March 20, 2012 - 4:48pm
Louisville welcomes its new Police Chief
“I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to lead the Louisville Metro Police Department. It is an incredible organization filled with men and women who are willing to do what it takes to make our community safer. I am truly honored to have the opportunity to work with them again.”
Saying he is delighted to return home and help lead Louisville to being the safest city if America, Steve Conrad was sworn in by Mayor Greg Fischer yesterday as the new Chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.  A Louisville native, Conrad most recently was Chief of Police in Glendale,...
February 22, 2012 - 9:20pm
Mayor Greg Fischer, with Steve Conrad
"We do have in our race the quality of leadership, whereby God blessed us to have the first black president of the U.S., with a white momma, which used to be if you looked at a white woman you'd be hung. So we made some progress, and we was hoping we could continue to make that kind of progress."
Louisville’s mayor announced the appointment of a new police chief yesterday, and it didn’t take long for racism to rear its ugly head and complain about the color of his skin.  At yesterday’s press conference introducing Steve Conrad as the replacement for Robert White...
February 21, 2012 - 3:53pm
Steve Conrad, Louisville's new Police Chief
Mayor Fischer stressed the value of Conrad’s experience in Louisville, noting that “Steve knows how to pronounce ‘Dumesnil.’” He indicated that Conrad will assume his new duties on March 19, and that interim Police Chief Ishmon Burkes will then move over into the Mayor’s Office to serve as Chief Administrative Office, replacing William Summers, who is retiring.
Back in November, we told readers that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was looking around for a new police chief to replace Robert White, who moved on to head Denver’s police department.  Today at a 10:30 press conference, Fischer announced the selection of Steve Conrad to fill the post.
December 22, 2011 - 5:08pm
Metro Councilman David James
“Hopefully, these comments will give the Mayor a sense of what our residents believe are important guidelines when making any consideration of a candidate.”
After conducting three public forums for District 6 residents, Councilman David James has sent the Mayor public comments and suggestions from those hearings along with a memo laying out themes heard at those meetings.  “There have been very good discussions in the district with residents...
December 14, 2011 - 4:39pm
A place for dogs to run...
“The people of Old Louisville want to see Toonerville Park become an important part of their community,” says Councilman David James. “This dog run is just the beginning of that process.”
Louisville’s new District Six Councilman David James has been busy lately.  Through his efforts, the city’s Toonerville Park will get a new “leash” on life this Saturday when work begins on the first phase of several renovations for a well known and beloved neighborhood...
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