Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Art in the Park returns for its third year, partnering with Kentucky Shakespeare

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 1, 2022) – Louisville Parks and Recreation's Art in the Park returns for its third year this month in celebration of Park and Recreation Month – an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to promote strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

Louisville Metro Revenue Commission to present at REACH's Business Compliance seminar

The Louisville Metro Revenue Commission (LMRC) will be taking part in REACH's upcoming English/Spanish language Business Compliance seminar. Members of the LMRC will address local tax requirements for businesses operating in Louisville/Jefferson County with topics ranging from Occupational License Taxes, when to file taxes for a business, and what happens if taxes are not filed on time.

Air Quality Alert for Saturday, June 25.

An Air Quality Alert has been issued in Louisville for Saturday, June 25. Ground-level ozone pollution is forecast to be at levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, older adults, those with asthma, COPD, and other breathing ailments, and any other residents that are active outdoors.

Louisville Metro Council approves amended Fiscal Years 2022-2023 Capital and Operating Budgets

Increased funding will go to paving, sidewalks, parks, homeless services, and more. Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved the amended Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital and Operating Budgets on Thursdays, June 23. Ahead of Thursday’s full Council vote, the Budget Committee also passed both amended budgets unanimously. After...

Mayor Fischer joins Superintendent Pollio and youth to celebrate SummerWorks’ success over past 12 years

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio and SummerWorks participants, employers, and supporters at Story Louisville today to kick-off the 2022 SummerWorks season and to celebrate the program’s impact over its 12 years. Mayor Fischer founded SummerWorks at the start of his...

Mayor Fischer signs ordinance allocating over $79 million in fourth round of city’s share of American Rescue Plan funds

In a press event held today at the Main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, Mayor Greg Fischer signed into law an ordinance allocating a fourth round of the city’s share of American Rescue Plan funds – more than $79 million toward projects that range from expanding the Main library and opening two new branches, to investments in childcare and early learning, as well as in parks, pools and public health.

Budget Committee Approves Amended Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Capital and Operating Budgets

Roads and Alleys, Sidewalks, Libraries, Parks, and Services to Louisville’s Homeless Receive Increased Funding. After two months of hearings, public input and deliberations, Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee unanimously approved amendments to the proposed Louisville Metro FY 23 Capital and Operation Budgets on Tuesday, June 21. The Committee focused on making prudent fiscal decisions while amending the budgets, which will increase funding for roads and alleys, sidewalks, libraries, parks, and homeless services without any additional borrowing.

Mayor announces ‘Safe Summer Bash’ funding for community programs to keep city’s youths active and engaged

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined representatives of the city’s Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN) and its Youth Engagement Services (YES!) team, as well as Louisville Parks & Recreation to announce the 50 recipients of city-funded grants for the “Mayor’s Safe Summer Bash” initiative, aimed at keeping Louisville’s youth active, engaged and safe this summer.

Mayor ends Sister City relationship with Perm

As the war and suffering in Ukraine continues, Mayor Fischer has ended Louisville’s “sister city” activities with Perm, Russia, as an expression of Louisville’s frustration with the international values broken by Russia. “It is completely unacceptable that Russia is continuing its unprovoked and totally unjustified invasion...

Mayor Fischer declares June 16-23 Pride Week in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Council representatives, Louisville Metro Government employees, LGBTQ+ community members, organizations and allies to declare June 16-23, 2022, as Pride Week in Louisville. “Louisville celebrates our LGBTQ+ community year-round through efforts from groups including Louisville Tourism, Civitas, many LGBTQ+ organizations, advocates and allies,” said the...

Louisville Parks and Recreation announces partnership with Robbie Valentine for free three-day youth basketball camp

With the support of sponsors, local sports legend Robbie Valentine will host another free 3-day youth basketball camp at the KFC YUM! Center. During this free camp geared toward youth of all skill levels, participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as the principals of teamwork and individual responsibility.

PARC debuts new ways to pay for parking using two new mobile payment systems

Parking Authority of River City (PARC) is offering residents and out-of-town guests two more ways to easily pay for parking while visiting Louisville businesses. Launched earlier this month, ParkMobile and PayByPhone add to the city’s existing options to pay for parking, including the Go502 app powered by Passport, the pay-by-plate parking kiosks, and paying with change or a credit card. Partnering with PayByPhone and Park Mobile provides drivers more ways to pay via mobile application. Drivers also can pay through ParkMobile by texting "PARK" to 77223.

Mayor Fischer announces three recipients for 2022 Keepers of the Dream Freedom Award

Mayor Greg Fischer will present three community leaders – La Casita Center Executive Director Karina Barillas, Metro Council Liaison Wanda Mitchell-Smith and noted civic leader William Summers IV – with the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keepers of the Dream Freedom Award. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, June 17 at the inaugural Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration Gala at The Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St. This year’s theme is “Our Story, America’s Glory.”