Fischer Marks 100 Days, Says Budget Will Be Next Major Challenge

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer celebrated his first 100 days in office Tuesday. At a ceremony in Metro Hall, Fischer outlined some of the challenges of his first 100 days, from lingering union disputes to industrial accidents in Rubbertown and Butchertown. Fischer’s next major challenge will be to draft the city budget for the coming fiscal… Continue reading Fischer Marks 100 Days, Says Budget Will Be Next Major Challenge

Fischer Appoints New MSD Board Members

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed three new members to the Metropolitan Sewer District board of directors. Last month, three members resigned amid reports that their companies benefited financially from MSD contracts that were not competitively bid. The chairman of the board stepped down voluntarily when it was reported that his company received almost $600,000… Continue reading Fischer Appoints New MSD Board Members

Mayor Greg Fischer

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/24/11: He’s been in office fewer than three months, but Mayor Greg Fischer’s had a busy first quarter. Just this week, an explosion in Rubbertown and a hazardous leak in Butchertown have given rise to questions about the city’s emergency response and communication capabilities. Allegations continue about Councilwoman Judy Green, leading some to call for a wider look at how Metro Council Members’ discretionary funds are spent. Then there’s Louisville Metro Animal services – still without a leader – and the temporary holding pattern at Whiskey Row. Call us with your questions or comments for Mayor Fischer, Thursday on State of Affairs.  Listen to the Show

Preservation Groups Disappointed In Iron Quarter Agreement

Two groups of Louisville preservationists say they are not happy with Mayor Greg Fischer and developer Todd Blue’s settlement over the Iron Quarter project.

Blue has agreed to drop a lawsuit against the city in exchange for permission to raze a strip of buildings at First and Main streets. The city will also help him preserve or recreate the buildings’ facades for a new development.