Louisville Metro Government http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-makes-it-official-he-supports-same-sex-marriage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially signed up to fight for marriage equality on Friday.</span></p><p>The mayor joined a group called "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" while attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Dallas.</p><p>It is a non-partisan organization with at least 400 mayors from across the country who have pledged support for gay and lesbian couples.</p><p>The mayor of Bardstown, Bill Sheckles, is also a member.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:35:49 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9611 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage Kent Oyler to Become President and CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. http://wfpl.org/post/kent-oyler-become-president-and-ceo-greater-louisville-inc <p>Greater Louisville, Inc. the Metro Chamber of Commerce, <a href="http://www.greaterlouisville.com/PressReleases.aspx?id=10808&amp;blogid=3922">has named a new president and CEO</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kent Oyler most recently served as managing partner of </span>OPM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Services, a financial services and investment firm.&nbsp; </span>GLI<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says </span>Oyler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has founded or co-founded more than 18 other businesses. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:28:23 +0000 Rick Howlett 9433 at http://wfpl.org Kent Oyler to Become President and CEO of Greater Louisville, Inc. Louisville Mayor's Budget Proposal Adds $2 Million For Youth Program—But Plan Has Critics http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayors-budget-proposal-adds-2-million-youth-program-plan-has-critics <p>More than $2 million in Mayor Greg Fischer's proposed city budget for the next fiscal year would &nbsp;go to improving youth development programs throughout Louisville.</p><p>The funds would support restorative justice programs, enhance the office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods and increase hours and develop programs at community centers.</p><p>But the plan has critics.</p><p>Still, Anthony Smith, the director of the city's Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, said it is a “move in the right direction” anytime resources can be added to youth development.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9411 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor's Budget Proposal Adds $2 Million For Youth Program—But Plan Has Critics Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Proposes LG&E Fee to Fund 'Significant' Public Safety Increase http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-proposes-lge-fee-fund-significant-public-safety-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is proposing a franchise fee on LG&amp;E that will be passed on to customers in his new budget, which would be used to strengthen the police force and expand youth development programs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fischer is putting in $6.8 million in additional revenue for law enforcement agencies and preventative measures in this spending plan.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9407 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Proposes LG&E Fee to Fund 'Significant' Public Safety Increase City Taking Over GLI's Role Under Louisville Mayor's Reorganization Plan http://wfpl.org/post/city-taking-over-glis-role-under-louisville-mayors-reorganization-plan <p>The city is taking over the day-to-day economic development role of Greater Louisville Inc. under Mayor Greg Fischer's reorganization plan.</p><p>It's a change that will significantly scale back Metro Government's relationship with the local chamber of commerce, which has been plagued by internal strife, financial woes and organizational troubles over the past year.</p><p>Saying the city needs a unified job creation approach, Fischer announced "Louisville Forward" Wednesday morning.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:52:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9246 at http://wfpl.org City Taking Over GLI's Role Under Louisville Mayor's Reorganization Plan Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-takes-step-quest-faster-internet <p>Louisville officials are taking another step in an effort to bring <a href="/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wants-more-faster-internet-louisville">ultra high speed internet service to the city.</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9145 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Takes a Step in Quest for Faster Internet Developer Ready to Rejuvenate Crumbling Colonial Gardens Property http://wfpl.org/post/developer-ready-rejuvenate-crumbling-colonial-gardens-property <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials with a local development company say they’re eager to get started with the </span>revitalizaton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the historic Colonial Gardens property in south Louisville. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:38:10 +0000 Rick Howlett 9151 at http://wfpl.org Developer Ready to Rejuvenate Crumbling Colonial Gardens Property Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps http://wfpl.org/post/downtown-violence-leads-more-precise-louisville-crime-maps <p>In another response to <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/downtown-violence">violence in downtown Louisville</a>, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/metropolice/crimemaps">the city's online crime map</a> to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:46:10 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9049 at http://wfpl.org Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps Louisville Council President Jim King Refutes Ethics Claim, Suggests Prosecution of Complainant http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-council-president-jim-king-refutes-ethics-claim-suggests-prosecution-complainant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Council President Jim King says a series of ethics complaints alleging he personally profited from his public office should be dismissed.</span></p><p>King’s attorney, in a 24-page formal response obtained by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, says the complaints are untimely and without merit.</p><p>The attorney, Jon Fleischaker, claims the complaints lodged by political activist Janice Rucker could be considered harassment and that the matter should be referred to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:19:13 +0000 Kristina Goetz 8685 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Council President Jim King Refutes Ethics Claim, Suggests Prosecution of Complainant Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Craig Richard Resigns http://wfpl.org/post/greater-louisville-inc-president-and-ceo-craig-richard-resigns <p>After <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2014/01/31/gli-board-looks-to-replace-ceo-richard.html?page=all">two weeks on paid administrative leave</a>, Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Craig Richard resigned on Monday.</p><p>Richard <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/houston-official-chosen-lead-greater-louisville-inc">took the position at the city's chamber of commerce in January 2013</a> and his resignation is effective immediately.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:57:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8620 at http://wfpl.org Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Craig Richard Resigns