Aug 2 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith says everyone is welcome for “Beecher Terrace Days” at Baxter Square Park

It’s a special homecoming weekend for one of Louisville Metro’s historic neighborhoods as “Beecher Terrace Days” gets underway this Saturday and Sunday in the Russell Neighborhood.

Jul 1 2019 Louisville Metro Council on Summer Break

The Louisville Metro Council is on summer break for the next two weeks.

Jun 25 2019 Metro Council Approves the FY 2019-2020 Operating and Capital Budgets

By a vote of 24 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operating Budget for Metro Government. In a unanimous vote, the Council has approved the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Capital Budget for Metro Government. 

Jun 7 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America call for everyone to wear orange today

Every day in this country, 100 Americans are killed by gun violence and on average there are nearly 13,000-gun homicides every year. Just in the last two weeks, Louisville Metro has experienced eight homicides and six shootings. All connected with gun violence. National Gun Violence Awareness Day is June 7th     

Apr 29 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith encourages the community to participate in the 2nd Annual “Quiet Louisville”

In an effort to help everyone slow down and handle the chaos of Kentucky Derby Week and everyday life, there is an event which can help show you a way to take a step back and take a deep breath. Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is encouraging everyone to participate in the 2nd Annual “Quiet Louisville” on Tuesday, April 30th.

Apr 25 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith encourages everyone to come out and enjoy Shakespeare in the Parks this Sunday, April 28th

It is the classic play of political ambition that leads to murder and tyranny. Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) invites the community to a free presentation of “Macbeth”, this year’s Shakespeare in the Parks event presented by Kentucky Shakespeare.

Apr 10 2019 Two in one week- SWMS Enforcement impounds two vehicles for illegal dumping

Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Officers have had a very busy week so far. They have impounded two vehicles for illegal dumping on South Preston Street and Marret Avenue

Mar 20 2019 Metro Council members put out the call for volunteers as Planting O’ the Green gets underway

The call is going out for volunteers as Council Members begin planting 166 trees in four Metro Council Districts as part of this year’s Planting O’ the Green.

Mar 14 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next Get Connected Cake Walk with LMPD set for this Friday, March 15th

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith announces the next District 4 Get Connected Cake Walk she and LMPD officers will participate in is set for this coming Friday, March 15th.

Mar 11 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to participate in Town Hall Meeting at Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church on Tuesday, March 12th

At the request of the Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will participate in a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Mayor‘s proposal regarding the Budget and what the City is facing with respect to pension costs and other relevant matters.

Mar 8 2019 Councilman Coan announces 3rd Annual Planting O’ the Green

With the help of several organizations with the goal to expand Louisville’s tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) has announced the third annual Planting O’ the Green will plant 166 trees in the weeks surrounding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

Feb 21 2019 Metro Council to honor Outstanding Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 21st the Metro Council’s Community Affairs and Housing Committee will hold a special meeting to honor outstanding residents and volunteers as part of its 17th Annual Black History Month Program.

Feb 19 2019 Metro Council Budget Committee Announces Schedule for Hearings

The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee is announcing the following schedule for hearings on the increase in pension contributions required by the Kentucky Retirement Systems, possible reductions in Metro services and a proposed increase in the insurance premium tax. 

Feb 18 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith announces next free pork loin giveaway will be on Tuesday, February 19th in District 4

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and JBS (formerly Swift Co.) have announced the next giveaway of 60 plus fresh pork loins will be Tuesday, February 19th at Grace Hope Presbyterian Church.

Feb 18 2019 Metro Council Members file Ordinance to deal with pension situation by raising the insurance tax

Facing a $65 million-dollar budget gap over the next four years due to increased pension payments, Metro Council President David James along with Caucus Chair Pat Mulvihill, Budget Chair Bill Hollander, and Budget members Barbara Sexton Smith and Markus Winkler are sponsoring an ordinance to increase the city’s tax rates on home, life, marine and miscellaneous insurances.