Jan 12 2015 King Holiday to Alter Waste, Recycling Collection Schedules

There will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Monday, January 19 within the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

Collection will resume Tuesday, January 20 and will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week. (Example: residents that have a Monday pickup will have collection on Tuesday.)

Jan 12 2015 All-Electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches Downtown

Mayor Greg Fischer joined TARC and other local officials today at the Louisville Slugger Museum to kick off the start of ZeroBus service in downtown Louisville. 

Jan 12 2015 Mayor to Present Freedom Award to Ed White

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Ed White, the founder of the River City Drum Corps, is the 2015 recipient of Louisville Metro’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award.

Fischer will present the award 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 during the “Keepers of the Dream” community arts celebration dedicated to Dr. King at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Jan 12 2015 Downtown Recyclers Recognized, Restaurant Green Fork Program Launched

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Solid Waste Division of Metro Public Works today celebrated a dramatic increase in recycling in the Central Business District (CBD) over the past ten months, and launched a new annual certification program for restaurants that consistently practice recycling.

Jan 12 2015 Louisville Announces Detailed Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless today unveiled an ambitious plan to eliminate veteran homelessness in Louisville by the end of this year. The initiative, titled Rx: Housing Veterans, will find permanent housing for the 360 known homeless veterans in our city and will rely on the resources of more than 15 local agencies. To date, these organizations have raised over $9.6 million for Rx: Housing Veterans.

Jan 8 2015 Mayor Announces New AED Location Mapping System & Launches AED Registration Drive

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Emergency Management Agency/MetroSafe today to announce the addition of a new information system that will assist 911 dispatchers in helping callers locate life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available near sudden cardiac arrest victims. 

Jan 8 2015 Councilwoman Green and Mayor Fischer to ride around District 1 on Friday

Councilwoman Jessica Green and Mayor Greg Fischer will take a tour of District 1 in a special ride around on Friday, January 9th as a way of working together to get a understanding of issues and concern in the district.

Jan 8 2015 Warming Centers Available Across Louisville for Relief from the Cold

Dangerously low temperatures are here and Louisville officials are encouraging residents to use warming centers around the city.

Jan 7 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners offer multiple opportunities in January

 

Neighborhood Place Hosts a Job Fair, a Resume Writing Workshop and a Couponing Support Group

 

 

Jan 7 2015 “Meet with Bill” set for Tuesday, January 13th

Councilman Hollander announces first “Meet with Bill” set for Tuesday, January 13th 

Jan 6 2015 Metro Council Republicans Elect Leaders for 2015

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Jan 6 2015 Fischer Helps Launch Year-Long YES Fest Activities

Gill Holland, honorary YES! Fest chair and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan and Clarksville Town Council President Bob Polston.and tourism officials from both sides of the river to kick-off a year-long festival about the environment and sustainability:

Jan 6 2015 Omni to Construct 30+ Story Building Downtown; Hotel, Apartments, Grocery, Local Art Gallery

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Omni Hotels & Resorts will build a 30+ floor multi-purpose building in downtown Louisville that includes a 600-room hotel topped by 225 luxury apartments. Situated one block from the Kentucky International Convention Center, the new Omni Louisville Hotel will be a four-diamond, luxury hotel.

Jan 5 2015 Fischer Pledges Second Term Will Be 'Age of Investment' in City and People

Mayor Greg Fischer pledged today that his second term would be a time of “tremendous capital and human investment” in Louisville and he called upon all 760,000 people to become citizen investors.

Jan 5 2015 Councilman David James elected 2015 Majority Leader

On Monday, members of the Democratic Caucus elected Councilman David James (D-6) to serve as Majority Leader and Caucus Chair for 2015. The Caucus also selected Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) to serve as Vice-Chair.