JOURNAL OF GREAT WATERS ASSOCIATION OF VEXILLOLOGY
May 2004 Vol. IX, No. 1, Issue 17
ADOPTS NEW FLAG
- Jefferson County Metropolitan Government, Kentucky
Louisville reclaimed its position as largest city in Kentucky when it
merged with Jefferson County in a metro government on January 1, 2003.
In 1974 it had lost that status to Lexington when the latter city merged
with Fayette County in a similar government.
One of the first orders of business as of January 3, 2003, for the new
metro council was the adoption of a new seal and flag.
Section I of the ordinance describes the details of the seal:
The official seal of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government
shall be a device, the main features of which shall be a circle with a blue
outline having a gold colored fleur-de-lis at its top and the date “1778"
shall appear in the circle in gold on either side of the fleur-de-lis at its
base, with “17" on one side and “78" on the other.
On the outside of the circle in gold letters
along the blue outline of the circle
(beginning where the number 8 would be on a clock face and ending where the
number 4 would be) are the words “LOUISVILLE--JEFFERSON COUNTY”in upper
case. Along the outside of the
circle on the bottom is the name “METRO” in white letters and in upper case
on a “reflex blue” background. The
form of the fleur-de-lis shall be the same as the original stylized version
presented which includes a gradation of color from gold to white giving it the
appearance of being three-dimensional.
In Section III of the ordinance, the flag is adopted:
The following described flag is adopted as the official flag of
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government: the Official Seal as described in
Section I of the ordinance centered on a solid “reflex blue” background.
II prohibits the use of the seal for any commercial purpose.)