Aug 18 2017 Mayor Fischer releases first episode of podcast

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of his new podcast and release of its first episode, which focuses on the events following protests and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Aug 15 2017 City announces online form to accept public comment on public art review

Citizens interested in adding their voice to the review of public art that could be interpreted to honor bigotry, discrimination, racism and/or slavery now have an online forum to share their thoughts.

People can visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/public-art-review and add their thoughts to the public conversation.

Aug 14 2017 Mayor Fischer's statement on Aug. 13 rallies and march

From Mayor Greg Fischer:

On Sunday, Aug. 13, our city hosted three separate rallies in support of the people of Charlottesville, Va., and in opposition of the acts of domestic terrorism that occurred there over the weekend.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor Fischer's letter to citizens regarding Charlottesville

Mayor Fischer is traveling after being in New Orleans with other mayors for a leadership meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

He and the others have watched in sadness as the events unfolded in Charlottesville — and he released this letter to citizens.

Aug 13 2017 Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.

Aug 9 2017 WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend


15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere  

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere.

Aug 9 2017 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park.

“What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!”

Aug 8 2017 Mayor Fischer signs child abuse reporting ordinance into law

Mayor Greg Fischer has signed into law an ordinance that would require Louisville Metro Police to report allegations of child abuse against one of their own to state authorities.

Aug 8 2017 Mayor Fischer names Kendall Boyd as new Director of Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Kendall Boyd as Director of the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission.

Boyd, an attorney who has been assistant director of Human Resources for Louisville Metro since 2014, replaces Carolyn Miller-Cooper, who died late last year after nearly two decades with the Commission.

Aug 7 2017 Safer exit ramp project kicks off major Dixie Highway improvements

Ramp realignment in Shively is first phase of substantial project to transform city’s busiest highway into a safer, more business-friendly destination

A long-awaited project to make a Watterson Expressway exit safer is underway, making travel into Shively and Dixie Highway more efficient and less hair-raising for drivers and pedestrians.

Aug 4 2017 Mayor Fischer invites faith leaders to sign on to new city directory, attend Faith Forum

Goal: Creating a tool for better communication and engagement

Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting all local faith leaders to sign on to a new online tool designed to better connect faith-based organizations with each other and Louisville Metro Government.

Aug 3 2017 SummerWorks 2017 breaks record with 150 employer-partners hiring more than 5,200 youth

Another record: 800 youth provided extensive career training

Surrounded by young people who spent their summer working, Mayor Greg Fischer today declared the 2017 SummerWorks season a big success, with more than 5,200 youth ages 16-21 employed – breaking last year’s record total.   

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

Jul 21 2017 Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library open new South Central Regional Library

40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona.