Revised Fireworks Ordinance Clears Committee

The Louisville Metro Council committee on public safety held a special meeting Friday that ended with the passage of a revised ordinance that allows the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The ordinance was created in response to a move by state lawmakers that made it legal to sell and ignite fireworks anywhere… Continue reading Revised Fireworks Ordinance Clears Committee

City Officials to Investigate Rubbertown Explosion, Response

After a chemical plant explosion in the Rubbertown neighborhood that killed two workers, Louisville Metro Government officials are launching a full investigating into the incident and breakdown in communication.

Mayor’s Office Says MetroSafe Audit Was Planned, Will Be Conducted

Even though MetroSafe officials say they’ve fixed any issues with the civil defense sirens sirens, the heads of the council’s Public Safety committee requested the audit. In a statement, councilmen James Peden and David James say there have been numerous concerns with MetroSafe, and an audit is long-overdue.

Beshear Introduces Public Safety Program

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Governor Beshear says Kentuckians will be able to keep better track of crime information, thanks to consolidation of several programs under one umbrella. Beshear is calling the initiative “Public Safety First.” “This initiative is one more way for us to make state government responsive to public needs and public… Continue reading Beshear Introduces Public Safety Program