Louisville Metro http://wfpl.org en West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' http://wfpl.org/post/west-louisville-neighborhood-leaders-want-transparency-walmart-deal <p>Neighborhood leaders in west Louisville want more information about a development project at the old Philip Morris plant.</p><p>Last November, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-deal-coming-philip-morris-site-west-louisville-sources-say">WFPL reported a deal was in the works to bring a Walmart</a> to the southwest corner of Dixie Highway and Broadway in the California area.</p><p>Since then community leaders, labor groups and elected officials have engaged in an at times fiercely worded debate over the retail giant.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8461 at http://wfpl.org West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' Metro Louisville Offers to Turn Christmas Trees into Mulch http://wfpl.org/post/metro-louisville-offers-turn-christmas-trees-mulch <p>Christmas is about over. For participants, there's an 20-percent chance that the tree in their living room is real, according to the American Christmas Tree Association, which is <a href="http://www.christmastreeassociation.org/about-us">a real thing.</a></p><p>For those in Louisville, the city is offering to turn that tree into mulch.</p><p>The service will be offered starting Thursday at two sites—the East District Recycling Center (595 N. Hubbards Lane) and the Southwest Government Center (7219 Dixie Hwy.)&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8017 at http://wfpl.org Metro Louisville Offers to Turn Christmas Trees into Mulch Breakdown of How Louisville Fairness Cases Fare Once Filed http://wfpl.org/post/breakdown-how-louisville-fairness-cases-fare-once-filed <p>Yesterday, a former Audubon Park Police sergeant discussed a Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission finding that the <a href="/post/audubon-park-improperly-fired-police-sergeant-who-complained-about-gay-slurs-commission-says">suburban city department had improperly fired him because he&#39;d complained about harassment</a>&nbsp;stemming from the fact that he&#39;s gay.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7161 at http://wfpl.org Breakdown of How Louisville Fairness Cases Fare Once Filed Two Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Needed to Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/two-full-time-minimum-wage-jobs-needed-pay-2-bedroom-apartment-louisville <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisvillians&nbsp;must earn $14.07 per hour at a full-time job to afford the $731 cost for a two-bedroom apartment in the metro area, said a<a href="http://nlihc.org/oor/2013/KY"> recent study</a> from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.</span></p><p>Louisville minimum-wage earners need nearly two full-time jobs to cover those rent costs—a difficult proposition for single parents.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:04:25 +0000 Joseph Lord 4572 at http://wfpl.org Two Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Needed to Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Louisville Councilman Ken Fleming Questions Mayor Fischer's Local Option Sales Tax Proposal http://wfpl.org/post/councilman-ken-fleming-questions-mayor-fischers-local-option-sales-tax-proposal <p>Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, is concerned that Mayor Greg Fischer’s push for a local option sales tax will burden residents and wants to examine cutting other levies first.</p><p>For several months the mayor has been lobbying that the city needs the tool to be more competitive and independent.</p><p>Fischer argues his administration is not seeking a tax increase, and only wants voters to have the power to decide whether or not to fund special projects through a temporary hike to the state's sales tax.</p><p>But Fleming says the mayor has provided few details on what a specific proposal would look like, and is ignoring his campaign promises to spur economic development and job creation.</p><p>"Their goal should be economic development, and adding an additional tax on individuals regardless of income is not the right way to go," he says. "What we need to focus on is to try to find those strategies and tactics like getting rid of the occupational tax. That will help development incur job creation. I think we ought to look at that process and not a tax mentality."</p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:24:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3475 at http://wfpl.org Councilman Ken Fleming Questions Mayor Fischer's Local Option Sales Tax Proposal UofL, Farm to Table Team For More Local Foods http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-farm-table-team-more-local-foods <p>Louisville’s Farm to Table organization is working with the University of Louisville help the university source more of its food locally.</p><p>Sarah Fritschner, who leads Farm to Table, has been instrumental in streamlining communication between food service providers, major distributors, and local vendors. Recently, the university hosted a catering fair to introduce local producers and larger distributors.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Patrick DeSpain 3173 at http://wfpl.org UofL, Farm to Table Team For More Local Foods Louisville Metro Seeking Public Comment on Insight/Time Warner http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-seeking-public-comment-insighttime-warner <p>Louisville Metro government will host four public meetings in November seeking public input on the cable television service provided by Insight/Time Warner.</p><p>The meetings will be:</p><ul><li>6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the East Government Center, 200 Juneau Drive</li><li>6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Southwest Government Center, 72189 Dixie HIghway</li><li>6 p.m. Nov. 29 at Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.</li><li>6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the South Central Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop</li></ul><p>The city is seeking comments on:&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:28:07 +0000 Joseph Lord 2573 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Seeking Public Comment on Insight/Time Warner