Jun 11 2020 Metro Council passes Breonna’s Law, “No-Knock” warrants are banned for LMPD

In a unanimous vote, the Louisville Metro Council has banned the use of “No-Knock” warrants after passing Breonna’s Law, an ordinance which also sets guidelines for the execution of all search warrants by Louisville Metro Police officers and requires active body camera whenever a warrant is served.

Jun 10 2020 Mayor urges residents to participate in survey to share their priorities for new LMPD Chief

Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged Louisville residents to participate in a survey to share their priorities for Louisville’s next permanent chief of police. The Mayor relieved former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Chief Steve Conrad of his duties on June 1, and named Robert Schroeder as LMPD’s acting chief, pending the hiring of a permanent chief.

Jun 8 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for LG&E Mill Creek Generating Station (electricity generating facility), 14460 Dixie Highway, Louisville, 40272, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts June11, 2020, and ends on July 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.

Jun 8 2020 Close to nine hundred tested for COVID-19 over the weekend

Nearly 900 individuals who have taken part in demonstrations and large gatherins in Louisville over the past two weeks were tested for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Jun 8 2020 Mayor calls on local leaders to invest in new SummerWorks initiative for at-risk youth

In the wake of protests in support of social justice and racial equity, Mayor Greg Fischer is challenging Louisville’s business and philanthropy community “to lead as a force for justice.”

Jun 8 2020 John B. Castleman monument is being moved this morning

The John Breckenridge Castleman monument is being moved this morning from Cherokee Triangle, after a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ruled Friday afternoon that the city has the right to do so.

Crews began work at about 6 a.m. The statue is being taken to a city storage facility for cleaning, in anticipation of a move to Cave Hill Cemetery, where Castleman is buried; the plinth below it will be moved later. Negotiations with Cave Hill about the move are ongoing.

Jun 8 2020 Council Ackerson calls for further real comprehensive changes to Louisville Search Warrants

Councilman Ackerson is calling for the following change to Breonna’s Law.  First, he is in favor of banning “no knock” warrants and “quick knock” warrants in their entirety.  In its present state, the current proposed legislation bans “no knocks” for the most part, but permits them in limited circumstances.

Jun 5 2020 City’s HUD CARES Act supplemental COVID-19 Grant applications being accepted

CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, HOPWA-CV and FY21 HOPWA carryforward grants included

Jun 5 2020 Air Quality Alert for Sunday (6/7)

News item about an air quality alert for Sunday (6/7)

Jun 5 2020 Metro Council members urge governor to provide guidance for reopening Jefferson County schools in the fall

A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members has signed a letter calling upon Governor Andy Beshear to work with public health officials and school districts across the state to prioritize getting students back into classrooms this fall.

Jun 5 2020 New COVID-19 testing available near Jefferson Square Park

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new COVID-19 testing site for individuals who have been participating in the recent protests over the Breonna Taylor tragedy.

Jun 4 2020 City announces latest round of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven more nonprofit organizations to receive funding to help further their work providing critical support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Council voted to establish the $2.7 million emergency assistance package in mid-March with the goal of supplementing relief organizations experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.

Jun 4 2020 Mayor Fischer announces end to citywide curfew

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he is ending the 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. citywide curfew he put in place over the weekend after peaceful protests were marred by shootings and widespread looting.

The State of Emergency enacted during the disturbances in downtown Louisville and other parts of the city will, however, remain in place until Monday, June 8.

Jun 4 2020 Lifeguard and Food Manager Certifications Extended Due to COVID-19

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness today announced it is extending Lifeguard and Food Manager certifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 4 2020 Louisville Metro issues Solicitation of Interest for redevelopment of former Urban Government Center

Louisville Metro Government today issued a Solicitation of Interest for Urban Government Center, providing an opportunity for developers to submit proposed plans to redevelop the large property along Barret Avenue. The city is seeking proposals that include mixed-use, mixed income development that incorporates high-quality design, housing, retail, office and/or hotel space along with integrated green spaces and multi-modal connectivity.