When he created the so-called Merger 2.0 panel, Mayor Greg Fischer said he would ask Metro Council President Jim King to appoint four council members: two from the old city and two from the old county. Further, Fischer asked for at least one Republican to be appointed.
Former Judge Executive Rebecca Jackson says there’s still too much confusion about merger, especially with the urban services district. Residents of the old city pay an extra tax in exchange for services such as garbage collection. Everyone else pays small cities or private companies.
Negotiations on a merger with Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives began in March. The U of L Board of Trustees Thursday moved the talks forward by authorizing a letter of intent. The letter paves the way for the creation of a new healthcare system comprised of all three entities.
By Rick Howlett Talks of a partnership or merger involving some major Louisville hospital groups are being held. Officials from Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare released a statement today saying they’re holding discussions with University of Louisville Medical Center leaders and Catholic Health Initiatives on how they might work together. No one involved in the talks […]
To mark the centennial of the state Capitol building in Frankfort, WFPL and Kentucky Public Radio are spotlighting some of Kentucky’s top statesmen, influential political leaders who served the commonwealth in Frankfort or Washington, or both. Today, we profile U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.
In the second and final segment of our series, WFPL’s Gabe Bullard gathers some perspectives on how some of the unmet expectations might be fulfilled.
by Gabe Bullard When Mayor Jerry Abramson told reporters in West Virginia last year that before its merger with the county, the city of Louisville was getting “poorer, blacker and older,” it sparked some new debate about the consolidation of the two governments in 2003, and whether there have been any measurable benefits. For the […]
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has issued an apology to anyone who was offended by remarks he made to a West Virginia newspaper last week regarding the 2003 city-county merger. Abramson told the Charleston Gazette that prior to merger, the old city of Louisville was getting, “poorer, blacker and older.” The mayor says he was only […]
A Kentucky religious order’s membership has grown by more than 100 following its recent merger with a Pennsylvania-based order. The Pittsburgh-based Vincentian Sisters of Charity congregation has merged with the larger Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, headquartered near Bardstown, Kentucky. SCN Vice President Sister Susan Gatz says the Vincentians began inquiring about a merger several […]