Incumbent Owen Wins Democratic Nod for Eighth District Council Seat

Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen has won the Democratic party’s nomination for re-election. Owen has served on the council since its inception and was an alderman before that. In many races, he faced little or no opposition. He had two primary challengers this year, including Jefferson County Judge-Executive Bryan Mathews. The Judge-Executive’s office has been […]

Landmarks Debate Continues, Council Hears Alternative Proposal

The debate continues over who should have the power to designate landmarks in the city. Louisville Metro’s Planning and Zoning Committee heard a new proposal Tuesday that could act as a substitute to the current proposed changes that would require over half of the 200 petition signatures necessary to request a landmarks hearing to come from […]

Jefferson County Judge-Executive Files for District 8 Race

Jefferson County Judge-Executive Bryan Matthews is running for the Louisville Metro Council District 8 seat. The 28-year-old Democrat will face incumbent Tom Owen and Louisville Grows founder Mason Roberts in a three-way primary. Community activist Curtis Morrison was the first to challenge Owen, but he dropped out of the race Tuesday afternoon to run against […]

Owen Alarmed by City Changes to Garbage Collection

Questioning if suburban residents are being forced to sacrifice, Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen, D-8, criticized Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to change garbage, recycling and yard waste collection schedules in the last two weeks. Residents living in the Urban Services District began seeing alterations to their scheduled garbage collection days on Monday for cost-saving measures. […]

Council Candidates Feature Notable Activists

Candidates for the Louisville Metro Council in next year’s election include a Tea Party activist, real estate agent and unemployed trucker driver. In Metro Government history, voters have unseated only three incumbents. In 2006, Judy Green beat Leonard Watkins in District 1 in the Democratic primary. Last year, Democrat David Yates beat Republican Doug Hawkins […]

Lady Justice Scales Missing Outside Mayor’s Office

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking citizens to help the city recover the scales that belong to Lady Justice, which were apparently stolen outside Metro Hall a year ago. The artwork is part of the Thomas Jefferson memorial in front of the mayor’s office on Jefferson Street. City officials don’t know how long the scales […]

City Lawmakers React to U of L Study Criticizing Merger

The Louisville Metro Council is reacting to a University of Louisville report on merger that found key promises of city and county government consolidation failed. The study says merger did not result in job growth and cost efficient government services as proponents assured the consolidation would bring. It also draws attention to a number of […]

UPDATED: Ethics Commission Recommends Green Be Removed From Office

In a unanimous decision, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission has ruled that Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s ethics ordinance and should be removed from office. Green was charged with nepotism and using a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. In 2009, Green approached Dr. Eddie Woods, founder of […]