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. 

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.