Construction Begins on Big Four Bridge Re-decking

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the Big Four Bridge today.  Construction will now begin on re-decking the old railroad bridge across the Ohio River. Congressman John Yarmuth congratulated Governor Beshear, Louisville Mayor Fischer and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan for their teamwork on getting the project started. “This will be something that will bring us […]

Mayor, MetroSafe Remind Citizens of Emergency Alerts

In light of recent destruction caused by severe weather and tornadoes in the midwest, Louisville Metro Government officials are reminding citizens the city’s alert systems. Mayor Greg Fischer is encouraging Louisvillians to purchase weather radios or subscribe to text message alerts from media outlets. “A text alert could waken you,” Fischer says “but it could […]

Fischer Planning “Painful” Cuts Over Next Three Years

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will introduce his budget for the next fiscal year on Thursday. The spending plan will make a number of one-time cuts to overcome a $22.5 million shortfall. But subsequent budget cuts will be grim. For the last few years, city budgets have become leaner and leaner. Since a full economic recovery […]

Fischer Defends Iron Quarter Agreement

Earlier this week, Blue agreed to drop a lawsuit against the city in exchange for permission to destroy the buildings and help preserving or rebuilding the facades. Preservationists have criticized Fischer for not being transparent in his decision to make the deal, but Fischer dismisses those claims.

Next Louisville: The Democratic Mayoral Primary, Part One

by Gabe Bullard Of the eight Democrats running for mayor of Louisville, three of them either hold or have previously run for public office. They are: Metro Councilmen David Tandy and Jim King and businessman and former U.S. Senate candidate Greg Fischer. In the first of two reports on the Democratic mayoral primary, WFPL’s Gabe […]