MSD Continues Scrutiny of Ethics Policies, in Wake of State Audit

The Metropolitan Sewer District board is continuing work on a new ethics policy for MSD. The report released last month by state auditor Crit Luallan revealed several ethical problems with MSD, and recommended the board implement a stronger ethics policy that applies not only to the board, but to top MSD staff. Some work was […]

Officials Defend Schardein’s Involvement in MSD Restructuring

As Louisville Water Company CEO Greg Heitzman prepares to take over as interim director of the Metropolitan Sewer District, he’ll be doing so with input from ousted executive director Bud Schardein. Auditor Crit Luallen’s report scrutinized MSD’s actions over the past three years, and found fairly egregious managerial and ethical problems. Part of the problem […]

Fischer to Update MSD Board on Recent Management Changes

Mayor Greg Fischer will update the Metropolitan Sewer District board members at 9:00 this morning on the big leadership changes he announced last week. The changes are the result of a state audit that raised serious concerns about MSD, including the district’s inappropriately large bonuses, no-bid contracts with legal counsel and lax spending policies. On […]

Fischer Announces Major Leadership Changes at MSD After Audit Reveals Problems

Mayor Greg Fischer will replace the executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District, as well as three board members. Fischer made the announcement today after a state audit revealed numerous problems with the way MSD has been run In the report, state auditor Crit Luallen found numerous managerial and ethical problems with the Metropolitan Sewer […]

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 […]

Fischer Cleans House at MSD

In response to this morning’s scathing audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a number of changes in the department. Fischer is announcing the department changes this hour. So far, he has announced that: MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein will retire this spring Greg Heitzman, head of the Louisville water […]