Apr 26 2017 Mayor’s Give A Day Week sets new world record with over 180,000 volunteers and acts of compassion

Some 1,200 volunteers cleaned up alleys and roadways in Shelby Park, Smoketown, Shawnee and California.  Hundreds gathered at Meyzeek Middle School to build beds for JCPS school children who didn’t have one. More than 3,000 students walked for compassion through downtown Louisville as part of the international WE Day. And still others repaired bikes for refugees or landscaped area nonprofits.

Apr 25 2017 Downtown Louisville launches The Bourbon District

The first phase of the Bourbon District – an initiative that pays homage to Downtown Louisville’s rich bourbon history and recognizes the city’s current bourbon industry boom – was unveiled today on Main Street in front of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 

Apr 24 2017 City supports creation of Russell Arts and Cultural District

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, the Concerned Pastors of Russell and representatives of the Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC) to announce a formal agreement to implement an Arts, Cultural and Commercial District along West Muhammad Ali Boulevard between 6th and 21st streets.

Apr 20 2017 Care Innovations to expand Louisville operation, create 24 jobs

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Care Innovations LLC, a telehealth company specializing in designing, developing, and optimizing remote care delivery programs, will invest nearly $1.7 million to relocate and expand its research and development center, creating 24 high-wage jobs in Louisville.

Apr 20 2017 Free WiFi arriving on all TARC buses

TARC recommends a free real-time bus tracking app called “Transit”

All TARC buses will become free WiFi hot spots for internet access by June 1.

Apr 19 2017 Agreement in principle reached in LG&E case that would limit increase in fixed monthly charges for residential ratepayers and Louisville Metro’s utility bills

Jefferson County Attorney represents Louisville Metro in settlement that still requires review and approval by Kentucky Public Service Commission


Louisville Metro Government has agreed in principle to a settlement that would significantly reduce a proposed utility rate increase by Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E).

Apr 19 2017 Passport Health Plan announces decision to move headquarters to west Louisville

 Managed care organization to create Health and Wellness Campus at 18th Street and Broadway

Passport Health Plan announced today that it has acquired a significant West Louisville property at 18th Street and Broadway. Passport’s plan for the 20-acre site is to create a state-of-the-art Health and Wellness Campus to serve the needs of the local community and house its 500-plus employees in its new corporate headquarters.

Apr 14 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints Chief Resilience Officer, Chief Equity Officer

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of two new key officials with the aim of improving the city’s resilience and improving racial equity.

Eric Friedlander will be Louisville Metro’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), leading the city’s efforts to help prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from chronic stresses and acute shocks.  The CRO is an essential element of Louisville’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Apr 13 2017 Give A Day Week of Service starts Saturday

Several projects still in need of volunteers through the week, April 15-23

As part of an annual extravaganza of compassion and service, thousands of Louisvillians will be volunteering in ways large and small during the Mayor’s annual Week of Service, which runs Saturday through April 23.

Apr 12 2017 Redevelopment project that includes soccer stadium holds promise, but much work remains

A proposal to redevelop 40 acres in Butchertown into a vibrant addition to the neighborhood that would include mixed-use development and a 10,000-seat soccer stadium holds enormous potential and promise, Mayor Greg Fischer said today.

But he also urged caution, noting that there are many steps involved in making the project a reality, including establishing how the project will be financed and what role the city will play.

Apr 11 2017 Mayor Fischer announces contest for free tickets to historic Louisville Orchestra performance

Citizens urged to share life-changing experiences with music ahead of Michael Tilson Thomas concert on Saturday

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a contest to celebrate the Louisville Orchestra’s historic performance this week with guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Apr 10 2017 Mayor announces plans moving forward for $35M expansion of Waterfront Park

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, the Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC), the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), and MKSK Studios to announce that a major piece of planning for Waterfront Park Phase IV is in place.

Apr 3 2017 Applications now being accepted for spring and summer sessions of the Louisville Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the spring and summer sessions of the Louisville Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The three-week program provides micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults who have creative skills, to help supplement their income by selling their crafts on the Etsy online platform. 

Mar 31 2017 Mayor Fischer: Any allegations of child abuse against LMPD and all Metro employees will be reported to the state

Mayor also urges legislators to act next session on strengthening state law

Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he was disappointed that the Kentucky General Assembly had declined to strengthen the state’s reporting requirements in cases of child abuse allegations involving law enforcement officers.

“I strongly believe we need a consistent policy statewide and in perpetuity,” the Mayor said.

Mar 30 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks from the Officer Nick Rodman memorial ceremony

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks during the memorial ceremony for Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman on Thursday at Jefferson Square Park:

Thank you all for coming.