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Local News
3:30 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

The Major Points in the KFC Yum! Center Economic Impact Study

The KFC Yum! Center
Credit Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Less than four full years into operation, the KFC Yum! Center has accounted for an estimated economic impact of more than half a billion dollars since it opened.

So says an outside consulting firm that added up the dollars from arena ticket, concession and merchandise sales, along with estimated spending on hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, shopping, transportation and other entertainment.

“This is a real economic engine,” said John Kaatz, a principal in the Minneapolis office of CSL International.

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Politics
6:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Seeks Guidance on Council Members and Zoning Decisions

Jim King
Credit Louisville Metro Council

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission punted Thursday on an advisory opinion sought by Council President Jim King regarding whether council members have to determine who has an interest in zoning decisions.

With little discussion, the committee voted to send a letter to King’s attorney, saying the commission would seek the legislative guidance of the metro council’s government accountability and ethics committee.

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Politics
7:49 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Dismisses 3 Complaints Against Council President Jim King

Jim King
Credit Louisville Metro Council

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission on Thursday dismissed three complaints against Council President Jim King, saying two were untimely and the third lacked probable cause.

The commission adjourned abruptly following an hour-long closed executive session after several community members interrupted proceedings, insisting that they be allowed to speak publicly on the matter.  

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Politics
3:19 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Louisville Council President Jim King Refutes Ethics Claim, Suggests Prosecution of Complainant

Jim King
Credit Louisville Metro Council

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King says a series of ethics complaints alleging he personally profited from his public office should be dismissed.

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.

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.

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Local News
1:03 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Arena Authority Seeks New Management for Yum Center

Amanda Donhoff WFPL

The Louisville Arena Authority wants new management of the KFC Yum Center.

The authority voted today to look into dissolving its management agreement with the state fair board and inking a new deal with a private firm.

“When you're trying to manage the Yum Center, the convention center and Freedom Hall, I think it's just hard to focus on controlling expenses at the arena because it's not their first priority," says Metro Council President and authority board member Jim King.

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