City’s Deadline on Insight Contract Is Today

Louisville Metro Government could cancel its contract with Insight Communications tonight at midnight, but customers won’t likely notice a change. Insight’s contract expired last year, and the company has been going back and forth with the mayor’s office all year over a renewal. The city wants Insight to continue providing free cable to government buildings… Continue reading City’s Deadline on Insight Contract Is Today

Fischer Cleans House at MSD

In response to this morning’s scathing audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a number of changes in the department. Fischer is announcing the department changes this hour. So far, he has announced that: MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein will retire this spring Greg Heitzman, head of the Louisville water… Continue reading Fischer Cleans House at MSD

Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

Once again, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is inviting the Metro Council to his house for breakfast. As mayor-elect last year, Fischer invited all 26 council members to his house. However, plans were updated when Fischer was reminded that any meeting with a quorum of council members is technically be a public meeting subject to open… Continue reading Fischer Again Invites Council Over for Breakfast

City Threatens to End Contract With Insight

Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with Insight next month unless a new contract is signed. If that happens, the city will look for a new… Continue reading City Threatens to End Contract With Insight

Fischer Determines Process for Hiring New Chief, Would Prefer Candidate Be Familiar With LMPD

The search for a new chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department will require two expert panels, 26 community meetings, outside help from a local institute and a written position paper. Mayor Greg Fischer outlined the search process today, adding that he would prefer the city’s next police chief be promoted from within the department… Continue reading Fischer Determines Process for Hiring New Chief, Would Prefer Candidate Be Familiar With LMPD

Fischer, Scott to Hold Community Meetings This Week

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and several members of his staff will take questions from the public this evening. The regular “Talk to Greg” forum will be at Atherton High School at 6 pm. The events are held every other month. In August, Fischer held a virtual town hall meeting, with he and his staff fielding… Continue reading Fischer, Scott to Hold Community Meetings This Week

Fischer Announces Creation of Tree Advisory Board

Louisville’s urban canopy isn’t as dense as other southern cities’, and many of the big trees the city has have been lost to storms and disease. Citing the health and environmental benefits of a healthy tree population, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that he’s creating a tree advisory board. The board will be responsible for… Continue reading Fischer Announces Creation of Tree Advisory Board

Fischer Returns to Louisville Orchestra Talks

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is again involved in the Louisville Orchestra labor negotiations. Earlier this year, Fischer met with management and musicians to try to broker a new contract. After seeing the two sides were far apart, Fischer helped secure a private donation to hire an outside consultant. The consultant was the nationally-known Ralph Craviso. He… Continue reading Fischer Returns to Louisville Orchestra Talks

Fischer Chooses Economic Development Director to Lead Bloomberg Project

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has chosen a member of his cabinet to lead a grant-funded project to develop a new manufacturing region with Lexington. Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving Louisville and several other cities grants to form so-called innovation teams to carry out municipal improvement projects. Fischer has tapped interim Economic Development Director Margaret Handmaker to… Continue reading Fischer Chooses Economic Development Director to Lead Bloomberg Project

Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain… Continue reading Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review