Louisville Metro Government

Louisville Receives Wallace Foundation Grant

by Rick Howlett February 1, 2012

Louisville is getting a $765,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to help boost local after-school programs for at-risk children and teens. Mayor Greg Fischer says the money will also help with the implementation of YouthPrint, an initiative to help youngsters make better use of their out-of-school time. In announcing the grant, the educational foundation noted […]

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King Outlines Council Budget Recommendations to Fischer

by admin January 26, 2012

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has sent Mayor Greg Fischer several recommendations to fill looming budget shortfalls over the next two fiscal years. The six-page letter was drafted after King met with leaders of the Budget Committee and other council members over the past few weeks. Metro Government faces a potential $42 million […]

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Hart Slams Fischer Over Rerouted Funds (AUDIO)

by admin January 23, 2012

Louisville businessman Ed Hart continues to speak out against Mayor Greg Fischer, accusing him of misleading donors and withholding funds that should be intended for charity. Hart has submitted paperwork with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance as evidence in a complaint filed by Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison. The case alleges Fischer violated state […]

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Alleging Fischer Misled Donors, Local Businessman Joins KREF Complaint

by admin January 22, 2012

Louisville businessman Ed Hart says Mayor Greg Fischer misled donors about how their contributions to his inauguration were spent, according to documents filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election. The paperwork was submitted to the state agency a month after an initial complaint was filed by Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison. The case alleges Fischer […]

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Fischer: City Facing Tough Budget Times

by Rick Howlett January 12, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Metro Government will have to make some tough choices in the months ahead to balance the city budget. In his annual State of the City address to the Downtown Rotary Club today, Fischer warned that everything except essential services is on the table for possible cuts. That means city employee […]

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King Re-Elected Council President

by admin January 9, 2012

Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, was re-elected president of the city council on Monday at its first meeting of 2012. The Louisville banker is the first council member in history to be elected to successive terms as president. He was first elected president in 2008. King says the New Year has many opportunities and […]

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Council President King Eager for Second Straight Term

by admin January 9, 2012

Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, is expected to be elected to a second consecutive term as council president and the former mayoral candidate is eager to serve as leader of the city legislature. The council will elect a member to serve a one-year term as president at a special meeting Monday, and King is […]

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New Garbage Collection Routes Begin Monday

by admin January 9, 2012

Louisville Metro Public Works is reminding citizens living in the Urban Services District about new garbage, recycling and yard waste collection routes that begin Monday. Residents living in the old city limits received a mailer from the department last month detailing changes to their scheduled garbage collection days for 2012. The changes affect more than […]

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Owens to Receive MLK Freedom Award

by admin January 5, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Thursday that state Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, will be the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award. The longtime public servant and civil rights advocate is as a former Jefferson County Commissioner who is currently serving his fourth term in the state legislature for the 43rd district. […]

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King Vying for Second Consecutive Term as Council President

by admin January 3, 2012

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is lining up to serve a second consecutive term as leader of the city legislature. The 17-member Democratic caucus endorsed King last month and will likely remain united in selecting a president. No council Republican has shown interest in the position and no GOP member has been president […]

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