Undercover Report Finds Widespread Illegal Gun Sales Online in Kentucky

After launching an online undercover investigation, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report Thursday showing extensive illegal gun sales across the country with an alarming number coming from Kentucky sellers. The bi-partisan gun control group includes Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer as a member and they are urging websites that allow gun advertisements to take steps […]

GLI’s Reagan Headed to St. Louis

Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan insists his decision to accept the top job with the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association has nothing to do with increased criticism of the agency. The city’s chamber of commerce has been under intense scrutiny over the past year as a result of flat economic […]

City Unveils Two New ‘Healthy in a Hurry Stores’

Joined by Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and members of the Louisville Metro Council, Mayor Greg Fischer today opened the sixth and seventh “Healthy in a Hurry” corner stores in two west Louisville neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available. The initiative is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, which received a […]

Ackerson Calls for Council Probe Into Overtime Pay

In stinging statement, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, called for the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee to begin investigating the city’s overtime compensation to public employees. Earlier this week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered a review of the practices and procedures after learning about potential abuses in the system. At least 10 percent of city […]

Miller, AFSCME: Mayor’s Office Knew About Overtime Problems

Gabe Bullard contributed to this report Louisville Metro Councilman Jerry Miller, R-19, says Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration knew Metro employee overtime was a problem, but ignored calls to address it over the summer. The mayor’s office launched an investigation this week into the payroll system after learning at least 550 city workers were earning $15,000 […]

Fischer Calls for Investigation Into Employee Overtime

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration says overtime pay must be reigned in. The mayor called for an investigation Wednesday into the matter in hopes that it will save the city and taxpayers money. The investigation comes after the administration discovered that at least 550 Metro employees—about 10 percent of the city’s staff—were earning $15,000 or […]

Fischer Appoints Ingram Quick Permanent City Auditor

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has named interim Internal Auditor Ingram Quick as the permanent inspector of the city’s accounts. The Office of Internal Audit is charged with providing independent accounts of various Metro Government operations to assure their effectiveness. The department has been responsible for highlighting a number of inefficiencies and controversies in recent years […]

Police Chief Selection Forum Set For South Louisville

A second forum for public input on the selection process for Louisville’s next police chief will be held tomorrow evening. It follows a public forum last week in west Louisville. The next meeting is at 6:00pm at the South Louisville Community Center on Taylor Boulevard. Mayor Greg Fischer is launching a search for a successor […]

Burks Named Interim Police Chief

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer named Ishmon F. Burks as the interim Metro Police chief today. The 66-year-old retired army colonel is a Louisville native and currently works as an assistant professor and academic coordinator of criminal justice at Jefferson Community and Technical College. Burk is also a former Secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and […]

Fischer Still Receiving Campaign Contributions to Pay Off Debt

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is still receiving political contributions to recoup his campaign debt, including from donors who are doing business with the city. According to the state’s election finance records, Fischer has collected more than $21,000 since taking office in January. The decision has raised a few eyebrows and is in contrast to three […]