Category Archives: Mayor Abramson

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 […]

Lexington mayor plucks Driskell as financial commissioner

Newly elected Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced the appointment of three new city commissioners to his cabinet Tuesday, including former Louisville Chief Financial Officer Jane Driskell, who served in various budgetary positions in former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration for several years. The official explanation to appoint Driskell as Commissioner of Finance and Administration plays […]

New homes planned for southwest Louisville

Joined by non-profit housing developers, Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled plans for a new neighborhood of single-family homes in southwest Louisville that will replace what was once a multi-family housing area. The community is set to be built along Boxelder Road off Cane Run Road, where construction will begin sometime in 2011. There are several debilitated […]

City appeal in retired firefighters case rejected

After a decade-long legal battle with the city, a group of retired Louisville firefighters could receive millions of dollars after the Kentucky Supreme Court turned down Metro government’s request for an appeal to their lawsuit. The 140 retirees claim that they are owed more than $17 million in compensation and interest due to miscalculated overtime […]

City economic director named senior V.P. of Nucleus

After telling Mayor-elect Greg Fischer that he was unsure about his future, Bruce Traughber, Louisville’s economic development director, has been named senior vice president of economic development for Nucleus — the University of Louisville’s life sciences and innovation business development arm. From the Mayor’s Office: Traughber’s responsibilities will include cultivating economic development opportunities on behalf […]

Ford to bring new vehicles, jobs

The Ford Motor Company plans to invest $600 million to renovate its Louisville Assembly Plant, and will eventually employ 2,900 workers at the refurbished site. The automaker’s new facility will build the next-generation of vehicles starting late next year and will require an additional shift, creating 1,800 new jobs on top of the 1,100 employees […]

Yarmuth ♥ Abramson

Aww, isn’t this nice? From Congressman John Yarmuth’s office: On Tuesday, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) will pay tribute to Mayor Jerry Abramson’s more than twenty years of service to Louisville during a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. After the love fest tomorrow, we’ll dig through the old “Hot Coals” archives […]

Aegon cuts hundreds of jobs in Louisville

The city’s jobs market took a big blow Wednesday, with Aegon Insurance Corp. announcing that it is consolidating its Louisville operations that will result in hundreds of jobs being moved to the company’s primary locations. There are currently 400 employees who work at the domed Aegon Center in downtown Louisville, and about 120 of those […]

City ready for winter, says Abramson

Given our citys’ past problems with snowflakes, Mayor Jerry Abramson thought it was important to assure residents that Louisville’s nearly 300 member Snow Team is ready to take action for the coming winter season. “When winter weather strikes, keeping residents safe on our roads is our top priority,” Abramson said in a news release.  “It’s […]

3 Dems and a Heiner

Flexing bipartisanship, Republican mayoral candidate Hal Heiner has unveiled his latest ad, which features former Democratic mayoral candidates Shannon White, Tyler Allen and Lisa Moxley, who endorsed the Metro Councilman in the general election. Check it out: The one-minute ad will air on local and cable television, and paints Heiner as the change candidate while […]