Mar 8 2018 Pothole Blitz 2018 Underway

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2018 Pothole Blitz being conducted by Louisville Metro’s Department of Public Works. Department crews work across the city in a grid pattern in a concentrated effort each year to patch potholes created by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles of winter.

Dec 20 2017 New Public Works Operations Center open

Mayor Greg Fischer cut the ribbon today for the grand opening of a new Metro Public Works Operations Center designed  to improve efficiency by centralizing operations from three separate locations into one site.

Nov 22 2017 Western Union Fraud Settlement

If you lost money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you can now file a claim to get your money back. 

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Nov 16 2017 Louisville is ready for winter weather

Joined by the 265-member Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2017-18. The declaration came after the Snow Team spent hours working through a mock snow event that included driving all road treatment routes.

Oct 9 2017 34th Annual Great Louisville Fire Drill

On October 15, 2017 the Louisville Division of Fire will be celebrating the 34th Annual Great Louisville Fire Drill in partnership with 5 area Kroger stores. From 1-5pm, fire crews will be stationed outside these stores to provide fire safety information, static equipment displays and serve fire house chili. The Great Louisville Fire Drill is held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, a nationwide annual campaign commemorating the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.

Sep 18 2017 Louisville Fire Sgt. Loses Battle with Cancer

It is with great sorrow that the Louisville Division of Fire mourns the loss of Sgt. Timothy J. Groft. He lost his battle with cancer today and was surrounded by his family and loved ones. 

Sgt. Groft was a 15 year veteran of the Division and spent the majority of his career serving Louisville’s west end, his last assignment being at Engine 6 in the Portland Neighborhood.

Aug 24 2017 Lexington Road section to be reconfigured

Work will get underway during the second week of September on a $630,000 package of safety improvements for a section of Lexington Road.  The segment between Payne Street and Grinstead Drive will be converted from the current design of two travel lanes in each direction to one travel lane in each direction plus dedicated turn lanes.

Aug 1 2017 Crime down 4 percent in Louisville for first half of 2017

All eight LMPD divisions report declines

Homicides remain high, but Mayor says overall crime strategy shows progress

Apr 25 2017 Louisville Metro Police and local pharmacies are taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 29

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (April 26, 2017) – Louisville Metro Police,  the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and three local pharmacies on Saturday will give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Apr 10 2017 Louisville Metro Police are taking back unused and expired prescription drugs in Third Division on April 12

Safe disposal of medications helps to prevent misuse of narcotics that can lead to addiction

Mar 29 2017 The 2017 Pothole Blitz is On

Mayor Greg Fischer today helped launch the 2017 edition of the Pothole Blitz conducted annually by Metro Public Works. During the blitz, to recover from damage caused by the multiple freeze/thaw cycles of winter, Public Works crews go through the city’s streets in a grid pattern patching potholes until all roads are covered.

Mar 1 2017 Submitting an Anonymous Tip to the ATF

The fight to protect our communities is not just up to law enforcement; it’s a partnership between your community and law enforcement.  We look to you who live in these communities we protect to provide us with information about gun violence. 

Feb 27 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill Held on March 3 and Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 1-7

City officials urge participation in the Statewide Tornado Drill and encourage all citizens to Be Aware, Be Prepared, and Have a Plan for severe weather.

Nov 3 2016 Louisville Metro Snow Team Ready for Winter

Bring on winter. Joined by a 265-member Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the Louisville Metro Snow Team is battle ready for winter 2016-17.

Oct 27 2016 Louisville Metro Government wins national award for cybersecurity

The Center for Digital Government released their sixth-annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards today to recognize progress by state and local government, education and healthcare organizations and leaders across America. Louisville Metro Government won in the City Government category, highlighting our work to secure $1.2 million dollars in special funding to implement a new cybersecurity program that is tied directly to Mayor Fischer’s strategic goals.