February 27, 2012 - 3:49pm
The Ku Klux Klan
Steve Conrad and Cindy Shain designed a new form of crowd control for Louisville that was so clever and effective that it earned kudos from a panel of federal judges.
Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the appointment of veteran Louisville police officer Steve Conrad as the new Chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.  Mayor Fischer stressed the value of Conrad’s experience in Louisville, noting that “Steve knows how to...
March 2, 2012 - 12:57pm
The 2013 Ford Escape, made in Louisville
The Escape is manufactured right here in Derby City at Ford’s massive Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road, where full production of the new Escape begins next month. Anticipating sales in excess of the 254,000 Escapes sold last year, Ford predicts that almost 4,200 Louisville workers will be involved in the production of the SUV.
The 49th annual Carl Casper Custom Car Show continues Saturday and Sunday out at Louisville’s Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, and Friday’s biggest attraction was certainly the unveiling of the 2013 Ford Escape; a redesigned version of the best selling Sport Utility Vehicle in...
February 22, 2012 - 9:20pm
Mayor Greg Fischer, with Steve Conrad
"We do have in our race the quality of leadership, whereby God blessed us to have the first black president of the U.S., with a white momma, which used to be if you looked at a white woman you'd be hung. So we made some progress, and we was hoping we could continue to make that kind of progress."
Louisville’s mayor announced the appointment of a new police chief yesterday, and it didn’t take long for racism to rear its ugly head and complain about the color of his skin.  At yesterday’s press conference introducing Steve Conrad as the replacement for Robert White...
February 21, 2012 - 3:53pm
Steve Conrad, Louisville's new Police Chief
Mayor Fischer stressed the value of Conrad’s experience in Louisville, noting that “Steve knows how to pronounce ‘Dumesnil.’” He indicated that Conrad will assume his new duties on March 19, and that interim Police Chief Ishmon Burkes will then move over into the Mayor’s Office to serve as Chief Administrative Office, replacing William Summers, who is retiring.
Back in November, we told readers that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was looking around for a new police chief to replace Robert White, who moved on to head Denver’s police department.  Today at a 10:30 press conference, Fischer announced the selection of Steve Conrad to fill the post.
February 10, 2012 - 9:47pm
Mayor Greg Fischer, with General Counsel Pat Mulvihill
“We have been concerned about the degree of economic recovery through the fiscal year, and I congratulate our managers who have been frugally spending their budgets,” Fischer said. “Through sound fiscal management by department directors, we were able to overcome the deficit without directly affecting people or services. Nearly every agency helped share the pain, and we were able to make reductions without mandating across-the-board cuts.”
Politicians have gotten into the habit of releasing bad news in what journalists refer to as the “Friday afternoon dump,” but at 4:40 this afternoon Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference at which he delivered some reasonably good news to the citizens and taxpayers of...