Jul 5 2018 Mayor, Louisville Metro Animal Services team break ground for state-of-the art animal care facility shelter

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) for the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art animal care complex located at 3516 Newburg Road, which will replace the outdated shelter built in 1966.

Jul 3 2018 Louisville Metro urging safety on Fourth of July holiday

As Louisville residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, Louisville Metro Government officials are urging residents to stay safe – including those attending outdoor events amid a heat index that could reach 110 degrees.

Jun 27 2018 Mayor Fischer, Metro Council release Harvey report on LMPD Explorer program

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, appointed last year by Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council to conduct a special investigation into allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program, today submitted his report to the Mayor and the Council. 

The report was redacted pursuant to orders of various courts and other statutes.

The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Harvey for his service and diligence on this critically important matter.

Jun 27 2018 Report on Explorers finds mistakes were made, but no “orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct”

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey’s 90-page report on allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program found the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) made mistakes in oversight of the program and in its investigation of the allegations, but concluded there was "no ongoing, orchestrated effort to cover up misconduct.”

Jun 8 2018 Mayor Fischer receives national Health Leadership Award

Mayor Greg Fischer was presented a Health Leadership Award this evening at the opening dinner of the US Conference of Mayors 86th annual meeting in Boston. The award was presented by CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, that regularly evaluates the nation’s 40 largest cities on the number and strength of their policies that help people live longer, better lives.

Jun 6 2018 Mayor’s Music & Art Series announces summer music lineup

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series will move outside to Jefferson Square Park for the summer months.

Jun 6 2018 Sen. Seum honored for support of felony gun law

Louisville officials thank Senator for his continued support to improve public safety in Louisville through legislation

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad welcomed state Senator Dan Seum to the offices of the 9th Mobile Division Wednesday to thank him for sponsoring legislation that passed this year to strengthen penalties for repeat offenders who use guns to commit crimes.

Jun 5 2018 National Latino Leaders Network honors Mayor Fischer

Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award to be presented Sunday

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be honored in Boston on Sunday with the Antonio Villaraigosa Leadership Award from the Latino Leaders Network, a national organization that each year recognizes a mayor who has exhibited an outstanding commitment to bringing diverse communities together.

Jun 1 2018 Louisville Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

School is out for the summer, and Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of fun, low-cost or free learning opportunities available for Louisville area students of all ages over the next three months.

May 24 2018 SBA disaster loans available for Louisville businesses and residents impacted by storms and flooding

Louisville businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and heavy flooding from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced Wednesday.

May 21 2018 Consultants finalize assessment of city facilities

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government have finalized their report.

The consultant, EOP, was commissioned in January to study city facilities and space needs and to make a recommendation about a potential public-private partnership model to address those needs. They presented a draft version to Metro Council and city officials earlier this month, and have since finalized the report.

The consultant’s main findings are:

May 21 2018 City plans public meeting to share community input, next steps in search for new LMPD Impound Lot

Louisville Metro Government is planning a public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Butchertown Pizza Hall (1301 Story Avenue, second floor) to share community input and next steps in its effort to relocate the Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

May 7 2018 Mayor Fischer honors Louisville's outstanding high school seniors

Mayor Greg Fischer today honored 50 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

This year’s recipients include immigrants from Somalia, Kenya, Cuba and other countries, along with students who have overcome illness, personal struggles, disabilities and behavioral issues to achieve success.

May 2 2018 Mayor Fischer makes annual Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Florida) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the fifth year of the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both of which are steeped in thoroughbred tradition and consider themselves spirited rivals for the status of Horse Capital of the World.  

May 1 2018 Consultants present facilities study to Louisville Metro Council

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government presented findings and recommendations to the Metro Council and city leaders on Tuesday.