Hall of Justice

1:32 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Jefferson County Official: Fiscal Court Building 'Probably Needs To Be In the Graveyard'

The Fiscal Court building in downtown Louisville

A Jefferson County official is furious with the lack of maintenance at his offices and wants Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's administration to do more to address the needs of city buildings.

This comes as the Louisville Metro Council is looking at fixing the malfunctioning escalators at the Hall of Justice, which has been a headache for visitors and public officials over the past few years.

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5:25 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Fixing Hall of Justice Escalators Could Cost Up to $4 Million

Jefferson County Hall of Justice

The Louisville Metro Public Works Department estimates it will cost $3.9 million to renovate parts of the Hall of Justice in order to fix its outdated escalator system.

The city owns the courthouse, which first opened in 1975, and leases it to the state. But Metro Government is responsible for its upkeep, including the four escalators that have been prone to malfunction or shut down recently.

Among the public offices that are housed in the downtown building are Jefferson County’s district courts, county attorney’s office and circuit court clerk.

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