Child Agencies Warn Against Budget Cuts

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Private agencies in Kentucky providing care to abused and neglected children in state custody are warning of the devastating effects of state budget cuts. Right now, there are more than 7,000 children in foster care in Kentucky. Half are in the care of private agencies. But Governor Beshear’s budget-balancing… Continue reading Child Agencies Warn Against Budget Cuts

Hearing Held In Firehouse Dispute

A decision is expected Friday in a suit filed by some residents of Old Louisville to reopen the Engine Seven Firehouse. Mayor Jerry Abramson announced last month that the facility would be shut down in order to help close a $20 million budget shortfall. The residents have asked for a temporary injunction to reopen the… Continue reading Hearing Held In Firehouse Dispute

City Furlough Days Begin Friday

Friday, December 26 is the first of Louisville Metro Government’s four furlough days ordered by Mayor Jerry Abramson to help close a $20 million budget shortfall. Spokesperson Kerri Richardson says that means so-called non-essential services and offices will be shut down. “Things like getting a permit for a building…..if you want to drop off junk,… Continue reading City Furlough Days Begin Friday

Judge Grants Injunction In Police Take-Home Car Dispute

A Jefferson circuit judge has granted a temporary injunction blocking Metro Government from raising the monthly fees paid by police officers and other workers for their take-home cruisers. The injunction was requested by the Fraternal Order of Police, which contends the take-home car program is part of the union’s contract with the city and can’t… Continue reading Judge Grants Injunction In Police Take-Home Car Dispute

Otter Creek Supporters Organizing

The planned closing of Otter Creek Park has prompted the formation of a citizens group that’s trying to prevent the shutdown. The park is in Meade County but is owned by Louisville Metro Government. Mayor Jerry Abramson ordered it closed effective January 1st to help bring the city budget into balance. Anna Collins is a… Continue reading Otter Creek Supporters Organizing

Mayor To Unveil Budget Plan Next Week

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says he hopes to roll out his plan to balance the city budget early next week. Abramson and his staff are looking for ways to close a $20 million dollar shortfall in the current budget. He’s asking all city employees to give up their two-percent pay raises for the last half… Continue reading Mayor To Unveil Budget Plan Next Week