Public Works Begins Replacement of City Hall Fire Escape

The Louisville Metro Public Works Department is giving a highly-visible feature of City Hall a makeover Thursday with a new exterior stair tower that will replace the old fire escape. Costing about $400,000, the steel construction is expected to be completed by early next year. But city officials promise the project upgrades will maintain the […]

U of L Report Finds City, County Merger Has Largely Failed

Louisville Metro Government has failed to bring economic growth and more cost efficient services to the city, according to a stinging report by the University of Louisville. The study was requested by state Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, for Mayor Greg Fischer’s Merger 2.0 Task Force. Owens has been a longtime opponent and critic of merger […]

Fleming Proposes Resolution Seeking Term Limits, Nonpartisan Races

Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, has drafted a resolution asking the General Assembly to amend several parts of the merger law that created Metro Government. The non-binding measure calls for terms limits for the mayor and council members, as well as nonpartisan elections. The change would reduce the number of consecutive terms the mayor […]

Beshear Expands Membership of Law Enforcement Council

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order Monday expanding membership of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to add representatives from three of the state’s largest law enforcement training academies. The order adds officials from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police and the Louisville Metro Police […]

Sixteen Apply for District 1 Seat

The deadline for applications to replace former Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green expired Wednesday and a wide variety of candidates have stepped forward to succeed the disgraced lawmaker. Sixteen residents have applied for the District 1 seat, which was vacated after Green was removed from office for misconduct and ethics violations. The candidates include a […]

Council Democrats Support Exempting Union Contracts from Financial Disclosure Law

An ordinance supported by the majority of Louisville Metro Council Democrats would exempt the cost of contracts between public workers and Metro Government from being subject to mandatory reports. Seven years ago, the council passed legislation requiring the submission of a financial impact statement with any ordinance or resolution that spends taxpayer dollars. The original […]

King Requests Lawsuit Against Group Connected to ‘Green Clean Team’ Be Dismissed

In a letter that will be delivered to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday, Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is asking the city to drop a lawsuit against the non-profit organization connected to the summer jobs program run by former Councilwoman Judy Green. The LIFE Institute was the fiscal agent of a $55,000 grant […]

Council Declares District 1 Office Vacant

The Louisville Metro Council received the official findings from the removal trial of former Councilwoman Judy Green on Thursday and officially declared the District 1 seat vacant. Earlier this month, city lawmakers voted unanimously to oust Green from office due to two separate charges of misconduct. She is the first elected official removed in Metro […]

Hamilton to Hold Special Meeting About Shawnee Neighborhood

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, is offering residents of the Shawnee neighborhood an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about future development at a special meeting. For the past few years, Metro Government has conducted a study of what the west Louisville neighborhood should do to attract businesses and become more desirable. […]

Mayor’s Office Will Relocate to IdeaFestival

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and his staff are relocating their offices to the IdeaFestival next week to help promote the annual event and encourage innovative thinking. Founded in 2000, the three-day festival is setup to bring people from around the world to the city with diverse backgrounds, knowledge and perspectives on various cutting-edge ideas. The […]