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LouisvilleKY to explore new site for LMPD impound lot

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government announced that it is beginning the process of exploring alternative locations for the Louisville Metro Police Impound lot. The lot, located for at least 50 years at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, serves as the main temporary storage area for cars towed from throughout the city, and as a longer-term storage area for cars being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. It holds about 1,800 vehicles at full capacity, but frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles. The impound lot’s current location, bordering the Butchertown Greenway Trail and the main stem of the…


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Study confirms soccer-specific stadium needed for continued soccer growth in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – A study conducted by Convention, Sports & Leisure and Legends and released last week by Louisville Forward confirms that a soccer-specific stadium is needed to maintain and grow professional soccer in Louisville. “While Louisville Slugger Field has been a good first home for professional soccer, we must remain competitive, and sharing fields is not sustainable,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville City Football Club is off to a great start, and we must embrace the growing demand for soccer in our city and strategically prepare for long-term growth.” The Mayor added that, “Having vibrant arts, sports, entertainment and…


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Louisville Ky nabs another honor from Site Selection Magazine

Louisville Forward named one of Site Selection magazine’s Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2015 Back-to-back recognition based on achievements in job creation and community investment   LOUISVILLE, KY (May 2, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development organization, has been named one of the Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2015 by Site Selection magazine, an achievement earned two years in a row. Since its creation in July 2014, Louisville Forward has helped businesses create nearly 10,500 new jobs in Louisville, representing an investment of nearly three billion dollars.   …


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Louisville KY’s Sustainability Summit kicks off Friday

LOUISVILLE, KY – As part of their continuing mission to improve sustainability efforts in the community, the Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability and the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) are co-hosting the second annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, November 6 with an evening reception on November 5. “The Sustainability Summit is a great effort by the Office of Sustainability and Louisville Sustainability Council to make our city healthier and more livable.” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “The shared ideas at this event are vital to promote awareness of our air quality issues will help empower citizens to do their part to improve it.”…


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GPS Tracking Being Added to City Vehicle Fleet

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that many vehicles in the city fleet will soon be outfitted with a new tool aimed at increasing fuel efficiency and driving safety, and improving maintenance. Global Positioning System (GPS) units will be added to 481 cars and trucks assigned to Fleet Services, Facilities, Public Works, Metro Parks, Codes and Regulations, Louisville Forward and Emergency Medical Services under a contract with Verizon Network Fleet. The GPS device will send readouts on idling time, driving performance, maintenance status, plus vehicle and driver location. The information will be monitored within each department by email…


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Thorntons Gives Louisville Some Welcomed Good News

Our Rick Redding interviewed Thorntons President, Tony Harris on the March 19, 2015, Rusty Satellite Show. Hear it here. LOUISVILLE (July 30, 2015) – One of Kentucky’s largest privately owned companies has decided to expand its presence in the Commonwealth. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Thorntons Inc. is expanding its headquarters in Louisville with a move to a larger facility. Thorntons, a growing convenience chain retailer that provides fresh foods, high quality beverages and fuel, will create 110 jobs and invest nearly $28 million into the project. “Thorntons local expansion and investment is further proof that…


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Local Healthcare Leaders Partner for Louisville Innovation Summit

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Innovation Summit, a two-day event where healthcare leaders and innovators come together to provide insight, share expertise, and explore new avenues of creativity in aging care, will be held October 14 and 15, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The event will feature distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions with prominent guests, innovation spotlights from healthcare tech start-ups, and an innovation competition. “We are a city of innovation,” Fischer said. “This summit represents who we are and where we are headed in so many ways. Now is the time and Louisville is the place for the…


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Louisville named among Site Selection magazine’s top Metro Areas for economic success  

Louisville, Ky., –  Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million. “We are always proud to have Gov. Beshear visit Louisville, especially today as we celebrate the economic development achievements made by the state of Kentucky and in Louisville,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville is thriving and with the recent investments made by quality companies,…


Louisville Forward named one of Site Selection’s Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, is named one of the Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.  Since its creation in July, Louisville Forward has helped businesses create nearly 3,500 new jobs in Louisville, representing an investment of more than half a billion dollars. Louisville Forward was formed last summer to unite economic development efforts and built environment functions, allowing business owners to go from concept to permit in one streamlined agency. Giving equal attention to quality of place as economic development, Louisville Forward touches the arts, parks, and other community…