The test comes a week after emergency sirens failed to sound in Louisville during a tornado warning, and the city will participate in the test.
Fischer presented his ideas on how community leaders on both sides of the river can work together to bring jobs to the area. The mayor said communities need to make it easier and more appealing for companies to invest in the area, and that businesses should look toward international markets.
Officials have suggested cutting art, music and physical education programs in order to off-set a three million dollar budget deficit.
Bill Briscoe oversees the district’s administration and operations. He says even though the programs will be cut, the subjects will remain open to students in some way.
Women make up about 52 percent of the population in Kentucky, yet the state ranks near the bottom in the nation for women who hold office.
The stimulus money came through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization program. Mayor Greg Fischer says the house is one of several abandoned or foreclosed homes in the city to receive a makeover using federal dollars.
Traditionally about five percent of the budget goes to outside agencies. As the city budget has tightened over the last few years, the grants have been reduced. Fischer told the crowd that once again it’s not possible to give every agency the amount it requests.
“The Commonwealth of Kentucky ranks 14th highest in the nation in the number of food insecure children under the age of 18. Kentucky ranks 4th highest in the nation in the number of food insecure children under the age of 5,” says Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
City officials have previously said they do not plan to put any money toward repairing the pavilion.
Madigan says the pavilion deserves money from the city, because it has generated rental income for Metro Parks for years.
Karen Sypher has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and two years supervised release.
Last year, a jury convicted Sypher of extortion, lying to the FBI and retaliating against a witness. She was accused of threatening to go public about a sexual tryst she had with University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino in 2003 unless he met her financial demands.
The churches will host free college fairs with representatives from the state’s 16 community colleges on the 27th. The representatives will give out information on admission, academics and financial aid.