Sep 21 2017 New Northeast Regional Library project officially underway

Mayor, community break ground on final of three regional libraries

With shovels in hand, Mayor Greg Fischer, Library Director Jim Blanton, Councilwoman Marilyn Parker, the Library Foundation, and members of the community officially broke ground today on the new 40,000-square-foot Northeast Regional Library located on Bellevoir Circle off Ormsby Station Road near the Northeast YMCA.

Sep 19 2017 Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on Heritage West site

Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Sep 18 2017 KentuckianaWorks College Access Center makes college a reality for lower income, first-in-their-family individuals

Maya Williamson was struggling, even homeless briefly, and wasn’t sure she would ever realize her dream of going to college. Then, she connected with a Louisville program that helped her get financial aid and stay on track with her studies. Now, Maya is pursuing a business degree at Jefferson Community & Technical College, planning to be the first in her family to graduate college.

Sep 18 2017 City partners with American Printing House for the Blind to expand sensor program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that a public-private partnership to help people who are visually impaired find points of interest in Louisville will expand, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation.

Sep 15 2017 Louisville, Clemson mayors agree to a bourbon wager for Saturday’s ACC matchup

On the eve of an important ACC football showdown between the University of Louisville and Clemson University, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville and Mayor J.C. Cook III of Clemson are putting a friendly wager on the line: Bourbon.

Sep 7 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on KyCIR story regarding ICE and LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer's statement on KyCIR story regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement and LMPD:


“LMPD does not enforce federal immigration laws. It does provide assistance to federal agents when there is the potential for danger, when federal agents detain people who have local warrants for their arrest, or when a crime is occurring.

Sep 7 2017 Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development
Mayor Greg Fischer today joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.
Sep 6 2017 Mayor, Commission on Public Art release review comments

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Commission on Public Art today made public the nearly 850 comments that citizens made through an online form regarding a review of public art in Louisville. The comments can be found here:

Sep 6 2017 City recognized for digital and innovation excellence

  The Center for Digital Government today recognized Louisville Metro as a leader in digitGovernment Experience Awards - Overall Winner

Aug 24 2017 City contracts with Falls Art Foundry for Castleman monument cleanup

The city has contracted with the local Falls Art Foundry to remove a vandal’s paint from the Castleman monument in Cherokee Park. The $8,200 contract includes the cost for paint removal and re-waxing of the monument.

Aug 21 2017 Property tax rates down again in Louisville Metro for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, property tax rates will go down for Louisville residents, according to Metro Government’s Office of Management and Budget.

“The benefits of our economic momentum reach Metro residents in many ways,” said Mayor Fischer. “A decrease in property tax rates is one of them.” 

Aug 21 2017 Louisville Metro files lawsuit against nation’s three largest drug distributors for their role in creating opioid crisis

Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids.

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 18 2017 Process announced for identifying public art, monuments that could be seen as honoring bigotry, racism, slavery

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the process to identify public artworks and monuments that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.

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 and add their thoughts to the public conversation.