|Feb 12 2015||
Louisville Area Unemployment Hits Lowest Mark in 10 Years
The Greater Louisville region recorded its lowest unemployment rate in 10 years and its second-highest employment rate in a decade during the fourth quarter of 2014, according to The State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market, released today by KentuckianaWorks. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.8 percent, and more than 595,000 people in the Louisville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) were employed during the fourth quarter.
|Feb 11 2015||
Big Four Bridge Lights the Night With Color
Today marked the beginning of a nightly light display on the Big Four Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. Each evening from around sunset until 1:00 a.m., a program of LED lighting will provide motion and color to the structure of the bridge. A daily schedule of programming will provide rainbow effects or combinations of 2 or 3 colors that dance and move across the bridge. Certain holidays will have a dedicated theme, such as shades of red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green for St.
|Feb 6 2015||
Light it up! Big 4 Bridge to debut its colors
Mayor Greg Fischer will plug in the Big Four pedestrian bridge and officially illuminate the city’s much-loved span connecting Louisville with Southern Indiana.
The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 on the upper floor of the former Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park. The public is invited.
|Feb 6 2015||
Public Integrity review finds no wrongdoing in Louisville Metro Animal Services case
After a thorough months-long review, Louisville Metro Police — along with the Jefferson County Attorney and the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney — have found no criminal wrongdoing or neglect regarding a dog in the care of Louisville Metro Animal Services that was surrendered by its owner.
|Feb 6 2015||
Mayor Sets Goal of 2,500 Summer Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,500 young people in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program.
“Successful business people often want to give back to their community in ways that are meaningful and lasting,” Fischer said. “While there are many opportunities to contribute, there are few as impactful and far reaching as giving a young person a positive start in the workforce.”
|Feb 5 2015||
TARC Receiving Grant To Expand ZeroBus Fleet
TARC will add five more all-electric ZeroBus vehicles to the fleet thanks to a $3.3 million grant announced today in Louisville by Federal Transportation Administration officials.
|Feb 5 2015||
Mayor Launches Pinterest Page
Mayor Greg Fischer has launched a new social media channel, by starting a Pinterest account that will share with the world his vision of Louisville.
“In the changing media landscape, we have to make sure that we’re pushing the story of Louisville through every available channel,” Fischer said.
|Feb 4 2015||
City Employees to Relocate to Edison Center in Old Louisville
Nearly 300 city government employees who currently work in various metro departments at 810 and 850 Barret Avenue will be relocated later this year to a renovated warehouse in Old Louisville known as the Edison Center, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
In addition, the Property Valuation Office, currently located in the Fiscal Court Annex building behind Metro Hall, will relocate to Glassworks at 9th and Market streets.
|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 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 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.