Dippin’ Dots Seeks to Continue Operations Through Bankruptcy

From the Associated Press Novelty ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, but is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to continue operations. The Paducah-based company submitted the filing Thursday night. The company says that allowing it to use the cash collateral and stay functioning will not harm creditors, including Regions […]

Louisville Orchestra Musicians Reject Contract Offer, Say Counter Offer Also Rejected

The Louisville Orchestra musicians and management have each rejected offers for a contract for the coming seasons, according to a statement from the players. On Monday, the musicians voted down a proposal that—according to documents obtained by WFPL—would have cut the orchestra from 71 to 50 full time musicians who would play for 30 weeks, […]

Union Puts Orchestra on “Unfair List”

The Louisville Orchestra is now on the American Federation of Musicians’ “Unfair list.” This  morning, the union sent out a statement blasting Orchestra CEO Robert Birman for saying the orchestra could consider hiring non-union musicians to play concerts while labor talks for the regular musicians continue. There is currently no contract in place. The management […]

Judge Approves Orchestra Reorganization Plan

A federal judge has approved the Louisville Orchestra’s plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The ruling came this afternoon and caps a months long case that’s left the future of the ensemble in doubt. The plan calls for the orchestra to sustain itself through ticket sales, grants and donations and to begin repaying debts […]

Judge Will Hear Arguments on Orchestra Reorganization Today

A decisive court hearing in the Louisville Orchestra’s bankruptcy case is today. A judge is expected to rule on the management’s financial reorganization plan, which outlines how it will pay its creditors and continue operations. But attorneys for a musician’s pension fund say the proposal is invalid until the musicians and management agree on a […]

Pension Fund Says Orchestra Reorganization Plan Unworkable Without Contract

Attorneys for a Louisville Orchestra musicians’ pension fund say the lack of a contract for the next season is reason enough for a bankruptcy judge to reject the orchestra’s reorganization plan. The judge is set to rule on the plan Monday. It calls for the orchestra to continue operating with revenue coming from donations, grants […]

Local Mediators Handling Orchestra Talks

The Louisville Orchestra’s management and musicians continue their mediation this week. The two sides have been at odds over a new contract agreement. The management, which filed for Chapter 11 last year, is seeking to cut the number of full-time musicians. They’ve put forwrad a plan that would group the players into tiers and sign […]

Orchestra Musicians Stage Protest

Some members of the Louisville Orchestra’s musicians union are staging a protest at the orchestra’s headquarters this afternoon as their contract impasse continues. The musicians had already said they would reject management’s latest contract offer. They had until today to consider a proposal that outlines specific expectations for rehearsal and performance attendance. The orchestra has […]

Orchestra Returns to Court Tomorrow, Reorganization Plan Due

The Louisville Orchestra is due in court again tomorrow for a bankruptcy hearing. Under the ensemble’s Chapter 11 filing, orchestra management has to submit a plan for reorganizing operations. Officials have declined to comment on the content or status of the plan, but the management had previously sought to reduce the number of full-time musicians. […]