Nov 17 2016 Mayor announces return visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness will deliver talks as part of the 2017 Festival of Faiths

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama will return to Louisville in April 2017. And to spotlight the significance of the visit, the 22nd annual Festival of Faiths will move to April 19-24 and culminate with talks by the Dalai Lama.

Nov 16 2016 Dave Moisan to headline 2016 Holiday in the City

NBC's “The Voice” contestant will also be honorary grand marshal for Lots of Lights Parade

Mayor Greg Fischer is excited to announce that Louisville native Dave Moisan, a recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” will headline this year’s Holiday in the City entertainment, with a performance during Light Up Louisville on Friday, Nov. 25.

Nov 15 2016 Confederate monument moving to Brandenburg

Time capsule inside statue to be loaned to Filson Historical Society

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Confederate Monument on Third Street will be moved to become part of an historic Civil War site in neighboring Brandenburg, Ky., and that a time capsule believed to be embedded in the structure will be retrieved and loaned to the Filson Historical Society for a future historic exhibit.

Nov 11 2016 See The New Dixie Highway

Citizens invited to share opinions on preliminary designs for road improvements, transit upgrades along Dixie Highway

Residents who drive on Dixie Highway will have two opportunities to view preliminary designs for the project, including details about median placements and bus stops. 

Nov 11 2016 Power Forward summit to focus on stronger connection between education and careers

Mayor joins national experts, universities, employers at Ali Center on Dec. 9

Registration is now open for Power Forward, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts, schools, universities and employers to collaborate on a more productive transition between education and career – helping create a stronger pipeline of  talent for Louisville-area employers. 

Nov 11 2016 Louisville ranks among top 10 digital governments

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro has been ranked a top digital city, placing in the top 10 in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey.  

The survey takes a broad look at how cities are approaching open data, transparency, innovation, citizen services and engagement, and much more.

Nov 11 2016 City Christmas tree to be erected Sunday

The Holiday in the City Christmas tree will be erected Sunday in Holiday Square — the plaza at Fourth and Jefferson streets — near the ice skating rink.

Due to construction at the Kentucky International Convention Center, an artificial tree will be used for the next two years for Holiday in the City. The traditional 45- to 50-foot live tree that the city normally uses requires a crane to put in place, and the KICC construction does not allow room for that.

Nov 1 2016 Week of Valor honors Louisville veterans and active-duty service members

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville announced today the third annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a week-long series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions of active-duty military, veterans and their families. 

Coinciding with Veterans Day, Week of Valor events focus on honoring veterans’ contributions to their country and facilitating their successful transition back to civilian life.

Nov 1 2016 Two small businesses receive loans from city

The city has awarded loans totaling $95,000 to two 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.

Oct 31 2016 Louisville Metro Housing Authority receives honors, funding for efforts around energy efficient affordable housing

Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) has been selected for two honors reflecting its commitment toward increasing energy-efficient housing options in Louisville.

 

Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant

LMHA has been chosen to receive a $44,500 Affordable Green Neighborhood (AGN) Grant from the U.S. Green Building Council and Bank of America Charitable Foundation for the planned redevelopment of the Beecher Terrace neighborhood.

Oct 27 2016 Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI President Kent Oyler to lead foreign-born workforce development conversation

To bring awareness to the professional needs of Louisville’s foreign-born population, Mayor Greg Fischer and GLI president Kent Oyler will lead a workforce development conversation during the Louisville Society of Human Resource Management (LSHRM) networking and lunch event on November 3 at the Muhammad Ali Center. 

Oct 26 2016 Mayor Fischer hosts 2nd “Lou’s Brew” bike tour Oct. 29

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up to host the second “Lou’s Brew” bike ride on Saturday, October 29.

The ride, which celebrates local breweries, will stop at four, giving everyone a chance to tour the facilities, talk with the brewers and enjoy a small taste of their creations.

Last year, the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau introduced “Lou’s Brew” — a guide that highlights local breweries for locals and tourists.

Oct 26 2016 City launches new automated appointment system for LIHEAP; announces four new application locations

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Community Services today announced the launch of a new automated telephone and online appointment system that will help clients schedule appointments to apply for home energy assistance.

 Mayor Fischer and Community Services also announced new locations for LIHEAP application appointments. 

Oct 25 2016 Louisville sets new record in education attainment

Louisville’s adult population has set a new record for college attainment, according to 2015 data released this week from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Highlights of the data include:  The percentage of working-age adults with at least an associate degree now stands at 44.7 percent, up 3 percentage points over the previous year. 

The percentage with at least a bachelor’s degree was also up to 35.7 percent, a 2.4 percentage point increase.

Oct 24 2016 Louisville’s Manfred Reid Sr. earns national recognition for community leadership

Metropolitan Housing Authority chairman Manfred Reid Sr. has been given the Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership, a national recognition for outstanding contributions by community leaders. 

The annual awarded was presented on Friday in Columbus, Ohio, by NeighborWorks America, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to community development and affordable housing.