Oct 29 2018 Mayor Fischer calls for stronger state hate crime law, announces Moment of Unity

At a press conference this afternoon sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition to stand against hate, Mayor Greg Fischer reminded the community of work being done to fight hate and violence in our city, while also calling for a stronger state hate crime law and tightening gun laws related to domestic violence cases.

Oct 23 2018 Louisville’s positive credit ratings sustained, based on strong economy, sound management

Citing Louisville’s strong economy, sound management, and budgetary flexibility, the nationally recognized credit rating services Fitch Ratings, Inc. and Moody’s Investors Service have again granted Louisville Metro positive bond ratings.

Oct 23 2018 Louisville Metro, LG&E partner to install electric vehicle charging station in Seneca Park

Drivers of electric vehicles in Louisville have yet another place to “fill up” their batteries with the installation of a new public charging station at Seneca Park through Louisville Gas and Electric Company’s EV Charging Station Program.

Oct 23 2018 New initiative aims to give low-income children better chance at academic success by closing word gap

PNC Foundation, NCFL, Metro United Way, Louisville Metro invest to serve thousands of families

Oct 18 2018 Louisville awarded $1.3 million in new federal funding to expand Reimage program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville has been awarded additional federal funding to increase efforts to help break the cycle of crime and violence among young adults ages 18-24, by connecting them to training,  jobs and education.
 

Oct 11 2018 City seeking tree for ‘Light Up Louisville’ event

Louisville Metro is looking for someone to donate the large Christmas tree that will stand in Jefferson Square Park through the holidays. 

“Just like most families preparing for the holidays, we’re looking for the perfect Christmas tree,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “This is the main attraction at Light Up Louisville and it will stay up throughout the holiday season.”

Oct 10 2018 Louisville Free Public Library Director Jim Blanton announces departure

Mayor appoints Lee Burchfield to serve as Interim Director

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Jim Blanton is leaving his post as Director of Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) in early November for a similar post in Asheville, N.C., to be closer to family.

Oct 8 2018 Amateur boxers from England visiting Louisville

As part of a cultural exchange program initiated by Mayor Greg Fischer and Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram, six teenage boxers and their coaches from the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABA) are visiting Louisville from October 8-14.

Oct 8 2018 Louisville honored for fourth year in a row for support of LGBTQ community

For the fourth year in a row, Louisville has earned a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) scorecard.

The ranking — called the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) — reflects the city’s support of the LGBTQ community, and the commitment of all Louisville Metro Government agencies to ensure the city is welcoming and inclusive.

Oct 5 2018 Louisville Digital Inclusion Week kicks off Monday

In honor of Digital Inclusion Week, a nationwide event to share efforts in local communities to promote digital inclusion and equity, Louisville Metro Government is highlighting efforts to exp

Oct 2 2018 Marland Cole named executive director of Cradle to Career/Louisville Promise initiative

Marland Cole, a veteran Louisville business leader with a history of civic service, has been named to lead a new organization that is building on the work of 55,000 Degrees and Mayor Greg Fischer’s Cradle to Career framework to better align community resources to ensure that every child in Louisville is prepared for college, career and a successful, productive life.

Sep 24 2018 Update on potential for flash flooding

Louisville Metro Emergency Services provided this update today on the heavy rains and potential for flash flooding in Louisville.

·         MSD, our city’s Public Works and first responders remain in communication about the potential for flash flooding.

Sep 14 2018 Mayor Fischer welcomes JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio to his podcast

The latest episode of the Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast features a one-on-one conversation between the Mayor and Dr. Marty Pollio, Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools.

The Mayor and Dr. Pollio discuss the Superintendent’s start in education, his years as a high school principal, and the many collaborations between JCPS and the city such as Cradle to Career/Louisville Promise, including the prospect of a future college scholarship program for all JCPS graduate.

Sep 13 2018 LMHA gets federal funding to provide affordable housing for low-income residents with disabilities

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is among 285 local public housing authorities across the country to be awarded federal funding for vouchers to provide permanent affordable housing to low-income residents with disabilities.

Sep 12 2018 City of Louisville’s website tops national award for digital excellence

The Center for Digital Government released its national rankings today for city government websites, placing Louisvilleky.gov first in the Center’s Government Experience Awards.