Sep 9 2020 Louisville Forward launches new low-interest loan fund to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development arm, has l

Sep 8 2020 Mayor Fischer announces new leadership for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new leadership for the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN). Monique Williams, who is Director of Youth Violence Prevention Research Center at the University of Louisville, has been named as OSHN’s new director, and Dr. Steven M. Kelsey, a retired Louisville Metro Police Officer and Louisville minister, has been named its Faith-Based Liaison.

Sep 8 2020 President James to host virtual “Talk with David” meeting on Saturday, September 12th

President David James (D-6) hosts his first virtual “Talk with David” meeting this coming Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

Sep 7 2020 Mayor names Yvette Gentry as new interim Chief of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that interim LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is retiring from the department, and former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry has agreed to serve in the inter

Sep 4 2020 Four Jefferson County Attorney’s Office employees test positive for COVID, additional staff members to quarantine as precaution

LOUISVILLE – Four staff members of the Jefferson County Attorney’s office (JCAO) have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days and an additional 16 staff members are now in self-quarantine as a precaution.

Sep 4 2020 Information about the Kentucky Derby and protests

In advance of demonstrations planned for Kentucky Derby day, Mayor Fischer and Louisville Metro Police are urging residents to base their behaviors on facts and to not participate in the spread of misinformation. 

Here are the facts: 

Sep 4 2020 Mayor announces new leadership and expansion of the city’s Office of Youth Development

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Dr. Aishia Brown has been appointed to be the new Director for the city’s Office of Youth Development (OYD) and Dr. Billie Castle has been appointed as a Special Assistant for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) with a special focus in OYD.

Sep 3 2020 King Louis XVI statue being removed amid safety concerns

After careful consideration by city leaders and in accordance with the guidance in the 2018 Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee Report, the decision has been made to remove the statue of King Louis XVI from its place at the corner of Jefferson and 6th streets amid public safety concerns. Given the statue’s damaged condition, officials are concerned about further destruction, causing potential injury to people in the area.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Sep 3 2020 Metro Council approves forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity for the Russell neighborhood

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approves a $198,000 forgivable loan to Habitat for Humanity which will continue the construction of five single-family homes in the Russell Neighborhood.

Sep 1 2020 Free financial navigator services help residents deal with financial impact of COVID-19
Bank On Louisville teams up with LHOME to offer guidance by phone
Sep 1 2020 Statement from Mayor Fischer regarding State Senate press conference

Statement from Mayor Fischer re: State Senate press conference.

Aug 31 2020 Bank On Louisville celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mayor Greg Fischer, local banks and credit unions representatives, and other community partners joined to celebrate the successful 10th year of Bank On Louisville, a program that helps low-to moderate-income families and individuals achieve financial stability and success.

Aug 31 2020 CHE Seeks Input for Community Grocery

We want to hear from you!

Image description: a tall brown man is pushing a grocery cart through the produce section of the grocery store followed by a short brown child carrying a backpack

 

Aug 27 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise an operating permit for GE Appliances, A Haier Company – Appliance Park (home appliance manufacturing operation), 4000 Buechel Bank Road, Louisville, 40031, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This revision incorporates two construction permits, four insignificant activities, one declaration of operational flexibility and removal of equipment. The only activity that is being public noticed is the addition of a case-by-case insignificant activity approval of the Markforged Metal-X 3D printer, Wash-1 debinder, and Sinter-1 sintering furnace, per Regulation 2.16 section 1.23.1.2. The 30-day public comment period starts August 29, 2020, and ends on September 29, 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.