Jul 29 2018 Council Members encourage community to protest Family Dollar Stores request to sell malt beverages

Several Members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council are calling on residents of Metro Louisville to participate in special protests on Monday, July 30th in opposition to the decision by Family Dollar Stores to seek a liquor license to sell malt beverages in their stores.

Jul 25 2018 Attorney General Andy Beshear to announce partnership with First Gethsemane Baptist Church on Opioid Disposal

A special guest will be in attendance at this Wednesday’s evening  service at First Gethsemane Baptist Church. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear will be joined by Metro Council President David James (D-6) and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). The Attorney General will be on hand to announce the Church is joining Kentucky’s Opioid Disposal Program.

Jul 24 2018 Councilwoman Sexton Smith shares LMPD 4th Division Crime Statistics

New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 4th Division, Beat 2 covering Smoketown and Shelby Park show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 12 months as seen in other areas of the city.

Jul 11 2018 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to attend special ribbon cutting for grand opening of “The Oasis”

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith will be on hand for the official ribbon cutting for “The Oasis” on Thursday, July 12th as the new store begins selling food at 2235 West Market Street.

Jul 9 2018 Councilwoman Sexton Smith applauds LMPD 1st Division for crime reductions over the last 16 months

New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 1st Division show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 16 months in several areas of the city.

Jul 1 2018 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Wednesday, July 4th

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday.

Jun 26 2018 Metro Council approve the FY 2018 – 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a vote 21 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Operating Budget for Metro Government. By a vote of 20 to 4, the Council gave its approval to the Capital Budget for the coming year.

May 17 2018 Councilwomen Sexton Smith to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. C. Mackey Daniels

He was a great leader, committed to being a voice for minorities and other disadvantaged citizens and his work will be long remembered by the people he served and touched in Metro Louisville and across the United States. On Friday, May 18th Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family and friends of the late Rev. Dr. C. Mackey Daniels to unveil an honorary sign at the corner of 18th and West Chestnut Streets to commemorate his life and legacy.

May 16 2018 Council members Welch, Fowler and Yates encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a great spring tradition at the 14th Annual Forest Fest

There a few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is in the Jefferson Memorial Forest. On Saturday, May 19th Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Cindi Fowler (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) proudly present the 14th Annual Forest Fest.

May 14 2018 Metro Council Budget Committee to hold second Public Hearing for FY 19 Capital and Operating Budgets

The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will hold its next public hearing on Tuesday, May 15th on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2018 -2019 Capital and Operating Budgets. 

Apr 26 2018 Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Hearing Schedule for FY 19 Capital and Operating Budgets

Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee has added another public hearing and released its schedule for reviewing Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2018 -2019 Capital and Operating Budgets. 

Apr 20 2018 Louisville Metro Council to host reception for Dr. Marty Pollio of the Jefferson County Public Schools

Members of the Louisville Metro Council will host a formal reception to congratulate and welcome Dr. Marty Pollio as the new Superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools on Monday, April 23rd. 

Apr 19 2018 SWMS Enforcement has impounded 2nd vehicle of the year for illegal dumping in District 4

Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement has located and impounded its 2nd vehicle of 2018 after an alert citizen caught illegal dumping going on in the 2100 Block of Pirtle Street. 

Apr 14 2018 After Department of Justice review, Louisville Metro Separation Ordinance does not conflict with federal immigration law or enforcement

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office has informed members of the Louisville Metro Council that the Department of Justice has reviewed Louisville Metro’s newly enacted Separation Ordinance (LMCO 39(1)(F)) and found it to be in compliance with federal law (8 USC § 1373). 

Apr 11 2018 Metro Council goes “On the Road” to hold regular meeting at the Academy @ Shawnee this Thursday, April 12th

President David James (D-6) announces the Louisville Metro Council will hold its next regular meeting at the Academy@Shawnee this coming Thursday, April 12th.