Hollowell Wins 6th District Council Seat

The body had ten candidates to choose from, and voted 33 times without any one person receiving the minimum 13 votes to fill the 6th District seat. Most of the votes were torn between Ken Herndon, who narrowly lost a primary race against Unseld in 2008 and Neeka Parks Thompson, an attorney who used to work in state government.

Revised Budgets Clear Council Committee

Through land sales, revised revenue forecasts and other means, the council found an addition 5.9 million dollars to spend in the budgets. The committee passed amendments Wednesday allocating all but about 3 million of those dollars. Committee chair Jim King says the leftover funds are not entirely secure and should not be counted on to fund city operations.

External Agencies Expected At Final Public Budget Hearing

by Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Council’s Budget Committee will likely hear from arts and social services agencies this evening. The second and final public hearing on the mayor’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year is Thursday evening at 5:30. The budget includes cuts in funding to several external agencies, and some of them… Continue reading External Agencies Expected At Final Public Budget Hearing

King's Campaign Manager Discusses The Primary

by Gabe Bullard Democratic Metro Councilman Jim King’s campaign manager says King’s third-place finish in the mayoral primary was due largely to low voter turnout. Jonathan Hurst says if more than 30% of registered voters turned up at the polls yesterday (Tuesday), King would have likely finished stronger in the primary. “We knew that we… Continue reading King's Campaign Manager Discusses The Primary