Democrat David James Elected Metro Council President For Third Time Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

David James will serve another year as Metro Council president, after being unanimously reelected by his peers Thursday evening.

The Democrat, who represents District 6, is also running for reelection this year. All the even-numbered Metro Council seats will be on the ballot in November.

So far, James has one challenger: Republican Kristi Smith. The filing deadline is Friday.

In a statement, James said the city’s pension bill is set to increase $14 million and he considers finding a way to pay for that a priority, possibly through a restaurant tax. That echoes a suggestion by Mayor Greg Fischer that a tax on dining could help pay for city workers’ pensions.

James, a former police officer, also said public safety would be a continued priority.

Earlier in the day, the Democratic and Republican caucuses chose their leaders for the year. Democrats selected Markus Winkler (D-17) as chair and Mark Fox (D-13) as vice chair. Both are in their first terms.

On the Republican side, Kevin Kramer (R-11) and Scott Reed (R16) will be chair and vice chair. Kramer served as Council president in 2006 and spent four years as chair of the Republican caucus.

The Council remains heavily Democratic this year, with seven of 26 seats belonging to the minority party.



Stephen King, Don Winslow will donate $200K if White House holds press briefing Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

The authors say they'll give the money to 'sick children' if White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham holds her first briefing in hundreds of days.


Ballard boys basketball picks up win over Floyd Central Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

The Bruins rode Gabe Sisk's hot shooting night to a win over the Highlanders at home.


Ballard boys basketball rides Gabe Sisk’s hot shooting to win over Floyd Central Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

Freshman Gabe Sisk drilled six three-pointers in the first quarter to finish with a game-high 25 points.


Man convicted of killing 7-year-old boy pleads guilty to federal charges Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

Seven-year-old Dequante Hobbs was eating cake at the kitchen table when a bullet came through the window of his West Madison Street home.

Go to Neon Night at the Altitude Trampoline Park January 10 Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

The Altitude Trampoline Park is enough to bring out the kid in anyone. When you step inside, you'll see wall-to-wall trampolines. It's an enormous space, and it's yours for the jumping during Friday Night Frenzy. A Frenzy of Jumping It's Neon Night at the Altitude Trampoline Park, so get ready to literally put some spring in your step. During Friday Night Frenzy, you get three hours of jumping, a slice of pizza and a bottle of water for $18 per person. There will be a DJ to keep the music coming while you jump and play. The Altitude Trampoline Park is for everyone who wants to jump. Friday Night Frenzy Altitude Trampoline Park The equipment here is safe and the staff is trained to follow all safety protocols. The trampoline park is at 4420 Dixie Highway. That's in the Shively neighborhood, a community that has its own city status. Will Shively Make You Jump for Joy? As a city, Shively has its own police force, a library, a post office and plenty of other places you want to find in any neighborhood. Shively has parks, schools, churches, restaurants, shops, banks, pretty much everything you might need when you're out running errands. But Shively also has a lot of lovely homes, and that's what you should stop to see while you're already in the area. Follow the shady streets past pretty lawns where homes of all styles stand in a wide variety of designs. Made primarily in bungalow styles of all types, Shively homes have multiple bedrooms in classic designs that give this neighborhood a distinctly suburban look. You can almost picture this neighborhood as a sitcom-style area where some quirky group lives. You might be able to easily picture yourself living in Shively, too. Find out for yourself this January, and spend some time browsing the real estate here. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

‘I made a monumental mistake’: Prosecutor sorry for asking Bevin for pardon in sodomy case Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

Rick Boling, who received a combined $3,000 from Jackie and Tony Jones in his campaign, denied he pressed for the pardon to return the favor.


Who are Mike Lee and Rand Paul, the senators slamming the White House’s Iran briefing? Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

U.S. Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul slammed a White House briefing on the killing of an Iranian general. Here's what you should know about them.


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with performances, art installation Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

The orchestra has commissioned nine composers to write new pieces that will be paired with each of Beethoven's nine symphonies.

Metro Council overturns planning commission’s recommendation to rezone Urban Government Center Thursday, Jan 9 2020 

Council members on Thursday decided to keep the zoning the same — at least for now.

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