Dec 6 2018 Metro Council’s Budget Committee approves additional funding to deal with homeless issues

The Metro Council’s Budget Committee has approved $546,791 in an effort to deal with the current homeless problem in Metro Louisville. The funding was found as part of the year-end budget adjustment after the completion of audits of the 2017 -2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Dec 4 2018 Councilwoman Flood encourages everyone to have a safe holiday season by getting rid of unwanted or unused medications

Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is encouraging everyone in the community to take advantage of a special drug toss, medication disposal event coming up this Saturday, December 8th.

Nov 27 2018 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, December 1st

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the last “Coffee with your Councilman” for the year on Saturday, December 1st. It is a chance for residents to meet with their Councilman and discuss any issue or concern they may have within the district.

Nov 2 2018 November’s District 12 Dialogue to update ongoing projects in the District with Councilman Blackwell

Councilman Rick Blackwell is issuing an invitation to residents of District 12 to attend the next District 12 Dialogue set for Tuesday, November 13th at the Southwest Government Center.

Oct 18 2018 Council Members Yates and Blackwell host the 2018 Southwest YMCA Fall Family Festival

Councilman David Yates (D-25) and Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12) are once again hosting their annual Southwest YMCA Fall Family Festival on Friday, October 19th. 

Oct 4 2018 Due to high water, the Mary M. Miller Cruises at Riverview Park have been cancelled for this Sunday, October 7th

Due to high water on the Ohio River, the annual Mary M. Miller cruises from Riverview Park have been cancelled for Sunday October 7th. The vessel’s crew has advised that they will not be able to safely access the boarding site at the park given the expected water levels this weekend.

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.

Aug 7 2018 Councilman Blackwell announces next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, August 21st

Councilman Rick Blackwell invites residents to the next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, August 21st to discuss the potential for an ambulance service with the Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Department.

Aug 1 2018 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, August 11th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, August 11th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman

Jul 11 2018 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, July 14th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, July 14th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.  

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 25 2018 Councilman Rick Blackwell invites community to 7th Annual Riverview Independence Festival for fun, music and fireworks

The Ohio River will come alive with fireworks and fun on Saturday, June 30th at the Riverview Independence Festival presented by Brown-Forman and Kosair Charities. The celebration will be a day of music, entertainment, and family fun in the beautiful southwest park along the Ohio River and this year features an all- new musical lineup and expanded kids activity area! 

May 25 2018 Louisville Metro Council Passes First in Nation Ordinance

Louisville Metro Council passed an Ordinance requiring nutritional standards and a healthy default beverage in children’s meals, the first in the nation to adopt the combined standards.  The so-called “healthy-by-default” rule that passed 13-11 by the Louisville Metro Council aims to tackle the city’s skyrocketing childhood obesity rate and worsening type II diabetes epidemic.  This Ordinance follows the National Restaurant Association’s “Kids Live Well” Program.

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.