Sep 9 2014 Louisville ECHO Receives Major Funding

The Louisville ECHO program (Louisville is Engaging CHildren Outdoors), Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation’s signature environmental education initiative for fourth-grade students, has received significant support this year with $41,295 in grant funding from the U.S. Forest Service, and $7,500 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

Sep 8 2014 Mayor Fischer Names Jim Mims Director of Develop Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jim Mims as Director of Develop Louisville, a department within Louisville Forward, the city’s new integrated approach to economic and community development.

Sep 8 2014 Metro Council members file ordinance to raise the minimum wage in Metro Louisville

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

On Monday, five members of the Louisville Metro Council filed a proposed ordinance that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by the year 2017 for workers in Metro Louisville.

Sep 8 2014 Louisville to be part of City Accelerator's First Cohort


Louisville has been selected by the Citi Foundation and Living Cities as one of the first three participants in the City Accelerator, a $3 million program to help nine cities pilot leading innovations in local government.

Sep 5 2014 ?42? brings to a close another great season of Movies Under the Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater on Su

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Sep 4 2014 New Data Shows Louisville is a Leading Metropolitan Area for Exports

The U.S. Department of Commerce?s International Trade Administration has announced new export data that shows merchandise exports from the Louisville-Jefferson County metropolitan area totaled a record $8.9 billion, an increase of 16 percent or $1.2 billion from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped Louisville to remain a top metropolitan area for exports in 2013.

Sep 4 2014 VEX Robotics Competition Coming to Louisville in 2015

2015 VEX Robotics World Championship to take place
in Louisville April 15-18

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation today announced that the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship will take place on April 15-18, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Sep 3 2014 Two Small Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans

Loans will help improve physical structures and neighborhood appearance

Aug 30 2014 Louisville Gas and Electric Cane Run Title V Operating Permit 175-00-TV and New Construction Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew an operating permit for Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Cane Run Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 5252 Cane Run Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. The 30-day public comment period starts August 30, 2014 and ends on September 29, 2014. 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.

Aug 29 2014 Next City Cyclouvia Event Will be on West Broadway

W. Broadway to be closed to cars for an afternoon
Following the resounding success of the Cyclouvia events in the Highlands and Crescent Hill, the popular event is expanding to other parts of the city, Mayor Greg Fischer announced.

Aug 29 2014 Metro Parks Hosts NFL's Punt Pass and Kick Competition

Metro Parks will host a local qualifier for the national NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Louisville Champions Park soccer fields, 2050 River Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 13. (Rain date: September 20)

Established in 1961, the national Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) program is a skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15.

Aug 29 2014 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Multiple Services in September

Media Contacts:
Debbie Belt,

Chris Poynter,

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Career Readiness Training, Healthy Cooking Workshops and Much More in September

Aug 29 2014 City Wins National Google Award for Online Business Support

Awarded 200 Samsung Chromebooks to help more
businesses & citizens get online

The city's efforts to get more businesses online has led to Louisville being named one of three winners of the national Get Your Business Online City Challenge sponsored by Google and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM).

Aug 28 2014 Two Louisville Companies Approved for Incentives to Locate, Expand

Two companies were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning?s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects would attract $13.2 million in new investment, and create 775 new jobs in Louisville, which represent $25.8 million in new annual payroll.

Aug 28 2014 500 Youth Will Benefit From New Right Turn Programs

Programs match youth with mentors to turn lives around

Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.