Monthly Archives: June 2010

Council picks Hollowell to fill 6th District seat

After more than seven hours of deliberation, the Louisville Metro Council voted 17 to 7 for University of Louisville professor Deonte Hollowell, a registered Independent, to replace the late George Unseld and fill the vacant 6th District seat. The 31-year-old Pan-African Studies professor is the youngest member of the council and is also an adjunct […]

The not-so-great mayoral debate

In the race for mayor of Louisville, both Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner have put transparency and openness at the forefront of their campaigns. Therefore, the major party candidates must have an opinion on Independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green being barred from the first debate of the general election by event organizers. Initially, […]

We’re fat

In this week’s edition of LEO, Jonathan Meador writes that despite progress in the local food security movement, access to fresh produce is limited in Louisville for low-income residents on public assistance. And that’s important to note given the latest report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which indicates […]

Interviews for 6th District applicants begin

The Louisville Metro Council has started it special meeting to fill the 6th District seat that was left vacant by the sudden death of George Unseld. The council will have 11 different applicants to choose from when they vote June 30. The replacement must be approved by a majority of the council. Hat tip to […]

Heiner, Fischer disagree on Mayor Abramson

If the election in November is a referendum on Mayor Jerry Abramson, it’s pretty clear that Republican Hal Heiner and Democrat Greg Fischer are on opposite ends of the spectrum. During the first mayoral forum of the general election, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Louisville, the two major candidates offered different perspectives on […]

Gov. announces HUD loan application for Museum Plaza

Standing in front of Museum Plaza’s idle construction site near the Muhammad Ali Center, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the state’s plan to submit an application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to jump start the project. “Tough economic times mean we must be more creative […]

More rumblings in the 6th District

In less than a week the Louisville Metro Council will vote for a replacement to fill the 6th District seat that was left vacant by the sudden death of George Unseld, but the lobbying for the position behind closed doors is getting rougher. The council will have 16 different applicants to choose from when they […]

EKPC’s Smith coal plant under review

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has announced that it will review the cost and the need for Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative’s proposed coal-fire power plant in southern Clark County, Kentucky because, for all intents and purposes, it’s a bad idea. Here’s a summary of the actions taken by the PSC, via press release: Opened an […]

Tale Chasing

In this week’s LEO, we expose yet another layer of corruption within the rotten municipal onion known as Louisville Metro Animal Services. Since I’ve been covering this beat for almost two years, it was pretty weird reading The Courier-Journal’s recent article profiling MAS’ new adoption center, which we also covered in May (including a subsequent […]

Libertarian enters congressional race

For the second time in two years, Louisville businessman Ed Martin is running as a Libertarian candidate for the 3rd District congressional seat. The small business owner joins Republican candidate Todd Lally, Independent Michael Hansen and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat, who is seeking his third term in office. In 2008, Martin’s candidacy was […]