The authority’s finance committee met Wednesday and is still awaiting details on the study from the federal government. The study has not yet begun, but authority co-chair Kerry Stemler says construction is still slated to begin next year.
Fans and students celebrated the Bellarmine University men’s basketball team Tuesday night, for winning the NCAA Division II national championship last weekend. The championship is the school’s first. In a ceremony on campus, Mayor Greg Fischer presented the players with a plaque recognizing each of them as distinguished citizens.
The deadline for independents to file for candidacy for public office is Friday, April 1. Secretary of State Elaine Walker is also concerned there may be a low voter turnout for the May primaries. The deadline to register to vote is April 18. Secretary Walker says it is important for all citizens to be aware of this deadline.
The team will have a public celebration tonight at Knight’s Hall at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM and National Championship t-shirts will be available for $15. Representative John Yarmuth gave a speech today in the House of Representatives honoring the Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Team for winning the NCAA Division II National Championship.
This action comes after Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called for a shake up of the board in the wake of reports that its member’s private companies had financially benefited from MSD contracts that were not competitively bid.
The event is being called a ‘Block Party’ as a celebration of the work of public employees. Organizer’s say The rally is being held in Louisville as part of a national day of solidarity to defend the public sector.
A crowd of supporters gathered on campus in 30 degree weather and chanted “We are BU” as the players emerged from their bus holding the championship trophy. A city-wide celebration will be held Tuesday for the team. Mayor Fischer says the details are still being worked out for the event but it will end with a gathering at Knights hall at 7:30 PM.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the resignation this morning and requested that two other board members resign as well. Marty Hoehler and Beverly Wheatley also own companies that benefited from contracts with MSD.
Rand Paul spoke at the Louisville Rotary Club Meeting Thursday, afterward he answered some questions from the media about the Government Budget, Social Security and presidential possibilities.
The senator spoke briefly about the conflict in Libya and criticized the president for not involving congress more heavily in the decisions to enforce a no-fly zone over the country. He also told the Louisville Rotary Club Thursday he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012, but will not run against his father.