Apr 6 2015 Mayor seeks federal disaster aid for flooding; Seven drop-off sites set for flood debris; Number set up for citizens affected by GE fire

Mayor Greg Fischer today continued the city’s action to seek federal disaster assistance in the wake of the recent record flooding by signing an order, declaring a local state of emergency.
Fischer directed the city’s Emergency Management Agency to lead the process of gathering all damage and cost estimates citywide to be able to quickly apply for federal aid related to both individual and public losses stemming from the record rainfall last week.

Apr 6 2015 Sixteen Small Businesses Receive Loans Totaling $115,000

Louisville Community Services’ Agency Loans help local businesses grow and develop 

Loans totaling $115,000 have been awarded to 16 small businesses to help them start or expand. The loans are part of a program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

Apr 6 2015 Annual Plant and Herb Sale, April 11 & 12

 Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, Noon to 3 p.m. (An Early Bird Sale will take place Friday, April 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

The Riverside Garden Club will offer a variety of herbs, perennials, annuals, Kentucky native species, heirloom tomatoes, gardening items and good gardening advice!

Apr 5 2015 Councilman James brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to South Central Park on April 11th

After a successful inaugural year, Councilman David James and other Metro Council members are partnering again with Kentucky Shakespeare for “Shakespeare in the Parks. Councilman James announces South Central Park will present a free production of Macbeth on Saturday, April 11th

Apr 3 2015 President’s visit spotlights Louisville’s innovative approach to tech job training

Louisville’s innovative efforts to provide coding training to get more people qualified for higher-paying technology jobs was in the national spotlight during President Barack Obama’s visit Thursday to Louisville technology firm, Indatus.

Apr 3 2015 Councilman James encourages volunteers to get Central Park cleaned up for spring on Saturday, April 11th

One of Old Louisville’s nicest attractions for young and old alike is Central Park and it’s time to get the park ready for warmer weather and fun. On Saturday April 11th, volunteers will get the park ready for spring and summer as part of the Community-wide Brightside Cleanup beginning at 8:30am.

Apr 3 2015 Councilwoman Hamilton brings “Shakespeare in the Parks” production of Macbeth to Shawnee Park on April 11th

Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) is inviting everyone to a special free celebration on Saturday, April 11th, when “Shakespeare in the Parks” brings Macbeth to Shawnee Park

Apr 3 2015 Councilman James joins Walnut Street Baptist Church in celebration of its 200th Anniversary on Saturday, April 11th

One of Louisville’s oldest churches will take time to celebrate its 200th anniversary by inviting everyone to a block party on Saturday, April 11th as a way of honoring the Walnut Street Baptist Church as it reflects on its service to the community

Apr 3 2015 Mayor announces expansion of nationally recognized Code Louisville project

The innovative Code Louisville tech-training program, a focus of President Obama’s visit to Louisville Thursday, is being expanded to help even more people get training for higher-paying technology jobs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Apr 1 2015 Public Health and Wellness Now Taking Applications for Healing Futures Fellowship Summer Youth Program

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness’s Center for Health Equity is now taking applications for the Healing Futures Fellowship summer program. The program is open to youth ages 15 to 18 that are entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2015.

Apr 1 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Workshops to Save Money, Conserve Energy

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free workshops in April providing energy and money-saving tips, two support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren and two educational baby showers. To learn more about these services, including reservation requirements and contact information, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Apr 1 2015 2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign extended through April 18th

The 2015 “Doing Our Part from the Heart” campaign is being extended until April 18th in an effort to wrap up the collection of supplies to send to men and women serving overseas in the United States Military

Apr 1 2015 Proposed Title V Construction Permit 1-05-C (R1) for Kosmos Cement Company

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to revise a construction permit for Kosmos Cement Company (Portland Cement Plant), 15301 Dixie Highway, in accordance with Regulation 2.03. The purpose is to extend the MACT compliance date for the Clinker Cooler. The 30 day public comment period starts April 2, 2015 and ends on May 4, 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.

Mar 31 2015 Louisville Ranks 24th in EPA List of Top Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was recognized for its sustainability efforts, being ranked 24th in the 2015 Top Cities list with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.  This is the second year in a row Louisville has made the EPA’s Top Cities list, being ranked 25th in 2014.

Mar 31 2015 President Tandy and Council members unveil new sign honoring the life of Juanita Burks

She was a community activist, an entrepreneur, dedicated to her family as mother, nurse, educator and an African American woman way ahead of her time. On Tuesday morning, President David Tandy (D-4) and several members of the Metro Council honored the late Juanita Burks by naming a section of Fourth Street “Juanita Burks Way” between Muhammad Ali and Liberty Streets.