“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.
“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.”
Family and friends celebrate the life and music of Louisville native Tim Krekel.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“At the end of the day, everybody still puts their hand over their heart when ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ is played.”
“We have no idea what the existing record was -- or even if there was a previous record -- but we know we smashed it. You can’t go anywhere today without running into a sea of red.”
'...an offer to trade his wife (at least temporarily) for some tickets to the Final Four basketball games being held next weekend in New Orleans..."
Fischer said he hoped the whiskey would “take the sting” out of UK’s predicted loss against the Louisville Cardinals next Saturday. He hinted that Wildcat fans needed to “start medicating” as soon as possible.