Mayor Greg Fischer

Heritage West

Mayor announces $30 million indoor track and field facility to be developed on LouisvilleKY’s Heritage West site

Louisville, KY., – Following an extensive community engagement effort and a detailed review conducted by a committee of Metro staff and citizen volunteers, Mayor Greg Fischer has announced that the Louisville Urban League has been selected to develop a state-of-the-art multi-sports complex anchored by an indoor track and field facility on the 24-acre Heritage West property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. “The Urban League’s plan reflects the community’s desire for a project that will bring immediate life to this key piece of land, and provide healthy outlets for youth and adults to engage in a variety of sports…


Give for Good

LouisvilleKY prepares for day of giving

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF LOUISVILLE TO HOST RALLY FOR PARTICIPATING NONPROFITS LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sept. 12, 2017 – The Community Foundation of Louisville will host Give For Good Louisville, the 24-hour day of local giving, on Sept. 14. Donations will be accepted online from midnight to 11:59 p.m. for more than 500 local participating nonprofits through www.giveforfgoodlouisville.org [1]. The Give For Good Louisville Midday Nonprofit Rally will be at 4th Street Live from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the biggest day of local giving. All are welcome to attend the rally which will feature live entertainment, remarks from Mayor Greg Fischer, food trucks and more than 200 participating nonprofits. “We…


paristown

Officials break ground on $28 million Paristown development in LouisvilleKY

Co-anchors include Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co. LOUISVILLE, KY  – Mayor Greg Fischer joined state and local officials to break ground on a $28 million arts and cultural district located in the Paristown neighborhood last week. The neighborhood is a wedge-shaped area bounded by Broadway to the north, Barret Avenue to the east, Kentucky Street to the south and an elevated rail line that runs parallel to Swan Street on the west. The project is co-anchored by Louisville Stoneware, The Kentucky Center and Goodwood Brewing Co., and will bring jobs and a variety of restaurant and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Frazier History Museum to be Official Kentucky Bourbon Trail starting point

(Louisville, KY, September, 6, 2017) – The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized its partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences” when it opens in August 2018, showcasing the iconic members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure and its Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® featuring the state’s micro distilleries. The interactive, state-of-the-art experience will include Kentucky Bourbon-related historical exhibits and educate visitors on why the…


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LouisvilleKy files lawsuit in opioid crisis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Metro Government has filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distribution companies – Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, and McKesson – for dumping millions of pills into Louisville neighborhoods while refusing to fulfill their obligations to monitor, identify, report and halt suspicious shipments of opioids. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District court under the direction of Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, seeks damages to help Louisville combat the opioid public health crisis that has impacted Louisville and has led to everything from overdose deaths to increased crime in the…


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New progress report shows improvements to LouisvilleKY’s environment

  Improvements include landfill diversion, mowing reductions on air alert days  LOUISVILLE, KY  — From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report. The report, released today, summarizes achievements that occurred in 2016 and updates the public on projects that are planned or underway. “We continue to make progress on our sustainability goals, and I commend Metro…


Hike Bike Paddle

Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY Labor Day

  Booths, activities begin at 8 a.m./cycling, paddling, walking at 10 a.m.  LOUISVILLE  – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with…


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LouisvilleKY has new child abuse law aimed at LMPD

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer has signed into law an ordinance that would require Louisville Metro Police to report allegations of child abuse against one of their own to state authorities. The law codifies a policy Mayor Fischer put into place this spring requiring an extra layer of reporting when it comes to Metro employees accused of child sex abuse. The policy and ordinance, passed recently by Metro Council, was spurred by the abuse allegations in the LMPD Explorer case. The Mayor cited the Metro policy and ordinance as examples of the city’s process working correctly. Once a weakness in reporting requirements was…


Dixie Highway

Safer exit ramp project kicks off major south LouisvilleKY’s Dixie Highway improvements

Ramp realignment in Shively is first phase of substantial project to transform city’s busiest highway into a safer, more business-friendly destination Louisville, KY., – A long-awaited project to make a Watterson Expressway exit safer is underway, making travel into Shively and Dixie Highway more efficient and less hair-raising for drivers and pedestrians. The construction is the first phase of an accelerated plan to improve safety and traffic efficiency throughout the Dixie Highway corridor – a comprehensive set of projects that will invest more than $50 million along the highway over the next two years in the city’s busiest highway. Mayor…


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Finally, a bit of good news about LouisvilleKY’s crime

All eight LMPD divisions report declines Homicides remain high, but Mayor says overall crime strategy shows progress Louisville, KY., – Louisville has experienced a 4 percent drop in crime overall for the first half of 2017, with declines in all eight LMPD divisions and in every category except homicides, Mayor Greg Fischer and Chief Steve Conrad announced today. (See Louisville crime data for 2017.) LMPD data from the first six months of 2017 compared to the same six months of 2016 show: Violent crime overall is down 5 percent. Homicides are up 20 percent Rape is down 15 percent Robbery…