Mayor’s Office Announces Second Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is hosting a second virtual town hall to take citizen’s questions via Facebook and Twitter. In August, the mayor hosted an online assembly through social networking that received a heavy response. Like before, Fischer will be joined by city officials and agency directors who will help him answer questions and respond […]

Congressman Yarmuth Joins Twitter

Third District Congressman John Yarmuth has joined Twitter. The Louisville Democrat is far from the first Kentucky politician to join the social network. He follows  Republican Senator Rand Paul and GOP congressmen Brett Guthrie, Geoff Davis and Ed Whitfield. Earlier this year, Paul and President Barack Obama had a (very) brief policy chat on Twitter over the debt ceiling. […]

Mayor’s Staff Expecting Lively Virtual Town Hall

Mayor Greg Fischer and a team of city officials will be on hand later this month for Metro Government’s first-ever virtual town hall. The mayor’s “Talk to Greg” community meetings are typically held at schools across the city. But on the 15th, Fischer will invite Louisvillians to submit questions and comments to him on his […]

Fischer Plans Town Hall on Facebook, Twitter

Continuing to expand the city’s use of social media, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has planned a virtual town hall meeting with citizens to answers questions and take suggestions via Facebook and Twitter. The online assembly is scheduled for August 15, beginning at 6p.m. and is being promoted as Fischer’s commitment to open, accessible government. “Whether […]

Mayor’s Office Defends Disaster Tweets

In the midst of a massive water main break Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer once again tweeted information that was more optimistic than accurate when he announced service would be back to normal by Tuesday morning. Downtown employees and several businesses were still struggling to deal with the lack of adequate water pressure and possible […]

Qannik Tweets Arrival…Twice

The polar bear cub Qannik arrived in a UPS Boeing 747 last night in Louisville, and the news was reported by dueling Twitter accounts.  There are two accounts currently claiming to be none other than Qannik herself.  One is @QannikthecubLZ (Official Louisville Zoo account), the other is the rogue @QannikBear account. Qannik was born in Alaska in […]

Primary Does Little to Change Twitter Counts for Candidates, Media

Candidates in last night’s primary election were celebrating and commiserating in hotels, restaurants and campaign headquarters across the state. But the real action was online. Even for a contest with 10 percent turnout, activity on Twitter was feverish at times for followers and users of the #kyelect and #kyelects hashtags. It’s a scientific principle of the news […]