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 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 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.

Oct 3 2017 Louisville’s strong economy, sound management leads to positive credit ratings from ‘Big 3’ agencies

Three nationally recognized credit rating services are citing Louisville Metro’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility as the basis for again granting positive bond ratings.

Sep 28 2017 Mayor Fischer kicks off National Manufacturing Month

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined local leaders and business owners in an early kickoff for National Manufacturing Month in October.

Manufacturing is a major economic driver for the Louisville area, with 1,400 manufacturing companies employing approximately 83,000 people, representing 13 percent of the regional employment. Earlier this year, Forbes magazine ranked Louisville as the No. 1 city for manufacturing in the U.S.

Sep 25 2017 Mayor Fischer proposes $30 million bond for soccer project

Also will seek an additional $30 million for other economic development plans

Sep 22 2017 Mayor announces $200 million development in Butchertown, anchored by soccer stadium

Sep 22 2017 LMPD adopts new policy on working with ICE

Police will only respond in case of warrant, when crime occurs, or when there is a clear public danger

Police Chief Steve Conrad and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today a new policy that outlines the city’s role in working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

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.