Category Archives: Greg Fischer

Councilman Miller wants discretionary funds cut

A day after Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, called for an audit of all council discretionary spending, Councilman Jerry Miller, R-19, says he has asked Mayor Greg Fischer to cut their neighborhood funds by more than half in next year’s budget. The suggestion comes after new allegations were brought against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, […]

Big Four Bridge set for completion

In a project that officials say will further unite the region, the governors of Kentucky and Indiana announced that along with the city of Jeffersonville, the two states will allocate $22 million to complete the Big Four Bridge pedestrian and bicycle pathway to link Louisville and Southern Indiana. The agreement will turn the unused and […]

Preservationists ask Metro Council to help save Whiskey Row

In a letter addressed to members of the Metro Council, local preservationists have asked city lawmakers to exam the settlement between the Mayor’s Office and developer Todd Blue in an effort to save Whiskey Row from demolition. In a surprise announcement, Mayor Greg Fischer said the city and the developer reached an agreement that allows […]

Newburg Library earns Silver LEED certification

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the Newburg branch of the city’s library system a Silver LEED Certification for its green construction and operation, making it the first Metro government building to earn that heralded distinction. “From the beginning, the people at the library and at public works were determined to develop an environmentally […]

Revenue commission approves water company loan

In a special meeting held Thursday, the Metro Revenue Commission authorized the city to borrow $10 million from the Louisville Water Company to help pay a hefty settlement owed to a group of retired firefighters. Later today, the Metro Council is expected to pass an emergency ordinance that gives the city final permission to borrow […]

8664 wins ‘Big Idea’ contest

The Greater Louisville Project announced that the grassroots movement 8664 is the winner of its Create Louisville: Your Big Idea project, but the group won’t get a one-on-one sit down with Mayor Greg Fischer as originally promised. The contest was designed to engage citizens, elicit fresh thinking and new ideas about the city, and garnered […]

Whiskey Row could become parking lot

The settlement between the city of Louisville and developer Todd Blue allows the local businessman to use Whiskey Row as a surface parking lot for up to five years before any new development takes place, according to legal documents obtained by LEO Weekly. Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced the city and Blue had reached […]

City and hospitals sign policies to encourage breastfeeding

In a progressive step forward for women in the workplace, Mayor Greg Fischer and representatives from Louisville’s birthing hospitals signed policies to encourage and to make it easier for women to breastfeed their babies. “Breastfeeding has many well documented health advantages both for the baby and mother,” Fischer said in a news release.  “It’s the […]

Fischer green lights razing of Iron Quarter

The city of Louisville and developer Todd Blue have reached an agreement that allows the local businessman to demolsih the row of historic cast-iron buildings along Main Street within 90 days. In a consensus reached Monday, Blue has agreed to drop his federal lawsuit against Metro government while the city has said it will help […]

State of the City: Fischer says status quo is unacceptable

Delivering his first State of the City address, Mayor Greg Fischer said Louisville must be better than a second-tier city to be relevant in the 21st Century and called for a new economic development vision to spur job growth and investment. Speaking before the Downtown Rotary, Fischer acknowledged the city’s bleeding job market and delivered […]