Feb 7 2018 Councilman Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with an update on various programs and issues in the district

Councilman Rick Blackwell will start off 2018 with a new series of District 12 Dialogues by inviting residents to learn more about what is going with programs and projects in the district. 

Jan 23 2018 President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2018 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David James (D-6) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2018. Several of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees will be realigned to focus on key issues and address priorities and needs for Metro Government.

Jan 12 2018 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Jan 11 2018 Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton elected 2018 Majority Leader

On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus elected Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2018. The position also carries with it the title of President Pro Tem of the Metro Council. The Caucus elected Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) to serve as Vice-Chair.

Jan 8 2018 The first 2018 District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, January 13th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the first “Coffee with your Councilman” for 2018 is set for Saturday, January 13th.  This is an opportunity for residents of District 12 to meet with their Councilman

Dec 22 2017 Metro Council Offices to observe the Christmas Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dec 13 2017 President Yates and the Louisville Metro Council seek donations for a Special Holiday Coat Drive for Louisville Metro Children

The Louisville Metro Council is encouraging every person and business in Louisville Metro to join the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and United Auto Workers and donate a new coat or jacket to a child in need.

Dec 12 2017 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, December 16th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the last “Coffee with your Councilman” for the year is set for Saturday, December 16th. It is a chance for residents to meet with their Councilman.  

Nov 30 2017 Council Members Hollander and Hamilton applaud approval of public tree ordinance

Metro Councilmembers Bill Hollander (D-9) and Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) applauded tonight’s bipartisan 20 to 3 vote approving a Louisville Metro Public Tree Ordinance. When the ordinance is signed by the Mayor, Louisville Metro will finally join other jurisdictions that have had a tree protection ordinance for years.

Nov 21 2017 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Oct 12 2017 Councilwoman Fowler invites everyone to the 2017 Annual Southwest Community Festival this weekend

The people of Southwest Louisville are ready to celebrate pride, hospitality and fun when they once again welcome thousands to the 2017 Southwest Community Festival on Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Sun Valley Park.

Sep 13 2017 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, September 23rd

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, September 23rd.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.  

Aug 24 2017 Metro Council approves Resolution asking the Air Pollution Control District to deny American Synthetic Rubber's request to modify its STAR goals

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council approved a resolution calling for American Synthetic Rubber Company to comply with the city’s Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) goals. The Resolution calls for the Air Pollution Control District to deny the company’s second request for modification from the 2004 STAR goals.

Aug 21 2017 Councilman Rick Blackwell and President David Yates to host 11th Annual Back to School Bash for area students

Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) and President David Yates (D-25) have a special night of fun planned for students and their families to help kick off the new school at the 11th Annual Back to School Bash this Friday, August 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Southwest YMCA. 

Aug 11 2017 Members of Metro Council Charging Committee to Meet

The five members of the Metro Council’s Charging Committee will hold their first meeting on Monday, August 14th at 3:00pm in the Chambers of the Metro Council