Council Approves Bond Issue For Firefighters Settlement

The Louisville Metro Council has approved a plan to borrow $35 million to finance the remainder of a settlement with firefighters over miscalculated overtime. The council’s budget committee had recommended this week that the settlement be financed with a combination of bonds and $10 million from the city’s rainy day fund. But at the full […]

Firefighter Settlement Payment Plan Filed With Council

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson filed an ordinance this morning with the Metro Council, outlining his plan to pay a $45-million settlement to hundreds of active and retired firefighters. About a third of the payment would be made in cash in December, and mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says the rest of the settlement would be paid […]