Fischer Transition Team Reviewing Employees, Budget

Fischer said earlier this month that he will essentially ask all of the department heads to re-apply for their jobs. Last week, his team sent letters to those employees asking them for information, including their resumes. Fischer says he’s not sure when any decisions will be made on who to retain.

Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Individual households and organizations as large as the University of Louisville are continuing the clean-up and reparations after this month’s flash flood. And the Louisville Free Public Library is working on overcoming nearly $5 million in damages to its main branch. Meanwhile, the response the library has received since August 4 has come from both… Continue reading Library Getting Outpouring of Donations After Flood

Library Damage At Least $1 Million

The Louisville Free Public Library’s Main Branch is closed at least through Wednesday water swelled into the building’s lowest level during Tuesday’s storms. Library director Craig Buthod says that level houses a lot of books. “I’d have to say we probably lost books in the numbers of tens of thousands. There are three main book… Continue reading Library Damage At Least $1 Million

Library Plan Unveiled

A new master plan for the Louisville Free Public Library system will be presented to a Louisville Metro Council committee Tuesday afternoon. Library Director Craig Buthod says the $100 million plan proposes the construction of three regional libraries, additional neighborhood libraries and  improvements to existing facilities over the next 12 years. Buthod says the plan had to be… Continue reading Library Plan Unveiled