Jun 30 2015 Scheller’s, Metro Parks & Recreation install ‘fix-it’ stations in 10 Metro Parks

Cyclists who need air in their tires or to make other minor repairs on the fly can now do so in 10 Louisville parks, thanks to a partnership between Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling and Metro Government.

The fix-it stations are intended to provide cyclists with a convenient option to make repairs should something happen while out on a ride.

Jun 30 2015 The Top Five Disaster Risks to Small Businesses - Are you Prepared?


WASHINGTON – For some reason, the building where you run your business was hit with a power outage, and you’re forced to shut down for several days. Your customers wonder why your doors are closed, and they decide to spend their money elsewhere. It’s even worse if you run a business like a florist shop or a restaurant, because you’ll lose much of your expensive inventory thanks to the power outage.

Jun 30 2015 Mayor’s SummerWorks program putting 2,500 youth in jobs this summer

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program has grown and this summer is placing 2,500 youth, ages 16-21, in jobs at companies and organizations throughout the community. This year’s numbers include 200 jobs for low-income youth funded by $500,000 provided by the state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Jun 30 2015 Public Health and Wellness Offers Free Stop Smoking Classes

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and its community partners offer free stop smoking classes using the Cooper/Clayton method. The 13-week program includes weekly support group meetings combined with the use of nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum. Participants receive free weekly supplies of nicotine replacement products.

Jun 30 2015 Councilwoman Welch encourages everyone to “Go Ape” in the Jefferson Memorial Forest

Summer time in the Jefferson Memorial Forest is a great time for camping and hiking. If you are looking for a thrilling action packed adventure then Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) invites you to “Go Ape” this summer.

Jun 29 2015 Councilman Hollander invites community to Crescent Hill’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Louisville – Many communities across the country will be gearing up for celebrations to honor the founding of our country this weekend and once again, Crescent Hill is ready for its traditional Old Fashioned Fourth of July on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th.

Jun 29 2015 Public Art Exhibition Announced

Mayor Fischer is pleased to announce Connect/Disconnect, a public art exhibition in Louisville that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government, in conjunction with the Commission on Public Art (COPA), has invited artists to transform a unique riverfront site at the Ohio River through an exhibition of site-specific, temporary public art installations.

Jun 29 2015 Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator
Jun 28 2015 Councilman Magre calls on Mayor and others to embrace dramatic changes to shut down Economy Inn after Saturday night shooting

Councilman Steve Magre (D-10) is calling on Mayor Greg Fischer, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad, the Captain of the Buechel Fire Department and the head of the Metro Louisville Board of Health to actively get involved in the problems at the Economy Inn on Bardstown Road. He is making the call following a shooting at the Economy Inn on Saturday night.

Jun 26 2015 Proposed FEDOOP Operating Permit O-1610-15-F for The Keebler Company

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a FEDOOP operating permit for The Keebler Company (Baked Goods Manufacturing), 2287 Ralph Avenue in accordance with Regulation 2.17, in order to incorporate construction permit C-1610-1000-15-F, a new oven. The 30 day public comment period starts June 27, 2015 and ends on July 27, 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.

Jun 26 2015 Mayor Fischer names James L. Blanton as director of Louisville Free Public Library

Citing his innovative approach to lifelong learning, including making libraries as centers of knowledge in addition to books, Mayor Greg Fischer today named James L. Blanton as the new director of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Jun 25 2015 FridayFest at Highview Park Scheduled for June 26 is Canceled

Louisville, KY – Councilman James Peden (District 23)  is announcing that due to an inclement weather forecast and some electrical issues at the park, FridayFest at Highview Park scheduled for Friday, June 26, 2015 has been canceled. We will work with the bands to reschedule and will provide those details as soon as possible.

Friday Fest will resume on July 10th with:

The Louisville Crashers (Pop/Rock Covers)


Jun 25 2015 City Benefits From Partnership With Local Company


Jun 25 2015 LMAS partners with KHS to offer $4 Adoption Fees June 27 though July 1


Andrea Blair, Spokesperson
Kentucky Humane Society
(502) 515-3158 (office) or 762-3729 (cell)

Jessica Montgomery, Director
Louisville Metro Animal Services
502-574-5524 or 297-4092

$4 Adoption Fees June 27-July 1
Create a Pet Independence Day: Adopt a Grateful Shelter Pet from the Kentucky Humane Society or Louisville Metro Animal Services

Jun 25 2015 Metro Council members issue statement about the passage of the FY 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Louisville

Louisville – By a vote of 25 to 1, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday approved the FY 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Louisville.