Aug 4 2020 City provides rental and utility assistance programs to aid residents impacted by COVID-19
Appointments scheduled using automated system; clients served remotely

Louisville Metro Government reminds residentsabout the availability of rent and utility assistance for income eligible households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two programs launched in July to help residents in need of assistance: the Eviction Prevention Program and LIHEAP Summer Cooling.

Aug 3 2020 Mayor, Public Safety Chief provide update on search for new permanent LMPD chief

Mayor Greg Fischer and Amy Hess, the city’s Chief of Public Safety, today provided an update on the search for a new permanent Chief for the Louisville Metro Police Department – including news that the job description and position profile has been posted.

The Mayor noted that more than 10,000 people had provided input into the crafting of those documents by responding to an online survey and nearly two dozen listening sessions with various focus groups throughout the community.

Jul 31 2020 Louisville Loop Closure and Detour

Due to a Louisville Water Company main replacement project, a section of Louisville Loop between Bells Lane and Campground Road will be closed beginning Monday, August 3 until August 24. Please click here for the detour route. 

The detour route is as follows: 

Jul 30 2020 The Dogs Days Edition of District 8 eNews is live!
Jul 30 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to issue an operating permit for Eckart America Corporation (aluminum powder and paste production), 4101 Camp Ground Road, Louisville, 40211, in accordance with Regulation 2.16. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts August 1, 2020, and ends on August 31, 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.

Jul 29 2020 Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work at Louisville Metro Animal Services

LMAS receives $25K grant from Petco Foundation

Jul 29 2020 Fischer administration, Council discuss declaring racism as a public health emergency

‘We must have a new sense of urgency’ to end racism, Mayor says

Two members of the Fischer administration – Kendall Boyd, Chief Equity Officer, and T Gonzales, director of the Center for Health Equity – spoke today before the Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education committee to recommend the Council and Mayor’s office jointly declare racism as a public health crisis in the city.

Jul 28 2020 Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee to receive an update on COVID 19 in Louisville Metro and continue discussion on racism as a public health issue

The Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee will hear firsthand Louisville Metro’s current efforts in fighting COVID 19. The committee will also continue its discussion on racism as a public health crisis when it meets on Wednesday, July 29th.

Jul 27 2020 Government Oversight Committee to question City and TARC leaders; Committee will move forward on sexual harassment investigation

The Government Oversight and Audit Committee (GOA) will question Louisville Metro Government and Transit Authority of River City (TARC) leaders at their next regular meeting, tomorrow Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.  

Jul 23 2020 Air Pollution Control District Proposed Permit

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (District) proposes to renew a FEDOOP operating permit for V.G. Reed & Sons, Inc. (Lithographic Printing Operation), 1002 South 12th Street, Louisville, KY 40210 in accordance with Regulation 2.17. This is a standard permit renewal. The 30-day public comment period starts on July 24, 2020, and ends on August 24, 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.

Jul 23 2020 COVID-19 pandemic forces changes to WorldFest and Hike, Bike and Paddle

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that two popular Labor Day events, WorldFest and Hike, Bike and Paddle, will not be held in-person this year due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

Jul 23 2020 Locust Grove Reopens to the Public

 

Historic Locust Grove will reopen to the public on Friday, July 24 after closing in mid-March due to COVID-19. The National Historic Landmark reopens with new hours and new tour offerings to accommodate new health and safety requirements.

 

Jul 23 2020 Mayor advocates for police reform to bring accountability and transparency

 

 

 

Jul 22 2020 City, community partners celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Facebook Live Town Hall, #THanksToTheADA social media campaign, and other virtual events
Jul 21 2020 Office of Globalization launches Global Louisville Directory

Louisville Metro Government’s Office for Globalization, part of Louisville Forward, is making efforts to address one of the challenges foreign-born communities face in their professional and personal lives by launching a new Global Louisville Directory.