Utility Task Force Will Present Recommendations to Fischer This Week

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works is scheduled to issue recommendations this week to Mayor Greg Fischer. The task force was appointed in January, after a scathing state audit revealed numerous inefficiencies within MSD. For the past four months, the group […]

Sustainable Design Consultants Will Evaluate NuLu This Week

Professional design consultants will be in Louisville this week to give advice to the city’s East Market district. NuLu was one of eight communities nationwide that received a grant for professional sustainability design consultation. This is the week consultants with environmental non-profit Global Green will be in town to evaluate the neighborhood’s existing infrastructure. Green […]

Beshear Names New Public Service Commissioner

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has appointed a new Public Service Commissioner to fill a spot that’s been vacant since December. Beshear’s office announced today that Linda Breathitt of Lexington is the newest commissioner. Breathitt served as a PSC commissioner in the 1990s. After that, she became a senior energy and regulatory advisor at a Washington […]

Mammoth Cave Visitor Dies While on Tour

The National Park Service is reporting a visitor on one of Mammoth Cave’s tours died this afternoon. In a press release, spokeswoman Vickie Carson wrote: William Larry Martin, 67, of Bronson, Florida, was on the 11:00 a.m. Historic cave tour when he became ill in River Hall, about one and one-half miles into the two-mile tour.  The […]

LG&E Spokesman Keeling Announces Retirement

Louisville Gas and Electric Vice President of Communications and spokesman Chip Keeling has announced his retirement, effective at the end of this month. Keeling started at LG&E in 1999 and has served in his current position for the past decade. Keeling’s decision to retire comes after he was charged with driving while intoxicated after Thunder […]

Consultants Predict Financial Benefits of Utility Collaboration

The task force studying potential collaborations between several Louisville utilities has one more week to finalize its recommendations to Mayor Greg Fischer. The group heard from a consultant today about some potential financial benefits to a merger. The utility task force was assigned to analyze the services provided by Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water and […]

Facing Federal Action, Kentucky Moves to Increase Reclamation Bonds for Surface Mines

Coal companies will have to pay more to mine coal in Kentucky under new regulations issued by the Energy and Environment cabinet. The state took action after the federal government threatened to take over the state’s surface mining program. When companies begin mining, they’re required to give the state a bond that will only be […]

Utility Task Force Hasn’t Ruled Out Potential Merger Between MSD, Louisville Water

The utility task force studying a potential collaboration between the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Water Company and Metro Public Works is nearing the end of its work. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appointed the task force in January, after a scathing state audit showed numerous inefficiencies within the Metropolitan Sewer District. With the help of a […]