June 12, 2012 - 7:02pm
Mayor Fischer, with Brian Riendeau Of Dare to Care and Roger Eaton of YUM! Brand
“We truly are a community of compassionate and caring people and I’m constantly amazed at what we can do when private and public sectors team up for a worthy cause,” Fischer said. “What a great way to connect to our roots as a river city, have healthy exercise and fun and raise critical funds for those in need.”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Yum! Brands announced today the launch of the 2012 Paddle for Hunger, a weekend of paddleboat racing, recreational floats, and various competitive events to raise funds for Dare to Care Food Bank and The World Food Programme.  The event will coincide with the...
June 6, 2012 - 10:17pm
Family and friends celebrate the life and music of Louisville native Tim Krekel.
Nearly two years ago Louisville and an entire music community lost a very special man named Tim Krekel, a man who left behind a lovely group of family and friends and managed to touch thousands of lives through his unique ability to write beautiful songs.  It seemed as if an entire community...
May 17, 2012 - 7:50pm
Scene of today's West End shootings
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference at Louisville Metro Hall, and stated that the day’s violence “did not appear to be random.” He enlisted the assistance of the entire community to help the police with investigating this series of crimes, and requested anyone with information concerning the shootings to call the LMPD tip line, at 574-LMPD.
Black Muslim leaders held a press conference this morning in Louisville, at 37th and Vermont Avenue; the location of three shootings in the last ten days.  Minister Jerald Muhammad announced an initiative to end the violence, including a free program to provide job and skills training, and...
July 29, 2012 - 8:02pm
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is coming to downtown Louisville
Historic Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville is getting the make-over of a lifetime, and one of its first and biggest attractions will be the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, slated to open in the fall of 2013.
As Governor Steve Beshear treks across Asia, bearing the gifts of “bourbon-whiskey” from his Old Kentucky Home, it is becoming evident that the spirits industry is thriving, and our home state is at the epicenter. Investors in places as far away as Japan are taking an interest in the...
April 16, 2012 - 6:07pm
Taryn, video volunteer, 55,000 Degrees
“On-line videos and social media are important sources of information that are motivating people to take action today,” said Fischer, who is chairman of the 55,000 Degrees board of directors. “By sharing their success stories, student volunteers will help us convince more people to finish college and earn their degrees.”
This is Give A Day Week in Louisville, and students from more than a hundred public, private and Catholic schools will be tackling community projects, during this week of community service, April 14-22.  Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal for the Give A Day week is to set a world’s record...