Aug 14 2018 Mayor celebrates SummerWorks 2018 success, providing jobs, skills and confidence to a record 6,200 Louisville youth

From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people -- 6,200 -- gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program.    

Aug 6 2018 Safety, community and fun for Louisville's National Night Out events

Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad are inviting the public to join in on the annual National Night Out events being held in the police divisions around Metro Louisville on Tuesday night.

This year’s theme for the event is IncLOUsive City – promoting safe neighborhoods through inclusiveness. Events will include opportunities to interact with officers, refreshments, games and public safety information.

Jul 18 2018 Code Louisville training creates local tech jobs and careers for more than 250 people

Code Louisville, which provides training to help people quickly enter the technology field, has helped more than 250 people start or advance their careers in technology, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jul 16 2018 North Lime Donuts celebrates opening of Edison Center location

Mayor Greg Fischer, North Lime Coffee & Donuts owner Joe Ross and representatives of Edison Center owner Weyland Ventures this morning celebrated the arrival of the North Lime Coffee & Donuts brand in Old Louisville. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the North Lime location, 1228 S. Seventh St., in front of the Edison Center.

Jul 13 2018 HUD awards $3.4 million to help end youth homelessness in Louisville

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $3.4 million to prevent and end homelessness among young people in Louisville, Kentucky. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), supports a wide range of housing interventions including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

Jul 12 2018 Public-private partnership addresses West End food desert
Cash Savers Grocery Teams with Dare to Care, Catholic Charities, and Louisville Metro Government to open retail food shop.
 
Jul 10 2018 Mayor Fischer awarded national 2018 U.S. Water Prize

The U.S. Water Alliance on Tuesday named Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer the 2018 winner of the U.S. Water Prize for Outstanding Public Official, citing his commitment to water workforce development.

Jul 7 2018 LMPD announces next steps to protect public safety and free speech amid Occupy ICE protest

After today’s peaceful protests downtown, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) announced a series of steps designed to continue to provide a safe public environment and maintain the First Amendment right to free speech.

Jul 5 2018 Mayor, Louisville Metro Animal Services team break ground for state-of-the art animal care facility shelter

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) for the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art animal care complex located at 3516 Newburg Road, which will replace the outdated shelter built in 1966.

Jul 3 2018 Louisville Metro urging safety on Fourth of July holiday

As Louisville residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, Louisville Metro Government officials are urging residents to stay safe – including those attending outdoor events amid a heat index that could reach 110 degrees.

Jun 27 2018 Mayor Fischer, Metro Council release Harvey report on LMPD Explorer program

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, appointed last year by Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council to conduct a special investigation into allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program, today submitted his report to the Mayor and the Council. 

The report was redacted pursuant to orders of various courts and other statutes.

The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Harvey for his service and diligence on this critically important matter.

Jun 27 2018 Report on Explorers finds mistakes were made, but no “orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct”

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey’s 90-page report on allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program found the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) made mistakes in oversight of the program and in its investigation of the allegations, but concluded there was "no ongoing, orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct.”

Jun 8 2018 Mayor Fischer receives national Health Leadership Award

Mayor Greg Fischer was presented a Health Leadership Award this evening at the opening dinner of the US Conference of Mayors 86th annual meeting in Boston. The award was presented by CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, that regularly evaluates the nation’s 40 largest cities on the number and strength of their policies that help people live longer, better lives.

Jun 6 2018 Mayor’s Music & Art Series announces summer music lineup

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series will move outside to Jefferson Square Park for the summer months.

Jun 6 2018 Sen. Seum honored for support of felony gun law

Louisville officials thank Senator for his continued support to improve public safety in Louisville through legislation

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad welcomed state Senator Dan Seum to the offices of the 9th Mobile Division Wednesday to thank him for sponsoring legislation that passed this year to strengthen penalties for repeat offenders who use guns to commit crimes.