Hart: Time Running Out For 2012 Kentucky Kingdom Reopening

The man who wants to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park says he’s close to securing nearly $29 million in private funding for the effort, but time is running out for state and local governments to finalize their commitment. Kentucky Kingdom was shut down early last year after its previous operator, Six Flags, declared bankruptcy. […]

Motorists Can Expect Delays Following Bridge Closing

Transportation officials in Kentucky and Indiana are urging motorists to exercise patience during their commutes in the coming weeks.        The sudden closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge Friday means thousands of motorists will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River Yesterday, authorities unveiled a detailed traffic plan aimed at reducing congestion during […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Closure: Traffic Plan Unveiled For Monday Rush

Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials have prepared a traffic plan for the commutes into and out of Louisville, as thousands of motorists who use the Sherman Minton Bridge will have to find an alternate route across the Ohio River. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels ordered the Interstate-64 span shut down Friday after cracks were found in […]

Council Court to Meet Monday, Fischer Reacts to Green Resignation

The Louisville Metro Council Court will meet next week to decide whether to go forward with the expulsion trial against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who stepped down Friday morning. Green resigned effective immediately less than a day after telling supporters she would fight against the misconduct charges. The council court is scheduled to begins the […]

Green’s Appeal to Ethics Verdicts Begins

A Jefferson Circuit Court judge will hear oral arguments Monday in the appeal of two rulings made by the city’s ethics panel against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1. Earlier this year, the Metro Ethics Commis­sion found Green deliberately broke the city’s code of ethics in two separate incidents. The first charged alleged Green used a city-funded […]

Mayor’s Office Offered Council Members Publicity to Help Fund WorldFest

The office of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer promised Metro Council members personal advertisements in exchange for using their discretionary funds to help pay for this weekend’s WorldFest celebration. Fischer recently announced the annual event was being expanded to three days and a volunteer with his Office of Globalization was soliciting city lawmakers to get the […]

Attorney Wants Evidence of Green Illness

The attorney representing the Louisville Metro Council Charging Committee wants Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, to provide medical records as evidence to postpone her upcoming removal trial. Earlier this week, Green’s lawyer said the embattled councilwoman was hospitalized at an unnamed facility for an undisclosed medical condition. She is seeking to delay the hearing scheduled for […]

Vacant Land Could Pave Way for Food Safety, Says Comer

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner James Comer wants to utilize some of Louisville’s abandoned properties for community gardens to address the lack of fresh produce in low-income areas. The GOP nominee and state representative says it is a challenge to hold the attention of urban voters while running for this office, but this project could […]

Green Seeks Further Delay for Removal Trial

Facing possible ouster from office, Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, is seeking another delay in her removal trial due to an undisclosed illness. In a motion filed Tuesday with the Metro Council Court, attorney Derwin Webb, who is representing Green, says the embattled councilwoman has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition. Webb is […]

Mayor’s Facebook, Twitter Town Hall is Today

From Facebook and Twitter, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will hold the first-ever virtual town hall meeting with citizens later today. The online assembly is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., with them mayor taking questions and suggestions via the social networking sites. Fischer will be joined by key department and agency directors, who will also […]