To celebrate Fischer’s inauguration, there will be a breakfast, prayer service, parade and formal gala. Katy Schneider helped plan the breakfast. She says there’s quaite a bit more fanfare this year than for previous inaugurations.
Since merger, Louisville’s way of managing services such as garbage collection has been a frequent target of criticism. But outgoing Mayor Jerry Abramson says service delivery could change, if Louisvillians decide they want it to. The Urban Services District is made up of the old City of Louisville. Residents of that area pay an extra… Continue reading Abramson Says Transition Will Be Smooth, Anticipates Urban Services Extension
Fischer made the first of several announcements about new staff members Friday, appointing, among others, a new chief of staff, director of housing, chief financial officer and director of human resources. Some of the new employees will fill positions that currently do not exist.
Bunning criticized the healthcare overhaul law. He said he believes it’s unconstitutional. He then said the recently-passed financial overhaul package is insufficient.
Newly-elected Metro Government officials will be sworn in in January. But one incoming Metro Councilman will likely assume office in the coming weeks.
David James won the special election to serve the remaining two years of the late George Unseld’s term.
Fischer’s transition team includes religious, business and civic leaders. Among them are the mayors of Middletown and Shively, Urban League president Ben Richmond, and Southwest Dream Team co-founder Vince Jarboe. The team will be led by outgoing State Representative and former Metro Council President Ron Weston.
Fischer’s transition began last Wednesday when he met with Mayor Jerry Abramson. There are funds in the city budget to pay for the transition team and other expenses through inauguration day on January 3rd.
After narrowly losing the Louisville mayor’s race, Republican Hal Heiner says he’s unlikely to seek public office again.
Heiner could not legally seek the mayor’s office and re-election to the Metro Council at the same time, so after this year, he will not hold elected office.
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is now in possession of vote totals in the 6th District U.S. House race, as certified by local county clerks, but the numbers still must go before the State Board of Elections.
Vote totals in Kentucky’s 6th District U.S. House race will be rechecked for accuracy next week. The recanvass is being sought by the man who appears to have lost his first bid for public office.