Jul 1 2020 Council members George and Triplett spread awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire

Two Louisville Metro Council members hope their neighbors have a safe Fourth of July weekend. Council members Nicole George (D-21) and Kevin Triplett (D-15) will continue the annual celebratory gunfire awareness campaign, reminding residents that when people shoot a firearm into the air within a densely populated area it is likely to cause a neighbor damage to their property, injury, or even fatality.

Jun 30 2020 LMAS: Keep Pets at Home During July 4th Celebrations

Louisville Metro Animal Services reminds pets owners to keep their four-legged companions safe during 4th of July weekend. While many look forward to the traditional celebratory sights and sounds of fireworks in the sky, it can be a scary experience for pets. The loud noises associated with the 4th of July often result in frightened pets running off, and a spike in stray animals entering local animal shelters.

Jun 30 2020 Louisville Metro accepting applications on July 1 for small business grants, eviction prevention assistance

Starting Wednesday, July 1, Louisville Metro Government will begin accepting and processing applications for both the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants and Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Funding for the two new programs comes from federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act money, with each program receiving $21.2 million toward their mission.

Small business assistance

Jun 29 2020 Government Oversight Committee takes first steps in Investigation of Mayor Fischer’s Administration

Government Oversight and Audit Chair Brent Ackerson (D-26) and Vice-Chair Anthony Piagentini (R-19) announce their intention to file a bi-partisan resolution that will initiate an investigation of the decisions made by Mayor Fischer and members of his administration in the events leading up to and following the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. 

Jun 26 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (6/27) and Sunday (6/28)

News item about an air quality alert for Saturday (6/27) and Sunday (6/28)

Jun 25 2020 Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

Mayor Fischer's statement on FY21 budget

"My thanks to the Metro Council for their partnership and diligence on the FY21 budget, especially Budget Committee Chairs Bill Hollander and Kevin Kramer.

Jun 25 2020 Louisville Metro Council approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Government for the coming Fiscal Year.

Jun 24 2020 Mayor announces telephone line to help residents with survey on LMPD Chief hiring

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of a telephone option to help residents fill out a survey about their priorities for Louisville’s next permanent chief of police.

Starting Thursday, June 25, 2020, residents can call (502) 528-3543 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, and they will be assisted by call-takers who will input their answers to questions on a community survey, which has been available online since early this month.

Jun 22 2020 Budget Committee approves 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee approved the 2020-2021 Capital and Operating Budgets for the coming fiscal year.

Jun 21 2020 Louisville chosen for Accelerator for America’s National Financial Assistance Initiative

Louisville is one of 10 cities chosen for an Accelerator for America program that will provide technical assistance and $50,000 to support financial assistance for residents whose livelihoods have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jun 19 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (6/20)

News item about a)n air quality alert for Saturday (6/20)

Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer announces initiation of termination procedures against LMPD Officer Brett Hankison

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is initiating termination procedures against Louisville Metro Police Officer Brett Hankison.

“Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I very much would like to see changed, both the Chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment, or even the timing of this decision,” the Mayor said, citing KRS Chapter 67c point 326 (1) (f).

Jun 19 2020 Mayor Fischer declares Juneteenth a holiday for city workers, starting in 2021

In celebration of Juneteenth, Mayor Greg Fischer earlier today signed an executive order declaring that starting in 2021, the day will be honored as a holiday for Louisville Metro Government (LMG) workers.

Jun 18 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for IMI Kentucky, LLC – 832 Outer Loop (concrete batch plant), 2001 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard permit renewal, that includes updating format and language and removal of greenhouse gas references. The 30-day public comment period starts on June 19, 2020, and ends on July 20, 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.

Jun 18 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Meeting for Forth Technologies

On Tuesday, July 2, 2020, the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) will host a virtual public meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss a proposed Federally Enforceable District Origin Operating Permit (FEDOOP) Renewal for Forth Technologies, Inc., 600 Bergman Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203.