Apr 23 2020 Traffic being restricted in Shawnee Park to accommodate new COVID-19 testing site

State partnering with Kroger Health on testing, April 27-May 8

To accommodate a safe and secure mobile COVID-19 testing site, Shawnee Park will be closed to vehicle traffic starting tomorrow at 6 a.m., and pedestrian access will be restricted.

Apr 23 2020 Councilwoman Sexton Smith thanks JBS (formerly Swift) for second meat donation of 2000 lbs. to help those in need

For a second time this month, JBS (formally Swift) increased its help to the community with another generous donation of 2000 pounds of pork products to nonprofits agencies to help those in need during the COVID 19 crisis. 

Apr 23 2020 Members of the Democratic Caucus offer statements on Mayor Greg Fisher’s Budget proposal

The members of the Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council offer the following statement on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2020-2021 FY Capital and Operating Budgets

Apr 23 2020 Air Pollution Control Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit to Marcus Paint Company (manufactures industrial solvent and water based paints for resale), 235 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This permit is being issued to renew the FEDOOP operating permit. The 30-day public comment period starts on April 24, 2020, and ends on May 26, 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.

Apr 23 2020 Councilwoman Purvis encourages West Louisville residents to take advantage of drive-thru COVID 19 testing to be held for two weeks at Shawnee Park beginning April 27th

Councilwoman Donna Purvis (D-5) is encouraging residents of West Louisville to take advantage of free drive in testing next week in Shawnee Park to get control of the COVID 19 virus.

Apr 23 2020 Citing expected revenue shortfall of $115 million for FY20/FY21, Mayor Fischer presents continuation budget and renews call for flexible federal relief

Mayor mourns those who’ve died, urges community to keep virus from claiming more lives

Celebrates the social muscles that make this a strong community

Outlines roadmap for Louisville’s Recovery: ‘Build Back Better, Together’

Apr 22 2020 Metro Council schedule changes for Thursday, April 23rd

On Thursday, April 23rd Mayor Greg Fischer will present his FY 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets to the Louisville Metro Council. As a result, there are time changes for regular meetings that day. The Democratic Caucus of the Louisville Metro Council will not meet on Thursday.

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Apr 22 2020 Mayor Fischer says continuing COVID-19 crisis severely impacts city’s fiscal outlook

Mayor Greg Fischer today reiterated the need for more direct federal aid to help Louisville navigate the uncertain times ahead and avoid drastic cuts to essential city services as the community combats the COVID-19 pandemic.

State law requires the Mayor to present his proposed 2020-21 city budget to Louisville Metro Council tomorrow, but he said the continuing crisis changes the city’s fiscal outlook on a daily basis.

Apr 22 2020 Councilwoman Dorsey thanks UPS for its generous donation to Shively Area Ministries for assistance during COVID-19

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (D-3) is praising United Parcel Service’s  generous $25,000 donation to the Shively Area Ministries (SAM). These critical dollars will help people  who are struggling with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

Apr 22 2020 Portion of Long Run Loop road to be closed next week for spillway work

A section of the loop road in Long Run Park will be closed from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, and then Monday, April 27-Wednesday, April 29 for removal of brush and trees along the lake spillway at the park. The road will be open during the weekend, April 25-26. 

Apr 22 2020 Louisville Metro celebrates Earth Day with plans to cut pollution, increase resiliency

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Mayor Greg Fischer today released the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction and Prepare Louisville Climate Adaptation plans, which will reduce Louisville’s contribution to climate change and increase its resilience to extreme weather events and other climate change impacts.

Apr 21 2020 Mayor Fischer applauds Louisville’s globalization efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Mayor Greg Fischer today said that Louisville’s commitment to globalization and international diversity continues despite the strains being placed on the community by the COVID-19 outbreak and th

Apr 20 2020 Mayor Fischer says direct federal aid to cities is critical to maintaining essential services amid COVID-19 outbreak

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged Congress and the White House to send more help to American cities struggling to maintain essential city services while battling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 20 2020 The Louisville Metro Council send letter Congressional Leaders asking for federal help to keep cities viable during COVID 19

Today the 26-member Louisville Metro Council sent a letter to Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman John Yarmuth asking them to support additional federal funding for state and local governments.