Jun 14 2019 Mayor Fischer appoints Dwayne Clark as new Director of Louisville Metro Corrections

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s appointed Dwayne Clark as the new Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC).

Clark replaces Mark Bolton, who announced his retirement in May, after serving as jail director since 2008.

Jun 13 2019 Louisville Synergy Project aims to strengthen relationships between police and community

Mayor Greg Fischer, Police Chief Steve Conrad and Louisville Metro Government Chief Equity Officer Kellie Watson today launched the Synergy Project, a community engagement initiative aimed at further strengthening police and community relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy.

Jun 10 2019 Mayor Fischer, 100 Resilient Cities release comprehensive Louisville Resilience Strategy

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) today released Louisville’s first citywide Resilience Strategy, a new approach to address the city’s most pressing and interconnected challenges.

Jun 10 2019 Mayor Fischer declares June 10-17 Pride Week in Louisville

Mayor Fischer today joined Metro Council representatives, Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign, to declare June 10 – 17, 2019 as Pride Week in Louisville.

Jun 7 2019 Louisville becoming Microsoft technology hub
City to serve as hub for artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and data science

Jun 6 2019 New Brand for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport celebrated with official unveiling

Today history was made as the new brand for the recently renamed Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) was officially unveiled by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali. Officials with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, the Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Tourism also took part in the special event.

Jun 3 2019 City to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. 

Jun 3 2019 Louisville launches LouTechWorks

Initiative designed to radically scale city’s tech talent pipeline

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of LouTechWorks, an initiative to boost Louisville’s efforts to rapidly expand its tech talent pipeline in collaboration with education, nonprofit and employer partners.

Jun 1 2019 Mayor, Councilman Winkler announce revised closure schedule for Middletown Library, plus additional east Louisville library programming

In an effort to minimize the impact of the closure of the Middletown Library, Mayor Greg Fischer, working with Councilman Markus Winkler, announced today that the branch will be able to remain open until June 19, with the exception of Monday, June 3.

May 30 2019 Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

School is almost out for the summer, and Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of fun, low-cost, or free learning opportunities available for Louisville area students of all ages over the next three months.

May 29 2019 Louisville Metro teams up with The Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community and community partners to provide summer swimming options

With the help of local partners, a major donation from The Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community and a contribution from former University of Louisville and current Atlanta Falcons player Jamon Brown’s foundation, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan for summer swimming alternatives for youth and families in the Louisville area.

May 17 2019 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns on Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion at the Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Monday, May 27th as it returns for a 15th consecutive Memorial Day at Waterfront Park.

May 16 2019 Louisville unveils “Love in the Street” art installation, announces national arts grant award

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community partners for two arts announcements: the awarding of a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the completion of the “Love in the Street” public art installation.

May 6 2019 Mayor honors Outstanding High School Seniors

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored 49 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Kentucky Lottery Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

This year’s recipients include immigrants from Somalia, Kenya, Bulgaria, Thailand and other countries, along with students who have overcome illness, personal struggles, disabilities and behavioral issues to achieve success.

May 1 2019 New Dixie Highway Project entering critical stage

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule.