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Entries Tagged as 'Metro Council'

Thank Goodness Council Isn’t A Reality Show

June 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Okay, who is surprised? Two residents of Dismas House file a civil lawsuit, saying they were sexually assaulted. [WDRB] A western Louisville resident filed an ethics complaint against Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, alleging that she used her position to have city crews pick up junk from family property. [C-J/AKN] Another day, another senseless shooting in [...]

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Fun Metro Council Hype Gets More Hype-y

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The new 2 percent “fee” most Metro residents will pay on natural gas. The annual hike in property tax rates for Jefferson County Public Schools. Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed local-option sales tax. Some Metro Council Republicans worry a series of little tax increases is quietly adding up — and keeping Louisville’s economy from growing. [WDRB] [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Crime · Economy · Education · Green · Greg Fischer · Housing · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Council · Parks · Scandal · State Government · Taxes · University of Louisville · Youth

Everyone Is Afraid To Get Shot On The Snyder

June 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A woman says she saw two men running from the area of the Snyder shooting. [WDRB] Contributions to the 61st annual WHAS Crusade for Children totaled $5,637,680. [C-J/AKN] Louisville Metro Police officers are turning to the public to get answers about who may have fired shots into a car on the Gene Snyder Freeway over [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Charity · Democrats · Guns · Health Care · Horse Industry · Indiana · Legal · Lexington · LMPD · Metro Council · Scandal

Councilcritters Don’t Understand First Amendment

June 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Look, everyone *gets* that Metro Government has to make sure profanity isn’t spoken on its local television station. But they can bleep that junk with a delay. That’s how television works. This mess with Tina Ward-Pugh and the ever ignorant Attica Scott, though? FROM TWITTER FROM TWITTER FROM TWITTER FROM TWITTER FROM TWITTER Here’s a [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Hype · Metro Council · Metro Government

Republicans Fighting Against Fischer Tax Hike

June 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Republicans on the Metro Council held a press conference just a bit ago to oppose the LG&E franchise fee mess. Some of the highlights: “Since 2013, the average household in Louisville has been asked to pay $403.22 in additional state and local taxes and fees. These fees include requests for additional funding for MSD and [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · LG&E · Metro Council · Republican Party · Taxes

Some Things You Can Freak Out About Today

June 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Watching Marianne Butler get outsmarted by Republicans (because she thinks she’s the smartest person in the room, much like Jim King) is hilarious. The Metro Council’s minority Republican members are asking Democratic budget chair Marianne Butler to resign her post, claiming she failed to forward a list of budget priorities to Mayor Greg Fischer. [WDRB] [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Bikes · Business · Charity · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Lexington · Metro Council · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · Sports · Youth

Attica Scott Really Is Spending Every Last Cent

June 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Look, we love Brightside. Who doesn’t? This city owes the organization a lot. What we don’t love is when people like Attica Scott hold poorly planned clean-up and beautification events and don’t announce then until a couple days beforehand: FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS Who on earth is able to get out there from 11:00 to [...]

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Tags: Metro Council · Possibility City · West End

Attica Scott Got Publicly Schooled By The PSC

June 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Another reason Attica Scott lost: FROM TWITTER She almost never has any idea how the most basic parts of the government she’s a part of function. And the Public Service Commission had to publicly school her. Why beat this dead horse? Because Scott and her legislative aid still refuse to work with people in her [...]

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Tags: LG&E · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · State Government

Even New Albany Takes Unwanted Pets Seriously

June 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey has asked the Indiana State Police to investigate the New Albany Police Department. [WDRB] A Metro Council committee last Tuesday tabled an effort to stop allowing new transitional housing and halfway shelters in certain west Louisville neighborhoods while members decide how to address neighborhood concerns about a proliferation of [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bikes · Charity · Chris Thieneman · Construction · Dogs · Economy · Ford · Greg Fischer · Housing · Indiana · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · Police · Poverty · State Government · West End

WAVE Continues Circling The “News” Toilet Bowl

May 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

A Louisville couple is moving ahead to expand their small business. Justin and Kristin Gilbert opened their small gelato shop about seven years ago in Norton Commons called Gelato Gilberto. [WDRB] The Louisville Metro Council has scheduled a public hearing [TODAY] on Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed 2014-15 metro budget. One likely topic of debate will [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Legal · LG&E · Metro Council · Mitch McConnell · Ohio River Bridges · Possibility City · Poverty · WAVE · West End · Youth

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