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Local News
2:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

There Were 8,600 Homeless People in Louisville Last Year, Here's What Officials Are Doing About It

The most recent Louisville Homeless Census shows that 8,608 people visited a shelter or spent time on the street in 2013.

This is just a two percent decrease from the previous year. Officials said they struggle to provide needed services, despite having more than 30 organizations working with homeless in Jefferson County.

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Local News
3:01 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Soon, You'll Be Able to Pay for Parking in Louisville With Your Phone

Soon...
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In response to what officials say is strong citizen demand, Louisville Metro Government will allow drivers to pay for parking meters with their phones.

The city is working with North Carolina-based Passport Parking to accept payments through an app, text messages or phone calls. Such payments will carry a 25 cent fee, which is Passport's only revenue in the deal.

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Local News
6:58 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Louisville Metro Government Seeks Public Input on 25-Year Plan Monday

Vision Louisville

Louisville Metro Government will hold the first of eight town hall meetings Monday to gather citizens' ideas and suggestions for the future of the city.

The meeting is part of the Vision Louisville Project, which will result in a 25-year plan for development in the city. City officials hope to gather 45,000 ideas for Vision Louisville in the coming 45 days.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Monday News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will join us Monday at 1pm to discuss jobs, crime and the latest controversies in the Metro Council. We'll get his take on the status of the former Kentucky Kingdom site, and the latest ruling involving the firefighters settlement. 

Join us with your thoughts, Monday from 1-2pm, at 502-814-TALK (8255), news@wfpl.org, or leave us a comment on our Facebook or Twitter

Local News
2:13 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Louisville Puts Economic Data Online

Metro Government has launched a website that features charts of local economic data.

The site features information from the Kentucky State Data Center, and some of it is painful. For instance, looking through the site, you can see that population growth has slowed, wages have dropped and employment remained flat for most of the time after the recession (but it is on the upswing now). 

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