Oct 29 2015 Whooping Cough Found in Three Unvaccinated Infants

Health Officials Warn Parents to Get Infants Vaccinated on Schedule

Louisville has recently seen three PCR positive cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in unvaccinated infants six months of age and younger.  This is highly unusual. The Department of Public Health and Wellness urges parents to get their children immunized on schedule.

Oct 29 2015 UPS to Invest Nearly $310 Million in Louisville Centennial Hub

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company, will increase its presence in Louisville with as many as 300 new full- and part-time jobs through a nearly $310 million investment in its ground shipping operation, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

Oct 29 2015 UPS to Invest Nearly $310 Million in Louisville Centennial Hub

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company, will increase its presence in Louisville with as many as 300 new full- and part-time jobs through a nearly $310 million investment in its ground shipping operation, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

Oct 28 2015 Local Developer Applying for State Tourism Tax Credits to Support New Arts and Culture District

The Paristown Pointe Preservation Trust will be applying for tourism tax credits to bring a $28 million project to the Paristown Pointe neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Paristown Pointe neighborhood, historically settled by French immigrants, is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.

Oct 28 2015 Councilman Benson to Host District 20 Dialogue Featuring Donna Hargens from JCPS

Louisville Metro Councilman Stuart Benson (District 20) will host his next District 20 Dialogue on November 3, 2015 featuring JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargans from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Louisville Coffee Company (10414 Watterson Trail).

Oct 28 2015 Local Developer Applying for State Tourism Tax Credits to Support New Arts and Culture District

The Paristown Pointe Preservation Trust will be applying for tourism tax credits to bring a $28 million project to the Paristown Pointe neighborhood, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The Paristown Pointe neighborhood, historically settled by French immigrants, is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west.

Oct 27 2015 Louisville Metro Government Observes National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

Oct 27 2015 Yarmuth, Beshear, Fischer Announce $16.9 Million Federal Grant for Dixie Highway

 A huge swath of Dixie Highway, from Broadway to the Gene Snyder Freeway, soon will be transformed into a modern, safer, more pedestrian-friendly corridor, thanks to a $16.9 million federal grant announced today by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer.

Oct 26 2015 High School Students Visit Local Companies to Experience Manufacturing Jobs

From the assembly line to engineering to precision stamping and molding, nearly 150 area students are getting an up close and hands-on view of manufacturing at five companies this week.

The tours were developed by KentuckuckianaWorks and Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana as part of a series of activities during national Manufacturing Month.

Oct 26 2015 Metro Council members issue statement regarding the announcement of a $16.9 Million T.I.G.E.R grant to support the Dixie Highway Master Plan redevelopment project

Congressman John Yarmuth, along with Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear, have announced that Louisville will be the recipient of a $16.9 million U.S. Department of Transportation T.I.G.E.R. grant to support the redevelopment of the Dixie Highway corridor. 

Oct 26 2015 Update: Councilman Johnson is pleased demolition work has begun on the non-historic exterior of Colonial Gardens

Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21) is pleased to report to residents along New Cut Road, Kenwood Hill and Iroquois Park that the long awaited demolition has begun on the non-historic sections of Colonial Gardens as part of the renovation and redevelopment work for the facility

Oct 23 2015 Economy Inn to Be Re-inspected in Ten Days and Then at Least Every Six Months
If Facility Fails Future Inspections, Louisville Public Health and Wellness Will Seek Permit Revocation

A state hearing officer has recommended that the Economy Inn be re-inspected in ten days.  The result of that follow-up inspection will determine whether or not the permit is suspended.  Thereafter, the Economy Inn will be placed indefinitely on a six-month inspection interval due to its repeated history of failing inspections. 

Oct 23 2015 Councilman Magre to hold Community Meeting on Thursday, October 29th

Councilman Steve Magre is inviting residents of District 10 to a special community meeting on Thursday, October 29th  to update everyone on projects and issues in the district

Oct 23 2015 Councilman Magre issues joint statement on state decision about the problems at the Economy Inn

Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) and Patrick Carrico, President of the Bon Air Neighborhood Association have issued the following joint statement after learning of the decision by a State Hearing Officer that the Economy Inn must be re-inspected

Oct 22 2015 Proposed Title V Construction Permit C-1216-1000-15-V for BAE Systems

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to BAE Systems (manufacturer of weapons systems for the military), 163 Rochester Drive, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30 day public comment period starts October 24, 2015 and ends on November 24, 2015. 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.