Nov 21 2017 Construction to begin on redevelopment of Colonial Gardens

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Council members to announce that construction is scheduled to begin on the $5 million redevelopment of historic Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-square-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding three new, one-story buildings for a total of 18,000-square-feet that will share a common patio and garden area.

Nov 17 2017 Mayor Fischer interviews longtime Courier-Journal reporter Sheldon Shafer in latest podcast episode

In the latest episode of his podcast, Mayor Greg Fischer turns the journalism table and interviews Sheldon Shafer, who is retiring from The Courier-Journal after 45 years. 

Nov 9 2017 Mayor Fischer proclaims ‘Wear Purple Day’ in support of Louisville City FC

LouCity plays for the USL championship Monday evening at Slugger Field

Nov 8 2017 Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on Louisville youth in the workforce, college affordability, increasing opportunities

Mayor Fischer to join local and national experts at Ali Center on Dec. 8

Registration is now open for Tomorrow’s Talent, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts to focus on ways for young people to realize their full potential in education and the workforce -- creating the maximum impact to the regional economy.  

Nov 7 2017 Light Up Louisville returns to Jefferson Square Park, Metro Hall for the holidays

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Light Up Louisville, which kicks off the month-long celebration of Louisville’s Holiday in the City, is returning to its roots at Jefferson Square and Metro Hall. 

Nov 7 2017 Mayor Fischer, Louisville City FC invites public to pep rally ahead of league championship game

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville City FC are inviting the public to rally at 4 p.m. Friday at Fourth Street Live! to gear up the players, coaches and fans for the USL Cup championship game. 

Nov 3 2017 Newest episode of Mayor’s podcast focuses on west Louisville developments

The seventh episode of the Mayor Greg Fischer podcast was released today and focuses on the $800 million in capital investments in west Louisville neighborhoods since 2014.

“We’re starting to see unprecedented investment coming into west Louisville, and we want to make sure that this works out well for everybody,” Mayor Fischer said in the episode. 

Nov 1 2017 Mayor Fischer, Veterans' group announce 18 events to honor active-duty military, veterans and families

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the fourth annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Coinciding with Veterans Day, the 2017 Week of Valor will feature 18 educational, patriotic, community or civic events from Saturday through Nov. 18. Citizens are encouraged to recognize, support and honor veterans.  

Oct 25 2017 Louisville ranked a top 10 city for small business friendliness

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville has earned an A grade from small business owners through Thumbtack’s 2017 Small Business Friendliness Survey, which is the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of government policy in the United States.

Louisville ranked No. 7 out of the 80 cities surveyed and is the only city in Kentucky to receive this top ranking. The state received a grade of A-, ranking 17 out of 50 states surveyed.

Oct 25 2017 Louisville City FC partnering on jobs with Louisville Urban League

Louisville City FC today announced a partnership with the Louisville Urban League regarding the training and hiring of employees for construction work on the stadium and other employment opportunities. 

Oct 25 2017 Downtown walking tours set for the last weekend in October

Walking around Downtown Louisville the last weekend in October will be particularly intriguing thanks to “The Crane on Main” and the Louisville Downtown Partnership’s (LDP) Alley Gallery Walking Tour. Main Street will be completely closed to automobile traffic from First to Second Street due to the “Crane on Main,” but Main Street sidewalks will be open for pedestrian foot traffic and all Whiskey Row bars and restaurants will be open for business.

Oct 25 2017 Kentucky Health Career Center recognized for connecting job seekers and employers


Oct 20 2017 Louisville scores perfect 100 for third year on Human Rights Campaign scorecard

For the third year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign scorecard, which says the city remains a “beacon of hope” in terms of ensuring that all residents are treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Oct 12 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints Vincent James as Chief of Community Building

Mayor Fischer today announced the promotion of Vincent James to Louisville’s Chief of Community Building, which includes a leading role in the city’s comprehensive public safety strategy.

Oct 10 2017 Vote to be rescheduled on Butchertown Stadium Development District bond

Mayor agrees to push vote to Oct. 26 to give council more time for review

Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and the Louisville City Football Club jointly announced today that a vote on a $30 million bond for a new Butchertown Stadium Development District will be pushed back to Oct. 26, to give the Metro Council additional time for review.