Jan 25 2019 City will file appeal to Landmarks Commission for removal of Castleman monument

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the city will appeal a Cherokee Triangle Architectural Review Committee (ARC) vote that effectively denied a city plan to remove the John B. Castleman monument from its current location.

In a meeting Wednesday, ARC tied 3-3 on the city’s application to move the statue; without a majority of votes in support of the application, it was effectively denied. The city’s appeal will be submitted to the Landmarks Commission within the next 30 days.

Jan 25 2019 Ohio River Greenway Park Development
Click here to read the Courier Journal coverage of the proposed plan for a park near the Falls of the Ohio along the Ohio River Greenway by the River Heritage Conservancy.


Click here to take the survey about the proposal.
Jan 23 2019 $34 million mixed-use development planned west of Ninth

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the historic, long vacant warehouse located at 1405 W. Broadway has been acquired by the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) to be redeveloped into a $34 million mixed-use development.

Jan 23 2019 Councilwoman Purvis announces new satellite office will open for District 5 residents

Councilwoman Donna Purvis announces that beginning in February, a new satellite office will open for District 5 residents to let her know their thoughts and issues.

Jan 22 2019 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles podcast with Metro United Way'sTheresa Reno-Weber!

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud or your podcatcher of choice. 

Jan 22 2019 Mayor's Office and Fund for the Arts announce new mural festival

Mayor Greg Fischer together with Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art today announced a transformational two-week mural festival set to launch in fall of 2019. The Imagine Mural Festival will bring talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods with the Smoketown neighborhood hosting the mural festival this year.

Jan 22 2019 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for AI International (metal fabrication facility), 8055 National Turnpike, Louisville, KY 40214 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard FEDOOP renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts on January 23, 2019, and ends on February 22, 2019. 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.

Jan 18 2019 Mayor Fischer launches Lean Into Louisville to confront and examine history of discrimination

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Lean Into Louisville, an unprecedented series of presentations, conversations, activities and art exhibits that will explore and confront the history and legacy of all forms of discrimination and inequality in the city and the country.

Jan 18 2019 Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Louisville Metro Council Offices closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan 18 2019 President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019 Metro Council Committees

Metro Council President David James (D-6) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2019. There will be ten standing committees in the coming year to focus on key issues and address the priorities and needs of Metro Government.

Jan 18 2019 CX Magazine Analyzes Nationals In Louisville
Click here for the the Cyclocross Magazine article by Zachary Schuster.

This article takes a look at Cyclocross event attendance over time to see if attendance at the Nationals event in Louisville was "big, small, or somewhere in between." 

Jan 17 2019 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Edition of District 8 eNews is Live!
Jan 17 2019 Mayor Fischer: State of the City is strong; Louisville is well-positioned for the future; and we need to brag!

Delivering his ninth annual State of the City address from the Muhammad Ali Center on The Champ’s birthday, Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged the community to have the same courage, vision and determination that made Ali one of the most beloved, respected and well-known people the world has ever seen.

Jan 17 2019 Councilwoman Sexton Smith to partner with JBS to distribute fresh food products in District 4

In an effort to help those who have a hard time getting to a grocery for fresh food, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) is partnering with JBS (formerly Swift Co.) to distribute 75 fresh pork loins on Friday, January 18th.

Jan 16 2019 Seasonal shutdown of yard waste collection to begin

Yard waste collection season in the Urban Services District of Louisville will end after the January 19 collections. Regular yard waste collection will resume on April 1, 2019. During the suspension individual requests for collection may be made by calling Metro311 at 574-5000.

Those requests will be handled on an as needed basis rather than running crews fulltime on routes across the city.