Oct 16 2020 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Hearing

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District announces a hearing on a Source-Specific VOC Bubble Agreed Board Order with LL Flex, LLC (“ABO”). If approved, the Air Pollution Control District will submit the ABO to EPA for inclusion in the Kentucky State Implementation Plan.

Oct 16 2020 Mayor and Hillard Heintze announce surveys as next step in LMPD top-to-bottom review

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Hillard Heintze, the Chicago-based company conducting the top-to-bottom review of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), will release two anonymous surveys aimed at gathering perspectives from community members and LMPD employees.

The two web-based surveys are accessible today through Tuesday, October 27 at 11:45 p.m., EDT. Additional details will be provided soon to accommodate those who are unable to access the survey online.

Oct 15 2020 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President David James (D-6) has announced than the Historic City Hall Clock Tower is glowing purple for the month of October to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Louisville and across the country. This year, COVID-19 has heightened the concern for victims of domestic violence.

Oct 14 2020 Weekly COVID-19 update from the Department of Public Health and Wellness

 After trending toward the Red alert status last week, Louisville’s COVID-19 cases are now at the Orange level, according to Mayor Greg Fischer and Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Sarah Moyer.

An orange alert level includes a combination of data metrics, but most notably means there are 10-25 positive cases per 100,000 people per day, based on the most recent 7-day average.

Oct 14 2020 Louisville Metro reduces annual ABC license renewal fees, waives fee for extended hours licenses

To help lighten the financial burden on restaurants, bars and other establishments where on-site alcohol consumption occurs, Louisville Metro’s Department of Codes and Regulations is granting a one-time reduction of the annual renewal fee for Alcohol and Beverage Control licenses by 25 percent and is waiving its annual renewal fees for extended hour licenses, a nearly $576,000 impact. This will not apply to packaged alcohol licenses.

Oct 14 2020 Louisville sells $45 million in bonds for capital projects, despite challenging economic environment

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) today sold $45 million of tax-exempt bonds to­ J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, with nationally recognized credit rating services Fitch, S&P Global Ratings, and Moody’s Investors Service providing the city bond ratings of AAA, AA, and Aa1, respectively.

Oct 13 2020 Air Pollution Control District Response to Comments on ANPR for Regulation 5.15

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has issued a response to comments received during the comment period for the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for APCD Regulation 5.15, Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions. The comment period was held from May 27 to August 25, 2020.

Oct 13 2020 Louisville Metro moving forward with Re:land Group to redevelop Rhodia property

Following a competitive process and community engagement opportunities, Louisville Metro Government has selected Louisville-based MBE Re:land Group to redevelop the Rhodia property in the Park Hill neighborhood.

Oct 10 2020 Area historic sites partner with The Slave Dwelling Project

On October 15, Joe McGill, Jr. of the Slave Dwelling Project will join area historic sites Farmington Historic Plantation, Historic Locust Grove, Oxmoor Farm Foundation, and Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing for an inaugural collaborative event to highlight the history of slavery at these respective sites, and how that history is relevant today in Louisville and beyond.

Oct 9 2020 Councilwoman Purvis asks the community to take COVID 19 seriously and take precautions

– In light of the recent increase on COVID-19 cases in Louisville Metro, Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is asking people in West Louisville to take the needed precautions to protect themselves and help control the spread of the virus.

Oct 8 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to Rohm and Haas – Louisville Plant (produces various coatings and resins), 4300 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. This permit is being issued to incorporate Federal Regulation 40 CFR 61 Subpart FF – National Emission Standard for Benzene Waste Operations (BWON). The 30-day public comment period starts on October 10, 2020, and ends on November 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.

Oct 8 2020 Councilwoman Green announces Parkland Neighborhood Food Mart Grand Opening set for Friday

Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) announces a new business is ready to open its doors in the Parkland area and bring a new food outlet to West Louisville. On Friday, October 9th, the Parkland Neighborhood Food Market will open its doors and begin serving the needs of the community.

Oct 7 2020 Statement by Mayor Greg Fischer on the release of the PIU file

Statement by Mayor Greg Fischer on the release of the PIU file:

“Earlier today, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) released the Public Integrity Unit’s investigative files on the Breonna Taylor case; the files can be found here. 

Oct 7 2020 Mayor proclaims today Energy Efficiency Day in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed today Energy Efficiency Day in Louisville, drawing attention to the global climate crisis and its unequal impact on communities of color.

Oct 7 2020 The Falling So Long Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!