Dec 12 2019 Mayor and Council agree on new funding to reverse “no collection-no delay” holiday rules set out during budget discussions

Louisville Metro Government is reversing a policy that had suspended residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Urban Services District on four holidays, due to citywide budget cuts for 2020 Fiscal Year.

Although the policy was implemented on Labor Day, Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration and Metro Council have worked out an agreement to split the estimated $70,000 for services on the other three holidays, beginning with New Year’s Day.

Dec 12 2019 Councilwoman Dorsey honors West Louisville Photographer Bud Dorsey at Metro Council meeting

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) took a moment at Thursday’s Metro Council meeting to honor a Louisville legend, photographer Bud Dorsey.

Dec 12 2019 “Mingle with McCraney” Connects District 7 to Metro Government Agencies

Councilwoman Paula McCraney will host the last "Mingle with McCraney" of 2019 for District 7 residents on Saturday, December 14th at the Walden School beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Dec 10 2019 Metro Animal Services, KHS join Empty The Shelters Event Dec. 13-14

All adoptions FREE at Animal House & LMAS Shelter, $25 dog adoptions and $0 cat adoptions at KHS on Dec. 13-14


(Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019) – BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) is aiming to bring holiday hope to homeless pets with its national Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope event. This Friday and Saturday, BPF will support over 110 shelters by offering reduced-fee pet adoptions – Metro Animal Services (MAS) including the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS).

Dec 6 2019 Tyler Park tunnel access to be closed for more than six weeks

As part of the ongoing work at Tyler Park, access to the tunnel under Baxter Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, December 9.

The contractor will be installing temporary chain link fencing panels to close off the area around the tunnel. To go over the historic bridge, users will have to use the sets of stone steps on the north side of the park.

No exact re-opening date is available, but work around the tunnel area is anticipated to last at least six weeks.

Dec 6 2019 Light up Shawnee Brings New Holiday Event to West Louisville

Come join us this Saturday December 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the French Plaza located at 311 Amy Avenue for a huge community wide Christmas party!

Dec 6 2019 Councilman Yates asks for the community’s help for the 3rd Annual Metro Louisville Coat-A-Kid Drive

Louisville – In the spirit of the holiday season and the reality of changing colder weather, Councilman David Yates (D-25) is calling on the community’s help for the 3rd annual Metro Louisville Coat-A-Kid Drive.

Dec 6 2019 City seeking feedback on Broadway All the Way corridor plan

Louisville Metro Government will host its first public forum on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to listen to residents’ experiences and exchange ideas about how to improve safety and mobility along Broadway.

Dec 6 2019 Air Pollution Control Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit to Sealed Air (polyethylene foam manufacturing facility), 7665 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY 40214 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on December 10, 2019, and ends on January 9, 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.

Dec 6 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit to Sealed Air (polyethylene foam manufacturing facility), 7665 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY 40214 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on December 10, 2019, and ends on January 9, 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.

Dec 6 2019 “Outstanding” says Councilwoman Sexton Smith as SWMS officers impound 14th vehicle for illegal dumping

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith is praising the dedicated effort of Solid Waste Management Services officers as the 14th vehicle of the year is impounded for illegal dumping in District 4.

Dec 5 2019 Metro Government recognized with top financial reporting award for ninth consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Louisville Metro Government the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the ninth year in a row.

Dec 5 2019 Louisville again earns 100 on Human Rights scorecard

For the fifth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Dec 5 2019 The Fight Test Edition of District 8 eNews is Live
Dec 4 2019 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with Kentucky Resource Council's Tom Fitzgerald

Councilman Coan welcomes the irrepressible Tom Fitzgerald – Fitz – to discuss the environment, government and justice. Available on iTunes, Soundcloud,