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.

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.    

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.”