Jun 3 2015 Impact of Kentucky Automotive Industry Tops $14 Billion

Joined by Gov. Steve Beshear and industry leaders, the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) shared results today of the first in-depth study of the significant fiscal and economic impact of Kentucky’s automotive industry.

Jun 2 2015 Mayor Fischer and Governor Beshear Celebrate Governor's Cup Award in Louisville

Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million.

Jun 1 2015 Mayor Fischer announces 80 summer learning programs for youth, teenagers

From safari camps at the Louisville Zoo to reading programs in the libraries to an online brain chase game at community centers, Louisville is offering over 80 learning programs for students during the summer break, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 28 2015 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in road paving, body cameras, housing

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to  strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville.

May 27 2015 New playground dedicated at California Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation dedicated a new, inclusive playground today in California Park, located at 16th and St. Catherine. Inclusive playgrounds grant every child the opportunity to enjoy playground features, regardless of physical limitations. This is the fifth inclusive playground in the Metro Parks & Recreation system.  

May 26 2015 Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th…Fueled By Thorntons

The return of the July 4th Celebration will feature the full Louisville Orchestra, family fun and Fireworks!

At Waterfront Park.

May 22 2015 Cultural Pass returns to keep kids learning, growing over the summer

The hugely popular Cultural Pass, created last year to keep children learning and exploring over the summer, is back with an expanded list of participating attractions Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 21 2015 Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or parts of old Water Company building

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort.

The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.

May 19 2015 Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion Memorial Day at the 21st Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle May 25 at Waterfront Park. 

“This has become a true signature event for Louisville – a demonstration of how much our residents love being outdoors and participating in family-oriented healthy exercise and recreation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

May 18 2015 Nearly 1,500 Seniors Sign Commitments to Earn Their Degrees

Nearly 1,500 college-bound seniors in Louisville have been recognized for their commitment to go to college and earn a degree. The students were honored at a celebration today at the KFC Yum! Center. Jefferson County Public Schools, the KFC Yum! Center and 55,000 Degrees – Louisville’s education movement – joined forces to host College Signing Day.

May 18 2015 Nearly 1,500 Seniors Sign Commitments to Earn Their Degrees

Nearly 1,500 college-bound seniors in Louisville have been recognized for their commitment to go to college and earn a degree. The students were honored at a celebration today at the KFC Yum! Center. Jefferson County Public Schools, the KFC Yum! Center and 55,000 Degrees – Louisville’s education movement – joined forces to host College Signing Day.

May 15 2015 Mayor Fischer announces $12 million plan to build affordable housing in Louisville

With a pledge to begin tackling Louisville’s affordable housing crisis, Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a $12 million initiative called Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success, or Louisville CARES, which would create 1,500 housing units over two years, construction jobs throughout the community and security and stability for many Louisville families.

May 14 2015 Flock of Finns Return to Roost at Waterfront Park

The Flock of Finns, a colorful gathering of 28 fanciful metal bird sculptures based on original artworks by Louisville folk artist Marvin Finn, have returned to their permanent roosting place at Waterfront Park. The Flock have been on sabbatical in Oberlin, Ohio, since May 2014.

May 14 2015 Mayor announces plan to equip LMPD officers with body cameras

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined an ambitious plan to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras, a project that will be implemented over the next year and that should lead to improved policing, greater transparency and an even safer city.

The Mayor is proposing the $2.8 million project in his 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget, which will be unveiled on May 28 and sent to Metro Council for consideration.

May 12 2015 Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors

Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award.  Fischer will present the honor to 51 students this evening at 7 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall.