Council Candidate Files KREF Complaint Against Fischer

Louisville Metro Council candidate Curtis Morrison has filed a complaint against Mayor Greg Fischer with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. The mayor has been criticized for continuing to raise funds while in office to pay down his personal campaign debt. Local business leaders have complained that funds meant for his inauguration celebration were given […]

Fischer Discusses Hospital Merger, Occupy and Insight Deal

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appeared on CN2 Pure Politics to discuss a variety of issues, including the pending hospital merger, permits for Occupy Louisville protestors and the city’s contract negotiations with Insight Communications. In regards to the ongoing talks with the cable company provider, the mayor said Metro Government wants a fair deal on a […]

Scott Criticizes Police Chief Search Process

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, lambasted the search process for the city’s next police chief on Monday for being flawed and ignoring community input. Sixteen candidates are vying to fill the position with most having a connection to Louisville. The Southern Police Institute will review the applications via a committee over the next several […]

Fischer Releases First Annual Citizens Report

After almost a year in office, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has released a “Report to Citizens” outlining the top challenges and accomplishments in 2011, and listing his administration’s key goals for next year. The 3-page report mentions a number of achievements under Fischer’s leadership such as re-opening libraries on Sunday, creating an emergency system to […]

Council Leaders React to MSD Audit

Leaders in the Louisville Metro Council are responding to the blistering state audit that found several problems with the Metropolitan Sewer District, which is being overhauled by Mayor Greg Fischer. Earlier this year, city lawmakers pressured the agency to adopt an ethics policy amid allegations of impropriety. At the time, MSD attorney Larry Zielke told […]

Reagan Accepts St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Job

Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan has accepted the position as President and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Reagan issued a statement saying it has been an honor to serve the city’s business community and the bi-state region. From Reagan: “I’ve been blessed to work alongside a tremendous […]

Miller, AFSCME: Mayor’s Office Knew About Overtime Problems

Gabe Bullard contributed to this report Louisville Metro Councilman Jerry Miller, R-19, says Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration knew Metro employee overtime was a problem, but ignored calls to address it over the summer. The mayor’s office launched an investigation this week into the payroll system after learning at least 550 city workers were earning $15,000 […]

Fischer Calls for Investigation Into Employee Overtime

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration says overtime pay must be reigned in. The mayor called for an investigation Wednesday into the matter in hopes that it will save the city and taxpayers money. The investigation comes after the administration discovered that at least 550 Metro employees—about 10 percent of the city’s staff—were earning $15,000 or […]

Fischer Appoints Ingram Quick Permanent City Auditor

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has named interim Internal Auditor Ingram Quick as the permanent inspector of the city’s accounts. The Office of Internal Audit is charged with providing independent accounts of various Metro Government operations to assure their effectiveness. The department has been responsible for highlighting a number of inefficiencies and controversies in recent years […]

GLI Chief Finalist for St. Louis Chamber Job

The president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. is a finalist for the top job at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association. Since 2005, Joe Reagan has led the city’s chamber of commerce, which also serves as Metro Government’s chief economic development organization. The group receives most of its funding from private donations, […]