Mayor Greg Fischer

SummerWorks

Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…


9th street corridor

LouisvilleKY receives AARP grant to begin improvements on the Ninth Street corridor

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Metro Government has been awarded a $10,550 AARP Community Challenge grant to begin making tactical improvements on Ninth Street, specifically at Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The grant is part of the AARP Livable Communities Initiative, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be livable and safe places for residents of all ages. The grant funds quick action projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability. Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the AARP grant. “My administration is committed to breaking down the 9th Street divide by bringing more city and private…


Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

LouisvilleKY provides glimpse of future regional Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center

Louisville, KY., – It was a vision that began nearly a decade ago, but with the release of renderings showing a sprawling, interactive campus, the future Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center came one step closer to reality today. “Our parks system really embodies our core city values of health, lifelong learning and compassion,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Shawnee Park is a great example. We’re excited about our vision for creating a hub for outdoor recreation and learning experiences in west Louisville at will become the Shawnee Outdoor Learning Center.” The facility would become a regional nature/outdoor learning center providing “cradle to…


code louisville

Code Louisville training creates local tech jobs and careers for more than 250 people in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Code Louisville, which provides training to help people quickly enter the technology field, has helped more than 250 people start or advance their careers in technology, Mayor Greg Fischer announced this week. “It is critical for our economy and our community’s future to have as many people as possible gaining the skills to embrace the technologies of today and tomorrow,” Mayor Fischer said.  “So, it’s exciting that a homegrown initiative like Code Louisville has become a national model for developing tech talent – and our goal is to take that to an even higher level.” There have been…


vacant property

Landbank Authority completes record-breaking year of LouisvilleKY vacant property sales

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro employees and the Landbank Authority to celebrate the conclusion of a record-breaking year of efforts to return vacant properties in Louisville to productive use. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Louisville Metro Vacant & Public Property Administration (VPPA) closed on the sale of 125 vacant properties in FY18—a 330% increase from the previous fiscal year. In the 2016-17 fiscal year, 29 sales were made. Metro officials attribute the increase in sales to new sales programs—Last Look, Cut It Keep It and Flex Rate policy—that were debuted in October 2017….


shelter

LouisvilleKY’s Metro Animal Services breaks ground for new shelter

LouisvilleKY – Mayor Greg Fischer joined Metro Animal Services and Friends of Metro Animal Services (FOMAS) last week for the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art animal care complex located at 3516 Newburg Road, which will replace the outdated shelter built in 1966. “This modern, full-service animal shelter will help us provide the optimal care that our animals deserve,” Mayor Fischer said. “I’m pleased to see yet another sign of the tremendous progress we’re making as a city and another reflection of our core value of compassion.” The 33,000-square-foot facility can house up to 235 animals. The nearly $11.5 million facility will…


joey logano portland park

The Joey Logano Foundation and Kentucky Speedway to Renovate LouisvilleKY’s Portland Park

Story and photos from Louisvilleky.gov Louisville, KY., – Joey Logano joined executives from the Kentucky Speedway, along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and other partner guests to break ground on a new activity center in the city’s Portland Park. Logano’s visit comes three weeks ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Quaker State 400 at the Sparta, K.Y. speedway. Logano, a 19-time winner at NASCAR’s top-level, tasked the Kentucky Speedway to identify a community in-need where a positive impact could be made during his stop to promote the Quaker State 400. Through the process, Portland Park was selected, and…


waterfront

LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront plans a busy summer beginning this weekend

Louisville, Kentucky – Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members, and Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem were joined by park event and vendor representatives at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater this afternoon to announce all the new attractions and events planned for Waterfront Park this summer. From a jam-packed Memorial Day Weekend to the new Funk Fest in August and the Jug Band Jubilee in September, every weekend will be filled with events and activities for the public’s enjoyment. The Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle and the Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market will bookend the summer on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends,…


metro council

Metro Council Budget Committee to hold second Public Hearing for LouisvilleKY’s Budgets

Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will hold its next public hearing on Tuesday, May 15th on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2018 -2019 Capital and Operating Budgets. “There were 26 groups that came before the Committee last week to discuss their program needs. This second hearing will offer other the chance to come forward and give their views on how the Metro Council should spend tax dollars,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9), Chair of the Committee. This year, the committee is adding a third opportunity for the public to speak about the budget on Monday, May 21 at…


uofl women's basketball

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…