Dec 2 2016 Tonight! - Annual Highview Holiday Fest

Friday, December 2
Central Government Center & Highview Park 

Come and enjoy lights and decorations throughout Highview Park, horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, children’s activities, refreshments, the Highview Business Showcase and a visit from Santa Claus. This is a free, family-friendly event.

Jul 22 2016 Upcoming FridayFest Concert

Louisville, KY – Metro Councilmembers James Peden (District 23), Madonna Flood (District 24) and Vicki Aubrey-Welch (District (13) are sponsoring a free summer concert series at Highview Park for the figth straight year based on the success of the former Music in the Metro. A different concert will be held every other Friday from June through August and the event is open to the public, family friendly, and free.

Jul 5 2016 Councilmembers Benson, Engel and Peden Participate in Cooper Chapel Road Ribbon Cutting

Louisville, KY- Councilmembers Stuart Benson (District 20), Robin Engel (District 22), and James Peden (District 23) will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Copper Chapel Road Section 1 project on July 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Roundabout – Cooper Chapel Rd. and Chambers Way (9405 Smyrna Pkwy). Following the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, there will be a small reception set up provided by the AM VETS. 

Jun 23 2016 Metro Council approves FY 2016 – 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets

By a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2016- 2017 Capital and Operating Budgets of $822 million for Metro Government.

May 26 2016 Councilmembers announce 2016 FridayFest schedule


May 17 2016 Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch is proud to present a great weekend of music at Forest Fest 2016

In the beautiful setting of the Jefferson Memorial Forest, Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) is once again hosting what has become a great spring tradition with Forest Fest 2016 on Saturday, May 21st.

Mar 31 2016 Metro Council sponsored 2016 tour of “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of “Romeo and Juliet” begins on Friday, April 8th

For a third year, several members of the Louisville Metro Council are sponsoring “Shakespeare in the Parks” in conjunction with Kentucky Shakespeare. This year’s production is the classic tale of star-crossed lovers “Romeo and Juliet.”  The 2016 Tour includes many area and neighborhood parks in Metro Louisville. 

Mar 15 2016 Council Members Flood, Welch and Peden sponsor FREE training session on Heroin/Opioid overdose prevention with Naloxone

This week, Louisville Metro Police released numbers showing a dramatic increase in the number of times officers have administered Naloxone to overdose victims in Metro Louisville just since the beginning of this year. Metro Council members Madonna Flood (D-24), Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), and James Peden (R-23) will sponsor the next free Naloxone (Narcan) training session for the public on Tuesday, March 22nd

Mar 10 2016 Metro Council and KentuckyOne Health kick off new Horses and Hope Mobile Cancer Screening Program


David McArthur,Senior Manager, Media Relations
KentuckyOne Health
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Stephen Haag, Jr.
Minority Caucus Director
Louisville Metro Council
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Mar 9 2016 New Mobile Cancer Screening Program Kicks Off Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Mobile Cancer Screening Program Kicks Off

Event:      Metro Council and KentuckyOne Health to Unveil New Horses and Hope Mobile Cancer Screening Unit

Where:     6th Street and Jefferson (Between Metro Hall and City Hall)

When:      Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

Dec 17 2015 Metro Council Approves New Regulations for Short Term Rentals in Metro Louisville

By a vote of 20 to 6, The Louisville Metro Council has approved a new set of regulations to permit the growing online industry of short-term rentals within Metro Louisville.  Hosting platforms such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey are used by a growing number of homeowners seeking to rent out anything from an extra room to an entire house. 

Dec 7 2015 Help Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Collect Toys for Local Children at City Hall

City Hall will now become “Santa’s Workshop South” for the next 10 days as Councilwoman Jessica Green and Councilman Kelly Downard team up encouraging people to donate new, unwrapped toys for the children of women incarcerated at the Pee Wee Valley Correction Center. 

Dec 2 2015 Metro Councilman James Peden to take part in Highview Holiday Fest

Louisville, KY; Metro Councilman James Peden (District 23) will take part in the 11th Annual Highview Holiday Fest, Friday, December 4, 2015. The event will be held at the Central Government Center (7201 Outer Loop) and adjacent Highview Park between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Oct 22 2015 Metro Council Approves Changes to Public Nuisance Ordinance to Deal with Problem Establishments

In unanimous vote, The Louisville Metro Council has approved changes to the city’s public nuisance ordinance that crackdown on criminal activity at hotels and motels and holds the owner of the establishment liable for repeated police visits and arrests on the property.         Under the new ordinance, hotels and motels could face closure if nothing is done about criminal activity.

Sep 30 2015 Councilman Peden to Host 12th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup

Louisville, KY - Councilman James Peden (District 23) will host the 12th Annual McNeely Lake Cleanup on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The cleanup will start at 9:00 a.m. and will last approximately three hours. Participants will be given gloves and trash bags to collect debris and overgrown plant materials along the lake. There will be live music and a BBQ lunch provided starting at 10:00 a.m. for persons participating in this year’s efforts.