Aug 13 2020 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with the Courier Journal's Darcy Costello

Councilman Coan and Courier-Journal reporter Darcy Costello reflect on her coverage of a city in crisis. Available on iTunes, SoundcloudSpotify or your podcatcher of choice!

Aug 13 2020 Councilman Yates organizes Breonna Taylor Criminal Law Education Forum with the University of Louisville

Councilman David Yates (D-25) announces a special discussion in partnership with UofL’s Law School, Department of Justice Administration & Department of Criminal Justice. Representatives from each department will join acclaimed local attorneys to speak to the legal elements of charging a citizen of murder or lesser offenses and the foundation of due process as they specifically pertain to the shooting and loss of Breonna Taylor.  

Aug 13 2020 New LOU HEALTH COVID-19 Helpline Now Available


New LOU HEALTH COVID-19 Helpline Now Available:  502-912-8598


The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Lacuna Health have launched a LOU HEALTH COVID-19 helpline: 502-912-8598.

Aug 12 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Agreed Board Orders

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing, via Video Teleconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak, on Agreed Board Orders with Kelley Construction, Inc. and Al J. Schneider Company. The companies are alleged to have violated District Regulation 5.04 (Adoption of Federal Emission Standard for Asbestos) at the Galt House Hotel located in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Aug 12 2020 West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

West Nile Mosquitoes Found in Louisville

Fogging operations to be conducted in specific neighborhoods


Aug 12 2020 Louisville Metro highlights strategies for wealth building and anti-displacement

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today highlighted initiatives to increase access to affordable housing and keep existing homeowners in their homes, including a new program through the Louisville Metro Housing Authority.

Aug 12 2020 The Everything After Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Aug 11 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners urge completion of Census by September 30

As Census-takers begin visiting non-responding Louisville households, Mayor Greg Fischer and Municipal Complete Count Committee (MC3) members today urged residents to complete the 2020 Census.

“Census data will influence the federal support Louisville receives for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and more for the next decade, as well as our representation in Congress. It’s essential that every person who calls Louisville home be counted,” Mayor Fischer said.

Aug 11 2020 Louisville Metro seeking entities to develop and manage Community Land Trust

Louisville Metro Government is making available $2.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to one or more Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) to develop and manage a Community Land Trust (CLT). The city is issuing a competitive request for proposals this week.

Aug 11 2020 Mayor Fischer urging residents to participate in virtual discussion on race-based stress and trauma

Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a virtual town hall discussion this week about race-based stress and trauma that will be co-led by Dr. Steven Kniffley, associate director of Center for Behavioral Health at Spalding University, and Beatriz Vides, co-founder and senior director of the Center for Trauma Resilient Communities.

Aug 11 2020 Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Parks and Recreation seek public input on conceptual plan to improve natural trails in the Olmsted Parks

Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Louisville Parks and Recreation, conducted a trail study last fall with help from Alta Planning and Design to learn how to better control soil erosion and improve the existing natural trail system in Cherokee Park, Iroquois Park, and Seneca Park.

Aug 10 2020 Mayor Fischer announces free Wi-Fi expansion in Russell, celebrates completion of LFIT Phase I

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the expansion of free Wi-Fi service in the Russell neighborhood and celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Louisville Fiber Internet Technology project (LFIT). 

Aug 9 2020 Louisville Metro Council to livestream all meetings on Facebook Live!

The Louisville Metro Council will livestream all its regular meetings and committee meetings on Facebook Live beginning on Monday, August 10th with the Committee on Equity and Inclusion at 3:00pm.


Aug 7 2020 Mayor urges those in need to apply for more than $21 million in federal eviction prevention assistance

Residents seeking guidance referred to, a one-stop website for eviction prevention resources and services

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged Louisvillians who need help paying rent due to the impact of COVID-19 to apply for assistance through Louisville Metro Government efforts being funded by $21.2 million from the federal CARES Act.  

Aug 7 2020 Air Quality Alert for Saturday (8/8)

News item about an air quality alert for Saturday (8/8)