Courier-Journal Publisher Discusses New Online Paywall and Content Strategy

Courier-Journal publisher Wesley Jackson is in an odd position. He’s essentially the connection between a local institution (the paper) and a giant national corporation (C-J parent company Gannett) during an emotional and dramatic time for both. With revenue waning and on orders from Gannett, the Courier will soon start charging visitors to its website who… Continue reading Courier-Journal Publisher Discusses New Online Paywall and Content Strategy

Blackwell Says Southwest Regional Library Bond Makes Sense in Latest Budget

City lawmakers from southwest Louisville are praising Mayor Greg Fischer’s decision to fund construction of the Southwest Regional Library in his latest city budget proposal. The $9.5 million bond for the library is the largest expenditure in the mayor’s capital budget and the only proposed bond. It follow’s up a $500,000 allocation the mayor made… Continue reading Blackwell Says Southwest Regional Library Bond Makes Sense in Latest Budget

Fischer Forms Work Group to Address West End Issues

Mayor Greg Fischer has assembled a work group to address violence in west Louisville. U of L Arts and Sciences Dean Blaine Hudson will chair the group, and the rest of the members will be chosen from civic organizations, government, churches and the business community. The group will first take count of all the youth… Continue reading Fischer Forms Work Group to Address West End Issues

Unemployment Drops in Most of Kentucky

The unemployment rate has dropped in Louisville, and in most of Kentucky. The most recent numbers from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training show unemployment at 8.1 percent in Jefferson County, meaning about 30 thousand residents are without jobs. That’s an improvement over last month and last year. The numbers are not seasonally-adjusted, and… Continue reading Unemployment Drops in Most of Kentucky

Talks Continue Between University Hospital and Potential Business Partners

Officials with University of Louisville Hospital continue their work on finding a new business partner. A new report from outside consultants says University Medical Center offers average service when compared to other academic hospitals, and the study shows a number of shortcomings in UMC’s growth strategy and business plan. But even if all that changed, the… Continue reading Talks Continue Between University Hospital and Potential Business Partners

Primary Election Wrap-Up

About 14 percent of registered voters in Kentucky cast ballots Tuesday in primary battles on the federal, state and city levels. Here’s a rundown of the results: Federal More than 40 Percent of Kentucky Democratic Voters Choose “Uncommitted” Over Obama Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary State Only One Incumbent Defeated in Legislative Primaries… Continue reading Primary Election Wrap-Up

Fowler and Heuglin Will Face Off For 14th District Metro Council Seat

Two fresh candidates are prepared to succeed retiring Louisville Metro Councilman Bob Henderson in the 14th District. Democrat Cindi Fowler and Republican Bob Heuglin will square off in the general election after winning their respective primaries yesterday (Tuesday). The southwest Louisville district has been represented by a Democrat since merger, but Republicans believe they can… Continue reading Fowler and Heuglin Will Face Off For 14th District Metro Council Seat

Incumbent Owen Wins Democratic Nod for Eighth District Council Seat

Louisville Metro Councilman Tom Owen has won the Democratic party’s nomination for re-election. Owen has served on the council since its inception and was an alderman before that. In many races, he faced little or no opposition. He had two primary challengers this year, including Jefferson County Judge-Executive Bryan Mathews. The Judge-Executive’s office has been… Continue reading Incumbent Owen Wins Democratic Nod for Eighth District Council Seat

Election Night Liveblog

8:50 pm: Attorney Morgan McGarvey appears to have won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s 19th Senate district. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, McGarvey has 41 percent of the vote. His next-closest contender, environmental engineer Sarah Lynn Cunningham, has 34 percent. 8:30 pm: In the Metro Council’s Eighth District, incumbent Tom Owen has won the Democratic primary.… Continue reading Election Night Liveblog

Voter Turnout Likely Low in Louisville

Voter turnout in Louisville could come in at a near-record low today. The record for a four-year primary in Louisville is about 13 percent. Statewide turnout is expected to be 12 percent. Jefferson County Clerk’s office spokesman Nore Ghiabaudy local turnout is low, and he’s not sure where it will end up when polls close… Continue reading Voter Turnout Likely Low in Louisville