Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joins Democratic and Republican leadership in the Kentucky House of Representatives to announce that local option sales taxes will be their top priority this year. From left to right: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, Davies County Judge Executive Al Mattingly, Fischer, House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson.

Kentucky House Democrats’ Top Priority: The Local Option Sales Tax

December 19, 2014

Kentucky Democratic House leaders announced Friday that their highest priority in the 2015 legislative session will be passing a local option sales taxes. Read Story

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EPA Finalizes First National Regulations for Coal Ash

December 19, 2014

The federal government has released the nation’s first-ever rules on how to handle, store and dispose of waste from coal-fired power plants. The final iteration of the regulations has largely disappointed environmental groups—who hoped for more stringent rules. Industry groups … Read Story

Former U of L Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing $2.8 Million

December 19, 2014

A former University of Louisville employee has pleaded guilty to stealing $2.8 million during his tenure at the school through thefts and embezzlement. Perry Chadwick Vaughn, from Sellersburg, Ind., was a former accountant and the director of the university’s Department … Read Story

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Two Louisvillians Share Stories of Heroin Addiction

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session begins next month and the state’s heroin epidemic has  a prominent spot on the legislative agenda. More than a half-dozen heroin-related bills have been prefiled, as lawmakers seek answers to a problem that has shattered thousands … Read Story