Mar 27 2017 Waste Management District files lawsuit over unconstitutional change by Frankfort

The Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District today sued the state over recently enacted reforms, stating that the changes violate the state constitution.

Mar 27 2017 Mayor reminds Louisville parents of Spring Break options

Louisville Metro Parks, Library and Zoo offering programs, along with JCPS

Mayor Greg Fischer reminded parents today that there are many free or low-cost options for keeping students active and engaged during Spring Break, which starts Friday (March 31) for Jefferson County Public Schools and runs through next week (April 3-7) for JCPS and most private and Catholic schools.

Mar 24 2017 Great Flood Brewing Company opens production brewery in Shelby Park neighborhood

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined the founders of Great Flood Brewing Company and members of the Shelby Park neighborhood to officially open a new distribution and production brewery for the growing local beer brand.

Mar 20 2017 Mayor urges state lawmakers to strengthen child abuse reporting requirement

Asks General Assembly to take action before session ends 

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged the General Assembly to strengthen the reporting requirement of suspected child abuse when it involves law enforcement officers or leaders.

Mar 17 2017 Mayor Fischer urges Gov. Bevin to veto Solid Waste Management bill

Mayor Greg Fischer is urging Gov. Matt Bevin to veto a bill that would end a 25-year effort to provide consistent, efficient regional policies for solid waste management.

Mar 17 2017 Mayor Fischer appoints special investigator, orders additional steps in Explorer case

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey oversaw Richie Farmer, Tim Longmeyer investigations

 Mayor Greg Fischer today appointed former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey to conduct a wide-ranging special investigation into allegations surrounding the LMPD Explorer program.

Mar 16 2017 Louisville office market ranks among nation’s most affordable

According to recent national rankings by CBRE Research, both the Louisville Downtown and Suburban Office markets ranked in the Top 10 markets with the lowest asking rental rates in the nation.

Mar 14 2017 Mayor launching neighborhood cleanup efforts

Building our Blocks and Clean Lou designed to build pride, increase safety

Saying a clean neighborhood is a safer neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new series of west Louisville community cleanups called Clean Lou, which start this weekend.

Mar 14 2017 Metro Government earns top budgeting award for fourth consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded Louisville Metro Government its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year.

This represents the GFOA’s highest recognition for government budgeting.

Mar 13 2017 Mayor asks court to unseal Explorers lawsuit; temporarily suspends youth program

Fischer seeks transparency from beginning to end of case

Mayor Greg Fischer has asked the courts to unseal a lawsuit filed Wednesday by a man alleging he was sexually abused as a teenager in the Louisville Metro Police Youth Explorers program.  And, given the nature of the allegations in the suit and upon consultation with Chief Steve Conrad, Mayor Fischer announced that the program is being suspended.

Mar 8 2017 Mayor Fischer rallies community for 'Give A Day' Week of Service, April 15-23

New projects, ways for people to be involved – Early!  

Flanked by representatives of dozens of groups and organizations that either need volunteer help or provide it, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2017 Give A Day week of service.

Mar 1 2017 Degrees Work to help workers finish college degree

Mayor launches startup to help companies train and retain talent

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Degrees Work, a city-sponsored startup that works directly with companies and organizations to encourage their employees to return to college and complete a degree.

Mar 1 2017 Violence reduction strategy showing progress

Arrests up; assaults, burglaries and robberies down; OSHN investing in prevention and intervention

Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities.

Feb 28 2017 Mayor Fischer announces new special events permitting system

Changes aim to reduce police involvement, road closures

 Mayor Greg Fischer today announced changes meant to reduce the role of Louisville Metro Police in providing traffic details and security for special events.

Feb 23 2017 Ernst and Young LLP to open national executive support center in Louisville, creating 125 jobs

 Ernst & Young LLP, one of the world’s largest business-services organizations, plans to open a 125-member office for executive assistants and other shared professional functions in downtown Louisville with a $4.35 million investment, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.