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… Continue reading Old Louisville Poll Sees Low Morning Turnout
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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… Continue reading Judge Denies Request To Reopen Engine 7 Firehouse
The dispute over the closure of an Old Louisville fire station continues in court Tuesday.
After facing its third lawsuit over last month’s budget cuts, Louisville Metro Government is now considering layoffs.