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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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor’s Music & Art Series will discuss The Louisville Knot

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the next installment of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series on Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Gallery at Metro Hall. The topic of the event will be The Louisville Knot, an upcoming art installation to be installed under the 9th Street underpass at Main Street. Louisville Metro Government, in coordination with the Louisville Downtown Partnership and other stakeholders, selected a multi-disciplinary team to design and to build a public art and lighting feature to enhance the 9th Street underpass. The installation, called The Louisville Knot, proposes to enhance…


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Tomorrow’s Talent summit to focus on the future of LouisvilleKY youth

Mayor Fischer to join local and national experts at Ali Center on Dec. 8 LouisvilleKY., – Registration is now open for Tomorrow’s Talent, a workforce and education summit that brings together national and local experts to focus on ways for young people to realize their full potential in education and the workforce — creating the maximum impact to the regional economy. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Muhammad Ali Center. Registration is free at www. kentuckianaworks.org/summit. Tomorrow’s Talent is presented by KentuckianaWorks, 55,000 Degrees and Greater Louisville Inc., with funding from the JPMorgan Chase…


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LouisvilleKY’s Mayor Fischer, Louisville City FC invites public to pep rally ahead of league championship game

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville City FC are inviting the public to rally at 4 p.m. Friday at Fourth Street Live! to gear up the players, coaches and fans for the USL Cup championship game. Louisville City FC plays for the USL championship against the Swope Park Rangers at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Slugger Field. Louisville City reached its first USL championship game after defeating defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II on Saturday in front of more than 10,000 fans. “Just like our city itself, Louisville City FC has built impressive momentum over the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Week of Valor is underway to honor city’s veterans

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer and the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville are currently hosting a series of events this week to honor and celebrate the contributions and sacrifices of active-duty military, veterans and their families. Coinciding with Veterans Day, the 2017 Week of Valor features 18 educational, patriotic, community or civic events through Nov. 18. Citizens are encouraged to recognize, support and honor veterans. “The Week of Valor is a special and exciting time to focus on contributions veterans make to our community, to educate the public about issues important to veterans, and to bring residents together to celebrate…


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LouisvilleKY vacant lot now a new park in Smoketown

Mayor Fischer joins Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to cut ribbon on May Hillerich Park Photos from Mayor Fischer’s Facebook page Louisville, KY., – To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has transformed a vacant lot in Smoketown into a park for the public’s use. Mayor Fischer joined the company to officially open May Hillerich Park at 813 Jackson Street earlier this week. May Hillerich was the sister of Bud Hillerich, creator of the Louisville Slugger, and played a critical role in the early success and growth of the company. “I would like to thank Louisville Slugger…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor reminds people the Affordable Care Act is still the law, open enrollment starts this week

Enrollment period is shorter this year and ends Dec. 15. ‘Don’t wait,’ Mayor says LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined agency officials and public health advocates to remind those without health insurance that they can enroll for a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The open enrollment period is much shorter than in years past, ending on Dec. 15. “With all the news about what’s been going on and not going on in Washington in regard to the Affordable Care Act, people may not realize that they can still enroll,”…