May 23 2018 Air Quality Alert for Thursday (5/24)

News item about air quality alert for Thursday (5/24).

May 23 2018 City drafting autonomous vehicle playbook in anticipation of new technology

Louisville Metro’s Office of Civic Innovation and Develop Louisville are seeking input from the public for an Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Playbook to help the city proactively prepare for the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation.

The public meeting to discuss the playbook and potential strategies for integrating AV technology will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at LouieLab (745 W. Main Street).

May 23 2018 Participatory Budgeting, Safety Study Results, Demolition Policy and more in the newest edition of District 8 eNews!

May 22 2018 Louisville Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life
Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report

Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings.

May 22 2018 Electric Fans Needed for Local Seniors and Disabled Residents

Donations accepted through June 11; Fan giveaway on June 16

May 22 2018 Parks and recreation golf special for May: Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf

May 21 2018 Consultants finalize assessment of city facilities

Consultants hired to do a facilities assessment for Louisville Metro Government have finalized their report.

The consultant, EOP, was commissioned in January to study city facilities and space needs and to make a recommendation about a potential public-private partnership model to address those needs. They presented a draft version to Metro Council and city officials earlier this month, and have since finalized the report.

The consultant’s main findings are:

May 21 2018 City plans public meeting to share community input, next steps in search for new LMPD Impound Lot

Louisville Metro Government is planning a public meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Butchertown Pizza Hall (1301 Story Avenue, second floor) to share community input and next steps in its effort to relocate the Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

May 21 2018 Two Neighborhood Place locations host community celebrations in honor of special milestones

South Jefferson rededicates space following renovations and Cane Run celebrates 20th anniversary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 21 2018) - Cane Run Neighborhood Place on Monday hosted a special celebration to commemorate its 20th anniversary of serving families, while South Jefferson Neighborhood Place on Tuesday will celebrate renovations after 21 years of serving the community.

May 21 2018 Jeana Dunlap selected as a 2019 Loeb Fellow

Mayor Greg Fischer is pleased to announce that Jeana Dunlap, Louisville’s Director of Redevelopment Strategies, has been named as a member of the 2019 Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Each year the Fellowship selects a group of exceptional mid-career practitioners who influence the shaping of the built and natural environment, for a year of independent study at Harvard University.

May 21 2018 PetSmart Charities® Awards LMAS $40K Grant

Funding aimed at reducing pet population through local spay/neuter efforts

May 18 2018 Louisville Cyclists Take Part in Bike to Work Day


LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Ann Bowden Anchor/Reporter WLKY

Dozens of Louisville cyclists took part Friday in the annual National Bike to Work Day celebration.

"It's important that more and more people get out and that's what's happening in Louisville,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.

May 18 2018 Parks and Recreation swimming pools to open Memorial Day Weekend

The four outdoor pools operated by Louisville Parks and Recreation will open for the season on Saturday, May 26. The Algonquin, Norton, Fairdale and Sun Valley Park pools are fully staffed with lifeguards, though the department is looking to hire additional staff for the pools this summer.

May 17 2018 Councilwomen Sexton Smith to unveil new sign honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. C. Mackey Daniels

He was a great leader, committed to being a voice for minorities and other disadvantaged citizens and his work will be long remembered by the people he served and touched in Metro Louisville and across the United States. On Friday, May 18th Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) will join the family and friends of the late Rev. Dr. C. Mackey Daniels to unveil an honorary sign at the corner of 18th and West Chestnut Streets to commemorate his life and legacy.

May 16 2018 Council members Welch, Fowler and Yates encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a great spring tradition at the 14th Annual Forest Fest

There a few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is in the Jefferson Memorial Forest. On Saturday, May 19th Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13), Cindi Fowler (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) proudly present the 14th Annual Forest Fest.