Metro Louisville http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's State of the City: 'We've Got to Up Our Game' http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischers-state-city-weve-got-our-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer is challenging residents to invest in Louisville—so the city can speed growth and establish itself as an internationally competitive metro area.</span></p><p class="c1"><span>At the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Fischer said “we’ve got to up our game” to keep up with other cities.</span></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:06:39 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8267 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's State of the City: 'We've Got to Up Our Game' Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Creates New Facilities and Fleet Post, Names New PARC Director http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-creates-new-facilities-and-fleet-post-names-new-parc-director <p>Mayor Greg Fischer on Thursday shuffled members of his leadership team, creating a new role for watching over the city's vehicles and buildings and naming&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">the new Director of Parking Authority of River City.</span></p><p>Tiffany Smith has been with PARC since 1995. She began as a junior accountant and has been promoted throughout the years, becoming assistant director in 2012.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Colleen O'Leary 8185 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Creates New Facilities and Fleet Post, Names New PARC Director Map Shows Median Household Income Throughout Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/map-shows-median-household-income-throughout-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A longtime Louisville resident will have perceptions about what's a "rich" part of town or a struggling part of town—but do the perceptions align with reality?</span></p><p><a href="http://www.wnyc.org/">WNYC, </a>the public radio station in New York City, has published a <a href="http://project.wnyc.org/median-income-nation/?#11/38.2336/-85.7030">massive map </a>showing the median household income of neighborhoods throughout the United States.</p><p>Take a look below:</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7947 at http://wfpl.org Map Shows Median Household Income Throughout Louisville News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad http://wfpl.org/post/news-special-1-pm-today-louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad <p>Statistics point to a <a href="/post/overall-crime-drops-louisville-homicides-and-aggrevated-assaults-rise-fbi-says">declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville,</a> but concerns about <a href="/post/louisville-violence-prevention-work-group-makes-recommendations">violence endure.</a></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 7867 at http://wfpl.org News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Free Inspections for Lead Available to Qualified Louisville Residents http://wfpl.org/post/free-inspections-lead-available-qualified-louisville-residents <p>The Lead Safe Louisville Project is promoting free screenings for qualified homeowners in conjunction with this week’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.</p><p>Metro Community Services spokeswoman Debbie Belt says the screening is open to Louisvillians whose homes were built before 1978 and who have children younger than 6, among others.</p><p>“Any homes or apartments or others built before 1978 are likely to have lead-based paint. So, yes, indeed it’s still an issue and it’s something we just want to make people aware of.”</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:39:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 7258 at http://wfpl.org Free Inspections for Lead Available to Qualified Louisville Residents Ken Fleming: Local Option Sales Tax is an Option, but Louisville Must Address Taxes, Revenue http://wfpl.org/post/ken-fleming-local-option-sales-tax-option-louisville-must-address-taxes-revenue <p>Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming sees nuance with the potential adoption of a local option sales tax in Kentucky and in the city. But he doesn't see nuance if nothing is done.</p><p>“We’ll keep flipping around like a fish on a dock," Fleming said on Tuesday.</p><p>The East Louisville Republican was introducing on Tuesday a study he'd commissioned on the effects of a local option sales tax, which generally allows local governments to issue a sales tax to fund projects. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6788 at http://wfpl.org Ken Fleming: Local Option Sales Tax is an Option, but Louisville Must Address Taxes, Revenue Retired Louisville Firefighters Discuss City's Attempt to Make Interest Payment on Pension Dispute http://wfpl.org/post/retired-louisville-firefighters-discuss-citys-attempt-make-interest-payment-pension-dispute <p>The attorney for retired Louisville firefighters seeking an interest payment from a<a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/03/28/council-budget-panel-approves-10-8-million-payment-to-krs/"> pension dispute settlement </a>says her clients largely agree that they won’t accept a check from the city.</p><p>Last month, the city attempted to deliver an $8-million check to the firefighters’ attorney, Ann Oldfather. She declined, and the city ended up giving the check to Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mary Shaw, who presides over the pension case.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:01:33 +0000 Joseph Lord 6702 at http://wfpl.org Retired Louisville Firefighters Discuss City's Attempt to Make Interest Payment on Pension Dispute Read | Metro Louisville's Dismas Audit http://wfpl.org/post/read-metro-louisvilles-dismas-audit <p>Metro Louisville recently completed an audit of &nbsp;Dismas Charities Inc., which found that the workers who were jail inmates were <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/audit-finds-no-agreement-between-city-dismas-charities">not signing in and out assignment or were properly monitored.</a> Here's the audit report:</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:14:44 +0000 Joseph Lord 3002 at http://wfpl.org Read | State of Metropolitan Housing Report 2012 http://wfpl.org/post/read-state-metropolitan-housing-report-2012 <p>The Metropolitan Housing Coalition has found that, among other things, <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/report-vacant-housing-unequally-plagues-west-end">vacant properties unequally plague western Louisville. </a>Read the report here:</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:23:35 +0000 Joseph Lord 2712 at http://wfpl.org