Saturday, March 17, 2012

March District 12 Dialogue to focus on Economic Development

The effort to coordinate job creation and economic growth for Metro Louisville will be in the spotlight for Councilman Rick Blackwell’s next District 12 Dialogue on Tuesday, March 20th.

“Metro Louisville is slowly recovering from the recession and it is important to understand the role of economic development and job creation,” says Blackwell. “Many people may not realize what all is involved in growing the local economy.”

Pattie Claire, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Innovation for Metro Louisville will be on hand to give an overview of his department, its function, and the new added role of Innovation and what it means for residents of the city.

"Innovation is an interesting concept for Louisville," says Blackwell. "This is a fantastic opportunity for District 12 residents to learn more about what that means for them."

The March District 12 Dialogue is set for the Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway beginning at 7:00pm.

Representatives from IPL, MSD, LMPD, and Congressman John Yarmuth's office will also be on hand to answer your questions.

For more information, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Fairdale library grand opening, March 24

The new Fairdale Library officially opens on Saturday, March 24. There will be an event at 1pm.

Tour the library, try out the new computers and enjoy refreshments and fun activities for the whole family. The first 250 people over 12 will receive a USB flash drive - courtesy of the Library Foundation - complete with a downloaded copy of Don Wittry’s “History of Fairdale.”

The free-standing 7600 square foot library more than doubles capacity. Built adjacent to the current Fairdale branch library in the Playtorium., the new Fairdale Library employs state-of-the-art technology, has a large children’s section, and makes use of energy efficient and green building methods and materials.