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 meeting includes educational programs on conservation issues and a panel discussion with Kentucky lawmakers. Committee President Vicki Holmburg says she hopes to reach out to anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to be part of sustainability efforts in Kentucky.
Among those not confirmed were two minority women to the state parole board, and environmental lawyer Joe Childers to the Mine Safety Review Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear called the rejections “very disappointing.”
Women make up about 52 percent of the population in Kentucky, yet the state ranks near the bottom in the nation for women who hold office.
Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock may declare his candidacy for the U.S. Senate later this month, drawing incumbent Republican Richard Lugar into a primary.
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After narrowly losing the Louisville mayor’s race, Republican Hal Heiner says he’s unlikely to seek public office again.
Heiner could not legally seek the mayor’s office and re-election to the Metro Council at the same time, so after this year, he will not hold elected office.
Kentucky Republican US Senate candidate Rand Paul says he will keep his commitment to debate Democrat Jack Conway on statewide television Monday night. Paul, a Tea Party favorite, had threatened to pull out of the KET appearance in light of Conway’s much talked about “Aqua Buddha” ad.
For months, pundits and political observers have offered various insights into the 2010 elections. This could be a big year for the Tea Party, for mainstream Republicans, for moderates or for challengers to incumbents. But those are national predictions.
It’s Friday again, and that means time for another edition of State of the News. This week we’ll, of course, talk politics. How will recently-released polls affect campaign strategy in the Senate and mayoral races? Then we’ll check in on metro going-on, including the impending departure of Health Department Director Dr. Adewale Troutman. Finally we’ll take a look back at what Congress did before their latest recess and what is expected from next session. Join us to catch up on the latest stories with the folks who covered them. Listen to the Show