Aug 17 2018 Cuddle Clones Ranks No. 862 by Inc. 5000 and #1 in Kentucky
Cuddle Clones, an award-winning Louisville company that specializes in creating the highest quality custom products made to look like people’s pets, announced its inclusion in the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Aug 16 2018 The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck returns to Iroquois Park September 16

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,300 people participated in the event, and organizers hope to boost that number this year.

Aug 15 2018 Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and Kenan Charitable Trust Launch Russell: A Place of Promise

Louisville Metro Government, Cities United and The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust today announced the award of a $5 million grant to launch Russell: A Place of Promise, an initiative co-created with and accountable to Russell residents and stakeholders, and designed to be a national model for equitable community development in African-American communities.

Aug 15 2018 Applications being accepted for second cohort of city’s Entrée-preneurship Series

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is accepting applications for the second cohort of the city’s Entrée-preneurship Series, a free program designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs.

Aug 14 2018 Develop Louisville, Metro Council and Louisville Tourism propose changes to short term rental ordinance

In December 2015, Metro Council passed an ordinance to regulate the use of short term rentals; customers often book short term rentals through online platforms such as AirBnB, VRBO, and others. City leaders have been monitoring implementation of this ordinance and the evolution of the new shared economy.

Aug 6 2018 CycLOUvia will be held in Three Points on August 19

2018’s second CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Three Points—Germantown, Schnitzelburg, and Shelby Park—on Sunday, August 19, Mayor Fischer announced today.

To support and highlight the growing business activity on Logan Street, the route will stretch on Goss Avenue and Logan Street from Texas Avenue to Kentucky Street.

Aug 3 2018 City receives AARP grant to begin improvements on the Ninth Street corridor

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government has been awarded a $10,550 AARP Community Challenge grant to begin making tactical improvements on Ninth Street, specifically at Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Jul 30 2018 Louisville Metro Government launches new web tool to explore Opportunity Zones

In April 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury certified 144 Opportunity Zones in 84 Kentucky counties as recommended by Governor Matt Bevin under a new community development program, the Investing in Opportunity Act, part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In Louisville, 19 census tracts are designated as Opportunity Zones.

Jul 18 2018 Glidewell Dental opens state-of-the-art education center in Louisville

Glidewell Dental, a leading technological innovator in restorative dentistry for over 48 years, has announced the opening of the Glidewell International Technology Center, a new 8,500-square-foot training, education and demonstration center located in Louisville, Kentucky. This world-class center, which houses a cutting-edge, 40-seat classroom auditorium, provides contemporary, continuing education for dental professionals.

Jul 18 2018 Landbank Authority completes record-breaking year of vacant property sales

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro employees and the Landbank Authority to celebrate the conclusion of a record-breaking year of efforts to return vacant properties in Louisville to productive use.

In the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18—a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, 29 sales were made.

Jul 16 2018 North Lime Donuts celebrates opening of Edison Center location

Mayor Greg Fischer, North Lime Coffee & Donuts owner Joe Ross and representatives of Edison Center owner Weyland Ventures this morning celebrated the arrival of the North Lime Coffee & Donuts brand in Old Louisville. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the North Lime location, 1228 S. Seventh St., in front of the Edison Center.

Jul 13 2018 River Road extension public meeting to be held July 19

On July 19, Louisville Metro Government Departments of Develop Louisville & Public Works will host a public open house from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft (715 West Main Street) to discuss the planned River Road extension west to 15th Street. The extension will span from 7th Street to 15th Street, in conjunction with Waterfront Park Phase IV expansion.

Jul 12 2018 Public-private partnership addresses West End food desert
Cash Savers Grocery Teams with Dare to Care, Catholic Charities, and Louisville Metro Government to open retail food shop.
 
Jul 3 2018 Parking Authority to adjust surface lot, on-street and garage rates

The Parking Authority of the River City (PARC) will adjust parking rates at its surface lots, meters and garages effective August 1.

Jul 2 2018 City finalizes development agreement with The Marian Group for the redevelopment of the Urban Government Center site

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has entered into a development agreement with The Marian Group for the redevelopment of the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site.