Council Democrats Defend Gift Card Purchases

Gift card purchases made by the Louisville Metro Council have ignited a new round of audits and raised more questions about discretionary spending, but members of the Democratic caucus say the practice is justifiable. Records show council Democrats are doing most of the spending with Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, leading the pack with $1,550 […]

King Seeks Legal Advice, Requests New Audit on Council Purchases

Responding to the recent controversy surrounding gift card purchases made by city lawmakers, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has requested a formal opinion from the Jefferson County Attorney’s office to make sure those expenditures are legal. The request was made in a letter to County Attorney Mike O’Connell Thursday. King is asking for […]

Gift Cards Sought For Center For Women And Families

From WFPL’s Haley Hart Louisville’s Center for Women and Families says it is in need of gift card donations for its residents and clients. The cards allow the survivors of domestic violence to safely shop for their families online or with a support group on designated shopping days. Center President Denise Troutman says they’re hoping […]

Bankruptcies Could Affect Gift Card Values

Many people have likely received gifts cards as holiday presents this week, but consumer advocates caution that with the current economic climate, it’s possible such cards could lose their value if the company that issues them goes bankrupt. Charlie Mattingly with the Better Business Bureau office in Louisville says it all depends on the type […]