May 17, 2012 - 6:50pm
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 - 7:02pm
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 - 5:07pm
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...
April 4, 2012 - 2:29pm
Mayor Fischer contratulates two of Louisville's Outstanding High School Seniors
“These are individuals who represent the future of our city as evidenced by their dedication to life-long learning and commitment to their family and to helping others in need,” Mayor Fischer said. “They are real-life examples from schools large and small of what you can achieve through focus, teamwork and perseverance.”
Public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom were honored last night by Mayor Greg Fischer as recipients of the annual Mayor’s Outstanding High School Seniors award. Fischer presented the awards to 48 students Tuesday evening at 7:45 p.m., following a...
April 3, 2012 - 4:21pm
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, speaking at  Compassionate Cities Awards
"Being a compassionate city is both the right thing and the necessary thing to do to ensure that we take care of all of our citizens," Mayor Fischer said. "There's a role for all of us in making sure no one is left behind or goes wanting."
Louisville has been selected to receive the 2012 Jack Olive International Compassionate City Award by the Compassionate Action Network International Institution in Seattle.  The city will be honored as the “World’s No. 1 City of Compassion” in ceremonies Wednesday and...
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