Nov 14 2018 TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker to retire

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that TARC Executive Director J. Barry Barker is retiring after nearly 25 years leading the city’s public transportation agency. His last day is Nov.

Nov 13 2018 Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on challenges of technology, equity in the workforce and education

How can the Louisville area ramp up an inclusive, tech-savvy workforce ready to tackle the rapidly developing knowledge economy? That’s one of the key issues bringing together national and local experts and innovators at the 4th annual Tomorrow’s Talent workforce and education summit.

Nov 12 2018 Light Up Louisville returns Nov. 23 to Jefferson Square

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city’s largest and most beloved holiday event, Light Up Louisville, returns for the 38th year on Nov. 23, outside of Metro Hall in Jefferson Square. 

Nov 12 2018 Mayor Fischer, partners announce federal grant to launch trauma resilient community initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer and officials with the University of Louisville and Centerstone Kentucky announced today that the city has been awarded a $5 million, five-year federal grant to launch an initiative to promote resilience and equity for Louisville families and young people most affected by trauma, inequity and violence.

Nov 5 2018 Louisville again among top “Digital Cities” in U.S.

Digital Cities 2018Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has again been ranked a top digital city in the U.S., placing third in the Center for Digital Government’

Oct 29 2018 Louisville Metro seeks to intervene in LG&E rate increase case

Louisville Metro Government is seeking to intervene in the pending case before the Public Service Commission (PSC) involving Louisville Gas & Electric’s request for an increase in utility rates.

Oct 29 2018 Mayor Fischer calls for stronger state hate crime law, announces Moment of Unity

At a press conference this afternoon sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition to stand against hate, Mayor Greg Fischer reminded the community of work being done to fight hate and violence in our city, while also calling for a stronger state hate crime law and tightening gun laws related to domestic violence cases.

Oct 29 2018 Mayor Fischer, veterans' group announce 17 Louisville events to honor veterans

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville today announced the fifth annual Mayor’s Week of Valor — a series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families.  

Oct 23 2018 Louisville’s positive credit ratings sustained, based on strong economy, sound management

Citing Louisville’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility, the nationally recognized credit rating services Fitch Ratings, Inc. and Moody’s Investors Service have again granted Louisville Metro positive bond ratings.

Oct 23 2018 Louisville Metro, LG&E partner to install electric vehicle charging station in Seneca Park

Drivers of electric vehicles in Louisville have yet another place to “fill up” their batteries with the installation of a new public charging station at Seneca Park through Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s EV Charging Station Program.

Oct 23 2018 New initiative aims to give low-income children better chance at academic success by closing word gap

PNC Foundation, NCFL, Metro United Way, Louisville Metro invest to serve thousands of families

Oct 18 2018 Louisville awarded $1.3 million in new federal funding to expand Reimage program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has been awarded additional federal funding to increase efforts to help break the cycle of crime and violence among young adults ages 18-24, by connecting them to training,  jobs and education.
 

Oct 11 2018 City seeking tree for ‘Light Up Louisville’ event

Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. 

“Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville and it will stay up throughout the holiday season.”

Oct 10 2018 Louisville Free Public Library Director Jim Blanton announces departure

Mayor appoints Lee Burchfield to serve as Interim Director

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Jim Blanton is leaving his post as Director of Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in early November for a similar post in Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family.

Oct 8 2018 Amateur boxers from England visiting Louisville

As part of a cultural exchange program initiated by Mayor Greg Fischer and Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, six teenage boxers and their coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) are visiting Louisville from October 8-14.