Oct 18 2018 Louisville awarded $1.3 million in new federal funding to expand Reimage program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has been awarded additional federal funding to increase efforts to help break the cycle of crime and violence among young adults ages 18-24, by connecting them to training,  jobs and education.
 

Oct 11 2018 City seeking tree for ‘Light Up Louisville’ event

Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. 

“Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville and it will stay up throughout the holiday season.”

Oct 10 2018 Louisville Free Public Library Director Jim Blanton announces departure

Mayor appoints Lee Burchfield to serve as Interim Director

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Jim Blanton is leaving his post as Director of Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in early November for a similar post in Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family.

Oct 8 2018 Amateur boxers from England visiting Louisville

As part of a cultural exchange program initiated by Mayor Greg Fischer and Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, six teenage boxers and their coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) are visiting Louisville from October 8-14.

Oct 8 2018 Louisville honored for fourth year in a row for support of LGBTQ community

For the fourth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Oct 5 2018 Louisville Digital Inclusion Week kicks off Monday

In honor of Digital Inclusion Week, a nationwide event to share efforts in local communities to promote digital inclusion and equity, Louisville Metro Government is highlighting efforts to exp

Oct 2 2018 Marland Cole named executive director of Cradle to Career/Louisville Promise initiative

Marland Cole, a veteran Louisville business leader with a history of civic service, has been named to lead a new organization that is building on the work of 55,000 Degrees and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Cradle to Career framework to better align community resources to ensure that every child in Louisville is prepared for college, career and a successful, productive life.

Sep 24 2018 Update on potential for flash flooding

Louisville Metro Emergency Services provided this update today on the heavy rains and potential for flash flooding in Louisville.

·         MSD, our city’s Public Works and first responders remain in communication about the potential for flash flooding.

Sep 14 2018 Mayor Fischer welcomes JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio to his podcast

The latest episode of the Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast features a one-on-one conversation between the Mayor and Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools.

The Mayor and Dr. Pollio discuss the Superintendent’s start in education, his years as a high school principal, and the many collaborations between JCPS and the city such as Cradle to Career/Louisville Promise, including the prospect of a future college scholarship program for all JCPS graduate.

Sep 13 2018 LMHA gets federal funding to provide affordable housing for low-income residents with disabilities

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is among 285 local public housing authorities across the country to be awarded federal funding for vouchers to provide permanent affordable housing to low-income residents with disabilities.

Sep 12 2018 City of Louisville’s website tops national award for digital excellence

The Center for Digital Government released its national rankings today for city government websites, placing Louisvilleky.gov first in the Center’s Government Experience Awards.

Aug 24 2018 WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

WorldFest, the region’s largest international festival, will take place Labor Day weekend, marking its 16th year with four days of international food, music, crafts, and culture.

The festival, which runs Friday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 3on the Belvedere, will feature a revamped layout to enhance the visitor experience, including new locations for both the West Lawn and Fountain Stages, as well as the addition of a third stage on the Overlook.

Aug 24 2018 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

Thousands of hikers, bikers and paddlers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 3, for the 28th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park.

“One of Louisville’s core values is to create a healthier city, and there’s no better time than the annual Hike, Bike & Paddle to come together with residents from all parts of our city for fun and exercise,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Aug 22 2018 Louisville LEAD program aims to divert opioid addicted individuals away from criminal justice system, into treatment

LEAD announcementMayor Greg Fischer joined partners from across public and private sectors today to announce the development of Kentucky’s first Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, known as LEAD, t

Aug 22 2018 What is Louisville Metro Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)?

What is LEAD?

LEAD is an is an innovative pre-booking, community-based program to divert individuals suspected of committing low-level drug-related offenses to case management and supportive services instead of jail and prosecution.