Crowd Responds to Fancy Farm Speeches

People travel from all over the state to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky to watch a certain kind of political theater. Many of those assembled had already formed opinions about the candidates, like the democratic supporter who yelled “War on Work” interrupting republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams during his speech. Most of […]

‘Talk to Greg’ Tonight at Jeffersontown High School

Mayor Greg Fischer will appear tonight at Jeffersontown High School as a part of his monthly public comment program. ‘Talk to Greg’ events take place on the second Monday of every month, and this month’s event will be tonight at Jeffersontown High School from 6-8 pm. Jeffersontown High School 9600 Old Six Mile Lane Map

Human Relations Commission Calls on JCPS Board to Begin New Superintendent Search

A division of Metro Government has joined the calls to re-open the search for a new superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools. Two candidates for the office visited Louisville this week, but both were met with mild reactions at public forums. Attendees complained that the finalists were generally underwhelming, saying they didn’t answer questions fully, […]

Kalilah Collins Voices Concerns Over Possible Hope VI Displacement

City and federal officials have been applauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to give Louisville a Hope VI grant to raze the Sheppard Square public housing complex, but many residents aren’t cheering. The city plans to replace Sheppard Square with a larger mixed-income neighborhood. HUD has promised that current residents will […]

Government Officials Announce $22 Million Sheppard Square Revitalization Loan

US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan was in Louisville today to announce a $22 million grant to revitalize the Sheppard Square public housing development and the surrounding community. The grant is part of the Hope VI program and will be used to raze the current development and replace it with mixed-income […]

Office of Sustainability Expected in Mayor’s Budget

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year this week and it’s expected to include funds for an Office of Sustainability. Mayor Fischer expressed a desire to establish the office during his campaign, but the topic became controversial when Fischer was accused of promising independent candidate Jackie Green influence over […]

Ethics Questions About State Lobbyists Remain Unanswered

The question of whether a registered lobbyist can serve on Kentucky’s State Board of Elections remains unresolved. Stephen Huffman is a registered lobbyist for HCM Governmental Relations in Lexington.  Last year, he was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the State Board of Elections.  Executive Branch Ethics Commission Director John Steffen says the appointment creates a […]

League of Women Voters Supports Public Funding for Judicial Campaigns

A recent Kentucky House bill aims to provide public funds for judicial campaigns. Representative Jim Wayne is sponsoring the measure, which he will speak about at a meeting of the Louisville League of Women Voters this evening. House Bill 21 would initiate the Clean Judicial Elections Fund, which would be established using tax return designations […]

Governor Beshear Returns From India

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is back from a whirlwind economic development trip to India, and as Kentucky Public Radio reports, he brings good news. He left Saturday and returned Tuesday, but Gov. Beshear says the trip to India was well worth the time, effort and money.  He says UFLEX, Ltd., a flexible packaging company from […]

KDP Calls on GOP Candidates to Release Tax Returns

The head of the Kentucky Democratic Party wants two Republican gubernatorial candidates to release their income tax returns. Dan Logsdon says Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear annually makes his returns public. However, Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he won’t be releasing the ten years of income tax returns sought by Dan Logsdon, chairman of the Kentucky […]