As the Kentucky General Assembly reconvenes, here are the issues and legislation to watch Tuesday, Feb 7 2017 

The Kentucky General Assembly reconvened late Tuesday afternoon, with nearly two months remaining in this year’s short legislative session. While the legislature sprinted through seven major bills passed within their first five days in January, most expect both chambers to slow down to a more typical pace this month. While the pace of legislation slows, […]

Mayor Greg Fischer talks violent crime, tax reform, arena financing and more Thursday, Dec 29 2016 

Mayor Greg Fischer sat down with Insider Louisville on Thursday for a year-end interview, during which he expressed optimism that the city is heading in the right direction despite an alarming all-time high in homicides this year. Highlights of the conversation include Fischer’s thoughts on Louisville Metro Police Department’s strategy to combat violent crime, the financially […]

Jurich threatens to leave Yum! Center and build on-campus arena due to ‘criminal’ rhetoric Tuesday, Dec 6 2016 

KFC Yum! Center

In an interview on WLOU 1350 Saturday morning, University of Louisville Athletics Director Tom Jurich said that its teams should stop playing at the KFC Yum! Center because of city leaders’ rhetoric blaming the school for the arena’s financial troubles, and instead build an arena on campus. The interview took place two days after the […]

Council members seek to increase city’s financial obligation to Arena Authority, so long as UofL alters lease Friday, Nov 18 2016 

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Three Metro Council members filed an ordinance Thursday that would increase the city’s minimum financial obligation to the Louisville Arena Authority by up to $80 million over the next 22 years, provided the University of Louisville Athletic Association alters its lease at the KFC Yum! Center to direct more revenue toward the financially challenged arena‘s […]

Arena Authority chairman seeks to strengthen Yum! Center TIF ahead of escalating debt payments Monday, Nov 14 2016 

KFC Yum! Center

The chairman of the Louisville Arena Authority told board members on Monday that changes need to be made to improve the long-term financial position of the Yum! Center ahead of debt payments that are scheduled to escalate significantly within the next four years. Though chairman Scott Cox did not discuss what those specific changes would […]

Former Beshear chief of staff Larry Bond resigns from position in Fischer administration Thursday, Jun 16 2016 

Larry Bond

Larry Bond, who previously served as chief of staff to former Gov. Steve Beshear in his second term, announced his resignation last week from the administration of Mayor Greg Fischer. Mayoral spokesman Chris Poynter says Bond had served as a liaison to Metro Council for Fischer’s office over the last couple of months, and his last day in that […]