A few days after poll numbers put him ahead of all Republican challengers, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s campaign submitted its financial report Monday that shows it has raised $1.2 million during the quarter. The latest figures put the total raised by Beshear, a Democrat, at $4.8 million, which is far ahead of any other gubernatorial… Continue reading Beshear Raised $1.2 Million in First Quarter
Holsclaw has been mulling a bid for some time. She says she would stand a good chance in the GOP primary against both businessman Phil Moffett and Senate President David Williams, and she hasn’t given much thought to the general election.
The two dropped by the Secretary of State’s office at the State Capitol Thursday to pay their qualifying fees. Beshear says the two won’t do much campaigning until the legislative session ends in late March.
Since merger, Louisville’s way of managing services such as garbage collection has been a frequent target of criticism. But outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson says service delivery could change, if Louisvillians decide they want it to. The Urban Services District is made up of the old City of Louisville. Residents of that area pay an extra… Continue reading Abramson Says Transition Will Be Smooth, Anticipates Urban Services Extension
Outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson says the Metro Council has become increasingly assertive in recent years, and his departure may embolden the body to try to exercise more control over city affairs.
Authority members noted Abramson’s work on the $800 million airport expansion in the 1980s. Board chair Phil Lynch said the project could have cost Abramson his career.
The new neighborhood will consist of 38 single-family homes and is being developed by the Housing Partnership Inc., a private nonprofit entity. President Mike Hynes says the houses will replace nearby abandoned apartment buildings.
Neither Mayor Jerry Abramson nor Mayor-elect Greg Fischer has any plans to try to influence the Jefferson County Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent of public schools.
Fischer and Abramson say they will respect the elected board’s autonomy.
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.
Fischer’s transition team includes religious, business and civic leaders. Among them are the mayors of Middletown and Shively, Urban League president Ben Richmond, and Southwest Dream Team co-founder Vince Jarboe. The team will be led by outgoing State Representative and former Metro Council President Ron Weston.