Jan 19 2017 Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed today for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area.

Jan 5 2017 Mayor Fischer honors Manfred Reid Sr. with MLK Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Manfred Reid Sr., a longtime advocate for affordable housing in Louisville, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Reid is a former Louisville real estate broker who lives at Beecher Terrace and has been chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Louisville Metro Housing Authority since 2000.

Jan 4 2017 Bourbon, Branch, Business

For the uninitiated, “bourbon and branch” refers to drinking bourbon with plain water (as opposed to soda water). Whisky aficionados insist it brings out the flavors of Kentucky’s signature beverage. But bourbon and branch is more than just a tasty beverage. It’s an opportunity to build a business and grow jobs in Louisville.

Dec 30 2016 Human Relations Commission Executive Director Carolyn Miller-Cooper passes away

Carolyn Miller-Cooper, executive director of the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, passed away unexpectedly today following a medical procedure.

Dec 28 2016 Nine small businesses receive loans from city

The city has awarded loans totaling nearly $168,000 to nine small businesses to help them renovate or expand. The loans have been awarded by Louisville Forward Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO) and the Department of Community Services’ Microbusiness Development Program.

Dec 22 2016 Training available in west Louisville to prepare, connect residents to good jobs

REimage program also working to give second chance to young offenders

Free training to quickly prepare Louisville residents for good jobs in construction, manufacturing and other fields is available in west Louisville, and new classes are starting soon, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Dec 16 2016 Mayor Fischer and GLI President/CEO Kent Oyler unveil Global Louisville Action Plan

Mayor Greg Fischer and Kent Oyler, President and CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. (GLI), the metro chamber of commerce, were joined by members of Louisville’s foreign-born and professional communities today as they unveiled the Global Louisville Action Plan.

The plan is a collaborative effort among the Mayor’s Office, GLI and hundreds of community members, and outlines key strategies to attract, retain and grow Louisville’s foreign-born population and workforce. It provides an overview of the region’s foreign-born population and a set of action steps to increase the number of immigrants here and their capacity to thrive. 

Dec 12 2016 Louisville selected to receive $29.5 million HUD grant to jumpstart Russell revitalization

Mayor Greg  Fischer announced today that Louisville is receiving a $29.5 million implementation grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Initiative program.

Dec 6 2016 Mayor announces U of L Compassionate Cities Index

Also reveals that Louisville honored for 5th time as a Model City of Compassion

Mayor Greg Fischer, joined by representatives of the University of Louisville and local and international compassion organizations, today announced a new Compassionate Cities Index.

Dec 5 2016 Mayor Fischer proposes spending millions on targeted violence prevention plans

Surplus spending budget includes hiring 28 additional police officers

Dec 2 2016 Louisville Metro Government to seek intervention in LG&E rate increase case

Louisville Metro Government will seek to intervene in the pending case before the Public Service Commission (PSC) involving Louisville Gas & Electric’s request for an increase in utility rates.

Nov 30 2016 Mayor Fischer announces ABCs of Buying Local social media campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness of local businesses and to increase dollars spent locally

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the ABCs of Buying Local social media campaign. The campaign aims to increase dollars spent locally during the holiday season.

Nov 29 2016 Mayor Fischer encourages record-breaking Toys for Tots drive

Citing Louisville’s reputation as an international model city of compassion, Mayor Greg Fischer is calling on citizens and businesses to celebrate the season of giving by helping break the world record for the most toys collected for Toys for Tots in a 12-hour period.

Louisville set the record last year, with 6,223 toys collected during the annual Holiday in the City.

Nov 28 2016 Mayors Fischer and Gray announce BEAM region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan; receive $220,000 grant

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today joined area business officials to announce the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan.

The plan released today outlines key findings on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region. It proposes strategies and accompanying action items to guide cultivation of future FDI, which fosters world-class industry clusters and high quality jobs. Key focus areas include:

Nov 21 2016 Angel's Envy™ publically unveils first full-production distillery and visitor center in downtown Louisville

Angel's Envy™, the super-premium Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, will officially open its new distillery and visitor center to the public for guided tours beginning Saturday, November 19. Online reservations, which are required, are now being accepted at www.angelsenvy.com. Admission is $15 per person and includes a tasting.