Jul 24 2014 Mayor Announces Increased Focus on Civic Innovation, Other Staff Changes

Changes impact innovation, technology, human resources, roads

Jul 23 2014 Eight Small Businesses in Shawnee Neighborhood Receive Loans to Expand

Media Contacts:
Debbie Belt,

Chris Poynter,

Eight Small Businesses in Shawnee Neighborhood Receive Loans from City's Community Services Agency

Microbusiness loans assist two child care agencies, a cleaning service, and several home-based businesses including a magazine featuring West Louisville news

Jul 23 2014 2014 Brightside Bash

Brightside Bash Benefiting Beautification Projects
Concert featuring A Lion Named Roar, Dave Moisan, In Lighting and Jenna Dean

The first annual Brightside Bash will take place Friday, August 8 at Headliners Music Hall, located at 1386 Lexington Road. The event will feature local bands, food and a silent auction.
The band lineup for the debut Bash will include Forecastle alum, A Lion Named Roar, along with Dave Moisan, In Lighting and Jenna Dean.

Jul 22 2014 Public Works Committee approves franchise agreement contracts for improved internet service in Metro

For Immediate Release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622
Stephen Haag 574-1204 / 645-1752

Jul 21 2014 Air Quality Alert for Tuesday, July 22

An Air Quality Alert has been called for the Louisville metropolitan area for Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to be in the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups range. The AQI is expected to reach 105 for ozone.
Sensitive groups include children, older adults, active adults and anyone with heart and/or lung ailments.

Help the air on Air Quality Alert days with these simple steps:

Jul 18 2014 Proposed Title V Construction Permit for GE Appliances

Notice of Action on a Title V Construction Permit

Jul 17 2014 15 Metro Parks Pools, Spraygrounds and Playgrounds Post Signs Encouraging Smoke-free Environments fo

Signs reading ?Children at Play! Thank You for Not Smoking.? have been posted at five Metro Parks swimming pools and ten playgrounds and spraygrounds.

Jul 17 2014 25th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic

25th Annual Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic

Hundreds of teams volley for a cleaner, greener Louisville during the Brightside/Coca-Cola Volleyball Classic

Jul 16 2014 Louisville Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Today, National Endowment for the Arts announced that Louisville will receive a $50,000 ?Our Town? grant to place artists on project teams inside of corporations. The Louisville initiative, referred to as ?The Accelerator?, is designed to make Louisville businesses more dynamic and profitable. The initiative was created through a collaboration between IDEAS 40203 and its sister organization, Brooklyn-based, Residency Unlimited.

Jun 25 2014 Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant

Louisville is receiving a $250,000 national arts grant to develop a unique Creative Innovation Zone (CIZ) to fuel citizen engagement in the Smoketown neighborhood. The CIZ will advance economic, educational and environmental infrastructure development in the Smoketown community by placing artist/innovators in advisory and supporting roles in revitalization efforts. The initiative is a partnership between IDEAS 40203, YouthBuild Louisville, and other community partners. 

May 12 2014 Louisville Metro Government Joins with National Disability Institute’s LEAD Center to Improve Financial Health for Kentuckians with Disabilities

Assembly brings disability advocates, community and thought leaders together to discuss current activities and opportunities to build the financial capability of people with disabilities throughout the Louisville Area

Mar 28 2014 METCO Board Approves Energy Efficiency Loan

Improved commercial building will add solar panels to Butchertown Market

Feb 28 2014 METCO Board Approves Facade Loan for Schnitzelburg Building

Improved mixed-use building will add to Schnitzelburg revitalization

Feb 6 2014 OMB Recieves National Award

Louisville Metro’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has received an award for the annual spending plan the office prepares for city government.

Jan 24 2014 Gelato Producer Receives Approval of First Louisville Agribusiness Loan

Revolving loan fund created to incentivize small food manufacturing businesses