Feb 26 2015 Free Training for Manufacturing Jobs Offered in West Louisville

Individuals wanting to launch a new career in manufacturing or certify their skills to get a better manufacturing job should attend an orientation session at the Nia Center in the next two weeks. The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center is enrolling students now for its next Certified Production Technician training course that begins March 16 at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway.

Feb 25 2015 Ten Teens Honored as Black History Makers of Tomorrow

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Kentuckiana celebrated Black History Month by honoring ten local high school students through the annual Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarship program on February 26 at Louisville Metro Hall.

Feb 23 2015 Designated email addresses to be issued to all serving on Boards and Commissions

Every citizen serving on a board or commission will be issued an email address to conduct all official government business, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

 

Feb 19 2015 Comfy Cow to Establish Production, Distribution Headquarters in Louisville

One of Louisville’s favorite treats will soon be in freezers across the country. The Comfy Cow plans to establish its first standalone production facility in Louisville, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Feb 19 2015 City on Track for Balanced Budget

Metro Government should be able to end the 2015 fiscal year with a balanced budget, despite revenues being down slightly through the year’s midpoint.

Feb 18 2015 Mayor Highlights City's Compassion During Winter Weather

While visiting with homeless citizens at the St. John Center this morning, Mayor Greg Fischer celebrated the many acts of compassion that have eased the effects of severe winter weather this week.

Feb 12 2015 Government Performance & Innovation Summit Brings National Leaders to Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer welcomes 15 mayors from around the nation along with hundreds of  public sector leaders to Louisville for the Summit on Government Performance and Innovation, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 11 and 12 at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

Feb 12 2015 Louisville Area Unemployment Hits Lowest Mark in 10 Years

The Greater Louisville region recorded its lowest unemployment rate in 10 years and its second-highest employment rate in a decade during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to The State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market, released today by KentuckianaWorks. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.8 percent, and more than 595,000 people in the Louisville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) were employed during the fourth quarter.

Feb 11 2015 Big Four Bridge Lights the Night With Color

Today marked the beginning of a nightly light display on the Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. Each evening from around sunset until 1:00 a.m., a program of LED lighting will provide motion and color to the structure of the bridge. A daily  schedule of programming will provide rainbow effects or combinations of 2 or 3 colors that dance and move across the bridge. Certain holidays will have a dedicated theme, such as shades of red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green for St.

Feb 6 2015 Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth

Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.

“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said.  “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”

Feb 6 2015 Light it up! Big 4 Bridge to debut its colors

Mayor Greg Fischer will plug in the Big Four pedestrian bridge and officially illuminate the city’s much-loved span connecting Louisville with Southern Indiana.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 on the upper floor of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park. The public is invited.

Feb 6 2015 Public Integrity review finds no wrongdoing in Louisville Metro Animal Services case

After a thorough months-long review, Louisville Metro Police — along with the Jefferson County Attorney and the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney — have found no criminal wrongdoing or neglect regarding a dog in the care of Louisville Metro Animal Services that was surrendered by its owner.

Feb 5 2015 Mayor Launches Pinterest Page

Mayor Greg Fischer has launched a new social media channel, by starting a Pinterest account that will share with the world his vision of Louisville.

“In the changing media landscape, we have to make sure that we’re pushing the story of Louisville through every available channel,” Fischer said.

Feb 5 2015 TARC Receiving Grant To Expand ZeroBus Fleet

TARC will add five more all-electric ZeroBus vehicles to the fleet thanks to a $3.3 million grant announced today in Louisville by Federal Transportation Administration officials.

Feb 4 2015 City Employees to Relocate to Edison Center in Old Louisville

Nearly 300 city government employees who currently work in various metro departments at 810 and 850 Barret Avenue will be relocated later this year to a renovated warehouse in Old Louisville known as the Edison Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

In addition, the Property Valuation Office, currently located in the Fiscal Court Annex building behind Metro Hall, will relocate to Glassworks at 9th and Market streets.