Jul 13 2015 Local Healthcare Leaders Partner for Louisville Innovation Summit

The Louisville Innovation Summit, a two-day event where healthcare leaders and innovators come together to provide insight, share expertise, and explore new avenues of creativity in aging care, will be held October 14 and 15, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.  The event will feature distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions with prominent guests, innovation spotlights from healthcare tech start-ups, and an innovation competition.

Jul 9 2015 Mayor announces $2 million in training scholarships available now to unemployed and underemployed residents

Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities.

Jul 8 2015 DDW Opens New Natural Food Color Operation

DDW “The Color House” announces the opening of its second site in Louisville for manufacturing food ingredients. It is located next to the company’s global support center on Spring Street and near its caramel color operation on Payne Street. The new facility will produce specialty colorings for leading food and beverage companies. Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, joined DDW associates and guests today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Jul 1 2015 Louisville’s minimum wage increases to $7.75 today

Stating today, minimum wage in Louisville is $7.75 an hour.

The new rate took effect after the Kentucky Court of Appeal denied a request for an emergency injunction to stop Louisville’s minimum wage increase.

All companies in Jefferson County, including independent cities and unincorporated areas, are required to start paying their hourly employees — excluding tip workers — the new rate.

Jun 30 2015 Mayor’s SummerWorks program putting 2,500 youth in jobs this summer

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program has grown and this summer is placing 2,500 youth, ages 16-21, in jobs at companies and organizations throughout the community. This year’s numbers include 200 jobs for low-income youth funded by $500,000 provided by the state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Jun 29 2015 Public Art Exhibition Announced

Mayor Fischer is pleased to announce Connect/Disconnect, a public art exhibition in Louisville that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government, in conjunction with the Commission on Public Art (COPA), has invited artists to transform a unique riverfront site at the Ohio River through an exhibition of site-specific, temporary public art installations.

Jun 29 2015 Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator
Jun 26 2015 Mayor Fischer names James L. Blanton as director of Louisville Free Public Library

Citing his innovative approach to lifelong learning, including making libraries as centers of knowledge in addition to books, Mayor Greg Fischer today named James L. Blanton as the new director of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Jun 23 2015 Fischer leads nation’s mayors in support of My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

Mayor Greg Fischer was the lead sponsor of a resolution approved this week by the nation’s mayors pledging continued support for a national initiative to help young men and boys of color stay on track with education and community engagement.

Jun 19 2015 Louisville receives U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Award

Two major sustainability projects in Louisville have resulted in the city earning Climate Protection Awards from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Jun 18 2015 Funding in place to plan Beargrass Creek Biking/Walking Trail

Design work will begin soon on a project to connect Cherokee Park and Waterfront Park via a continuous off-street pathway along Beargrass Creek thanks to donations from the community. Designing a conceptual plan for a walking and biking path connecting two of Louisville’s most significant recreational assets is fully funded. The plan will also evaluate strategies to improve water quality and wildlife habitat along the creek.  

Jun 16 2015 Mayor joins in re-opening Guthrie Street downtown

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) celebrated the reopening of Guthrie Street on June 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a “Food Truck Roundup” for Downtown professionals to linger and enjoy lunch on the newly refurbished street.

Jun 11 2015 Open Data Portal is powerful toolbox for creative minds

From interactive maps to college courses to smart phone apps helping the visually impaired - Louisville Metro Government’s Open Data Portal is being used throughout the nation giving citizens a practical look at information. 

Jun 11 2015 Designated email addresses being issued to all citizens serving on Boards and Commissions

The city’s Metro Technology Services Department (MTS) is in the process of providing email addresses to all citizens serving on a board or commission for official government business, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jun 5 2015 Mayor outlines parks budget investments at Mary T. Meagher aquatic facility

A critically needed new pool filter at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center is part of the $7.4 million in parks improvements and maintenance included in Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Fischer and parks’ officials outlined the investments at the Mary T., one of the most heavily used parks facilities, which hosts tens of thousands of users and groups of all ages each year.