May 20 2015 Metro Parks Golf Special for May: Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf Special

Metro Parks & Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during the Memorial Day Weekend.

For only $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on three days: Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.

May 19 2015 Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be in motion Memorial Day at the 21st Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle May 25 at Waterfront Park. 

“This has become a true signature event for Louisville – a demonstration of how much our residents love being outdoors and participating in family-oriented healthy exercise and recreation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

May 19 2015 The next Talk with David in District 6 set for Saturday, May 23rd

Councilman David James invites residents of District 6 to come out to the next “Talk with David” on Saturday, May 23rd. It’s an opportunity to meet with the Councilman and talk about any issue or concern from residents in an informal, relaxed setting.

May 19 2015 Councilman Blackwell announces MetroWatch Cameras and Wi -Fi accessibility at Riverview Park

Riverview Park is a great place to have fun, enjoy nature and see an incredible view of the Ohio River. Now Riverview Park (formerly the Greenwood Boat Dock) has entered the 21st Century with technological improvements for safety and connectivity through Wi-Fi internet access for all park-goers.

May 19 2015 Second Disaster Recovery Center Open in Louisville

830 Individuals Have Already Registered

A second disaster recovery center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is open in Louisville.  FEMA specialists are available at The Beechmont Community Center at 205 W. Wellington Avenue, open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  The other Louisville center is located at 8501 Preston Highway at Okolona Fire Station and has the same hours of operation.

May 18 2015 Nearly 1,500 Seniors Sign Commitments to Earn Their Degrees

Nearly 1,500 college-bound seniors in Louisville have been recognized for their commitment to go to college and earn a degree. The students were honored at a celebration today at the KFC Yum! Center. Jefferson County Public Schools, the KFC Yum! Center and 55,000 Degrees – Louisville’s education movement – joined forces to host College Signing Day.

May 18 2015 Nearly 1,500 Seniors Sign Commitments to Earn Their Degrees

Nearly 1,500 college-bound seniors in Louisville have been recognized for their commitment to go to college and earn a degree. The students were honored at a celebration today at the KFC Yum! Center. Jefferson County Public Schools, the KFC Yum! Center and 55,000 Degrees – Louisville’s education movement – joined forces to host College Signing Day.

May 18 2015 May’s D9 Community Conversation to feature Louisville Metro Animal Services

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander announces the next District 9 Community Conversation will be a chance to learn more about the programs and services of Louisville Metro Animal Services.

“I have invited Jessica Montgomery, Director of LMAS, to give the district an update on the department’s activities and be available to answer questions,” says Hollander.

May 15 2015 Councilwoman Leet to Participate in National Bike to Work Week

Louisville, KY - Louisville Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet (District 7) will take part in the National Bike to Work Day on May 15, 2015. Leet plans to depart from the Seneca Park (near the basketball courts) at 7:00 a.m. and head downtown to Fourth Street Live! where she and other cycling enthusiasts plan to converge to help bring promote alternative modes of transportation and raise awareness for pedestrian safety.

May 15 2015 Mayor Fischer announces $12 million plan to build affordable housing in Louisville

With a pledge to begin tackling Louisville’s affordable housing crisis, Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a $12 million initiative called Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success, or Louisville CARES, which would create 1,500 housing units over two years, construction jobs throughout the community and security and stability for many Louisville families.

May 15 2015 Mayor Fischer announces $12 million plan to build affordable housing in Louisville

With a pledge to begin tackling Louisville’s affordable housing crisis, Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a $12 million initiative called Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success, or Louisville CARES, which would create 1,500 housing units over two years, construction jobs throughout the community and security and stability for many Louisville families.

May 15 2015 Waste and Recycling Collection to be Delayed by Memorial Day Holiday

There will be no residential garbage, recycling or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) on Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2015. Collection through the week will be delayed by one day because of the holiday.

Residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

May 14 2015 Councilman Hollander invites Clifton Heights area residents to important MSD Public Meeting on May 19th

Louisville- Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) has an important invitation for anyone who lives in the Clifton or Clifton Heights neighborhood to attend a special MSD Public Meeting on Tuesday, May 19th.

“This meeting is the second of four to discuss the Clifton Heights Storage Basin Project,” says Hollander. “It is important that the people in the area learn about the project plans and give their input about the design.”

May 14 2015 Flock of Finns Return to Roost at Waterfront Park

The Flock of Finns, a colorful gathering of 28 fanciful metal bird sculptures based on original artworks by Louisville folk artist Marvin Finn, have returned to their permanent roosting place at Waterfront Park. The Flock have been on sabbatical in Oberlin, Ohio, since May 2014.

May 14 2015 Mayor announces plan to equip LMPD officers with body cameras

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined an ambitious plan to equip all LMPD officers with body cameras, a project that will be implemented over the next year and that should lead to improved policing, greater transparency and an even safer city.

The Mayor is proposing the $2.8 million project in his 2015-2016 Fiscal Year budget, which will be unveiled on May 28 and sent to Metro Council for consideration.