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Story Avenue Park renovations revealed as Butchertown celebrates growth

“We presented the idea to Metro Parks and we fully funded this renovated park,” ... need this help more than ...
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Michael Bowman: As Kentucky treasurer, I'll bring back accountability, transparency, trust

Michael Bowman: As Kentucky treasurer, I'll bring back accountability, ..... and Republicans at the Louisville Metro Council to pass critical ...
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One Park gets green light from Planning Commission

It still has to go to the Louisville Metro Council for final approval, but getting that planning commission green light ...
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One Park development gets unanimous approval from planning commission

“For Louisville to compete effectively with its peer cities and to continue growing ... The business community urges Metro Council ...
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State treasurer candidates' experiences vary

Bowman's direct government experience began in 2011 in the role of regional coordinator for the southwest members of the Louisville ...
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Vandalism, Political Graffiti: A Focus On Louisville's Response

At the forum, panelist Bridgit Hallahan, commander for Louisville Metro Police ... The other panelists, including Metro Council President David ...
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Lexington's public golf courses still losing money after years of belt-tightening

Louisville, which has 10 public golf courses, is also struggling with how to reign in costs at its courses. Last ...
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A 'happy ending' after food truck clashes? Here's what's in latest Metro Council proposal

It's been a testy year for food trucks and the Louisville Metro Council, as truck owners battled against proposed changes ...
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Louisville pays out millions of dollars in police chase crashes and deaths

These settlements are reached behind closed doors, negotiated by attorneys outside the courtroom without any oversight by metro council members ...
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Are police chases worth the risk? More cities are saying no, but Louisville doubles down

The Louisville Metro Police Department's new temporary policy — which .... Metro Council President David James, a former Louisville police ...
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Story Avenue Park renovations revealed as Butchertown celebrates growth

“We presented the idea to Metro Parks and we fully funded this renovated park,” ... need this help more than ...
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Michael Bowman: As Kentucky treasurer, I'll bring back accountability, transparency, trust

Michael Bowman: As Kentucky treasurer, I'll bring back accountability, ..... and Republicans at the Louisville Metro Council to pass critical ...
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One Park gets green light from Planning Commission

It still has to go to the Louisville Metro Council for final approval, but getting that planning commission green light ...
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One Park development gets unanimous approval from planning commission

“For Louisville to compete effectively with its peer cities and to continue growing ... The business community urges Metro Council ...
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State treasurer candidates' experiences vary

Bowman's direct government experience began in 2011 in the role of regional coordinator for the southwest members of the Louisville ...
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Vandalism, Political Graffiti: A Focus On Louisville's Response

At the forum, panelist Bridgit Hallahan, commander for Louisville Metro Police ... The other panelists, including Metro Council President David ...
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Lexington's public golf courses still losing money after years of belt-tightening

Louisville, which has 10 public golf courses, is also struggling with how to reign in costs at its courses. Last ...
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A 'happy ending' after food truck clashes? Here's what's in latest Metro Council proposal

It's been a testy year for food trucks and the Louisville Metro Council, as truck owners battled against proposed changes ...
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Louisville pays out millions of dollars in police chase crashes and deaths

These settlements are reached behind closed doors, negotiated by attorneys outside the courtroom without any oversight by metro council members ...
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Are police chases worth the risk? More cities are saying no, but Louisville doubles down

The Louisville Metro Police Department's new temporary policy — which .... Metro Council President David James, a former Louisville police ...
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Deaths and injuries rise as Louisville police green light more high-speed chases

An analysis of police crashes dating to 2012, when Louisville Metro Police clamped down on chases following a string of ...
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Preservation efforts for 140-year-old building in downtown Louisville move to Metro Council vote

Efforts to preserve a 140-year-old building in downtown Louisville took a forward step Tuesday. The Omni Hotel recently revealed plans ...
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City: Kristy Love Foundation illegally operating transitional homes, denies permit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ... Metro Council President David James says it was time to act after receiving numerous complaints from residents ...
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Louisville officials say vandalism is a 'huge problem' that's getting worse

Metro Council President David James, D-6th, said the $90,000 figure on damages was "extremely conservative" and that vandalism is a ...
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Louisville City Council to consider $1.5M incentive for company eyeing former StorageTek site

Medtronic employs around 2,000 people in the Denver metro area, according to a staff summary included in next week's Louisville ...
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Here's how much it'll cost to play Louisville golf courses under new Metro Council rates

Louisville Metro Council took a stand to keep golf courses city-owned and as close to the same as possible on ...
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Louisville golf courses to stay under city control

Louisville golf courses to stay under city control. Unable to load video. With a nearly unanimous vote by Metro Council, ...
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With a nearly unanimous vote by Metro Council, golf courses will stay under city control, but fees will go up ...
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Louisville golf courses to stay under city control with increased fees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville is keeping control of its public golf courses, but it comes with a price. On October ...
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Metro Council approves increase to golf course greens

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Metro Council approved an ordinance Thursday night to increase greens fees at local golf courses to ...
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Metro Council approves fee hike to save Louisville's golf courses

Despite a budget crisis, the Metro Council approved a fee hike to save Louisville's golf courses. On Thursday, the Metro ...
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Council hikes greens fees to keep Louisville golf courses city-run — with more transparency

In an effort to make Louisville golf courses self-sustainable and prevent the need for outside management, Louisville Metro Council has ...
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12th vehicle impounded for illegal dumping

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - For a second time in less than a week, Solid Waste Management Services Enforcement Officers, with ...
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Police targeting 'unsafe behavior' with fines for jaywalking, panhandling

According to Louisville Metro Police, 19 people were killed in pedestrian-involved ... RELATED: Pedestrian safety ordinance passes Metro Council. Original ...
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Pedestrian ordinance in effect for Metro Louisville

Metro Council approved the ordinance in August. Supporters say it will promote safety, but critics say the new law targets ...
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Metro Council President addresses the costly consequences of illegal dumping

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — People may not see the cameras, but they are catching people in the act turning Louisville into ...
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Louisville police will start to enforce new panhandler ordinance. What to know

Louisville Metro Police officers will begin to enforce this summer's ordinance ... Metro Council members behind the new law say ...
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Omni's demolition plan facing opposition

The Omni Louisville Hotel could be facing an uphill battle in its plan to ... A resolution sponsored by Louisville ...
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Lexington wants to crack down on Airbnb and short-term rentals. Why some are opposed.

Short-term rental hosts urged the Lexington council during a Tuesday ... The Louisville Metro Council also upped oversight of short-term ...
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Pedestrian safety ordinance now in effect; could mean fewer panhandlers

The Louisville Metro Police Department has begun enforcing the ... Since the Metro Council passed the ordinance in August, LMPD ...
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Louisville's golf pros in middle of mayor and council clash with millions at stake

In the clash between the mayor's administration and Metro Council over the best way to run Louisville golf courses, the ...
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Halfway house claimed to have worked with KY Attorney General, police while operating 'illegally'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The owner of a halfway ... Metro Council President David James spoke at the hearing. He ...
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'Historic' building Omni wants to demolish could get council-initiated landmark review

Metro Council, under a resolution filed this week, is set to consider initiating a ... “Since opening in March 2018, ...
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Jack-o-lantern Spectacular kicks off in Iroquois Park

On the 29th, Louisville Metro Council will sponsor $2 off admissions to all event-goers. Both offers require ticket purchase at ...
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As Louisville shuts down camps, where are the homeless left to go this winter?

In addition, the Louisville Metro Council passed a pedestrian safety law that, at its core, advocates say, was designed to ...
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Halfway house exposed in Troubleshooter investigation denied permit to operate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The operator of an illegal halfway house first exposed in a WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation ...
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Historic clock tower goes pink for breast cancer awareness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. ... Aside from the clock tower, the Metro Council chambers are adorned in pink ribbons and pink flowers ...
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Mayor Fischer's team wanted to keep city-run youth detention in place longer, records show

In the email with Louisville's pitch, Hesen writes that if the state could send $5.5 ... would use "every effort" ...
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Metro employee fired after Troubleshooter investigation

Metro employee fired after Troubleshooter investigation ... Louisville Metro Council President David James asked. "I don't have an answer for ...
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Louisville Metro Council passes golf ordinance

Louisville Metro Council passes golf ordinance. Unable to load video. The ordinance passed Thursday will keep golf courses city-run instead ...
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Metro Council moves forward with plan to raise greens fees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A heated discussion took place Thursday afternoon in a Metro Council committee about how to save ...
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Metro Council moves forward with plan to raise green fees

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A heated discussion Thursday afternoon in a Metro Council committee about how to save Louisville's struggling ...
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Metro Council to vote on proposed rate increases at Louisville Golf courses

Fowler said the council needed to act sooner, rather than later. "Most all of the courses are losing their liquor ...
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Old Bank of Louisville building could soon have a new purpose

Old Bank of Louisville building could soon have a new purpose ... Metro Council President David James is sponsoring the ...
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Louisville Metro Council takes stand to preserve city-run golf courses with amended proposal

Louisville Metro Council is putting up a fight to preserve city-owned golf courses, in the latest clash between the mayor's ...
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Churchill Downs moves one step closer to permanently closing part of South Fourth Street

Members of the Louisville Metro Planning Commission unanimously voted ... our app to get updates as the proposal goes before ...
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Eyeing More Cuts, Some Metro Council Members Call For More Local Taxing Options

Louisville leaders have about six months before Mayor Greg Fischer's next budget proposal, which could cut another $10 million. That's ...
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Ordinance proposed to turn Bank of Louisville building into hotel

The old Bank of Louisville building at Broadway and 5th Street could become a 195-room hotel, according to a Metro ...
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A hotel is planned for one of downtown Louisville's vacant towers

Developer Luckett & Farley wants to turn the Louisville Bank Building at Fifth ... appears to have the support of ...
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Churchill Downs' proposal to close South Fourth Street is progressing. Here's what to know

Pending approval from the commission, the plan would then go for a final vote in front of the Metro Council ...
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