More Council Members Volunteer for Week-Long Furlough

More members of the Louisville Metro Council are answering a call to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s week-long furlough program to help fill the city’s budget shortfall. Last week, Council President Jim King, D-10, asked fellow members and their staffs to join the voluntary program for all Metro employees making less than $70,000 annually. The… Continue reading More Council Members Volunteer for Week-Long Furlough

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

Council Members Call LG&E Franchise Agreement Unfair

Across party lines, members of the Louisville Metro Council say a plan championed by Mayor Greg Fischer that proposes an increased fee for Louisville Gas & Electric Co. customers is unfair. The plan is part of the city’s new franchise agreement with the utility company, which hasn’t been renewed since 2003. If approved, the fee… Continue reading Council Members Call LG&E Franchise Agreement Unfair

Program Will Distribute Vitamins To KY Guard

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh is leading an effort to distribute vitamins to all 8,000 members of the Kentucky National Guard. It’s called “Operation Vital Nutrients.” Ward-Pugh says the program is being launched in conjunction with the National Foundation for Women Legislators, which wants to extend the effort to all 50 states. The vitamins come… Continue reading Program Will Distribute Vitamins To KY Guard