Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Fischer’s Campaign Twitter Account Hacked

by admin April 29, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s campaign Twitter account has been hacked. The page has been inactive since February 2011, but a new profanity-laced message appeared last week.

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BuzzFeed Highlights Louisville’s Bizarre Breastfeeding Ad

by admin April 23, 2012

BuzzFeed found the new ad by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Healthy Hometown Movement to be a bit frightening. From BuzzFeed: The ad, part of the Louisville mayor’s Healthy Hometown initiative, aims to—not scare the living crap out of African-American moms—but to boost breastfeeding among them. If it achieves that goal, I will eat my words […]

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Conrad Addresses Occupy Louisville, Gang Activity and Community Policing

by admin April 11, 2012

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad says his officers are prepared to deal with any possible situation that may arise in connection with the Occupy Louisville protesters. Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered Occupy demonstrators to abandon their downtown encampment by April 13. Since last fall, dozens of activists have occupied a tent city and […]

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Fischer Claims ‘Cardinal Red Day’ Set World Record

by admin March 30, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared the city has set a world’s record for people wearing red in a single day for his “Cardinal Red Day” to celebrate the University of Louisville’s trip to the NCAA Final Four. The university rejected Fischer’s offer to hold a pep rally so he called for every resident and business […]

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Fischer Declares Friday ‘Cardinal Red Day’

by admin March 27, 2012

After the University of Louisville turned down his offer to hold a pep rally before the Cardinals Final Four appearance this Saturday, Mayor Greg Fischer wants the city to set a world’s record for the most people wearing red in one day to celebrate. Fischer has declared Friday as Cardinal Red Day and is encouraging […]

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Council Delays $10.8 Million Payment to State Pension System

by admin March 22, 2012

Despite pressure from Mayor Greg Fischer, the Louisville Metro Council voted to delay a $10.8 million penalty assessed by the Kentucky Employee Retirement System for not paying into the system during the firefighter overtime lawsuit. The figure is a compromise between the Fischer administration and state pension officials stemming from a lawsuit filed by current […]

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Tandy Wants More Minority Business on Fourth Street Live

by admin March 20, 2012

Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy, D-4, is encouraging Mayor Greg Fischer and the Cordish Companies to put more minority-owned businesses in Fourth Street Live. The push comes weeks after Fischer backed Tandy’s proposal to give the Baltimore-based developer an $850,000 forgivable loan to move a new tenant into office space nearby the entertainment district. The […]

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Fischer Administration Acknowledges Mistakes Over Failed Cordish Loan

by admin March 13, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration apologized for a botched loan agreement with The Cordish Cos.—the developer of Fourth Street Live—during a Metro Council committee hearing on Tuesday. Last month, Fischer offered up a resolution to give the Baltimore-based company an $850,000 forgivable loan to bring an unnamed tenant to downtown. The legislation was sponsored by […]

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Fischer Orders Study of Fourth Street Live After Failed Cordish Loan

by admin March 13, 2012

After killing a botched loan agreement with The Cordish Cos. to bring a tenant to its office space, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has ordered an economic development study of Fourth Street Live and its developer. Last month, the mayor backed an ordinance that would have given the Baltimore-based developer an $850,000 forgivable loan in taxpayer […]

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“Talk to Greg” Comes to Portland Neighborhood Minus The Mayor

by admin March 12, 2012

The next “Talk to Greg” session with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is scheduled for Monday in the Portland neighborhood, but the mayor won’t be in attendance. The event will be held at Portland Elementary School, 3410 Northwestern Parkway at 6 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to bring their concerns and suggestions directly to Metro […]

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