Jan 29 2015 Onco360 to Establish Headquarters in Louisville; Create 150 Jobs

Another health care company, OncoMed Specialty LLC (Onco360), is bringing its headquarters to Louisville and establishing a facility in Jeffersontown, Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Onco360, one of the world’s fastest-growing providers of oncology and hematology pharmacy services, is expected to create up to 150 new jobs and invest $2 million into the project.

Jan 29 2015 Mayor Declares City “Ready, Nimble, and Looking Forward to Incredible Opportunities”

Using the state-of-the-art, award-winning Southwest Regional Library as his backdrop, Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined a community vision for investments in both places and people that would create a more innovative, skilled, independent and successful Louisville.

Jan 28 2015 Partnership to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap

A new industry-education partnership announced today between the Greater Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KYFAME) and Jefferson Community and Technical College will combine classroom and work experiences to create a pipeline of technology-savvy employees for the region’s advanced manufacturing industry. Qualifying students will work and learn, earning valuable on-the-job training and an associate degree with little to no education debt.

Jan 27 2015 First Wave of 2015 Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced

The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.  

Jan 26 2015 Forecastle Festival Will Dock at Waterfront Park Through 2019

Forecastle Festival, the nationally-recognized event held annually in Louisville, is here to stay.  Mayor Greg Fischer joined Waterfront Development Corporation president David Karem and Forecastle Festival Founder and Captain J.K. McKnight to announce Forecastle Festival’s five-year commitment to Louisville Waterfront Park. Under the commitment, the festival will take place in the award-winning park until at least 2019.   

Jan 23 2015 Mayor to Seek New Chief Financial Officer

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he will seek a new Chief Financial Officer for Metro Government following the resignation this morning of Steve Rowland.

Budget Director Daniel Frockt will remain as interim CFO and interim director of the Office of Management and Budget while the search is underway. 

Jan 21 2015 State of City Speech to be Delivered in Valley Station

For the first time in history, the mayor of Louisville will deliver the annual State of the City address in Valley Station.

The speech is traditionally delivered every January to the Downtown Rotary Club. This year the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 29th, at the Southwest Regional Library, which opened last fall and represents the largest capital investment of Mayor Fischer’s first term.

Jan 20 2015 Mayor Launches One Love Louisville Campaign, Urging Citizens To Be The One To Reduce Violence

Mayor Greg Fischer took another step in his commitment to reduce violent deaths resulting from homicides, suicides and drug overdoses today, launching the One Love Louisville, Be the One campaign. 

Jan 16 2015 Mayor Fischer Unveils New Historic Structure Recognition Program

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled a new historic structure recognition program that will promote and recognize the best of the best in historic preservation within Louisville’s seven local historic preservation districts and individual landmarks. 

Jan 15 2015 Mayor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Jim King

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Metro Council President Jim King, who died overnight.

Jan 15 2015 Parklands Begins $3 Million Conservation Initiative Funded by Helmsley Charitable Trust

With the ceremonial planting of the first of tens of thousands of new trees, The Parklands of Floyds Fork today announced one of the largest conservation initiatives in the state and the region, aimed at restoring natural ecosystems, improving habitat for native plants and wildlife, and improving air and water quality.

Jan 14 2015 Teleperformance Opens New Louisville Facility

Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Teleperformance’s facility in eastern Louisville.

Jan 13 2015 Louisville Has Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless today unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in Louisville by the end of this year. The initiative, titled Rx: Housing Veterans, will find permanent housing for the 360 known homeless veterans in our city and will rely on the resources of more than 15 local agencies.

Jan 12 2015 All-Electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches Downtown

Mayor Greg Fischer joined TARC and other local officials today at the Louisville Slugger Museum to kick off the start of ZeroBus service in downtown Louisville. 

Jan 12 2015 Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ed White

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ed White, the founder of the River City Drum Corps, is the 2015 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Fischer will present the award 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.