Category Archives: Metro Council

Owen does the Magbooth

The Metro Council needs some good PR — desperately. Thanks to the Magnolia Photo Booth and Councilman Tom Owen, D-8, you can take your mind off the scandals and controversies for a brief moment. Say cheese! From The ‘Ville Voice: Maybe this booth can help a few other city lawmakers rehabilitate their image? If so, […]

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, […]

King wants discretionary fund issue added to Green ethics complaint

In a letter to the chairwoman of the Metro Council’s government accountability committee, Council President Jim King, D-10, is calling on the Ethics Commission to consider new allegations against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, at its hearing later this month. In 2009, Green allocated $7,500 from her office discretionary funds to the non-profit group 100 Black […]

Allegations against Councilwoman Green mount

After LEO Weekly outlined a number of troubling allegations levied against Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, in a Metro Police investigation, The Courier-Journal reveals new allegations against the embattled city lawmaker that brings more attention to an upcoming ethics hearing and the entire council’s discretionary spending. On Sunday, the newspaper ran a story that implicates […]

Ackerson to question Derby Festival officials

Later today, Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry will appear before the Metro Council’s Parks, Libraries, Zoo and Cultural Assets Committee to discuss the decision to charge for seating at Waterfront Park during Thunder Over Louisville. As LEO Weekly reported earlier this week, Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, is troubled by the change and has […]

Ackerson troubled by Thunder seating change

The Derby Festival’s decision to charge for seating at Waterfront Park during Thunder Over Louisville doesn’t sit well with at least one city lawmaker, who believes the change will keep working families from attending. A week ago, festival officials announced that for the first time ever attendees must purchase a $4 Pegasus Pin to enter […]

Fleming’s wishful thinking

At the annual Jefferson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, called for the GOP to take control of the city legislature in 2012. Since city and county governments merged in 2003, however, Republicans have had a fleeting minority coming no closer than a 15-11 margin. In 2011, Democrats increased their […]

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 […]

Council approves renaming street for Coleman

In a 20-0 vote, the Louisville Metro Council passed an ordinance renaming a section of 34th Street to Louis Coleman Jr. Drive in honor of the late civil rights leader. The measure was sponsored by Councilwomen Judy Green, D-1, and Cheri Bryant Hamilton, D-5, to honor the Rev. Louis Coleman, who led the Justice Resource […]

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 […]