Fischer Wants to Ban Encampments in Small Public Parks

Citing damage caused by the Occupy Louisville protest, Mayor Greg Fischer has proposed an ordinance that would forbid residents from camping out in small public parks overnight. Six months ago, local activists affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement began demonstrating at the Belvedere and Jefferson Square Park in downtown. But in December, Metro Government […]

Council Members Question Whether Donor Pulls Strings in Fischer Administration

The caucus leaders of the Louisville Metro Council have asked Mayor Greg Fischer to clarify the role of high-profile contributor Tommy Elliott in making mayoral appointments. And some city lawmakers could also request Elliott testify before the government accountability committee next year. Elliott donated $2,000 to Fischer’s election campaign last year and also served as […]

Councilwoman Green Removed from Office

In two historic decisions, the Louisville Metro Council Court voted unanimously to expel Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, from office. The 20-member court ruled Green mismanaged taxpayer money and committed misconduct in two separate cases, marking the first time an elected official was removed in Metro Government history and the first time a Louisville official has […]

Revised Fireworks Ordinance Clears Committee

The Louisville Metro Council committee on public safety held a special meeting Friday that ended with the passage of a revised ordinance that allows the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The ordinance was created in response to a move by state lawmakers that made it legal to sell and ignite fireworks anywhere […]

Green Lobbying Colleagues for Support

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, has been lobbying fellow members in an attempt to influence their decision in her pending removal hearing, according to several sources in City Hall. A bipartisan group of five council members signed a petition to impeach the embattled city lawmaker Monday, citing the two ethics cases against Green. In […]

UPDATE: Council Moves to Impeach Green

After reviewing the findings of the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission, five members of the Metro Council have signed a petition calling for the removal of Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, from office. The five members are Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Kevin Kramer, R-11, Stuart Benson, R-20, and Madonna Flood, D-24, who met with legal […]

Flood Proposes Fireworks Ordinance

Responding to a recent change in state law, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood, D-24, has sponsored an ordinance banning the sale, purchase and possession of fireworks in the city. In March, Governor Steve Beshear signed a bill making it legal to sell and useĀ  fireworks that shoot into the air or explode such as firecrackers, […]