Over the last four years, the number of arrests in Louisville for manufacturing methamphetamine has nearly doubled. Police say the it’s the result of increased vigilance by officers and citizens in recent years. But authorities acknowledge that just finding and arresting manufacturers and users isn’t enough to keep the dangerous drug off the streets.
The 2009 murder rate in Louisville Metro is running higher than in recent years.
Federal officials say many identity thieves go unpunished after their plans are thwarted, due to improper reporting of crimes.
A recent series of articles in the Courier-Journal has expedited the effort to prevent Louisville Metro police officers from missing court appearances where their testimony is required.
Louisville Metro Government and the Fraternal Order of Police are awaiting a ruling from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet in their dispute over fees charged by the city for the use of take home cars.
The federal stimulus package could bring new police officers to Louisville Metro. The package makes millions of dollars available to police forces, and Louisville Police Chief Robert White says the city will apply for some of those funds.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is using the last of a 450 million dollar federal grant to run an ad campaign that targets meth labs.
After facing its third lawsuit over last month’s budget cuts, Louisville Metro Government is now considering layoffs.
Louisville Metro Government has again been dealt a legal setback in its effort to collect higher fees for city take home vehicles.
Next month the Kentucky Labor Cabinet will be asked to determine if Louisville Metro Government can charge police officers and other employees for the use of their take-home vehicles. But a decision this week could let the city collect the fees in the meantime.