Fischer Meets With Both Sides of Orchestra Dispute

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has now met with both sides in the Louisville Orchestra labor dispute. The management and musicians have been in talks over a contract for the next season for more than a year. In that time, the orchestra has entered and emerged from bankruptcy and the previous season’s contract has expired. “I […]

Mayor Will Sign Fireworks Ordinance, Budget

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he will sign the fireworks ordinance passed by the Metro Council Thursday night.  The ordinance will allow the sale of fireworks permitted by state law, but says they cannot be set off by minors or within 200 feet of another person or building.  Mayor Fischer says the new state law […]

Poll: Many Voters Undecided In Mayor's Race

By Rick Howlett Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Chris Thieneman hold narrow primary leads in a Courier Journal/WHAS11 Bluegrass Poll of voters in the Louisville mayor’s race published today, but many of those surveyed say they’re undecided about the election. Twenty percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they would cast their ballot for Fischer. Metro […]

AUDIO: GOP Mayoral Candidates At Louisville Forum

The three Republican candidates for Louisville mayor discussed the issues during the monthly Louisville Forum Wednesday. Jonathon Robertson, Hal Heiner and Chris Thieneman (pictured, from left) fielded questions about the Metro Government budget, library funding, ethics and other topics. (Photo by Steve Haag, Louisville Forum)

Mayor Unveils Public Art Plan for Louisville

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a detailed master plan for public art in city. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the audio of the announcement, click on “Listen to the Story.”) The plan was developed through the mayor’s office with diverse groups of artists, educators, government officials and property developers. One main achievement […]

Mayoral Candidates Speak To Real Estate Group

Eight of the announced candidates for Louisville mayor took part in a panel discussion Thursday organized by the Louisville Real Estate Group. The forum focused on commercial and residential development and other economic issues. The participants were Republicans Hal Heiner and Chris Thieneman; Democrats Tyler Allen, Greg Fischer, David Tandy, Jim King and Shannon White; and […]

Jackie Green Says He'll Run For Mayor

Louisville transportation activist Jackie Green says he’ll be a candidate for mayor in next year’s election. Green is the former executive director of the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation, or CART, and operates a bicycle courier business. He says he’ll run as an independent candidate. “We’re setting up staff right now.    Our fundraising […]

Jim King To Announce Candidacy For Mayor

Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King will announce Wednesday that he’ll run for the office of metro mayor next year. King will be the third Democrat to formally announce his candidacy, following fellow councilman David Tandy and businessman Greg Fischer.                     He was first elected to the council in 2005 and is currently chairman of the budget committee. […]