December 16, 2011 - 8:30am
Local news for Dec. 16, 2011
"Senate President David Williams, who lost a bid for governor this year, will keep his leadership position in the legislature. Williams, a Burkesville Republican who has headed the Senate since 2000, said after a retreat Thursday for Senate Republicans that there will be no leadership changes...
December 15, 2011 - 10:02pm
Our Nanny Mayor
"As both mayor, and as a father, the last thing I want to see happen is a child to have a finger blown off or have some other injury due to these more dangerous fireworks."
Louisville’s Metro government has finally jumped the shark in the matter of regulating fireworks in Derby City.  If there ever was any doubt that our town is virtually devoid of adult leadership, the continuing fireworks farrago should remove it once and for all.
December 9, 2011 - 9:00am
Local news for Dec. 9, 2011
"In stinging statement, Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, called for the Government Accountability and Ethics Committee to begin investigating the city’s overtime compensation to public employees. Earlier this week, Mayor Greg Fischer ordered a review of the practices and...
December 8, 2011 - 9:00am
Yum! Brands
Local news for Dec. 8, 2011
"The Louisville-based parent of such companies as Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell [Yum! Brands] paid no net corporate income taxes to states over the past three years, even as it generated more than a billion dollars in profits for shareholders, according to a new report.
December 6, 2011 - 12:47pm
Ishmon Burks sworn in as interim Louisville Police Chief
“I thought it was important to name an interim from outside the department and to name someone who has no interest in the permanent chief’s position.”
Mayor Greg Fischer has named Ishmon Burks, former Secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and a former commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, as interim chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.  Burks starts Tuesday, December 6, 2011 and will serve until April, when Fischer...