May 28 2015 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with no new taxes; invests in road paving, body cameras, housing

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, an $873 million spending plan that does not raise taxes and is designed to  strengthen physical, economical, educational and social connections across Louisville.

May 27 2015 Louisville Disaster Recovery Centers To Transition to Disaster Loan Outreach Centers

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – The two remaining disaster recovery centers in Louisville, which are operated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will close on Thursday, May 28, at 6 p.m. (EDT) and reopen as disaster loan outreach centers on Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m.

May 27 2015 Metro Councilmembers Announce Friday Fest Concert Series at Highview Park

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 fourth 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

May 27 2015 Councilmembers Hollander and Owen to host Body Camera Informational Forum with LMPD’s Fifth Division

As Louisville Metro Police move forward with the purchase of body cameras for all officers, Councilmembers Bill Hollander (D-9) and Tom Owen (D-8) will host a special forum for the public to learn more about how the department plans to begin using the cameras

May 27 2015 Metro Councilmembers Announce Upcoming Performance of Friday Fest Concert at Highview Park

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 fourth 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.

May 27 2015 New playground dedicated at California Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation dedicated a new, inclusive playground today in California Park, located at 16th and St. Catherine. Inclusive playgrounds grant every child the opportunity to enjoy playground features, regardless of physical limitations. This is the fifth inclusive playground in the Metro Parks & Recreation system.  

May 26 2015 Councilwoman Green to kick off “Prevention is better than Prosecution” program on Wednesday, May 27th

Councilwoman Jessica Green (D-1) partners with Louisville Metro Police Department and other local community organizations to kick off a crime prevention program titled “Prevention is better than Prosecution” specifically targeted at Kindergarten and fourth grade students in District 1.  

May 26 2015 Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th…Fueled By Thorntons

The return of the July 4th Celebration will feature the full Louisville Orchestra, family fun and Fireworks!

At Waterfront Park.

May 26 2015 Councilman Hollander announces monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Wednesday, June 3rd

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents to come out for his monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Wednesday, June 3rd at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 State Street.

“I want to make myself available to the people of District 9 to let me know what’s on their mind,” says Hollander. “I will be hosting these informal chats at various times through the district. We are always happy to hear from constituents.”

May 23 2015 Metro Councilman Stuart Benson to Host District 20 Dialogue Featuring Christy Jarboe from Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development on June 2nd

Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will host a series of District 20 Dialogues with the next one being on June 2, 2015 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Louisville Coffee Company (10414 Watterson Trail) featuring Christy Jarboe from Louisville Metro Department of Economic Development.

May 22 2015 Cultural Pass returns to keep kids learning, growing over the summer

The hugely popular Cultural Pass, created last year to keep children learning and exploring over the summer, is back with an expanded list of participating attractions Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

May 22 2015 President Tandy and the Louisville Vacant Property Campaign host community forum on reusing vacant property

If you have an interest in the reuse of vacant property, you may not know all the issues involved or what tools are available to turn that vacant property back into an asset to a neighborhood. President David Tandy (D-4) and the Louisville Vacant Property Campaign announce a free public forum on Tuesday, May 28th designed to help people with the issues and methods involved in reusing vacant property.

May 22 2015 Councilman Owen calls on community to support “Save Our Center” fundraiser

For the time being, the doors to the Douglass Community Center remain open but for how long? Councilman Tom Owen (D-8) is calling for the community’s help in ensuring the doors stay open for many years to come

May 21 2015 Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or parts of old Water Company building

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort.

The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.

May 21 2015 Councilman James welcomes Coco’s Cakes to West Oak Street on Saturday, May 23rd

Councilman David James (D-6) will join Mayor Greg Fischer on Saturday, May 23rd to officially welcome Coco’s Cakes to 501 West Oak Street during an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30am