Concerns Raised Over Cordish Seeking $850,000 Forgivable Loan for New Tenant

After announcing a new restaurant will anchor Louisville’s downtown entertainment district, the Cordish Cos.— the Baltimore-based developer of Fourth Street Live—plans to ask Metro Government for a hefty $850,000 forgivable loan as part of its controversial 100-year-old, $1-per-year lease agreement with the city. Tavern on Fourth will be located on top of the Sports and […]

Conrad Sets High Goals for LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Steve Conrad the new chief of police and the Louisville native’s top goal is to make the city the safest in the country. For two years Conrad served as an assistant chief in Metro Government before leaving in 2005 to takeover the police department in Glendale, Arizona. The Louisville native […]

Fischer Will Balance Budget With Department Savings, Insight Payment

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has unveiled a plan to fill the current budget deficit using a variety of department cuts and a settlement from Insight Communications. The city is facing a $12 million shortfall and officials have been clamoring to fill the hole without layoffs or cuts to services. The Fischer administration will use $6.8 […]

City Settles Contract Talks With Insight, Payout to Help Balance City Budget

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced his plans to fill the budget shortfall the city is facing for the current fiscal year. About $3.5 million will come from a settlement with Insight Communications. The city spent the last year negotiating a new contract with the cable provider. Insight has agreed to give the city the […]

King Outlines Council Budget Recommendations to Fischer

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has sent Mayor Greg Fischer several recommendations to fill looming budget shortfalls over the next two fiscal years. The six-page letter was drafted after King met with leaders of the Budget Committee and other council members over the past few weeks. Metro Government faces a potential $42 million […]

Hart Slams Fischer Over Rerouted Funds (AUDIO)

Louisville businessman Ed Hart continues to speak out against Mayor Greg Fischer, accusing him of misleading donors and withholding funds that should be intended for charity. Hart has submitted paperwork with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance as evidence in a complaint filed by Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison. The case alleges Fischer violated state […]

Alleging Fischer Misled Donors, Local Businessman Joins KREF Complaint

Louisville businessman Ed Hart says Mayor Greg Fischer misled donors about how their contributions to his inauguration were spent, according to documents filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election. The paperwork was submitted to the state agency a month after an initial complaint was filed by Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison. The case alleges Fischer […]

Fischer: City Facing Tough Budget Times

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Metro Government will have to make some tough choices in the months ahead to balance the city budget. In his annual State of the City address to the Downtown Rotary Club today, Fischer warned that everything except essential services is on the table for possible cuts. That means city employee […]

Owen Alarmed by City Changes to Garbage Collection

Questioning if suburban residents are being forced to sacrifice, Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen, D-8, criticized Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to change garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedules in the last two weeks. Residents living in the Urban Services District began seeing alterations to their scheduled garbage collection days on Monday for cost-saving measures. […]

Owens to Receive MLK Freedom Award

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday that state Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, will be the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. The longtime public servant and civil rights advocate is as a former Jefferson County Commissioner who is currently serving his fourth term in the state legislature for the 43rd district. […]