Jun 3 2019 City to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. 

Jun 3 2019 Louisville launches LouTechWorks

Initiative designed to radically scale city’s tech talent pipeline

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of LouTechWorks, an initiative to boost Louisville’s efforts to rapidly expand its tech talent pipeline in collaboration with education, nonprofit and employer partners.

Jun 1 2019 Mayor, Councilman Winkler announce revised closure schedule for Middletown Library, plus additional east Louisville library programming

In an effort to minimize the impact of the closure of the Middletown Library, Mayor Greg Fischer, working with Councilman Markus Winkler, announced today that the branch will be able to remain open until June 19, with the exception of Monday, June 3.

May 30 2019 Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

School is almost out for the summer, and Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of fun, low-cost, or free learning opportunities available for Louisville area students of all ages over the next three months.

May 29 2019 Louisville Metro teams up with The Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community and community partners to provide summer swimming options

With the help of local partners, a major donation from The Papa John’s Foundation For Building Community and a contribution from former University of Louisville and current Atlanta Falcons player Jamon Brown’s foundation, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan for summer swimming alternatives for youth and families in the Louisville area.

May 17 2019 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns on Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion at the Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Monday, May 27th as it returns for a 15th consecutive Memorial Day at Waterfront Park.

May 6 2019 Mayor honors Outstanding High School Seniors

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored 49 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Kentucky Lottery Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

This year’s recipients include immigrants from Somalia, Kenya, Bulgaria, Thailand and other countries, along with students who have overcome illness, personal struggles, disabilities and behavioral issues to achieve success.

May 1 2019 New Dixie Highway Project entering critical stage

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule.

May 1 2019 Mayor Fischer makes annual Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Fla.) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the sixth year of the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both of which are steeped in thoroughbred tradition and consider themselves spirited rivals for the status of Horse Capital of the World.  

Apr 25 2019 Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared budget address, April 25, 2019.

Learn more about the proposal here.

 

Thank you. 

Thank you for your service in both a promising and a challenging time.

Apr 25 2019 Mayor Fischer presents austere budget that manages impact of growing state pension obligation while minimizing cuts on most vulnerable
  • Brings businessman’s approach to addressing $35 million deficit after Metro Council rejects revenue proposal
  • Vows to work for additional revenue to prevent worsening cuts as pension tab increases in coming years
Apr 25 2019 Budget key points

Background:

  • City is facing a $35 million shortfall in FY2020, driven largely by the impact of a state pension obligation that is growing by about 12 percent a year.
  • Mayor proposed a revenue plan to avoid drastic cuts; Metro Council rejected that plan.
  • Despite pension challenge, our city has great momentum: 80,000 new jobs, 2700 new businesses, $13 billion in capital.
Apr 24 2019 Mayor’s 2019 Give A Day Week breaks last year’s record with more than 235,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

With volunteers cleaning neighborhoods, donating bikes to refugees, building beds for local youth and collecting canned goods and personal care items, Mayor Greg Fischer’s eighth annual Give A Day Week of Service made a big impact on the city and amounted to more than 235,000 acts of volunteerism and compassion during the week that ended Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Apr 24 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies announces Louisville as an American city best at using data to improve residents’ lives in 2019

Second annual What Works Cities Certification recognizes Louisville for using data and evidence to solve local issues and prepare for future challenges

Apr 24 2019 Mayor Fischer makes multiple appointments to Metro Government leadership

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced promotions for multiple Louisville Metro Government officials who have been running the Louisville Metro Office for Performance Improvement, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, the Transit Authority of River City, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation, Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development, and Louisville Metro Office for Housing and Community Development on