Nov 23 2018 The LMPD 1st Division Police Auxiliary’s 43rd Annual Christmas Party is set for Saturday, December 8th

It’s a Christmas tradition that brings smiles to the children of Portland and the Louisville Metro Police 1st Division service area every year. On Saturday, December 8th the LMPD 1st Division Police Auxiliary will host children and their families at their 43rd Annual Christmas Party.

Nov 12 2018 Public Works Committee to hold last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, November 13th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.

Nov 12 2018 Public Works Committee to hold last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the last of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, November 13th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.

Nov 11 2018 Councilwomen Sexton Smith to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Alberta Jones

An African American pioneer for civil rights in Louisville will be honored with an honorary sign to commemorate her life and legacy. On Monday November 12th Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family and friends of the Alberta Odell Jones and unveil an honorary sign at the corner of Dr. W.J. Hodge Street and West Broadway for her work toward fairness and equality for all in Metro Louisville.

Nov 1 2018 Councilwoman Hamilton to moderate Youth Voices Against Violence Forum on Saturday, November 3rd

Young people from all over Metro Louisville will be on hand this Saturday, November 3rd to talk about gun violence and other issues surrounding such violence in society as part of the exhibit of James Pate’s KKK Series Kin Killin Kin.

Oct 29 2018 Public Works Committee begins the first of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee will hold the first of two public hearings on the proposed Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance this Tuesday, October 30th at its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 3:00pm.      

Oct 26 2018 Council Members Sexton Smith and Hamilton encourage everyone to come out to Family Fright Night

Little ghosts and goblins will soon be out and about and they can get an early start on trick or treating when Family Fright Night gets underway on Sunday, October 28th.

Oct 18 2018 President James and Council Members kick off a new exhibit for Louisville artists with “Art in City Hall”

President David James and several Members of the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday, October 18th officially unveiled the new “Art in City Hall” Exhibit which features the work of Louisville Visual Artists. “The purpose of this new exhibit is to have the public experience the wide range of artists and visual talent we have in Metro Louisville,” says President James. 

Sep 28 2018 Councilwoman Sexton Smith reveals a new artistic addition to the David Armstrong Extreme Park

Since its opening in 2002, the David Armstrong Extreme Park has attracted skaters and bikers from around the country and the world. The parks newest artistic addition is sure to catch the eye of those who appreciate what the Extreme Park has brought to the city. On Friday, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) hosted the Big Reveal of a new mural on the outside wall of the park that gives everyone who drives or walks by it an idea of the purpose of the park and its uniqueness.

Sep 17 2018 Councilwoman Hamilton encourages the community to view “James Pate’s KKK Series: Kin Killin Kin”

It is a powerful visual art exhibit and its message is a simple one to the young people of every black community in America. The message: youth violence, black on black violence must stop. It is time to talk and find alternatives.

Aug 19 2018 SWMS Enforcement has impounded 4th vehicle of the year for illegal dumping in District 5

The Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Department has impounded its 4th vehicle of 2018 for illegal dumping. With the help of employees from Bulk Waste, last week a Uhaul truck in the 2500 block of W Jefferson was seen illegally dumping. The employee took pictures of the vehicle and waited until SWMS Enforcement was able to investigate.

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.