Louisville Innovative Delivery Team to Tackle Urban Problems

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has put together a special team that will take on five urban challenges. The projects range from to expanding recycling and reducing the number of low-severity 911 calls to implementing a more efficient rezoning process. Fischer announced a six-member “Innovation Delivery Team” will deal with the five goals, which will be […]

TARC Approves Fare Increases, Service Reductions Under Review

The board of directors for the Transit Authority of River City approved across-the-board fare increases that will take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall. Base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and a monthly pass will cost $50 compared to the current $42 rate. […]

Peden Clashes With Mayor’s Office Over ‘Low-Income’ Apartment Project

Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden, R-23, is rallying against an effort to build a so-called “low-income” housing complex in his southeastern district, but Mayor Greg Fischer’s office and developers say Peden is misleading residents and the area needs more affordable housing. Frontgate Apartments is a 212-unit apartment complex proposed by LDG Development, which wants to […]

BuzzFeed Highlights Louisville’s Bizarre Breastfeeding Ad

BuzzFeed found the new ad by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Healthy Hometown Movement to be a bit frightening. From BuzzFeed: The ad, part of the Louisville mayor’s Healthy Hometown initiative, aims to—not scare the living crap out of African-American moms—but to boost breastfeeding among them. If it achieves that goal, I will eat my words […]

Conrad Addresses Occupy Louisville, Gang Activity and Community Policing

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad says his officers are prepared to deal with any possible situation that may arise in connection with the Occupy Louisville protesters. Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered Occupy demonstrators to abandon their downtown encampment by April 13. Since last fall, dozens of activists have occupied a tent city and […]

King Proposes Ordinance to Regulate Concrete Ad Benches

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has sponsored an ordinance to regulate concrete ad benches that have sprouted up on major thoroughfares across the city. The advertisements are often placed on a corner or near the sidewalk without approval from Metro Government. Several city lawmakers have complained the benches are placed with no regard […]

James Requests Conrad Testify Before Public Safety Panel

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad is now official on the job, and a city lawmaker wants the new chief to testify before the Metro Council’s Public Safety committee. Conrad was sworn-in on Monday by Mayor Greg Fischer as only the second person to serve as chief since the city and county governments merged. He […]

Fischer Administration Acknowledges Mistakes Over Failed Cordish Loan

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration apologized for a botched loan agreement with The Cordish Cos.—the developer of Fourth Street Live—during a Metro Council committee hearing on Tuesday. Last month, Fischer offered up a resolution to give the Baltimore-based company an $850,000 forgivable loan to bring an unnamed tenant to downtown. The legislation was sponsored by […]

Conrad Sets High Goals for LMPD

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Steve Conrad the new chief of police and the Louisville native’s top goal is to make the city the safest in the country. For two years Conrad served as an assistant chief in Metro Government before leaving in 2005 to takeover the police department in Glendale, Arizona. The Louisville native […]