State Fire Marshal Warns About Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires

Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope is warning residents about leaving food unattended while cooking over the holidays. The National Fire Protection Association lists Thanksgiving as one of the leading days for home cooking fires. State officials are specifically discouraging the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil, which… Continue reading State Fire Marshal Warns About Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires

Merger Report Recommends Metro Government Consider In-Depth Review

The government consulting firm that released last week’s Metro Government merger report says the city may benefit from a more in-depth audit. Public Works, LLC came into Metro Government’s $30,000 grant-funded project with an open mind, said senior consultant Marion Reitz. After 100 hours of research, the report affirmed many issues already being discussed in… Continue reading Merger Report Recommends Metro Government Consider In-Depth Review

Fire and EMS Continue to Look for Common Ground in Subcommittee

Louisville’s Merger 2.0 Task Force subcommittee on fire and EMS met on Tuesday. As the Oct. 1 deadline for recommendations nears, the two departments are struggling to find common ground. The subcommittee meeting was at times contentious. Fire and EMS have different opinions on how to proceed with the conversation about possible changes to either… Continue reading Fire and EMS Continue to Look for Common Ground in Subcommittee

Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Louisville Merger 2.0 fire and EMS subcommittee met for over two hours on Monday. It began with a presentation by Louisville Metro EMS. It highlighted the agency’s use of new technology and its increased revenue over the past few years. But the agency still relies on fire departments to be first responders, said Walter… Continue reading Fire and EMS Discuss Efficiency and Effectiveness

Kentucky Center Dealing With Repairs After Fire

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts officials are working this week to repair its electrical system after it was damaged in a weekend fire. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The fire occurred Saturday in an electrical room in the garage and resulted in the evacuation of 108 production and audience members during a performance of… Continue reading Kentucky Center Dealing With Repairs After Fire