Feb 7 2018 Councilwoman Fowler proposes funding plan to sustain Metro Parks public golf courses

In an effort to keep Metro Louisville’s public golf courses sustainable financially, Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14) is sponsoring an ordinance calling for a modest increase in greens fees this year.

Feb 7 2018 Councilman Lanshima to host Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting

In an effort to stem a recent rash of violent crime in the district, Councilman Vitalis Lanshima is hosting a Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Town Hall Meeting on Monday February 12th at the Beechmont Community Center.

Feb 6 2018 DPL Financial Partners to create 40 jobs with Louisville expansion

DPL Financial Partners LLC, an independent insurance consulting firm, will expand in Louisville with a $3.6 million-plus investment expected to create 40 full-time, high-paying jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Feb 6 2018 Proposed Title V Construction Permit 358-08-C (R1): Zeon Chemicals L.P.

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a construction permit for Zeon Chemicals L.P. (synthetic rubber manufacturing plant), 4100 Bells Lane, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The construction project is to add an alternative operating scenario that allows the source to bypass the control device while spray-drying nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) on the No. 2 spray dryer. The 30-day public comment period starts February 08, 2018, and ends on March 12, 2018. A public hearing may be scheduled if the District determines that there are germane, unresolved issues or substantial public interest, in accordance with Regulation 2.07.

Feb 5 2018 Ten Metro Councilmembers File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Ten Metro Councilmembers have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today.  

Feb 5 2018 Ten Metro Councilmembers File Resolution to Support Medical Cannabis Legalization in Kentucky

Ten Metro Council members have signed on as co-sponsors of a resolution urging the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation that would legalize medical cannabis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, primary sponsor Bill Hollander (D-9) reported today. 

"Medical cannabis can help many of our constituents", Hollander said. "I am pleased that so many of my colleagues agree that we should ask the Kentucky General Assembly to take action to help them," said Hollander.

Feb 5 2018 Council Members to host neighborhood meeting concerning safety at William Harrison Park

Council members Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) and Marianne Butler (D-15) along with President David James (D-6) invite the residents to a special meeting concerning safety at William Harrison Park.

Feb 5 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation takes over operation of Quail Chase Golf Club

Quail Chase Golf Ball

Feb 2 2018 Councilwoman Hamilton joins the Yearlings Club to present “Louisville Has Talent and Opportunity” Showcase

It is a unique event designed to spotlight up and coming talent of Louisville’s young people in all areas of the arts while encouraging opportunities for a better future. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) and the Yearlings Club have joined together to present "Louisville Has Talent and Opportunity” Showcase to the community on Saturday, February 10th at the Kentucky African American Heritage Center.

Feb 1 2018 Community Affairs and Housing Committee will kick off a series of meetings on Vacant and Abandoned Property

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs and Housing Committee has announced the first in a series of meetings to update Louisville’s progress in dealing with vacant and abandoned property in Metro Louisville.

Feb 1 2018 Statement from Minority Caucus Chair on LMPD Officer Involved Shooting

Statement from Minority Caucus Chair Angela Leet:

"It is heartbreaking that once again our community is dealing with violence against those who have chosen to protect and serve. Our officers put their lives on the line everyday, and it is this very tragedy that we hope we never have to face. Our hearts go out to the officer’s family and friends, and all our LMPD men and women. We pray for a speedy recovery for the officer who we owe a debt of gratitude to for his service."

Jan 31 2018 Louisville ECHO receives ‘Spotlight Award’

Louisville Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive $25,000 as part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge) Spotlight Award.

Jan 31 2018 Neighborhood Place Partners Sponsor a Prom Dress Drive, a Weekly Resource School and Much More

Neighborhood Place partners offer services and workshops in February that will benefit the entire family including a prom dress drive to help make prom more affordable for families in need; the launch of a Weekly Resource School with an array of topics; two foster parent recruitment meetings and much more.   To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.

Jan 31 2018 The District 8 eNews A/V Edition is live!

Jan 31 2018 Councilwoman Marianne Butler not to seek re-election

Following the end of her third term this December and after careful deliberation, Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has decided not to seek re-election to the Louisville Metro Council.