January 24, 2012 - 10:00pm
"There have been some cities that declared bankruptcy. There are others that are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. We are not going to allow that to happen her in our city. So we have to take action."
Louisville’s new mayor, Greg Fischer, released a report today, indicating that taxpayers spend nearly $14 million a year on unplanned overtime pay for city workers; some of which can be reduced with better management and long-term changes to union contracts. This is significant, since...
July 29, 2012 - 8:01pm
"I didn't become a public servant because I get a kick out of delivering bad news to anyone," said the mayor. "If you have a deep-seated need to be loved and admired every day, you don't need to be mayor, you need to work in a pet shop."
A year ago, in his first State of the City address, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called for a new economic development vision for Louisville, saying the city has lost too many jobs the last decade while competitor cities have grown. “Louisville needs to act more boldly and take more...
December 16, 2011 - 8:30am
Local news for Dec. 16, 2011
"Senate President David Williams, who lost a bid for governor this year, will keep his leadership position in the legislature. Williams, a Burkesville Republican who has headed the Senate since 2000, said after a retreat Thursday for Senate Republicans that there will be no leadership changes...
December 15, 2011 - 10:02pm
"As both mayor, and as a father, the last thing I want to see happen is a child to have a finger blown off or have some other injury due to these more dangerous fireworks."
Louisville’s Metro government has finally jumped the shark in the matter of regulating fireworks in Derby City. If there ever was any doubt that our town is virtually devoid of adult leadership, the continuing fireworks farrago should remove it once and for all.
December 9, 2011 - 9:00am
Local news for Dec. 9, 2011
"In stinging statement, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, called for the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee to begin investigating the city’s overtime compensation to public employees. Earlier this week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered a review of the practices and...