Following Cleanup, Scott Hopes for More Action on Vacant Properties

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott says the vacant property cleanup campaign was a success, but it isn’t a solution to the problem. In addition to being eyesores, vacant properties can bring down property values and blight neighborhoods. Earlier this month, Scott launched the three-day “Cleanup for Christmas” campaign. She used $5,000 of her discretionary… Continue reading Following Cleanup, Scott Hopes for More Action on Vacant Properties

Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

Once again, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting the Metro Council to his house for breakfast. As mayor-elect last year, Fischer invited all 26 council members to his house. However, plans were updated when Fischer was reminded that any meeting with a quorum of council members is technically be a public meeting subject to open… Continue reading Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

College Football: No BCS Bid For U of L

The University of Louisville football will not get a bid to a Bowl Championship Series game this season. The Cards’ chance for a BSC bid was foiled today by Cincinnati, which defeated Connecticut 35-27 in the teams’ final regular season game. Under the final Big East Conference standings and BCS rankings, the bid will likely… Continue reading College Football: No BCS Bid For U of L

Insight Rebukes City’s Attempt to Cancel Contract

Insight Communications says Metro Government has overreached in its threat to end the cable provider’s contract with the city. Insight’s franchise agreement expired last year, but the provisions have remained in effect as the mayor’s office has negotiated a new contract. After months of negotiations with no agreement, the mayor’s office announced last week it… Continue reading Insight Rebukes City’s Attempt to Cancel Contract

Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

The economic partnership between Louisville and Lexington will be led by a 21-member board of business executives, university presidents and economic development officials. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the board of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM, this afternoon. BEAM is meant to foster a regional economic around manufacturing.… Continue reading Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

BEAM Board Will Be Named Today

The partnership between Louisville and Lexington known as BEAM—the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement—will begin to take shape soon. This afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will announce the BEAM board and lead the first board meeting. BEAM has a goal—to attract businesses and jobs to Kentucky, mostly in the manufacturing sector.… Continue reading BEAM Board Will Be Named Today

City Threatens to End Contract With Insight

Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with Insight next month unless a new contract is signed. If that happens, the city will look for a new… Continue reading City Threatens to End Contract With Insight

Fischer Determines Process for Hiring New Chief, Would Prefer Candidate Be Familiar With LMPD

The search for a new chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department will require two expert panels, 26 community meetings, outside help from a local institute and a written position paper. Mayor Greg Fischer outlined the search process today, adding that he would prefer the city’s next police chief be promoted from within the department… Continue reading Fischer Determines Process for Hiring New Chief, Would Prefer Candidate Be Familiar With LMPD

Candidates Begin Filing for Council Elections

Eight District Councilman Tom Owen isn’t surprised another Democrat wants to unseat him. “No one filed for the seat four years ago in either the primary or the general election. I certainly did not assume that I would draw a bye again,” he says. Filing for the 2012 elections began last week. Community activist Curtis… Continue reading Candidates Begin Filing for Council Elections

Fischer, Scott to Hold Community Meetings This Week

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and several members of his staff will take questions from the public this evening. The regular “Talk to Greg” forum will be at Atherton High School at 6 pm. The events are held every other month. In August, Fischer held a virtual town hall meeting, with he and his staff fielding… Continue reading Fischer, Scott to Hold Community Meetings This Week