Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson

Chief White Addresses Departure, Legacy

by admin on November 1, 2011

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White insists there are several qualified candidates within the department who could replace him, but Mayor Greg Fischer will make the ultimate decision.

Last Friday, the mayor’s office announced White was stepping down as the first chief in Metro Government history to become the chief of police in Denver. White will be leaving in early December, but the chief says he has had conversations with Fischer about a possible replacement and stressed to the media that officers within the department could fill the position.

White says Denver officials approached him about the post and that it was time to move on.

“While I think there is much that has been done there still is much to do. But nine years is an awful long time. The timing was right and it was an opportunity that I did not purse, but I was confronted with and decided to take advantage of it,” he says.

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Williams Attacks Abramson in New Ad

by admin October 25, 2011

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams released a new campaign ad Tuesday that criticizes former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, who is the running mate of Democratic Governor Steve Beshear in the fall election. The 30-second spot features the two men from previous Williams commercials talking about controversies from Abramson’s tenure as mayor and his positions on […]

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Lawmakers Question Mayoral Fund

by admin June 21, 2011

Leaders of the Louisville Metro Council are voicing concern about purchases made from a discretionary fund by Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson during his tenure as mayor. Council members have suggested a number of possible actions regarding the mayoral fund, from tighter restrictions on the current administration, calling Abramson to testify before the Government […]

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Religion Could Play Silent Role in Gubernatorial Race

by admin June 20, 2011

Candidates in the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial race all agree religion shouldn’t play a role in the campaign, but that doesn’t mean former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s Jewish heritage won’t be an issue in rural parts of the commonwealth. With Kentucky’s Jewish population less than one percent, anti-Semitic sentiments in the state have been whispered behind […]

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Unchecked Mayoral Fund Raises Questions

by admin June 16, 2011

During his last term as mayor of Louisville, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson spent over $180,000 from an unchecked discretionary fund with little to no documentation. The expenditures have raised more serious questions about the lack of transparency and poor oversight in city spending. While many procurements appear innocuous and well-intentioned, such as a […]

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RPK Demands Abramson Reimburse Louisville Taxpayers

by admin April 27, 2011

Highlighting controversies from his last term as mayor of Louisville, the Republican Party of Kentucky is calling on Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson to reimburse Metro Government $85,000 due to a former assistant’s salary. Last year, longtime employee Carol Butler, a personal friend of Abramson who served as his special assistant, resigned after an […]

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Light Up Louisville Celebration Is Friday

by Rick Howlett November 25, 2010

It all begins at 3:00pm with music, food and craft booths and a 5K run and walk. The Winter Wonderland Parade is at 6:00pm, with the holiday lights switched on around 9:00pm.

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Buthod To Interview For Tulsa Job

by Rick Howlett November 15, 2010

Buthod is a native of Tulsa and worked in the library system there for 17 years. He tells the Courier-Journal that he was contacted about the job by a search firm.

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Miss World Returns To Louisville

by Rick Howlett November 11, 2010

Eighteen year old Alexandria Mills competed against more than 100 other young women in the Miss World Pageant October 30 in China.

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Abramson Discusses Accomplishments In Forum Speech

by Rick Howlett November 10, 2010

Abramson touted everything from merged government and airport expansion to the development of Waterfront Park and affordable housing.

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