Downard Denies Request to Remove Green Immediately, Gives Her Five Days to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents

The chair of the Louisville Metro Council Court that will preside over Councilwoman Judy Green’s removal trial has denied an attempt to oust Green immediately. Green and her assistant have not yet turned over documents requested in a subpoena in July. Earlier this week, the five councilmembers who moved to impeach her filed a motion… Continue reading Downard Denies Request to Remove Green Immediately, Gives Her Five Days to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents

Drafts of Redistricting Maps Raise Concerns in Metro District 1

Drafts of redistricting Louisville Metro Council seats are making their way through some districts, but because the maps change frequently, the council clerk’s office said they aren’t available online. Around 100 citizens from west Louisville were in attendance at a redistricting meeting in Metro Council District 1, said James Green, who helped organize Monday’s meeting.… Continue reading Drafts of Redistricting Maps Raise Concerns in Metro District 1

Future of Insight Franchise Agreement Uncertain as Time Warner Acquisition Looms

There are still a number of details to work out in Time Warner Cable’s pending acquisition of Insight Communications. The sale was announced last week and a Time Warner spokesman says it’s too early to discuss possible changes to service. Many services can be regulated through franchise agreements, which cable operators sign with governments. Louisville’s… Continue reading Future of Insight Franchise Agreement Uncertain as Time Warner Acquisition Looms

LG&E Outlines Potential Rate Increases to Metro Council

Electricity rates will be going up, but no one yet is sure exactly how much. Power company officials testified before a Metro Council committee today about the effect environmental regulations will have on ratepayers. There are a host of federal air regulations that have been issued this year or are expected soon. Combined with a… Continue reading LG&E Outlines Potential Rate Increases to Metro Council

Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Tomorrow, the mayors of Louisville and Lexington will announce the details of a study from the Brookings Institution on the potential for a super region between the two cities. The last Brookings study of Louisville was critical of several economic development efforts, including the city/county merger, the Bucks for Brains program and the creation of… Continue reading Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Green Appeals Ethics Commission Ruling

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green is appealing a recent ruling against her from the Metro Ethics Commission. Last month, the commission ruled that Green knowingly violated the city’s ethics ordinance when she ran a city-funded summer jobs program and hired members of her family. The commission recommended that Green be removed from office, and the… Continue reading Green Appeals Ethics Commission Ruling

Councilwoman Judy Green Addresses Metro Council

Embattled Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green addressed the council last night. Earlier this month, the Metro Ethics Commission ruled that Green committed violations in her handling of funds for a summer jobs program. Since then, five council members brought charges to begin the process of removing her from office. Last night, the Metro Council held… Continue reading Councilwoman Judy Green Addresses Metro Council

Insider Louisville Takes Issue With C-J’s Focus

Over the weekend, the Louisville Courier-Journal published a story detailing how members of the Louisville Metro Council spent $110,000 on food over the last four years. The story raises a number of questions about the use of discretionary funds, but the staff at Insider Louisville says the story is misguided. We have a question –… Continue reading Insider Louisville Takes Issue With C-J’s Focus

King Hopes Council Members Will Volunteer for Furloughs

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King is asking his colleagues if they plan to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s recommended furloughs for city employees. As part of his plan to fill a $22.5 million shortfall, Fischer ordered a one week unpaid furlough for all nonunion city employees who make more than $70,000 a year. All… Continue reading King Hopes Council Members Will Volunteer for Furloughs