Mar 12 2019 Budget Cuts Could Worsen the Health of the City

Budget cuts could worsen public health  Investing in public health saves lives and protects communit

Mar 12 2019 Mayor says SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019.

The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21.

Mar 12 2019 Keep the madness on the court this March! Make sure your party foods are safe.

Food Safety tips for March Madness celebrationsMarch madne

Mar 12 2019 Councilman Coan encourages the community to attend the second “Town and Gown-Hall Meeting”

Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) is encouraging the community to come out and discuss partnership opportunities between Louisville Metro Government and Jefferson County Public Schools to enhance neighborhoods and the schools that anchor them.

Mar 12 2019 Louisville beats out Nashville, Indianapolis for Top Metro ranking

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 12, 2019)— Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisville a “Top Metro” for economic development in two regions for number of projects in 2018. Louisville ranked fourth out of 10 metropolitan areas in the South Central region and sixth in the East North Central region, beating out other cities including Nashville, Indianapolis and Austin.

Mar 11 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to participate in Town Hall Meeting at Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church on Tuesday, March 12th

At the request of the Magazine Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will participate in a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Mayor‘s proposal regarding the Budget and what the City is facing with respect to pension costs and other relevant matters.

Mar 11 2019 Upcoming recreation opportunities through Louisville Parks and Recreation

With warmer weather in sight and spring just around the corner, Louisville Parks and Recreation is encouraging the public to get active and have some fun.  

There are several opportunities for youths and adults to cure their cabin fever during the month of March and into late spring.

Mar 9 2019 Council vote jeopardizes previously authorized capital projects, including NE Library, Urban League Sports and Learning Complex

County attorney’s office advises mayor’s office and Council president: Financial and legal consequences ‘may be significant’

Following a vote Thursday by Metro Council, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has suspended all work on the current budget’s debt-funded capital projects, effective immediately. 

Mar 8 2019 Councilman Coan announces 3rd Annual Planting O’ the Green

With the help of several organizations with the goal to expand Louisville’s tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) has announced the third annual Planting O’ the Green will plant 166 trees in the weeks surrounding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 

Mar 7 2019 President James and Council Members George, Triplett, and Fox to host Community Discussion concerning the Metro Budget Shortfall on Saturday, March 9th

President David James (D-6) will join Council Members Nicole George (D-21), Kevin Triplett (D-15) and Mark Fox (D-13) in hosting a Community Discussion for the public concerning the current pension and Insurance Tax Rate Ordinance and the Metro Budget Shortfall on Saturday, March 9th.

Mar 7 2019 Council Members offer alternative plan to deal with pension situation, budget cuts and new revenue

An alternative proposal has been offered to deal with the $35 million projected deficit in the coming Metro Government budget due to pension obligations, increased health care costs and revenue shortfalls. It calls for raising the insurance tax rate on all forms of insurance, other than health, in a more conservative manner and raising the car rental fee. It also calls for cuts or policy changes in Metro Government departments and all levels of management.

Mar 7 2019 Louisville Cycling Podcast

Click here to listen to the interview with Josh Patton of Lindsey Wilson College. 

Mar 7 2019 Southwest Dream Team Unveils Their Fifth Annual South Points Scenic Area Map

Mar 7 2019 President James announces creation of new Ad Hoc Committee to review efficiencies and long-range solutions for Metro Government

President David James (D-6) announces the creation of a special Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies to review all operations of Metro Government in order to find savings and long-range solutions to deal with potential funding challenges.

Mar 7 2019 Locust Grove celebrates the lives and the libations of the presidents in a new series of programs

Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is excited to welcome a series of guest speakers for three evening events celebrating The Age of Hamilton and the first three American Presidents, as well as the refreshments they enjoyed during their lifetimes.