Nov 27 2020 Council members Purvis and Green along with President James put out the call for volunteers for the ‘Greatest Cleanup in West End History’

It is called the Greatest Cleanup in West End History. The goal: for volunteers to span out across West Louisville and help make neighborhoods as better, cleaner place to live. It gets underway on Saturday November 28th. The cleanup effort is being coordinated by the Mopar Muscle Car Club, several other local organizations and Metro Council members Donna Purvis (D-5), Jessica Green (D-1) and President David James (D-6).

Nov 24 2020 Councilman Yates announces results of the 4th Annual Friendsgiving Turkey Drive

Councilman David Yates (D-25) joined entertainer Dusty Leigh to announce more than 300 turkeys have been donated to families in the Southwest Louisville area this Thanksgiving.

Nov 19 2020 Councilwoman Shanklin announces one-time afternoon period added for expanded health services at drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2

Due to its popularity, Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces a special, one-time afternoon session of health services will be available at the current drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2 this coming Monday, November 23rd.

Nov 16 2020 Councilwoman Purvis and President James move forward with new plan to remove abandoned cars in West Louisville

To get abandoned cars off the streets of West Louisville, Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) and President David James (D-6) have announced towing of those cars is underway thanks to a new agreement in place with the private sector.

Nov 12 2020 Council Members Sexton Smith and Coan praise the efforts of everyone involved in the Give Every Day Campaign

It began September 23rd as a challenge to Louisville Metro to perform various acts of kindness over 100 days. A wide range of people, businesses, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood, and Louisville Metro Government are answering the challenge. On Thursday, Council members Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Brandon Coan (D-8) gave a progress report on the community’s response to Give Every Day.

Nov 10 2020 Community Affairs, Health, and Education Committee to continue discussion on Fair Rental Housing Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health, and Education Committee will continue its discussion on a proposed ordinance to provide fair treatment in local rental housing. It is an effort to limit discrimination in rental housing based on a person’s income or criminal background.

Nov 9 2020 Councilman Yates seeks donations for the 4th Annual Friendsgiving Turkey Drive

With the beginning of the holiday season fast approaching, Councilman David Yates (D-25) is asking for the community’s help to make the 4th Annual Friendsgiving Turkey Drive a success. 

Nov 4 2020 Minority Caucus to hold Meeting Thursday at 3:30pm


LOUISVILLE, KY – The Minority Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will meet Thursday, November 5th at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held via video teleconferencing pursuant to KRS 61.826 and Senate Bill 150 adopted by the 2020 General Assembly.  During this meeting members of the Minority Caucus will participate virtually from either their City Hall Offices located at 601 W. Jefferson Street or from a remote location.

Nov 3 2020 Councilman Yates to attend special check presentation for Shirley’s Way on Wednesday, November 4th

Shirley’s Way continues to be a lifeline for cancer patients and their families in dealing with the cost of treatments and living expenses while fighting this disease.On Wednesday, the nonprofit organization will present a check for $20,000 to this week’s winner, Tony Thornton, of the Queen of Hearts drawing at Shirley’s Way Charitable Gaming, 10966 Dixie Highway, 40272 at 3pm.

Oct 30 2020 Community to Celebrate the Life of Bob Beard - Memorial will be held Saturday at Fern Creek Park


Louisville, KY:  Members of the Community will come together in a socially distant and safe manner to celebrate the life of Mr. Bob Beard. Bob was known by many as the Mayor of Fern Creek, and lived a life dedicated to service to the community in which he lived.

Oct 29 2020 Councilman David Yates and President James issue statements regarding FOP Contract Advisory from the Jefferson County Attorney

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office has issued an advisory opinion stating the Metro Council does have approval power over the final collective bargaining agreement between Metro Government and the River City FOP.

Councilman David Yates (D-25), chair of the Labor and Economic Development Committee and President David James (D-6) have issued the following statements about the JCAO advisory.

Oct 29 2020 Louisville Metro Council to hold virtual public comment session on FOP Contract this Monday. November 2nd

The Louisville Metro Council will offer a public comment session for those who would like to speak on the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Metro Government and the River City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #614.

Oct 27 2020 Community Affairs Committee to hear from local utilities on plans to avoid cutoffs during COVID-19

With winter just around the corner, the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hold an important discussion on Wednesday, October 28th to learn what local utilities plan to do to help those facing cutoffs due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Oct 27 2020 President James announces Historic City Hall Clock will shine pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

President David James (D-6) has announced the Historic City Hall Clock is shining pink in as reminder of the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct 22 2020 Councilwoman Shanklin announces expanded health services available at drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces an expansion of health services will be available at the current drive thru COVID 19 testing site in District 2 this coming Monday, October 26th.