Council Members to Publish Names of Cited Property Owners

by Stephanie Crosby A new effort by some members of Louisville’s Metro Council would publish the names of property owners who have vacant houses or lots that have fallen into disrepair. Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin says the city has issued citations at more than 17-hundred vacant houses and nearly 600 vacant lots for improper upkeep of… Continue reading Council Members to Publish Names of Cited Property Owners

UofL Docs, Humana Fail to Reach Agreement

by Stephanie Crosby Humana and the University of Louisville Physicians group have failed to sign a new contract, and their previous deal expired at midnight. The doctors’ group says the insurer wants to cut its reimbursement rates by ten-percent and is seeking a ten-percent increase. The physicians says they deserve the raise because they are… Continue reading UofL Docs, Humana Fail to Reach Agreement

21st Century Parks Project to Begin Construction in July

by Stephanie Crosby Construction on the first phase of the 21st Century Parks project is set to begin next month. The four-thousand acre park is set to run from Shelbyville Road to Bardstown Road, along Floyd’s Fork Creek. Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz is a member of the non-profit’s board. He says one of the… Continue reading 21st Century Parks Project to Begin Construction in July

New Overdraft Protection Rules Go Into Effect July 1

by Stephanie Crosby New national rules go into effect tomorrow regarding overdraft protection services from banks. Some banks previously automatically enrolled customers in their overdraft protection service, charging a $35 fee to cover the costs of a debit or check purchase when the funds aren’t in the account. The new rule requires banks to ask… Continue reading New Overdraft Protection Rules Go Into Effect July 1

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law

by Stephanie Crosby The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the state’s law that requires voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. The court ruled the law as constitutional on a 4-to-1 vote, saying the General Assembly does have the authority to create such a requirement. It was passed by a Republican-controlled… Continue reading Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Voter ID Law

Time is Waning for Deal Between Humana, UofL Doctors

by Stephanie Crosby Thousands of people could start paying higher rates for care from University of Louisville doctors by Thursday if a new agreement with a local insurer isn’t met. Humana is in negotiations with about 460 doctors who are members of the U-of-L Physicians Group for a new contract. The current contract ends tomorrow.… Continue reading Time is Waning for Deal Between Humana, UofL Doctors

Ground Broken on Downtown Scholar House

by Stephanie Crosby The organization Family Scholar House broke ground this afternoon on a new location for working parents who are trying to earn a degree. The organization’s first location is Louisville Scholar House near the University of Louisville. It provides low-income housing and academic services for single parents who qualify. President and CEO Cathe… Continue reading Ground Broken on Downtown Scholar House

MSD Consent Decree Misses Some Pollutants, says Director

by Stephanie Crosby Metropolitan Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says his agency continues to make progress on adhering to federal clean water standards per a consent decree, but there are some clean water issues in Louisville that won’t be addressed by the $850-million project. The agreement with the federal government puts the local MSD agency… Continue reading MSD Consent Decree Misses Some Pollutants, says Director

Interviews Held This Week for Vacant Council Seat

by Stephanie Crosby The Metro Council meets twice this week – once to conduct interviews and once to vote on a new member of the council. The council’s sixth district seat was left vacant over two weeks ago when Councilman George Unseld unexpectedly died. Council President Tom Owen says to keep the interview process fair,… Continue reading Interviews Held This Week for Vacant Council Seat

Planners Speed Up Milton-Madison Bridge Project

by Stephanie Crosby The entities working on replacing most of the bridge between Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky are speeding up the process. Today they announced the release of what’s called a design-build contract. Tim Sorenson is the Deputy Project Manager with the firm that has been handling the bridge design so far. He says… Continue reading Planners Speed Up Milton-Madison Bridge Project