Nov 18 2014 Mayor Receives National Leadership Award for Compassion

Citing his progress in making Louisville a globally-regarded city for caring and compassion, a coalition of international organizations has honored Mayor Greg Fischer with a City Leadership award for compassion.

Nov 13 2014 Louisville Metro Named Top Digital City Government

When it comes to using technology to connect with citizens, Louisville Metro is one of the top local governments in America. For the fourth year in a row, Louisville has been named a top digital city by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center) in its annual Digital Cities Survey. Louisville placed 3rd in the survey for U.S. cities with a population over 250,000.

Nov 11 2014 TARC Celebrates 40 Years, Looks Ahead to All-Electric ZeroBus

Displaying an anniversary-themed “ruby” bus that revisits the past next to an all-electric bus of the future, TARC today celebrated 40 years of providing public transportation in Louisville.

Nov 7 2014 Light Up Louisville Returns November 28

The city’s “Light Up Louisville 40 Nights of Lights” event – the traditional starting point for the holidays – returns for its 34th year with music, fireworks and family activities and a nightly array of lights and happenings along four blocks of 4th Street, from the Galt House to Fourth Street Live.

Nov 5 2014 Inaugural Week of Valor Honors Veterans and Active-Duty Service Men and Women

Mayor Greg Fischer and numerous community partners today announced the inaugural Mayor’s Week of Valor — a week-long series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions of active-duty military, veterans and their families. 

Nov 5 2014 Major State Grant Allows New South Central Regional Library to Move Forward

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona will be able to start construction within a year thanks in part to a major grant announced today.

Oct 30 2014 Louisville Metro Releases First Open Data Report

Louisville Metro Government has put 71 new datasets online in the past year, bringing the total to 107, a 197% increase, according to the city’s first annual Open Data Report.

Oct 30 2014 Code Louisville to Expand Training for Technology Jobs With $2.9 Million Federal Grant

Training will be available to 13 counties in Kentucky, Southern Indiana

Free training to prepare people for a rising number of computer software coding jobs will be expanded by a new $2.9 million federal grant, Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth announced today.

Oct 22 2014 Mayor Names New Director, Leadership Team at Animal Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today named a new three-person leadership team for Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), including a director who has spent much of her career in veterinary medicine for the United States Army Veterinary Command, caring for wounded military working dogs.

Oct 21 2014 Louisville Joins Next-Generation Broadband Communities to Launch Next Century Cities

Mayor Fischer announces Louisville as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet

Oct 15 2014 ReSurfaced Offers Children's Theatre, Opera, Music and More This Weekend

Sunday is Kentucky Opera Benefit Day

Oct 7 2014 City Launches New Website to Track Success in Achieving Community Health Goals

Mayor Greg Fischer and Public Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt today unveiled HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org, an on-line tool to track community goals for improving Louisville’s health over the next six years.

Oct 1 2014 FFA Returns to Louisville

The 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo continues the second year of its three-year run in Louisville Oct. 29. More than 60,000 FFA members from throughout the United States are expected at this year’s convention and expo that goes through Nov. 1.

Sep 29 2014 "Empty the Shelter" Event Finds Homes for 123 Animals

Mayor Greg Fischer and the staff and volunteers at Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) thank the families who provided a new home to 123 animals this Saturday as part of the "Empty the Shelter" adoption event.

Sep 24 2014 Mayor to Move His Office to IdeaFestival

Will encourage a city-wide interactive, virtual dialogue

For the fourth year in a row, Mayor Greg Fischer and his leadership team will relocate their offices to the IdeaFestival next month, a move designed to encourage breakthrough thinking.

This time, the Mayor?s Office will not only be available to the public during the festival, but will also be actively seeking input from Festivalgoers and the general public.