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.

Sep 24 2014 ReSurfaced Partners With Kentucky Center For Weekend Of Events

ReSurfaced, the popular pop-up plaza on West Main Street, has a weekend full of activities that includes live music from jazz to bluegrass, an installation art contest, theatre, dance classes and a short film festival.

Sep 24 2014 Total Quality Logistics LLC to Expand in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Governor Steve Beshear and officials from Total Quality Logistics LLC (TQL) today to celebrate the growth of the national company in Louisville.

TQL, the nation's second largest freight brokerage firm, is expected to create up to 50 new jobs and invest $800,000 into the project.

Sep 23 2014 Citizens Can Meet With Mayor Fischer October 6

"Talk to Greg" session Oct. 6 at Central High School

Citizens will have a chance to meet and talk directly with Mayor Greg Fischer Monday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. at Central High School, 1130 W. Chestnut St.

People can bring suggestions, questions and concerns to Fischer, who will be joined by city department directors, Mayor's Office staff and Metro Councilmembers.

Sep 23 2014 Third Running of Gallopalooza

Mayor Greg Fischer announced the third running of Gallopalooza -- Bridles & Bourbon -- today featuring three new statues including an updated version of the much loved, life-sized horses displayed throughout the community.

Sep 18 2014 ReSurfaced Launch Party Friday

A vacant section of West Main Street downtown that has been transformed into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and local craft beers will officially open this weekend.

Mayor Greg Fischer will join the ReSurfaced Launch Party at 4 p.m. Friday to celebrate and thank the local arts groups, architects, volunteers and Metro Government workers who transformed 615 W. Main St. into a pop-up plaza and beer garden.

Sep 11 2014 Vision Louisville Announces SoBro ArtWalks Contest Winners

Four artistic designs chosen as winners of the SoBro ArtWalks Contest will be painted along the SoBro 4th Street corridor this Sunday.

The designs, representing the energy and diversity of the SoBro neighborhood, will be part of a community-wide event from 2 - 7 p.m. on 4th Street between Broadway and Kentucky Street.

Sep 4 2014 VEX Robotics Competition Coming to Louisville in 2015

2015 VEX Robotics World Championship to take place
in Louisville April 15-18

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation today announced that the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place on April 15-18, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Aug 29 2014 City Wins National Google Award for Online Business Support

Awarded 200 Samsung Chromebooks to help more
businesses & citizens get online

The city's efforts to get more businesses online has led to Louisville being named one of three winners of the national Get Your Business Online City Challenge sponsored by Google and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).

Aug 28 2014 500 Youth Will Benefit From New Right Turn Programs

Programs match youth with mentors to turn lives around

Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Aug 20 2014 Mayor Requests Review of Alleged Animal Services Incident

The Metro Council's decision to appoint an ad hoc committee to examine allegations involving a dog at Louisville Metro Animal Services - without first receiving the information that the Animals Services team had offered for weeks to provide them - led Mayor Greg Fischer today to ask the city's Public Integrity Unit to review the incident.

Fischer said the review involving the canine Sadie would ensure that all details are aired in a fair, unbiased way.

Aug 19 2014 Vacant Space on Main St. to Become Arts, Performance Space

ReSurfaced initiative is a six-week project -- Sept. 19-Oct. 25

A vacant block of West Main Street downtown will be turned into a temporary plaza with art, music, movies and craft beer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

The project, called ReSurfaced, will take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 25 and involve local arts groups and architects, food trucks and local craft beer brewers, transforming 615 W. Main St. into a pop-up plaza and beer garden.

Aug 18 2014 Cultural Pass Drawing Set to Begin

Lion King Broadway musical tickets & Bats game are among the top prizes

Children who stamped their Cultural Pass at eight or more locations this summer are eligible for a drawing for numerous prizes!

Four tickets to the Lion King Broadway musical (donated by Louisville Theatrical Associations' Broadway Louisville) and watching a Louisville Bats baseball game from the Mayor's box at Slugger Field are the two grand prizes.

Jul 24 2014 Mayor Announces Increased Focus on Civic Innovation, Other Staff Changes

Changes impact innovation, technology, human resources, roads