City’s Funding for U of L Hospital Questioned, Facing Cuts

After a brief delay, the Louisville Metro Council is expected to continue its payments to University of Louisville Hospital for indigent care. But concerns over the city budget and the hospital’s pending merger have made that money an easy target. The city gives about $9.6 million to the hospital every year to care for the […]

Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain […]

Louisville Clock Close to Home at Theater Square

The old Louisville Clock may be close to finding a new home at Theater Square on Fourth Street. Mayor Greg Fischer has the final say on where the clock is placed and spokesman Chris Poynter says Theater Square is the target location right now. “I think right now this seems to be the preferred location for everyone […]

Mayor’s Office Says MetroSafe Audit Was Planned, Will Be Conducted

Even though MetroSafe officials say they’ve fixed any issues with the civil defense sirens sirens, the heads of the council’s Public Safety committee requested the audit. In a statement, councilmen James Peden and David James say there have been numerous concerns with MetroSafe, and an audit is long-overdue.

Abramson Spokesperson Joins Fischer Campaign

by Stephanie Crosby The last day on the job for Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s spokesperson Chris Poynter is tomorrow. Poynter says he’s leaving the Abramson administration for a position with democrat Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign. “I don’t think there is a current plan to fill my position, I think the duties here at the mayor’s […]