More members of the Louisville Metro Council are answering a call to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s week-long furlough program to help fill the city’s budget shortfall. Last week, Council President Jim King, D-10, asked fellow members and their staffs to join the voluntary program for all Metro employees making less than $70,000 annually. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
Across party lines, members of the Louisville Metro Council say a plan championed by Mayor Greg Fischer that proposes an increased fee for Louisville Gas & Electric Co. customers is unfair. The plan is part of the city’s new franchise agreement with the utility company, which hasn’t been renewed since 2003. If approved, the fee […]
The death of former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro has one Louisville lawmaker calling more attention to the gender gap in public office.
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is leading an effort to distribute vitamins to all 8,000 members of the Kentucky National Guard. It’s called “Operation Vital Nutrients.” Ward-Pugh says the program is being launched in conjunction with the National Foundation for Women Legislators, which wants to extend the effort to all 50 states. The vitamins come […]