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.

Jan 12 2015 Louisville Announces Detailed 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. To date, these organizations have raised over $9.6 million for Rx: Housing Veterans.

Jan 8 2015 Mayor Announces New AED Location Mapping System & Launches AED Registration Drive

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Emergency Management Agency/MetroSafe today to announce the addition of a new information system that will assist 911 dispatchers in helping callers locate life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available near sudden cardiac arrest victims. 

Jan 8 2015 Warming Centers Available Across Louisville for Relief from the Cold

Dangerously low temperatures are here and Louisville officials are encouraging residents to use warming centers around the city.

Jan 5 2015 Fischer Pledges Second Term Will Be 'Age of Investment' in City and People

Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today that his second term would be a time of “tremendous capital and human investment” in Louisville and he called upon all 760,000 people to become citizen investors.

Dec 30 2014 Progress Louisville annual report

Happy New Year! Our Progress Louisville annual report to citizens is now available. 

Dec 19 2014 Kentucky Leaders Applaud LIFT Being Named House Bill 1

Today, leaders across Kentucky met in the chambers of the Kentucky House of Representatives to announce that LIFT (Local Investments for Transformation) Kentucky has been named House Bill 1 for the upcoming 2015 General Assembly. Historically, legislation filed as House Bill 1 indicates the measure is the top priority for House members.

Dec 17 2014 Edumedics Expanding Louisville Headquarters, Adding New Jobs

Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Edumedics LLC, a chronic disease management company, plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Louisville and create 17 new jobs.

Dec 17 2014 Mayor Says Balanced Approach Needed to Raising Minimum Wage; Supports $8.75 An Hour

Mayor Greg Fischer said today he supports raising the minimum wage to $8.75 an hour — which could lead to an annual salary increase of $3,120 for a person working full-time — but he’s not willing to gamble losing 2,000 existing jobs by going to a higher rate and “hurting the very people we are trying to help.”

Dec 11 2014 Metro Parks Community Centers Ready To Provide Winter Break Fun for Youth

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation once again welcomes children and teens to its community centers for special winter break programs. A full schedule of activities is planned, designed to keep youth engaged in positive and educational play during this out of school time, including arts and crafts, music, field trips, fitness, table games, swimming, dance, basketball tournaments, and much more.

Dec 10 2014 Louisville’s Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2007

Louisville’s jobless rate in October is 5.2%, the lowest since November 2007 and evidence that the economy continues to improve. The October 2014 unemployment rate is down 2.5% from October 2013.

Dec 10 2014 MAYOR FISCHER JOINS JCPS EFFORT TO HELP STRUGGLING FAMILIES

Mayor Greg Fischer urges Louisville’s citizens to step up and volunteer for JCPS’s “Take What You Can Tote” clothing giveaway events in December.  The effort is a partnership between JCPS’s 15th District PTA Clothing Assistance Program, known as CAP, and Metro Government’ Office for Safe and Health Neighborhoods.  

Dec 8 2014 Zipcar Arrives in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, is coming to Louisville. Zipcar members in the Louisville area are now able to reserve vehicles in the city from two spots leased by the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) at the Brown Hotel.

A self-serve, rentable vehicle, the two new Zipcars can be reserved by members via the Zipcar smartphone app. 

Dec 3 2014 Confluent Health Chooses Louisville for Corporate Headquarters

Another health care company -- Confluent Health LLC -- is locating its headquarters in Louisville and bringing new jobs, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.