Aug 20 2020 Government Oversight Committee welcomes Amicus Curiae brief by transparency expert rebuffing Administration efforts to evade public testimony

Councilman Brent Ackerson (D-26), chair of the Louisville Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Audit Committee is issuing the following update to the community on the latest legal fight over the committee’s investigation into the Fischer Administration

Aug 18 2020 City, community partners celebrate Women’s Equality Day with virtual event on August 22
August 2020 marks 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment establishing women’s right to vote
Aug 18 2020 Councilwoman Donna Purvis, Russ Smith Foundation, and Louisville Attorney Nick Wilson to honor Breonna Taylor

Lannan Memorial Park will honor the life of Breonna Taylor with a very special mural in an area designed to bring people together. The park joins other parks across the United States that have honored the young Louisville woman in the spirit of healing and unity.

Aug 18 2020 Call to action goes out for local artists to help in honoring Breonna Taylor

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is putting out the call for local artists who would like to be a part of a new community project that will honor the life of Breonna Taylor.

Aug 18 2020 Councilmembers File Resolution Seeking the Resignation of Mayor Greg Fischer

Today I joined six of my colleagues in co-sponsoring a resolution (R-110-20) that seeks a vote of no-confidence in the leadership of Mayor Fischer and requests his resignation from office.

Aug 14 2020 APCD Notice of Public Comment Period and Hearing Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District opens a public comment period August 14, 2020, 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.

Aug 13 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with the Courier Journal's Darcy Costello

Councilman Coan and Courier-Journal reporter Darcy Costello reflect on her coverage of a city in crisis. Available on iTunes, SoundcloudSpotify or your podcatcher of choice!

Aug 13 2020 Councilman Yates organizes Breonna Taylor Criminal Law Education Forum with the University of Louisville

Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces a special discussion in partnership with UofL’s Law School, Department of Justice Administration & Department of Criminal Justice. Representatives from each department will join acclaimed local attorneys to speak to the legal elements of charging a citizen of murder or lesser offenses and the foundation of due process as they specifically pertain to the shooting and loss of Breonna Taylor.  

Aug 13 2020 New LOU HEALTH COVID-19 Helpline Now Available


New LOU HEALTH COVID-19 Helpline Now Available:  502-912-8598


The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Lacuna Health have launched a LOU HEALTH COVID-19 helpline: 502-912-8598.

Aug 12 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Agreed Board Orders

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing, via Video Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak, on Agreed Board Orders with Kelley Construction, Inc. and Al J. Schneider Company. The companies are alleged to have violated District Regulation 5.04 (Adoption of Federal Emission Standard for Asbestos) at the Galt House Hotel located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Aug 12 2020 West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

Fogging operations to be conducted in specific neighborhoods


Aug 12 2020 Louisville Metro highlights strategies for wealth building and anti-displacement

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today highlighted initiatives to increase access to affordable housing and keep existing homeowners in their homes, including a new program through the Louisville Metro Housing Authority.

Aug 12 2020 The Everything After Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Aug 11 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners urge completion of Census by September 30

As Census-takers begin visiting non-responding Louisville households, Mayor Greg Fischer and Municipal Complete Count Committee (MC3) members today urged residents to complete the 2020 Census.

“Census data will influence the federal support Louisville receives for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and more for the next decade, as well as our representation in Congress. It’s essential that every person who calls Louisville home be counted,” Mayor Fischer said.

Aug 11 2020 Louisville Metro seeking entities to develop and manage Community Land Trust

Louisville Metro Government is making available $2.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to one or more Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) to develop and manage a Community Land Trust (CLT). The city is issuing a competitive request for proposals this week.