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Local News
4:06 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's State of the City: 'We've Got to Up Our Game'

Credit Louisville Mayor's Office

Mayor Greg Fischer is challenging residents to invest in Louisville—so the city can speed growth and establish itself as an internationally competitive metro area.

At the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Fischer said “we’ve got to up our game” to keep up with other cities.

“We’re not investing fast enough in our built environment, not when we compare ourselves to the best growing cities around the world,” said Fischer,  speaking to a full room in the Triple Crown Club at Churchill Downs.

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Local News
9:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Creates New Facilities and Fleet Post, Names New PARC Director

Tiffany Smith
Credit Louisville Metro

Mayor Greg Fischer on Thursday shuffled members of his leadership team, creating a new role for watching over the city's vehicles and buildings and naming the new Director of Parking Authority of River City.

Tiffany Smith has been with PARC since 1995. She began as a junior accountant and has been promoted throughout the years, becoming assistant director in 2012.

She replaces Cathy Duncan, who will become the city's director of Facilities and Fleet, a new division of the Office of Management and Budget. Facilities and Fleet was once a part of the Metro Public Works.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Map Shows Median Household Income Throughout Louisville

Credit WNYC.org

A longtime Louisville resident will have perceptions about what's a "rich" part of town or a struggling part of town—but do the perceptions align with reality?

WNYC, the public radio station in New York City, has published a massive map showing the median household income of neighborhoods throughout the United States.

Take a look below:

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Local News
12:29 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad

Steve Conrad
Credit File photo

Statistics point to a declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville, but concerns about violence endure.

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Local News
6:39 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Free Inspections for Lead Available to Qualified Louisville Residents

The Lead Safe Louisville Project is promoting free screenings for qualified homeowners in conjunction with this week’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

Metro Community Services spokeswoman Debbie Belt says the screening is open to Louisvillians whose homes were built before 1978 and who have children younger than 6, among others.

“Any homes or apartments or others built before 1978 are likely to have lead-based paint. So, yes, indeed it’s still an issue and it’s something we just want to make people aware of.”

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Local News
7:00 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Ken Fleming: Local Option Sales Tax is an Option, but Louisville Must Address Taxes, Revenue

Janet Kelly and Ken Fleming
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming sees nuance with the potential adoption of a local option sales tax in Kentucky and in the city. But he doesn't see nuance if nothing is done.

“We’ll keep flipping around like a fish on a dock," Fleming said on Tuesday.

The East Louisville Republican was introducing on Tuesday a study he'd commissioned on the effects of a local option sales tax, which generally allows local governments to issue a sales tax to fund projects.  

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Local News
4:01 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Retired Louisville Firefighters Discuss City's Attempt to Make Interest Payment on Pension Dispute

The attorney for retired Louisville firefighters seeking an interest payment from a pension dispute settlement says her clients largely agree that they won’t accept a check from the city.

Last month, the city attempted to deliver an $8-million check to the firefighters’ attorney, Ann Oldfather. She declined, and the city ended up giving the check to Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mary Shaw, who presides over the pension case.

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Local News
9:14 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Read | Metro Louisville's Dismas Audit

Metro Louisville recently completed an audit of  Dismas Charities Inc., which found that the workers who were jail inmates were not signing in and out assignment or were properly monitored. Here's the audit report:


Local News
12:23 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Read | State of Metropolitan Housing Report 2012

The Metropolitan Housing Coalition has found that, among other things, vacant properties unequally plague western Louisville. Read the report here: