July 12, 2012 - 4:57pm
New DREAM park at Petersburg
“We want everyone to be able to share and enjoy Louisville’s tremendous parks and strong quality of life regardless of where they live or their physical abilities,” Fischer said. “So, it’s an honor for us to continue partnering with the DREAM Foundation to make possible these great playgrounds where children can play together, regardless of their level of ability.”
Gathering with dozens of children, park supporters and city officials, Mayor Greg Fischer today dedicated a new playground at Petersburg Park in the Newburg neighborhood.  Designed with elements that allow children of all physical abilities to play together, it was built through a partnership...
June 27, 2012 - 7:31pm
400 Louisville youngsters will have jobs this summer
“Providing meaningful jobs for our young people is one of the most important steps we can take as a community. It can change the future of that young person – and it’s also critically important to our city’s future. We are very grateful to everyone who has helped make this summer jobs program a success this year.”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference Wednesday at Kosair Children's Hospital, to announce that 400 new jobs are being made available to Louisville's youth, and that some of the jobs will be right there at the hospital.  The city’s SummerWorks 2012 program brings...
June 25, 2012 - 6:18pm
Dirt Bowl returns to Louisville
The new Dirt Bowl won’t just be a basketball tournament – it also will be a community event and celebration.
The Dirt Bowl, which for nearly four decades helped produce some of the most promising college and professional basketball players in the country, will return to Louisville’s Shawnee Park this summer, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.  “We hope to recapture some of that former...
June 15, 2012 - 8:30pm
No deal.
“It’s hard to walk away from what we believed was a winning partnership for Kentucky and our team. But at the end of the day, the terms of the project did not fit our business model. It was time to withdraw.”
Just two days ago, we reported that Louisville was moving closer toward the goal of reopening it’s beloved amusement park, when Kentucky’s Tourism Development Finance Authority announced the approval of incentives for Bluegrass Boardwalk, which planed to reopen the former Kentucky...
June 14, 2012 - 1:39pm
Give a Day
“This award is a resounding endorsement of both the quality of life in Louisville and the quality of people who live in our city,” Fischer said.
If you live here, it’s not news that Louisville is a more “livable” city than, say, Boston.  But now it’s official:  Mayor Greg Fischer today accepted an award naming Louisville the nation’s most livable large city. The award, from the U.S. Conference of...