Feb 13 2019 Insurance premium tax increase proposed to help cover $65M budget gap and prevent devastating cuts

Facing devastating potential cuts because of an expected $65 million general fund gap over the next four years, Mayor Greg Fischer is proposing to increase the city’s tax rates on home, life, marine and miscellaneous insurance, such as malpractice, title insurance and umbrella coverage, from their current five percent to 12.5 percent in FY20 and FY21, 13.5 percent in FY22 and 15 percent in FY23.

Feb 13 2019 City announces new public art grant opportunity

Louisville Metro Government has announced a new public art opportunity with the Commission on Public Art and as part of Lean Into Louisville. This opportunity called “Untold Stories in Public Spaces” will support projects that memorialize and/or celebrate narratives that have not yet been recognized through an artistic lens in Louisville’s public spaces.

Feb 13 2019 Air Pollution Control District Notice of Public Hearing

            The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Board will hold a public hearing on an Agreed Board Order with American Synthetic Rubber Company. ASRC is alleged to have violated District Regulation 5.01 (General Provisions) District Regulation 5.15 (Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions) and District Regulation 5.21 (Environmental Acceptability for Toxic Air Contaminants) at the facility located at 4500 Camp Ground Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Feb 12 2019 Listen to the latest episode of the 8 More Miles Podcast with the Louisville Water Company's Kelley Dearing-Smith

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud or your podcatcher of choice!

Feb 12 2019 Councilman Blackwell begins a new year of District 12 Dialogues with an update on various programs and issues in the district

Councilman Rick Blackwell will start off 2019 with a new series of District 12 Dialogues by inviting residents to learn more about what is going with programs and projects in the district. 

Feb 12 2019 Another record breaking week for flu

Last week (Feb. 3 - 9) reported cases of flu hit a new high: 921 cases for the week.  Cases are overwhelmingly infulenza strain A.  This brings our total number of flu cases for this season to 4,623.  There have been 6 influenza related deaths. You can see more at our Flu Activity page.

Feb 11 2019 Councilwoman McCraney to Hold Budget Talk with District 7 Constituents

Mayor Greg Fischer has indicated that Louisville Metro faces a serious budget situation with an anticipated deficit of $65 million over the next four years. Councilwoman Paula McCraney (D-7) serves on the Budget Committee and is inviting constituents to join her for a Budget Talk on Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. until noon. 

Feb 11 2019 Residents of Council Districts 6 and 8 to Vote on Publicly Funded Projects

Voting to Be Held Feb 15 through March 15

 

Feb 8 2019 Public comment sought on Environmental Trust accreditation
 

 The Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust is seeking public comment on its application to renew national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Feb 7 2019 Mayor: Without new revenue, city faces “devastating” cuts in services because of Frankfort-mandated pension obligation

Cuts would include every agency of Metro government, including police officers, fire stations, libraries and community services

Mayor Greg Fischer today outlined specific and “devastating” potential cuts to city services and staff that would, without new revenue, be necessary to cover an expected $65 million budget gap over the next four years, caused by a state-mandated pension increase that grows every year through FY23.

Feb 6 2019 Locust Grove plans a year of programming celebrating The Age of Hamilton

Historic Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark established c. 1792, is planning a year of programming centering on The Age of Hamilton, the period of time from c. 1770- 1805 that encompasses the American Revolution and the early years of American independence.

Feb 5 2019 Bernheim Bridge repair project to begin in Cherokee Park

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for rehabilitation of the Bernheim Bridge in Cherokee Park in Louisville. This bridge, also known as Bridge No. 8, crosses the Middle Fork of Beargrass Creek.

This project includes waterproofing and repairing the concrete arch, resetting the railings, masonry repairs on the spandrel walls and railings and new asphalt pavement on the crossing.

Feb 5 2019 LGBTQ Initiative Survey

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is partnering with the University of Louisville Center for Families and Wellbein

Feb 4 2019 New District 5 satellite office opens for residents tomorrow

Councilwoman Donna Purvis reminds residents that the new District 5 satellite office will officially open tomorrow, Tuesday February 5th. “I am looking forward to hearing from the people of District 5 with any issues or concerns they may have with Metro Government,” says the Councilwoman.

Feb 4 2019 The next District 12 “Coffee with your Councilman” set for Saturday, February 9th

Councilman Rick Blackwell announces the next “Coffee with your Councilman” is set for Saturday, February 9th.  It is an opportunity for District 12 residents to meet with their Councilman.