Dec 27 2017 Mayor Fischer to deliver State of the City on Jan. 4 at South Central Regional Library

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2018 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona.

The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations.

Dec 27 2017 Construction Begins to Create ‘New Dixie Highway’; Safer, More Efficient Travel through Major Corridor

Mayor Fischer, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao celebrate kickoff

A major project to improve safety along one of the city’s most traveled highways began a new phase today, as Mayor Greg Fischer and U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the construction kickoff of the New Dixie Highway Project. 

Dec 22 2017 Metro Council Offices to observe the Christmas Holiday

The Offices of the Louisville Metro Council and the Metro Council Clerk will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dec 21 2017 Christmas tree disposal

Metro Public Works will provide curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District (the old City of Louisville boundaries) after the holiday. Beginning Tuesday, December 26, residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags, and all decorations must be removed.

Dec 21 2017 Electronics recycling

Don’t throw away that old television, computers or other electronic device that’s you just replaced. Let Metro Public Works recycle those newly obsolete devices instead.

Free post-holiday electronics drop-off service is available at our Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue. Drop-off will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these three Saturdays: January 6, January 13 and January 20.

Dec 20 2017 The New Year's Eve Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!

Dec 20 2017 The Marian Group announced as development partner for former Urban Government Center site

Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed evaluation process, The Marian Group and Louisville Metro Government have signed a letter of intent to redevelop the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site in Paristown.

Dec 20 2017 New Public Works Operations Center open

Mayor Greg Fischer cut the ribbon today for the grand opening of a new Metro Public Works Operations Center designed  to improve efficiency by centralizing operations from three separate locations into one site.

Dec 20 2017 Academy Sports Donates 100 Bikes and Helmets to Local Children

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Dec 18 2017 2018 Golf Discount Book now on sale at courses, Creason Administration Building

The 2018 Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Discount Book is now on sale at all Parks and Recreation

Dec 18 2017 City's Resilience and Community Services Launches New Online Screening Tool

"Am I Eligible" screens for programs and services 

Today Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) launched "Am I Eligible", a new online screening tool for Louisville residents.  “Am I Eligible” invites individuals to complete a brief online survey to determine which RCS programs and services are available to them. 

Dec 18 2017 Mayor announces task force to review policies in dealing with homeless encampments

Mayor Fischer announced today that he is creating a task force to review city policies and procedures in dealing with homeless encampments.

The new Homeless Encampment Task Force will be led by Eric Friedlander, the city’s Chief Resilience Officer, and will include representatives from the Coalition for the Homeless, St. John’s Center, LMPD, Metro Corrections and Metro’s Office for Resilience and Community Services.

Dec 15 2017 New episode of Mayor Greg Fischer Podcast focuses on sustainability

Mayor Greg Fischer today released a new episode of his podcast focused on the city’s sustainability efforts, days after the release of a city Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

“I’m pleased that sustainability and resilience are part of the everyday discussion here at Metro, and when we think about policy and when we talk with businesses and workforce,” Mayor Fischer said. “It’s integrated into everything we do in Metro Government, and I think that’s where it needs to be.”

Dec 15 2017 Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam

Louisville Adds Smart911 to Enhance the LENSAlert Progam


Residents encouraged to sign up and complete a Smart911 Safety Profile to enhance their personal safety in the event they need to call 9-1-1.


Dec 14 2017 Councilwoman Sexton Smith seeks holiday voices for the Christmas Caroling Event on Friday, December 15th

Sometimes the best way to spread holiday cheer is to take a step back into the past when carolers walked the streets bringing the sounds of the season to young and old alike as the community’s way of celebrating the holiday.