Council Receives ‘Fact Sheet’ on Whiskey Row Deal

Hours before the Louisville Metro Council meets to vote on an emergency ordinance to preserve a strip of 19th Century buildings downtown, the mayor’s office has provided members with an outline of the financial plan to save the historic block. But Republican members say they are still unwilling to support waiving council rules to approve… Continue reading Council Receives ‘Fact Sheet’ on Whiskey Row Deal

Council Forms Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Hoping to deliver a redistricting plan by fall 2011, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, announced the creation of a new ad hoc committee that will focus on redrawing the 26 council districts in accordance with state law and 2010 U.S. Census data. The committee is an extension of a work group created earlier… Continue reading Council Forms Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Whiskey Row Ordinance Deemed Emergency

Members of the Louisville Metro Council have introduced an emergency ordinance to spend $1.5 million to salvage the historic Whiskey Row buildings and are considering suspending council rules to allow a vote Thursday. The sponsors of the bill say Mayor Greg Fischer has promised a memorandum of understanding to explain the deal before voting, but… Continue reading Whiskey Row Ordinance Deemed Emergency

$4.8 Million Deal Will Save Whiskey Row Buildings

A deal has been made to save the Whiskey Row buildings in downtown Louisville. Through a previous agreement between Mayor Greg Fischer and owner Todd Blue, the seven buildings were slated to be demolished to make room for a parking lot, then a new development. Preservationists fought to salvage the buildings, and Metro Government then sought… Continue reading $4.8 Million Deal Will Save Whiskey Row Buildings

Special Counsel Hired to Advise City Lawmakers on Green Inquiry

Seeking advice on any legal action the Louisville Metro Council may have to take, Council President Jim King, D-10, has hired a special counsel to review the ethics charges against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who faces two separate complaints. In April, Green was grilled under oath during a hearing where she was accused of nepotism… Continue reading Special Counsel Hired to Advise City Lawmakers on Green Inquiry

Jim King Files For Mayor

He’s been campaigning for months, but Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King made it official Monday and filed his candidacy papers to run for mayor. King is a Democrat who was first elected to the Metro Council in 2004, representing Louisville’s 10th district. He has served as council president is currently the chairman of the budget… Continue reading Jim King Files For Mayor

Registry Issues Decisions In Henry, King Cases

Decisions were rendered today by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance in two high-profile cases. Former Lt. Governor Steve Henry has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and to end fundraising to repay loans made to his 2007 gubernatorial campaign to settle charges brought by the registry. The Courier-Journal reports that the settlement clears the… Continue reading Registry Issues Decisions In Henry, King Cases

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.… Continue reading Jim King To Announce Candidacy For Mayor