District Court System Announces Changes

by Dalton Main on June 1, 2011

The Jefferson County District Court has reorganized itself in order to cut down wait times and overcrowding.

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth  Hughes Abramson hailed the changes as necessary and innovative.

“Change is never easy,” says Abramson “but sometimes change is necessary and I am pleased to note that those who have been involved in the change have a approached it with a spirit of cooperation, innovation and commitment.”

The new model will assign 10 district judges to a general criminal docket, while the other seven will handle the civil dockets.  The criminal dockets are divided into complex cases, involving attorneys, witnesses and police officers and less complex cases, which would require only one court appearance. The complex cases will be heard in the morning while the less complex cases will be held in the afternoon. [click to continue…]

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Plaque Honoring Abramson Placed Outside Arena

by Gabe Bullard December 17, 2010

A display commemorating Abramson’s work on the waterfront and the new arena was unveiled Friday at the corner of 2nd and Main streets. Abramson says the developments at that corner are an important part of his legacy.

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Arena Traffic Plan Released

by Gabe Bullard October 14, 2010

Louisville Metro Government has released a traffic plan for this weekend’s Eagles concert.

The concert is the first event at the new KFC Yum! Center.

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Ask the Mayor

by Laura Ellis August 16, 2010

The last time Mayor Abramson joined us in studio, the state didn’t have a budget and neither did the city. Well, the money’s been allocated for both, so what stayed and what got cut? Join us on Tuesday when we talk to Mayor Abramson about how Louisville is faring in the down economy and we’ll find out what’s going on around the Metro. Join us with your questions for Mayor Abramson.  Listen to the Show

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City Undecided On Appeal In Take-Home Car Case

by Gabe Bullard August 5, 2010

Louisville Metro Government has been handed another legal defeat in its attempts to collect fees on take-home police cars. On Wednesday, a Jefferson Circuit judge upheld a state Labor Cabinet decision in favor of the police officers, and blocking the city from collecting the fees.

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White Could Be Topic In Mayor's Race

by Gabe Bullard July 9, 2010

Mayor Jerry Abramson hired White in 2003, and the mayor sees White as part of his legacy. But with Abramson leaving office at the end of the year, White has applied for jobs in other cities. He was passed over this week for a job in Atlanta, and now he says he will stay in Louisville at least through the fall election.

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Ground Broken On 2nd Street Plaza

by Gabe Bullard June 8, 2010

A three million dollar renovation project for the area underneath the Clark Memorial Bridge is underway.

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Next City Budget Predicts Slight Revenue Increase

by Gabe Bullard May 25, 2010

Revenues for Metro Government have risen slightly this year, but as WFPL’s Gabe Bullard reports, the increase isn’t enough to significantly bolster the city’s budget.

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Hike And Bike Details Released

by Gabe Bullard May 12, 2010

This year’s event will begin 10 am on May 31st at Waterfront Park. The track goes from the park, through Old Louisville, to Iroquois Park and back.

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Abramson Responds To Auditor's Report

by Gabe Bullard March 24, 2010

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says changes to metro government are underway following a report from the State Auditor.

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