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. 

Jun 18 2020 Dr. Moyer Urges Caution as Louisville Reopens

COVID-19 Cases are in Every Zip Code

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 18, 2020) – Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the city’s Chief Health Strategist, is urging people to “take it slow” as the city reopens and eases COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

 

Jun 18 2020 Councilwoman McCraney is a member of Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020

Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) has been named as one of the members of the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020. This year’s class of 45 participants represent a variety of areas from the public and private sectors.

Jun 18 2020 Metro Council members encourage the community to celebrate Juneteenth in a unique way this year

With the support of several Metro Council members and officials at Waterfront Park, all of Louisville Metro will have the opportunity to celebrate an important moment in America’s history when slavery officially ended. The Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, a seven-part weekly series, begins airing locally on traditional broadcast outlets and social media this Friday, June 19th in a new unique format to reach a wide audience.

Jun 17 2020 The Addition Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Jun 17 2020 Mayor Fischer invites all Louisvillians to get involved in Build Back Better, Together effort

Mayor Greg Fischer today kicked off Build Back Better, Together, an initiative aimed at dismantling systemic racism and creating dynamic economic growth from the COVID-19 pandemic impact.

In opening the inaugural meeting of the Build Back Better, Together (BBBT) steering committee and focus area leaders, Mayor Fischer emphasized the importance of all Louisvillians joining the effort.

Jun 16 2020 Mayor announces $1.3 million in new donations & new programs for SummerWorks

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund and the James Graham Brown Foundation are contributing a combined $1.3 million to provide more summer opportunities for young people ages 16-21 through SummerWorks this season.

Jun 15 2020 Revenue forecast improved for FY20 & FY21, requiring less use of Rainy Day Fund

The latest Louisville Metro Government budget forecasts for the current fiscal year and the fiscal year starting July 1 have improved by about 2.5 percent, meaning that fewer funds will need to be accessed from the Rainy Day Fund, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today.