University of Louisville Begins Construction of Innovation Park

Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville President James Ramsey celebrated on Wednesday the beginning of construction for a new building in the Nucleus Innovation Park. “We’ve got a new research park here. It’s going to be a hot spot of collaboration and innovation and of course a spot where many, many jobs are going… Continue reading University of Louisville Begins Construction of Innovation Park

Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Louisville Merger 2.0 fire and EMS subcommittee met for over two hours on Monday. It began with a presentation by Louisville Metro EMS. It highlighted the agency’s use of new technology and its increased revenue over the past few years. But the agency still relies on fire departments to be first responders, said Walter… Continue reading Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

Kentucky to Participate in New School Food Program

Many Kentucky public schools have until Jul. 29 to become part of a new pilot food program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but all may not participate. The program provides free breakfast and lunch to all students in schools where at least 40 percent of students are on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—or SNAP—or participate… Continue reading Kentucky to Participate in New School Food Program

Louisville Receives Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

Louisville has received $120,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help its homeless veterans. Since 2008, HUD has provided vouchers through its Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to help subsidize housing for homeless veterans in all 50 states. In Louisville they’ve partnered with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. This… Continue reading Louisville Receives Funding to Help Homeless Veterans

University of Louisville President is Recommended Raise and Bonus

The University of Louisville Board of Trustees has recommended a raise and bonus for President James Ramsey. For the past three years Ramsey has declined his bonus because the university was unable to provide staff with raises. This year, faculty and administrators will receive raises between zero and five percent based on merit. Next month,… Continue reading University of Louisville President is Recommended Raise and Bonus

Senate President Wants to Abolish Jefferson County School Board

Senate President and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has suggested abolishing the Jefferson County School Board. Williams made his comments Tuesday to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The school board is not diverse enough for the size of Jefferson County, said Williams. The influence of teacher’s unions, poor policy and poor test results within the… Continue reading Senate President Wants to Abolish Jefferson County School Board

Public Safety Survey Released

A public safety survey for Metro Louisville is now available online. It’s part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s Merger 2.0 Task Force, which was formed to look at the progress of the 2003 merger between county and city governments. This is the second survey by the task force measuring public opinion of the public safety sector,… Continue reading Public Safety Survey Released

Jefferson County School Board Approves New Superintendent Contract

The Jefferson County School Board has approved the contract of newly-appointed superintendent Donna Hargens. Hargens finished a five day tour of Louisville last night and was in attendance for her first Jefferson County School Board meeting. The contract gives Hargens a $276,000 salary over the next four years. She will be making slightly more than… Continue reading Jefferson County School Board Approves New Superintendent Contract

Fire Departments Merge in Southwest Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer formally approved the merger between two southwest Louisville fire departments on Monday. The all-volunteer fire station Dixie Suburban will now become Lake Dreamland Station 3. Increased costs and a decrease in volunteers led to the decision, said Dixie Suburban officials. Dixie Suburban covers about 1.5 square miles in southwest Louisville, and it… Continue reading Fire Departments Merge in Southwest Louisville