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Christmastide, 1816 Celebrates The Sights And The Sounds Of The Season
The Croghan and Clark families and their friends welcome guests from near and far to Locust Grove for a special
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President James Hosts Light Up California Holiday Celebration
The holiday season is underway and President David James is once again hosting a special seasonal event for residents of
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Louisville Community Invited To “Take What You Can Tote”
Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) and the 15th District Parent Teacher Association (PTA) invite Louisville community members to “Take What
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  • Mayor Fischer Appoints Amy Hess As Chief Of Public Services (11/9/2019)

    Mayor Greg Fischer recently announced Amy Hess as Metro Louisville’s new Chief of Public Services, a role where she will oversee such critical departments as Public Works, Emergency Services, Corrections, Fleet and Facilities, and Animal Services.

    Hess currently serves as Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, and is the highest-ranking woman in the FBI.  A native of Jeffersonville, Ind., she previously served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville field office, with responsibility for all FBI personnel and operations throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. In that role, she led the FBI’s participation in strategies to reduce violent crime and combat the opioid epidemic; and oversaw the pursuit and capture of fugitive Eric Conn. (See her full bio here.)

    Louisville’s Business First honored Hess among its Enterprising Women award winners in 2018, naming her “Woman Making a Difference.”

    “With her vast management experience, and her deep knowledge and experience with our region and complex systems, Amy is an incredible addition to our team,” Mayor Fischer said.  “I welcome Amy home, and look forward to her helping Louisville continue on its path as a global, breakout city.”

    Hess thanked Mayor Fischer for the opportunity to return to the community she has served and loves, adding, “I know from my previous role here that the men and women of Louisville Metro Government are hard-working, talented and committed to public service. I look forward to contributing to this great team.”

    Hess will start on February 1, 2020, after transitioning from her current job and moving back to Louisville.

    Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) Director Ozzy Gibson, who has been serving as interim Chief of Public Services, will continue as LMAS director, assist with Hess’ transition into her new role, and take an additional role in the Mayor’s Office as Senior Advisor on Special Projects.

    “I am deeply grateful to Ozzy for stepping up in this interim period and serving as a strong leader for the Public Services Cabinet,” Mayor Fischer said.  “We will continue to utilize his vast talents, knowledge and love for our city by having him not only continue to serve as Director of Animal Services, but also in this new role as Senior Advisor on Special Projects, or, as I like to call it, Senior Troubleshooter!”

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Kentuckiana News Headlines


Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W to be Closed
Starting Monday, February 16th, the ramp from I-65 North to I-64 West will be closed for approximately four months. It
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Weekend Violence Leaves Four Dead
Within 24 hours, four people were murdered this past weekend in Louisville. Near the intersection of Dixie Highway and Hill
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Meth Lab in a Berry Boulevard Apartment
On Friday, Louisville Metro Police responded to a 911 call from a woman that claimed her there was a strong
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Bullitt County EMA Deputy Director Dies Following Crash
Bullitt County EMA’s Deputy Director Les Bandy’s vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident after one of the Ford Expedition’s tires
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JCPS Bus Involved in Crash with Semi and Police Vehicle
Jefferson County Public Schools bus #0842 was involved in a multi-vehicle crash this morning, sending 18 to the hospital. Around
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LIBA Celebrates a Decade of Keeping Louisville Weird
Weird Birthday Bash to be held Friday, February 27th The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) was officially formed in 2005.
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Wave 3 News Says “Yeah Yeah Yeah” to World’S Largest Beatles-Inspired Music Festival
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Bullitt Central Cheerleader Bus Involved in Collision; No Student Injuries
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Rob-a-Que Founder Rob Bailey Expands Popular Restaurant on Bishop Lane
Result of New Hours & Menu: Poppy’s Café and Coffee Rob-a-Que, a popular barbeque restaurant, located at 4214 Bishop Lane
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Home Opener for Louisville City FC Announced
Heads up, soccer fans!  The United Soccer League has a few new teams this year.  One of which will be
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Valley Station Rally’s Used for Selling Heroin
Metro Police arrested 40 year-old, Orlando Wise, for selling marijuana and heroin through the drive-thru at the Rally’s on Dixie
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WaterStep Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary, Has Ambitious Plans for 2015
WaterStep is proud to announce that the organization successfully met the full amount of the Living Water Fund, a $100,000
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Radio Hobby Going Strong in Kentuckiana
Imagine being able to talk to someone across town or on the other side of the planet – without cell
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Metro Council President Jim King Dies at 63
Louisville Metro Council President Jim King died at age 63 late Wednesday night after battling an undisclosed illness since last
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Two Apartment Fires in Fern Creek
At 11:15 AM, a fire was reported in the 7000 block of Wildwood Circle in the Fern Creek area of
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Louisville Tire Fire Still Smoldering
As of Monday, regulators say that the tire pile that caught on fire in southwest Jefferson County last November is still smoldering. The
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Louisville Announces Detailed Plan to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016
Fifteen local agencies collaborate to find housing for 360 homeless veterans Mayor Greg Fischer and The Coalition for the Homeless
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Clifton Center to Host Concert by Mike Tracy Brazilian Ensemble on January 29th
The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, will host a concert by the Mike Tracy Brazilian Ensemble on Thursday, January 29th
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Improvements Coming to SDF
The Louisville International Airport has plans for safety upgrades to an older runway, adding flights, and allowing ride-sharing companies (e.g.
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Consumer Electronics Show This Week is a Sign of Things to Come in Tech
The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, kicks off this week in Las Vegas Running from Tuesday, January 6, through
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