Sep 15 2020 Mayor Fischer announces settlement in civil lawsuit filed by Breonna Taylor’s estate

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville Metro Government (LMG) has settled a civil lawsuit with the estate of Breonna Taylor, including a $12 million payment and an agreement on several policy changes and reforms, including new drug testing rules for LMPD officers, an incentive for officers to live in specific neighborhoods and a new level of scrutiny over search warrants.

Sep 14 2020 Plenty of COVID-19 testing available with faster results

Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Chief Health Strategist, says Louisville has greatly increased testing capacity for COVID-19 and results from tests are being delivered within 24 to 72 hours.

Sep 14 2020 LMAS Waives All Fees To Reclaim A Pet

Louisville Metro Animal Services announces all redemption fees are waived for pets owners who claim their pet at the LMAS Shelter. Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) is covering all fees in an effort to help pet owners facing financial hardship during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Sep 14 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with Representative Charles Booker!

I caught up with Charles Booker on the Eight More Miles podcast! Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Spotify or your podcatcher of choice!

Sep 11 2020 Mayor Fischer highlights resilience and success of SummerWorks during uniquely challenging conditions

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined SummerWorks staff and youth participants at Metro Hall to highlight the 2020 season, which saw more than 3,000 young people employed despite difficult economic conditions. More than 1,000 young people were directly placed in work experiences by SummerWorks staff.

Sep 11 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue a construction permit to The Chemours Company FC, LLC (manufactures refrigerant gases), 4200 Camp Ground Road, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This permit is being issued to construct two new storage tanks and associated piping components to store raw material chloroform. The 30-day public comment period starts on September 13, 2020, and ends on October 13, 2020. 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.

Sep 10 2020 The September to Remember Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Sep 10 2020 Mayor Fischer and TARC Board announce Lextran’s Carrie Butler as new TARC Executive Director

Carrie ButlerMayor Greg Fischer and the Transit Authority of River City Board of Directors announced today that after an extensive national search, former Lextran general manager Carrie Butler has been appo

Sep 9 2020 Louisville Forward launches new low-interest loan fund to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development arm, has l

Sep 9 2020 Mayor Fischer signs Executive Order creating task force to promote equity through supplier diversity

Mayor Greg Fischer signed an Executive Order today that establishes an Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force, which will be charged with working to close the community’s wealth gap by supporting

Sep 9 2020 New Healthy Home, Health Community campaign launches with a focus on childhood lead poisoning prevention

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has partnered with IDEAS xLab and Bates Communi

Sep 8 2020 Mayor Fischer announces new leadership for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced new leadership for the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN). Monique Williams, who is Director of Youth Violence Prevention Research Center at the University of Louisville, has been named as OSHN’s new director, and Dr. Steven M. Kelsey, a retired Louisville Metro Police Officer and Louisville minister, has been named its Faith-Based Liaison.

Sep 8 2020 President James to host virtual “Talk with David” meeting on Saturday, September 12th

President David James (D-6) hosts his first virtual “Talk with David” meeting this coming Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

Sep 7 2020 Mayor names Yvette Gentry as new interim Chief of LMPD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that interim LMPD Chief Rob Schroeder is retiring from the department, and former LMPD Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry has agreed to serve in the inter

Sep 4 2020 Four Jefferson County Attorney’s Office employees test positive for COVID, additional staff members to quarantine as precaution

LOUISVILLE – Four staff members of the Jefferson County Attorney’s office (JCAO) have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days and an additional 16 staff members are now in self-quarantine as a precaution.