Mayor's Weekly Update 10-6-14

Weekly Update


Thursday, November 6, 2014 

Spotlight PhotoMayor with Week of Valor partners

Mayor Fischer was joined by veterans and partner organizations Wednesday to announce Louisville’s inaugural Week of Valor, starting November 10, to honor and support veterans and all active-duty service men and women.

From the Desk of Mayor Greg FischerIn The News

Top Story: Mayor Announces Inaugural Week of Valor, Focuses on Veterans
A full week of events, including the November 11 Veteran’s Day Parade, is being added to provide recognition and support to our active service men and women. See details.

Major Funding Secured for Regional Library in Okolona
The new South Central Regional Library in Okolona will be able to start construction within a year thanks in part to a major grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives See details.

Louisville’s Jobless Rate Continues to Fall
Louisville’s jobless rate has dropped to 5.8 percent, its lowest level since April 2008. The decline over the past year outpaces most of Louisville’s competitor cities. See details.

Healthcare Firm to Add Jobs
Healthcare firm Aperture Credentialing plans to expand in Louisville and create up to 30 new jobs. See details.

Brightside Community-Wide Day of Planting This Saturday
Join citizens across Louisville in planting a native tree, shrub or other plant to help green and beautify our city. Get together with friends or neighbors and make sure you report your projects so they can count toward our community-wide total! For details and to report plantings, click here.

Schedule Highlights

Fri., Nov. 7, 10 a.m. News conference to announce details of the 34th Light Up Louisville 40 Nights of Lights, the community’s signature holiday event. Mayor’s Gallery, Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.

Mon., Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. News conference to outline the city's Snow Team plans for combatting winter snow and ice. Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Mon., Nov. 10, 2 p.m. TARC 40th anniversary news conference and celebration. Union Station, 1000 W. Broadway.

Mon., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Kentucky Veterans of the Year Dinner – part of the inaugural Week of Valor. American Legion Highland Post 201, 2919 Bardstown Rd.

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