Council Holds Second Public Hearing On Budget

By Rick Howlett The Louisville Metro Council Budget Committee has held the second and final public hearing on Mayor Jerry Abramson’s proposed spending plan for the the next fiscal year. The committee heard Thursday from representatives of non-profit organizations that provide various services for the community. Jay Davison of the Healing Place, which helps the… Continue reading Council Holds Second Public Hearing On Budget

Abramson Spokesperson Joins Fischer Campaign

by Stephanie Crosby The last day on the job for Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s spokesperson Chris Poynter is tomorrow. Poynter says he’s leaving the Abramson administration for a position with democrat Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign. “I don’t think there is a current plan to fill my position, I think the duties here at the mayor’s… Continue reading Abramson Spokesperson Joins Fischer Campaign

New Fairdale Library Proposed in Mayor's Budget

by Stephanie Crosby. A new library and a library expansion are included in Mayor Jerry Abramson’s budget proposal, to be presented tomorrow afternoon to the Metro Council. The two-million dollar, brand new library in Fairdale would be built on property adjacent to the existing library. Abramson says it would be paid for with one-million dollar… Continue reading New Fairdale Library Proposed in Mayor's Budget

Ask the Mayor

So, how’s Louisville? What’s been happening? We’ll find out on Tuesday when Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson joins us for his quarterly visit. Our economic news seems mixed, with some new jobs coming to town and some companies laying off workers. A state audit of Metro Government found some issues, some improvements, and prompted the resignation of two employees. Join us on Tuesday to find out what’s been going on in Louisville, and call with your questions. Listen to the Show

Abramson Responds to City Finances Audit

by Stephanie Crosby A year-end review of the city of Louisville’s finances to be released this month contains some concerns from the state auditor’s office – but Mayor Jerry Abramson says most of the problems outlined have already been addressed. He says most of the concerns pointed out included policy issues at Metro Animal Services… Continue reading Abramson Responds to City Finances Audit

Looking at Possibilities for a Louisville Public Art Plan

This is a story from WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer. Last month, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson released a plan for public art [pdf] in the city. It came after nearly 17 months of preparation and $50,000 spent for a consultant who worked with the community to develop it. The plan now goes before the Metro Council for… Continue reading Looking at Possibilities for a Louisville Public Art Plan

Small Business Leaders Meet To Talk About Job Creation

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson convened a meeting today of some small business leaders in the city to generate ideas for the federal government on how to create jobs. About twenty small business leaders attended the meeting to share ideas about job growth in the U.S. Denise Spalding with Allegra Print and Imaging says there seemed… Continue reading Small Business Leaders Meet To Talk About Job Creation

Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. last week could delay work on the $4-billion dollar Ohio River Bridges Project. The local conservation group River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed the suit against the Federal Highway Administration. They claim the federal government… Continue reading Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit

Abramson Not Interested in Obama Administration Job

With about two weeks to go before Inauguration Day, rumors have been swirling about Louisville’s mayor angling for a job in the Obama administration. President-elect Barack Obama announced his selections for his cabinet position before leaving for a holiday vacation in Hawaii. But there are still lower-level positions open and some have wondered if Mayor… Continue reading Abramson Not Interested in Obama Administration Job

2008 a Challenging Year for Louisville

Louisville’s mayor says it’s been a tough year for the city – and he expects 2009 may be even tougher. Louisville was hit by one of the worst snowfalls in decades early in the year, and later experienced the largest power outage in its history, caused by a windstorm on the eve of the Ryder… Continue reading 2008 a Challenging Year for Louisville