Fischer Forms Work Group to Address West End Issues

Mayor Greg Fischer has assembled a work group to address violence in west Louisville. U of L Arts and Sciences Dean Blaine Hudson will chair the group, and the rest of the members will be chosen from civic organizations, government, churches and the business community. The group will first take count of all the youth… Continue reading Fischer Forms Work Group to Address West End Issues

Fischer Visits White House With Local Business Owners

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is joining a group of small business owners at The White House to discuss policies affecting economic growth for local companies. The White House Business Council has partnered with Business Forward, a non-profit dedicated to bringing business leaders into the policy-making process, are co-hosting the briefing on Friday. “We are looking… Continue reading Fischer Visits White House With Local Business Owners

Yates Praises Funding for Southwest Regional Library

Louisville Metro Councilman David Yates, D-25, is praising Mayor Greg Fischer for making the Southwest Regional Library a top priority in the upcoming 2012-13 fiscal year spending plan. City funding for the 40,000 square foot project is $9.5 million with another $3.5 million coming from the non-profit Louisville Library Foundation. Fischer is issuing a 20-year… Continue reading Yates Praises Funding for Southwest Regional Library

Fischer Unveils Budget Plan With No Layoffs or Drastic Cuts

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has presented the Metro Council with his budget plan for the upcoming 2012-13 fiscal year. The spending plan does not raise taxes and balances the budget without Metro employee layoffs or furloughs, and gives non-union city workers a 2 percent raise. Fischer was able to leverage private sectors dollars to help… Continue reading Fischer Unveils Budget Plan With No Layoffs or Drastic Cuts

McConnell Met With Romney

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Washington on Wednesday, but sources are keeping the discussion quiet. From National Journal: A Senate Republican leadership aide confirmed the meeting, the first announced meeting this year between the two leading Republicans, but declined to comment further. Romney’s camp also… Continue reading McConnell Met With Romney

Council Members Defend, React to Parker’s Surprise Victory

Louisville Metro Council members are having mixed reactions to Tea Party candidate Marilyn Parker defeating Republican incumbent Jon Ackerson in the District 18 primary race. Earlier this year, a majority of GOP council members backed Parker over Ackerson after claiming the one-term city lawmaker too often sided with Democrats in key debates. On the council,… Continue reading Council Members Defend, React to Parker’s Surprise Victory

Primary Election Wrap-Up

About 14 percent of registered voters in Kentucky cast ballots Tuesday in primary battles on the federal, state and city levels. Here’s a rundown of the results: Federal More than 40 Percent of Kentucky Democratic Voters Choose “Uncommitted” Over Obama Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary State Only One Incumbent Defeated in Legislative Primaries… Continue reading Primary Election Wrap-Up

More than 40 Percent of Kentucky Democratic Voters Choose “Uncommitted” Over Obama

Despite having no official challenger in Kentucky’s Democratic primary, President Obama won less than 60 percent of the vote. The rest of the votes went to…no one. With only about a 14 percent turnout statewide, about 42 percent of voters in the Democratic primary voted for “uncommitted” rather than choose President Obama. The president won… Continue reading More than 40 Percent of Kentucky Democratic Voters Choose “Uncommitted” Over Obama

Wine Wins Commonwealth’s Attorney Race

Former Judge Thomas Wine has won the four-way Democratic primary to be Jefferson County’s newest Commonwealth’s Attorney. Wine beat out Carol Cobb, Steve Ryan and Tom Van De Rostyne by more than 2,000 votes. Because no Republican is vying for the seat, Wine is expected to be the first new attorney in the top prosecutor’s… Continue reading Wine Wins Commonwealth’s Attorney Race