Scott Invites Fischer to District 1 ‘Reality Ride’

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, will take Mayor Greg Fischer on a tour of neighborhoods in her district as part of a “Reality Ride” designed to show the mayor locations in the need of attention. The district covers several neighborhoods in west and southwest Louisville such as Chickasaw, Parkland, Lake Dreamland, Cane Run […]

Fischer Addresses Budget, Occupy and Criticisms Over Campaign Contributions

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the upcoming city budget, Occupy Louisville demonstrators and the controversy over accepting contributions to pay off his campaign debt during a WFPL News special on Wednesday. Last year, the administration cobbled together savings from a number of one-time stopgaps to close a $22.5 million shortfall in drafting Fischer’s first budget. […]

Council Candidate Files KREF Complaint Against Fischer

Louisville Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison has filed a complaint against Mayor Greg Fischer with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. The mayor has been criticized for continuing to raise funds while in office to pay down his personal campaign debt. Local business leaders have complained that funds meant for his inauguration celebration were given […]

Fischer Reacts to Hospital Merger Rejection

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in reaction to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s decision to reject the merger between University of Louisville Hospital, Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives. From the mayor’s office: “Now that this critical decision has been made, we need to understand how the affected hospitals will operate […]

Fischer Discusses Hospital Merger, Occupy and Insight Deal

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appeared on CN2 Pure Politics to discuss a variety of issues, including the pending hospital merger, permits for Occupy Louisville protestors and the city’s contract negotiations with Insight Communications. In regards to the ongoing talks with the cable company provider, the mayor said Metro Government wants a fair deal on a […]

Scott Criticizes Police Chief Search Process

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, lambasted the search process for the city’s next police chief on Monday for being flawed and ignoring community input. Sixteen candidates are vying to fill the position with most having a connection to Louisville. The Southern Police Institute will review the applications via a committee over the next several […]

Fischer Releases First Annual Citizens Report

After almost a year in office, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released a “Report to Citizens” outlining the top challenges and accomplishments in 2011, and listing his administration’s key goals for next year. The 3-page report mentions a number of achievements under Fischer’s leadership such as re-opening libraries on Sunday, creating an emergency system to […]

Council Leaders React to MSD Audit

Leaders in the Louisville Metro Council are responding to the blistering state audit that found several problems with the Metropolitan Sewer District, which is being overhauled by Mayor Greg Fischer. Earlier this year, city lawmakers pressured the agency to adopt an ethics policy amid allegations of impropriety. At the time, MSD attorney Larry Zielke told […]

Council Members Question Whether Donor Pulls Strings in Fischer Administration

The caucus leaders of the Louisville Metro Council have asked Mayor Greg Fischer to clarify the role of high-profile contributor Tommy Elliott in making mayoral appointments. And some city lawmakers could also request Elliott testify before the government accountability committee next year. Elliott donated $2,000 to Fischer’s election campaign last year and also served as […]