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Tomorrow is Wear Red Day for all of LouisvilleKY

Mayor Fischer proclaims Friday ‘Wear Red Day’ to support women’s Final Four-bound Cardinals LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed that Friday will be Wear Red Day in Louisville to support the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team in the Final Four. The Mayor is asking citizens across the community to wear Cardinal red on Friday, when the team takes on Mississippi State for a spot in the women’s NCAA Tournament championship game. If UofL wins, the Mayor asks that citizens again wear Cardinal red on Sunday to support the team as they play for the national championship. “What the Cardinals have…


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Passport Health Plan breaks ground on new LouisvilleKY campus

Louisville, KY., – Officials with Passport Health Plan, metro government and other local officials have broken ground on a new 337,000 square foot, four story building at 18th Street and Broadway. The building, along with three connected structures called “pods”, is slated to open in 2020. The new office space will house more than 500 employees with meeting space to “directly engage with members and residents”, a cafeteria to serve both employees and the public, a community teaching kitchen, and private meeting space for Passport member services staff. “This is a huge win for west Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer…


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LouisvilleKY kicks off its 2018 SummerWorks program to put youth to work

Louisville, KY., – A stronger pipeline of young talent is critical to Louisville’s future, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks youth jobs program for 2018. “Summer jobs are critical building blocks for young people, and SummerWorks is crucial for the health of the local economy, because it creates a pipeline of future talent,” Mayor Fischer said. “We want Louisville’s business culture to be one where every company, large and small, hires or sponsors summer jobs for youth.” Last year, more than 160 companies and organizations hired SummerWorks youth. And already, momentum is building for this summer, with…


Flooding 2018

Mayor Fischer announces assistance for those in LouisvilleKY needing flood cleanup

Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook Page… Louisville, KY., – Louisville residents who need assistance cleaning up from the past week’s flooding can call Metro Government’s MetroCall 311 to get connected with volunteers who are helping with recovery efforts. Louisville Metro Emergency Services and the Office of Resiliency and Community Services are working with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Metro United Way to identify flood victims and organize volunteer cleanup teams. Residents who would like to volunteer to aid stricken residents and help with general community cleanup can contact Metro United Way 2-1-1. Callers can…


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Mayor Fischer rallies LouisvilleKY for 7th annual “Give A Day” Week of Service, April 14-22

Louisville, KY – Joined by representatives from local organizations and volunteer committees, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans for his 2018 Give A Day week of service. This year’s Give A Day week is set for April 14-22, although the Mayor noted that many projects will be under way earlier, to avoid conflicts with Thunder over Louisville at the end of the week. Give A Day is an official Kentucky Derby Festival event, and kicks off the festival season. This year’s Give A Day week also leads into the 2018 Festival of Faiths, another volunteer-driven event. “The people of Louisville…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer busy in India this week

Story and photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page… Fischer touting the city’s compassion work and economic development momentum, and visit with the Dalai Lama Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer is taking part in a 10-day trip to India, organized by the international Strong Cities Network (SCN), that will include a visit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As part of the trip, funded by the U.S. Embassy in India, Mayor Fischer and Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim, Calif., will meet with government, business, media and thought leaders to discuss approaches to making cities safer and communities stronger amid the rise…


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Mayor Fischer gives LouisvilleKY a progress report

Louisville, KY., – Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer gave his State of the City address and released a “Progress Report” for 2017. The following is his letter announcing the report and a link to the report, itself: Letter from Mayor Fischer: Our city is going through a tremendous renaissance in job growth, construction and educational attainment. We have earned a host of accolades from around the world as a city on the move, because we offer a unique combination of economic opportunity, great quality of life, signature tourist attractions and the zeal to create a community where everyone in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer to update us on the State of the City

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he will deliver the 2018 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 4 at the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona. The address is traditionally delivered to the Downtown Rotary Club at the start of the new year, in various locations. The Rotary luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. The address is free and open to the public.  Those wishing to have lunch will be asked to pay $30. There also will be seating for those who wish to attend by not have lunch. Attendees should register at http://www.IsMyRotaryClub.org/Register/index.cfm?EventID=77353553 no later…


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Mayor Fischer announces steps to explore Louisville’s history and values through public art and monuments

Story from louisvilleky.gov Process will set principles to ensure art showcases community values Louisville, KY., – In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values. “Art plays an important role in not only telling the stories of our past but vividly highlighting who we are and who we want to be,” Mayor Fischer said. “2017 has highlighted the immense amount of…


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Construction to begin soon on south LouisvilleKY’s Colonial Gardens

Renovated space will include four local restaurant options, beer garden LOUISVILLE, KY  – Construction is now scheduled to begin on the $5 million redevelopment of historic Colonial Gardens in south Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council members announced last week. The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-square-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding three new, one-story buildings for a total of 18,000-square-feet that will share a common patio and garden area. “Giving new life to historic structures like Colonial Gardens helps give Louisville an authentic quality of place like no other city, and our unique character…