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Old Louisville Poll Sees Low Morning Turnout

by Dalton Main on May 17, 2011

It’s primary election day for state offices, but voter turnout is low.

A polling location on South Fourth Street was eerily quiet at around 11:00 this morning. The polls at Lampton Baptist Church had seen only about a dozen voters 5 hours after the polls opened.

Poll worker Deborah O’Gorman says she didn’t notice the usual spirits of Election Day.

“I mean when I was talking to people during the election training and going out and casting people to vote,  they said they just didn’t feel like it was election time it wasn’t anything like the fun ‘do-do-do-do-do’…you know all that stuff,” she says “it just didn’t feel like it, maybe in November, you know when people leave, you say see ya in November, one guy said ‘what’s November?’”.

Secretary of State Elaine Walker has predicted a low voter turnout of around nine percent.  O’Gorman says she believes the candidates did not do a good job of getting the word out and talking to the people. She says the race may have seemed like a foregone conclusion. [click to continue…]

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Live Music Ordinance Approved for Old Louisville

by Dalton Main March 11, 2011

The Louisville Metro Council has approved an ordinance to allow live music in venues in the western edge of Old Louisville near of 7th and Oak streets. Councilman David James hopes the ordinance will energize the neighborhood and its local eateries.

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Council Committee Approves Old Louisville Live Performance Resolution

by Gabe Bullard February 1, 2011

The Metro Council’s Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday sponsored by Councilman David James. James says legalizing live performances would bring new businesses to Old Louisville and help existing establishments.

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Business Owners Seek Change In Live Entertainment Rules

by Rick Howlett January 27, 2011

Restaurants, clubs and other establishments in the Traditional Zoning Neighborhood District are currently prohibited from offering live music or other entertainment, which James says has hurt economic development.

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In Depth: Four Vying For Sixth District Council Seat

by Gabe Bullard September 14, 2010

When Louisville Metro Councilman George Unseld died in June, a special election was ordered to elect someone to fill the remaining two years of his term.

Four candidates are actively campaigning for the seat, and they all face a tough fight for what may be the busiest job on the Metro Council.

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Meeting To Be Held On Making First And Brook Streets Two-Way

by Gabe Bullard August 30, 2010

A meeting will be held Monday evening in Old Louisville to discuss changing First and Brook Streets from one-way to two-way. It’s an issue that has been discussed before.

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Council To Vote Wednesday On Sixth District Seat

by Gabe Bullard June 29, 2010

The council will nominate and vote on a successor Wednesday. Majority caucus spokesperson Tony Hyatt says councilmembers will likely talk after the interviews and narrow down the list of candidates to two or three nominees.

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Judge Denies Request To Reopen Engine 7 Firehouse

by Rick Howlett January 23, 2009

A Jefferson circuit judge has denied a request from some residents of Old Louisville for an injunction to re-open the Engine Seven Firehouse on Sixth Street. Mayor Jerry Abramson ordered that the facility be closed this month to save money and help reduce the government’s budget deficit. Nearby residents complained that shutting down the firehouse […]

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Hearing Tomorrow For Engine 7 Case

by Gabe Bullard January 19, 2009

The dispute over the closure of an Old Louisville fire station continues in court Tuesday.

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Layoffs Possible After Union Lawsuits

by Gabe Bullard January 13, 2009

After facing its third lawsuit over last month’s budget cuts, Louisville Metro Government is now considering layoffs.

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