Louisville news: Metro Council crowns Jim king edition [News]

  • "An immigration enforcement bill that would make it a state crime for an illegal immigrant to set foot in Kentucky cleared a Senate panel Thursday, and the full Senate might approve the measure as early as Friday." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "A pregnant woman would be required to have a face-to-face meeting with a doctor or designated health professional at least 24 hours before she could get an abortion under a bill the Senate approved Thursday." [Bluegrass Politcs]
  • "Senator Dan Seum‘s (R-Louisville) neighborhood schools bill–which would end Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan–has cleared the Senate Education Committee and could be up for a vote by the full Senate Friday." [WFPL]
  • "After listening to Mayor Greg Fischer talk about his goals and the importance of both branches working together, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously elected former mayoral candidate Jim King, D-10, as council president for 2011." [LEO Weekly]
  • "After seeing a promising decline in unemployment due to holiday hiring, the jobless rate for the 13-county Louisville Metro area went back to 9.9 percent in November, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That puts the city above the national average of 9.3 percent despite adding over 2,000 jobs in October, and leaves more than 62,000 people searching for a job in the metro area." [LEO Weekly]

Photo: Courtesy Jim King for Mayor


About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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