Fischer Appoints New MSD Board Members

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed three new members to the Metropolitan Sewer District board of directors. Last month, three members resigned amid reports that their companies benefited financially from MSD contracts that were not competitively bid. The chairman of the board stepped down voluntarily when it was reported that his company received almost $600,000… Continue reading Fischer Appoints New MSD Board Members

Fleming Says MSD Board Should Go Further With Ethics Changes

Councilman Ken Fleming previously said MSD should place itself under the Metro Government ethics code, and he stands by his statement.

“I would like for them to try to adopt that, or adopt most of it to implement within their organization, but I think they’re taking a good first step toward transparency and to shore up their ethics policy,” he says.

Ohio River Holding Three Feet Above Flood Stage

Metro Sewer District Director Bud Schardein says he expects the river to stay at 26 feet for the next three or four days, even though slightly more rain is in the forecast for Tuesday.

“Were still in a holding patter, we are operating 14 flood pumping plants. They’re doing their job, they’re pumping this rainwater that is hitting the city into the river; and there are no reports of flooding behind the walls or the levee.”