“Talk to Greg” Comes to Portland Neighborhood Minus The Mayor

The next “Talk to Greg” session with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is scheduled for Monday in the Portland neighborhood, but the mayor won’t be in attendance. The event will be held at Portland Elementary School, 3410 Northwestern Parkway at 6 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to bring their concerns and suggestions directly to Metro […]

Council Members Urge State Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools

A bipartisan group of Louisville Metro Council members have signed a letter urging the Kentucky General Assembly to support charter schools legislation. Earlier this week, the House Education Committee held a hearing on a bill that would create charter schools in the state. Several supporters testified that Kentucky is being left behind as one of […]

Council Members, ORBP Supporters Rally for Infrastructure Resolution

Joined by high-profiled supporters of the Ohio River Bridges Projects, members of the Louisville Metro Council pointed the finger at the conservation group River Fields for blocking the city’s infrastructure needs. City lawmakers are rallying support for a resolution drafted Monday in reaction to the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, which was shut down […]

Resolution Urges Expedited Ohio River Bridges Project

Citing the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, leaders of the Louisville Metro Council Transportation and Public Works Committee have drafted a resolution calling for an expedited construction schedule for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Councilman Robin Engel, R-22, and Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, who head the transportation committee, drafted the non-binding measure to […]

Hamilton to Hold Special Meeting About Shawnee Neighborhood

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, is offering residents of the Shawnee neighborhood an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about future development at a special meeting. For the past few years, Metro Government has conducted a study of what the west Louisville neighborhood should do to attract businesses and become more desirable. […]

Former City Lawmaker to be Honored With Shawnee Park Complex

A sports complex in Shawnee Park is being named to honor the late Paul Bather, a former member of the Louisville Board of Alderman and state representative. For over a decade, Bather represented parts of west Louisville as the 12th Ward alderman before city and county governments merged. He left City Hall in 2000 and […]

Council Discusses Redistricting Options

The Louisville Metro Council ad hoc committee on redistricting met Monday to discuss moving forward on drawing new borders for the 26 district seats. From the beginning council leaders have vowed to protect incumbents, preserve minority representation and keeping neighborhoods united. But lawmakers disagreed on whether an independent demographer should be hired to redraw the […]

Council Democrats Defend Gift Card Purchases

Gift card purchases made by the Louisville Metro Council have ignited a new round of audits and raised more questions about discretionary spending, but members of the Democratic caucus say the practice is justifiable. Records show council Democrats are doing most of the spending with Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, leading the pack with $1,550 […]

Fleming Anticipates Changes Following Spending Controversies

A Louisville Metro Council member hopes the public isn’t losing trust in city lawmakers after a series of spending controversies, and expects reforms will be made to the council’s discretionary spending accounts as a result. Reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal and LEO Weekly uncovered that council members have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on food […]