Dec 11 2017 Mayor Fischer announces steps to explore Louisville’s history and values through public art and monuments

Process will set principles to ensure art showcases community values

In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values.

Dec 7 2017 Louisville Metro plans study of government facility needs

Review will include review of LMPD headquarters, Fiscal Court building

Dec 6 2017 LMPD strategies show progress on violent crime

There is work still to do, Chief cautions in report to Metro Council

Chief Steve Conrad appeared before the Louisville Metro Council Public Safety Committee Wednesday to update the work his officers are doing to combat crime in Louisville.

Dec 5 2017 City to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville Metro Government announced today that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot.

Nov 29 2017 Bonds sold for Butchertown soccer stadium district development

A milestone was reached today in the development of a soccer stadium district on about 35 underutilized acres in Butchertown.

Nov 27 2017 Louisville Metro budget balanced for Fiscal Year 2016-17

Increased revenues largely offset public safety related expenditures

Louisville Metro Government has ended the 2016-2017 fiscal year with a balanced budget while also growing the “Rainy Day Fund” to $68.9 million, up from $67.9 million, Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt announced today. 

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.