Council Approves Fireworks Ordinance, Budget

The Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance allowing for the sale this summer of fireworks such as bottle rockets and firecrackers now permitted under state law. The ordinance comes with some restrictions. The fireworks could not be sold or set off by anyone under 18 and they could not be ignited within 200 feet […]

Council Holds Second Public Hearing On Budget

By Rick Howlett The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee has held the second and final public hearing on Mayor Jerry Abramson’s proposed spending plan for the the next fiscal year. The committee heard Thursday from representatives of non-profit organizations that provide various services for the community. Jay Davison of the Healing Place, which helps the […]

Abramson: More Budget Cuts Likely

Despite optimism by some officials that the national economy is beginning to show signs of improvement, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says Metro Government’s fiscal health remains weak. “Our first quarter is not looking as good. We put in a budget that had fewer revenues than the year before, less money than the year before, and […]