May 14 2015 Mayor announces plan to equip LMPD officers with body cameras

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined an ambitious plan to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras, a project that will be implemented over the next year and that should lead to improved policing, greater transparency and an even safer city.

The Mayor is proposing the $2.8 million project in his 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget, which will be unveiled on May 28 and sent to Metro Council for consideration.

May 12 2015 Mayor Honors Outstanding High School Seniors

Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom are being honored today by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors Award.  Fischer will present the honor to 51 students this evening at 7 p.m., following a reception at Louisville Metro Hall. 

May 8 2015 Louisville a leader in meeting My Brother’s Keeper Challenge

Eight months after accepting President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Challenge,” Louisville continues to lead the way in implementing programs to help young people - specifically young men and boys of color - stay on track, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 8 2015 Citizens set to grade Louisville on satisfaction of services

Starting Saturday, citizens in Louisville will be randomly selected to participate in a survey, administered through MetroCall 311, gauging their satisfaction of city services from trash collection to public transit to fire and emergency personnel.  The survey builds on Mayor Greg Fischer’s commitment to improve services to citizens. 

May 7 2015 Survivors of April Flooding, Storms Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid

Residents of Louisville who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides of April 2-17, 2015 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

Emergency Services Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has been working closely with The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine damages throughout the community caused by these storms.

May 7 2015 ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition opens in June

The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme.

May 6 2015 Mayor Orders City Flags at Half-Staff in Memory of Judge John Heyburn

Mayor Greg Fischer this morning ordered flags on all Metro Government buildings to be lowered to half-staff in memory of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II who died April 29. The city flags will be lowered this Friday, the day of Heyburn’s funeral.

May 5 2015 Fischer, Tandy make appointments to flood mitigation work group

Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council President David Tandy today announced the membership of the Flood Mitigation Workgroup.

They are:

Tonya Sangester, Emergency Management Agency
Jim McKinney, All Hazards Mitigation Coordinator
Jim Mims, Director of Develop Louisville
Councilman Dan Johnson
Councilwoman Madonna Flood
Councilwoman Angela Leet
John Phelps, Joyce Mott, Greg Heitzman, and Angela Akridge, all from Louisville MSD.

May 4 2015 Louisville Forward named one of Site Selection’s Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, is named one of the Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.  Since its creation in July, Louisville Forward has helped businesses create nearly 3,500 new jobs in Louisville, representing an investment of more than half a billion dollars. 

Apr 29 2015 Give A Day Week Produces Over 166,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion

The volunteer projects ranged from helping distribute toys to needy kids to renovating abandoned houses for deserving families to repairing bicycles for use by refugees. Those and many other projects and deeds produced more than 166,000 volunteers and acts of compassion during Louisville’s fourth annual Give A Day week of service which ended April 26.

Apr 28 2015 Mayor, Metro Council and MSD Establish Workgroup to Evaluate Home Buyout Program

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the formation of a Work Group to study and recommend a course of action to address homes subject to repetitive losses caused by recent major rain and flood events.

Apr 27 2015 Extreme Park 2.0 Reopens, Named for Former Mayor Dave Armstrong

Surrounded by skaters and bikers, Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled the newly redesigned Dave Armstrong Extreme Park, renamed in honor of the former Mayor who created the popular park in 2002.

Apr 22 2015 Computershare Inc. Opens New Facility in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer and Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined company officials and local leaders today to cut the ribbon on Computershare Inc.’s new facility in downtown Louisville.

The opening comes six months after Computershare, which specializes in financial services and investor communications, announced the project, which involves creating up to 250 new jobs and a $12-million investment.

Apr 22 2015 City launches artist in residence program

Louisville Metro Government’s first artist-in-residence is in town soaking up all things Derby, leading to the creation of an original art piece later this year.

Apr 16 2015 Mayor, Volunteers Set to Launch Annual Week of Service

Volunteers will help distribute toys and other items to needy children. Abandoned homes will be rebuilt for deserving families. Elementary students will hold a read-a-thon to fight child abuse and volunteers will build “Little Libraries” to place in West Louisville neighborhoods.