Ethics Workgroup Near Completion

The Louisville Metro Council’s ethics workgroup has nearly finished reconciling two rewrites of the city ethics code. Only two issues remain to be ironed out. But those two issues are the most contentious.

The panel will have to decide whether the ordinance covers elected officials only, or if it extends to

Bridges Authority Unlikely To Curb Opposition

The bi-state authority appointed to oversee the long-debated Ohio River Bridges Project is set to begin meeting this month. The fourteen-member panel, with seven member each from Kentucky and Indiana, is committed to building spans in downtown Louisville and eastern Jefferson County and a reworking of Spaghetti Junction, now with an estimated cost of more than $4 billion. Opposition groups, however, are committed to fighting the project. They favor some variation of the current plan, and say the formation of an authority isn’t going to silence them.