Mar 10 2015 Louisville Selected to Participate in President Obama’s New TechHire Initiative

<p>Louisville has been selected as one of 21 cities to participate in TechHire, a new initiative to connect middle-class Americans to technology jobs, President Obama announced at the White House.</p>

Mar 10 2015 Councilwoman Welch to deliver Meals on Wheels in District 13 and encourages others to volunteer

Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch will join thousands of volunteers in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky when she delivers Meals on Wheels to seniors in District 13 on Monday, March 16th.

Mar 10 2015 11th Annual Forest Fest Bluegrass Festival – May 16 at Jefferson Memorial Forest

A spectacular day of Bluegrass music, food, craft vendors and youth activities in a scenic environment awaits those who visit Jefferson Memorial Forest’s eleventh annual Forest Fest on Saturday, May 16.  

Forest Fest has been known for providing a great variety of bluegrass music; this year’s event expands on that tradition with six musical acts in the lineup. The music starts at 11 a.m. in the forest’s Horine Section, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road.

Mar 9 2015 Huge Book Donation Launches New Community-wide Student Reading Program

Thanks to a generous local educational company, and collaboration with Metro United Way, UPS, Jefferson County Public Schools, YMCA, and Teamsters Local 89, the Louisville Free Public Library received a donation of nearly 149,000 books! The books include 28 popular, nationally-acclaimed titles including: Mrs.

Mar 9 2015 Councilman Hollander announces monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Thursday, March 19th

Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents to come out for the monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Thursday, March 19th at the Mellwood Arts Center 1860 Mellwood Avenue

Mar 9 2015 Councilman Hollander announces monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Thursday, March 19th

Louisville – Councilman Bill Hollander is encouraging District 9 residents to come out for the monthly “Meet with Bill” set for Thursday, March 19th at the Mellwood Arts Center 1860 Mellwood Avenue.

“I want to make myself available to the people of District 9 to let me know what’s on their mind,” says Hollander. “I will be hosting these informal chats at various times through the district. We are always happy to hear from constituents.”

Mar 9 2015 President Tandy applauds TechHire Initiative announced by President Obama

President David Tandy (D-4) applauds a new effort announced by President Barack Obama to work with local governments to get people the training they need to move in to well-paid technical jobs

Mar 9 2015 Councilwoman Flood honors Southern High School Students for Black History Month

As part of the Metro Council’s 2015 Black History Month, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) honored a very accomplished student from Southern High School, Monetinea Haggard

Mar 9 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.          

Mar 7 2015 Louisville Joins Tech-Focused Multi-City Innovation Campaign

The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that the Multi-City Innovation Campaign (MCIC), a program that helps spur quality innovation in cities across the country, will expand to 25 communities, including Louisville in 2015.

Mar 6 2015 Public Safety Committee to hold special meeting for a discussion on recent violence and gun related deaths

The Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 9th for an update on the recent cases of violence and the increase in Metro Louisville’s homicide rate for the year.

Mar 5 2015 City pulls together to battle major snowstorm As city crews work around the clock to battle nearly a foot of snow, Mayor Greg Fischer announced steps to make sure citizens needing emergency transportation or other needs. He also announced social media contest for the Cleanest Sidewalk.
Mar 5 2015 President Tandy thanks Metro Public Works and MetroSafe workers for their efforts in the latest winter storm

As Metro Louisville begins digging out from a foot of snow and more in some areas, President David Tandy (D-4) is issuing a thank you to those who have worked long hours to make the streets safe and handle emergencies.

Mar 5 2015 Councilwoman Shanklin reminds residents to clear sidewalks and check on the elderly during this recent snow

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) is reminding residents of District 2 and all of Metro Louisville to take the time and clear their sidewalks now that the latest snowfall has ended.

Mar 3 2015 Louisville Earns National Ranking for Job Creation Momentum

The Louisville metro area has earned a Top 10 ranking for economic development and job creation from a leading national publication thanks to a slate of business investments and company expansions and locations in 2014.

Louisville placed ninth in Site Selection Magazine’s ranking of top tier metro areas with population over one million – that was up seven spots from the year before, the largest jump by any metro area in the top ten.