Owen Alarmed by City Changes to Garbage Collection

Questioning if suburban residents are being forced to sacrifice, Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen, D-8, criticized Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to change garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedules in the last two weeks. Residents living in the Urban Services District began seeing alterations to their scheduled garbage collection days on Monday for cost-saving measures. […]

New Garbage Collection Routes Begin Monday

Louisville Metro Public Works is reminding citizens living in the Urban Services District about new garbage, recycling and yard waste collection routes that begin Monday. Residents living in the old city limits received a mailer from the department last month detailing changes to their scheduled garbage collection days for 2012. The changes affect more than […]

Two-Way Street Conversion in Old Louisville Set

Residents in parts of the Old Louisville neighborhood are being asked to be patient as the city prepares to convert two major thoroughfares into two-way streets. In April, Councilman David James, D-6, introduced an ordinance converting portions of First and Brooks streets into two-way strips. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Works and Assets is […]

Public Works Audit Emphasizes Safety, Manager Changes

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer spoke to hundreds of Metro Public Works and Assets employees Thursday morning to announce the results of the agency’s long-awaited audit. The report emphasizes employee safety and shuffling managers to help improve efficiency and city services. “Public Works is a quality organization with dedicated employees who keep our city running,” Fischer […]

Officials Announce Traffic Light Synchronization Plan

Louisville Metro Government officials have announced plans to synchronize 350 traffic lights along the four major suburban roads, allowing them to be easily programmed to accomodate rush hour traffic and special events. Mayor Jerry Abramson says $7 million in local, state and federal funds will be used for the project, in which the signals will […]