has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Advocacy Committee. 

Jan 23 2015 Mayor to Seek New Chief Financial Officer

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will seek a new Chief Financial Officer for Metro Government following the resignation this morning of Steve Rowland.

Budget Director Daniel Frockt will remain as interim CFO and interim director of the Office of Management and Budget while the search is underway. 

Jan 22 2015 Proposed Title V Construction Permit 54-02-C(R2) for Hexion, Inc.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a construction permit for Hexion Inc., 6200 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03, for Emission Unit 7 to revise the catalytic oxidizer monitoring requirements. The 30 day public comment period starts January 24, 2015 and ends on February 23, 2015. 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.