Welch Amends Life Jacket Ordinance

After meeting with park officials Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, has revised an ordinance that would require children to wear personal floatation devices while at any public waterway within the city limits. Originally, the bill required anyone 12 and under to wear a life jacket while in or around any river, lake or […]

Welch Introduces Life Jacket Ordinance

Citing a number of young people who have drowned in recent months, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, has filed an ordinance that would require children to wear a personal floatation device while at any public waterway within the city limits. The legislation would require anyone under 13 years of age to wear a […]

City Lawmakers Denounce Hospital Merger

Joining state lawmakers and hundreds of residents, three members of the Louisville Metro Council are criticizing the pending merger between U of L Hospital, Jewish Hospital and a division of Catholic Health Initiatives. Council members Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, and Marianne Butler, D-15, signed a petition that will appear as a half-page […]

More Council Members Volunteer for Week-Long Furlough

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 […]

Council Members, Dream Team to Unveil New “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” Sign

A handful of Louisville Metro Council members will join the Southwest Dream Team and local business owners to unveil a new “Welcome to Southwest Louisville” banner along Dixie Highway. On Wednesday, council members Rick Blackwell, D-12, Vicki Aubrey Welch, D-13, Bob Henderson, D-14, and David Yates, D-25,  will present the new sign located at the […]