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


Jul 15 2020 LMAS Offers Pet Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

What to do to keep pets safe when temperatures soar

Louisville Metro Animal Services reminds pets owners extreme heat exposure can be dangerous to pets, causing heatstroke, and even death.  Pet owners should follow these tips to keep their four-legged companions safe when temperatures soar.

Jul 14 2020 Mayor urges Council not to let impatience jeopardize investigations into Taylor, McAtee cases

As promised late last week, Louisville Forward, the economic and community development arm of Louisville Metro Government, and through its Department of Develop Louisville, today provided Metro Council with documents outlining the city’s multi-year work to stabilize and revitalize the Elliott Avenue area in west Louisville, along with a timeline specific to governmental activities at 2424 Elliott Avenue, per the Council’s request.

Jul 13 2020 Government Oversight Committee to vote on Order Investigating Mayor Fischer and first Subpoenas

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) filed an Order to officially launch the Investigation into the action and inaction of the Fischer Administration regarding the death of Breonna Taylor, the death of David McAtee, and related protests in Louisville Metro. The Order will be considered during the next regular meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, July 14th at 5pm.

Jul 13 2020 Louisville Metro to conduct full-scale equity review of the Land Development Code

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) will undertake a complete review of the Land Development Code, a comprehensive set of rules for property development and processes, to identify and address land use regulations and policies that have inequitable impacts on Louisville residents. This will be a joint effort by Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, Metro Council and the Planning Commission.

Jul 10 2020 Summer Blessings program announces new record of food bundles for distribution at parks community centers

The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the annual Summer Blessings food packaging event, which was scheduled to take place April 16 during Mayor Greg Fischer’s “Give A Day” week of service and is a partnership between Blessings in a Backpack, Texas Roadhouse, Louisville Parks and Recreation and the Louisville Parks Foundation.

The program was started in 2017 to ensure food insecure children were not negatively impacted during the summer, when school is out of session.

Jul 9 2020 Louisville Department of Public Health & Wellness Honored for Excellence in Public Health

One of 21 Nationwide to Receive NACCHO’s “Model Practice Award” in 2020

naccho model practice award logo


Jul 9 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Clariant Corporation (catalyst and catalyst carrier manufacturing plant), 1227 South 12th Street, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. This permit is being issued to construct new equipment and increase the stack height to allow for simultaneous operation of two heat treaters. The 30-day public comment period starts on July 11, 2020, and ends on August 10, 2020.            

Jul 9 2020 Louisville’s COVID-19 cases continue to rise; officials urge diligence and caution

As Louisville’s COVID-19 case counts continue to increase, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW) and the city’s chief health strategist, called on residents to be diligent in working together to stop the spread of the virus.