Ackerson Proposes Mayoral Term Limit

A Louisville Metro Councilman wants to limit the number of consecutive terms that can be served by the Louisville Metro mayor. Democrat Brent Ackerson says he’ll file a resolution asking the Kentucky General Assembly to amend Louisville’s merger law to reduce the number of allowable consecutive terms from three to two. “I believe now is the… Continue reading Ackerson Proposes Mayoral Term Limit

Heiner To Run For Mayor

Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor  Tuesday morning. Heiner, who represents the 19th district in eastern Louisville, will be the second Republican to enter the 2010 race. The other is Louisville developer Chris Thieneman.    Heiner will have to give up his council seat, which is also up for… Continue reading Heiner To Run For Mayor

Tyler Allen Files Paperwork For Mayoral Bid

Another Democrat has filed paperwork in Frankfort to run for the office of Louisville mayor next year. Tyler Allen has submitted a letter of intent to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance that allows him to begin raising and spending money for a mayoral bid. Allen is president of USA Image, a Louisville printing company,… Continue reading Tyler Allen Files Paperwork For Mayoral Bid

Pence Won't Run For Mayor

Former Kentucky Lt. Governor Steve Pence says he won’t be a candidate for Louisville mayor in 2010. Pence had been considering seeking the Republican nomination for the office, but has decided to continue with his private law practice. No other Republicans have formally announced for the office. Metro Councilman Hal Heiner says he’ll make a… Continue reading Pence Won't Run For Mayor

Abramson: No Early Endorsement For Mayor

As prospective candidates for Louisville metro mayor decide whether to enter the race, the current occupant of the office says he won’t announce an endorsement anytime soon. Mayor Jerry Abramson says he won’t back a candidate until next spring.                   “I’m not going to support anyone particular other than when the primary’s over,   I’ll support the… Continue reading Abramson: No Early Endorsement For Mayor

Abramson Hopes 'Mayor For Life' Legacy is Positive

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson hopes his legacy as “Mayor for Life” is one that points to a positive change in a city’s attitude. Abramson announced yesterday he’s not running for re-election to a sixth term as Mayor, but will instead run for Lt. Governor of Kentucky. Abramson says Louisville has changed a lot from when… Continue reading Abramson Hopes 'Mayor For Life' Legacy is Positive

Beshear, Abramson Hold Official Candidacy Announcement

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh In Louisville, he’s known as “Mayor for Life,” because he’s led Kentucky’s largest city for 20 years. But now, Mayor Jerry Abramson wants to be called lieutenant governor. In their first joint press conference on the race today, Abramson announced he’s joining Gov. Steve Beshear’s ticket for the 2011… Continue reading Beshear, Abramson Hold Official Candidacy Announcement

Abramson Apologizes For Newspaper Remarks

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has issued an apology to anyone who was offended by remarks he made to a West Virginia newspaper last week regarding the 2003 city-county merger. Abramson told the Charleston Gazette that prior to merger, the old city of Louisville was getting, “poorer, blacker and older.” The mayor says he was only… Continue reading Abramson Apologizes For Newspaper Remarks

Abramson Says He'll Make Re-Election Decision This Summer

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll seek re-election in 2010. Abramson say he’ll make the decision either next month or in early August. “Because I’ll either have to start raising money for the next year’s may primary if we run again, or let the other folks…..and it will be a… Continue reading Abramson Says He'll Make Re-Election Decision This Summer

Abramson Vetoes Labor Ordinance

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has vetoed an ordinance passed last week by the Louisville Metro Council that would set new pay and other labor standards for construction projects that receive taxpayer subsidies of more than $500,000. Abramson says the measure would undermine job creation by imposing new mandates on private investments, such as prevailing wage… Continue reading Abramson Vetoes Labor Ordinance