Paul Proposes Cutting Pakistan Aid to Help Release bin Laden Informant

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., plans to introduce legislation to cut all aid to Pakistan until the foreign country releases a physician who assisted the U.S. in killing Osama bin Laden. According to reports, Dr. Shakil Afridi worked with U.S. intelligence officials to run a number of a fake hepatitis B vaccine programs in order […]

Louisville Innovative Delivery Team to Tackle Urban Problems

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has put together a special team that will take on five urban challenges. The projects range from to expanding recycling and reducing the number of low-severity 911 calls to implementing a more efficient rezoning process. Fischer announced a six-member “Innovation Delivery Team” will deal with the five goals, which will be […]

Yarmuth’s Mother Rescued From Flood Waters

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was rescued from a vehicle in a rising creek in east Louisville, according to his office. The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning and several roads in downtown and nearby the University of Louisville were closed. Edna Yarmuth, 85, was found in […]

Indiana Democrats Launch Attack Highlighting Mourdock’s Website Scrub

Indiana Democrats have launched an online campaign criticizing Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for scrubbing his campaign website of certain information. After beating longtime Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary, Mourdock began clearing his website of links that showed him opposing the auto bailout and supporting budget cuts that would affect entitlement programs. It […]

Lawmakers Differ on Mayor Ignoring Cuts to Council Discretionary Funds

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will give up his discretionary account to help fill the budget deficit next year, but the Metro Council is split on whether to follow suit. Each council member is given a total of $205,000 to spend annually, with $75,000 in their Neighborhood Development Fund in addition to a $100,000 Capital Infrastructure […]

Lugar Not Campaigning for Mourdock

After a brutal primary contest, U.S. Sen Dick Lugar, R-In., told CBS News he doesn’t plan on helping Republican Richard Mourdock in the general election. “For the time being, I don’t plan an active campaign,” Lugar said Sunday. From Face The Nation: Mourdock faces Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly in the fall.

Noise & Notes Podcast: The Killing Fields of Parkland

The brazen shootings in west Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood is still being felt almost two weeks later, with a new task force being formed by the mayor’s office to deal with long-term violence. Several city leaders and community activists have held press conferences to discuss the matter, but there are still many unanswered questions about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]