Mayor’s Office Offered Council Members Publicity to Help Fund WorldFest

The office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer promised Metro Council members personal advertisements in exchange for using their discretionary funds to help pay for this weekend’s WorldFest celebration. Fischer recently announced the annual event was being expanded to three days and a volunteer with his Office of Globalization was soliciting city lawmakers to get the […]

State Lawmaker Criticizes Council Spending

Kentucky state Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, called on members of the Metro Council to improve regulations of their discretionary funds Friday, but warned if they don’t make satisfactory changes then state lawmakers will have to step in. “If the policy that they come up with isn’t appropriate or has holes in it and doesn’t fit […]

Whiskey Row Ordinance Deemed Emergency

Members of the Louisville Metro Council have introduced an emergency ordinance to spend $1.5 million to salvage the historic Whiskey Row buildings and are considering suspending council rules to allow a vote Thursday. The sponsors of the bill say Mayor Greg Fischer has promised a memorandum of understanding to explain the deal before voting, but […]

$4.8 Million Deal Will Save Whiskey Row Buildings

A deal has been made to save the Whiskey Row buildings in downtown Louisville. Through a previous agreement between Mayor Greg Fischer and owner Todd Blue, the seven buildings were slated to be demolished to make room for a parking lot, then a new development. Preservationists fought to salvage the buildings, and Metro Government then sought […]