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Metro Council rejected tax hike — but not Anchorage

The Dr. Winston House in Anchorage, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the homes whose owners will see their insurance premiums rise. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

While Louisville Metro Council voted to reject a

Urban League CEO Celebrates Metro Council Bond Approval Vote

Sadiqa Reynolds is thrilled. The Louisville Urban League CEO said she was taking the day to celebrate following a Metro Council vote to authorize previously approved bonds, including a $10 million bond for her planned West End track and field

HHS Provides Additional Funding To Expand Addiction Treatment

The Ohio Valley has received nearly $60 million in additional federal funds to help combat the opioid epidemic.

Kentucky received $16,431,436, Ohio $29,122,692 and West Virginia $14,630,361.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the funds as a

Tax Hike Fails In Metro Council Vote, Budget Cuts To Come

Louisville leaders will pursue massive budget cuts in the coming year, an outcome Mayor Greg Fischer lobbied hard to avoid.

A tax hike proposed by Fischer and his allies failed in Metro Council on Thursday, which means city leaders will

Metro Council rejects proposed tax increase on insurance premiums

Louisville residents and city workers filled the Metro Council chamber last week with signs expressing opposition to cuts and support for new tax revenue | Photo by Joe Sonka

Louisville Metro Council rejected an ordinance Thursday night by an 11 …

In New Book, Appalachian Writers Respond To ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

In 2016, author J.D. Vance published his best-selling memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.”  

In it, Vance discusses his childhood in Ohio, and his extended family who are from Appalachian Kentucky.   

But in the

Export Slump Deepens For American Whiskey Producers

For American whiskey producers, their tariff-induced hangover became more painful in late 2018 when a downturn in exports accelerated, especially in the European Union — the industry’s biggest overseas market, an industry trade group said Thursday.

Overall exports of bourbon, …

Commentary: PARC should remain owned by the city

By Lee Weyland

Our community is facing a significant budget issue and some have raised the question of whether the city’s parking authority (PARC) should be privatized. Having seen the benefits of PARC firsthand, I strongly urge Metro Council members

Mining still threatens historic Benham and Lynch

For at least a couple of decades, community leaders in the towns of Benham and Lynch (Harlan County), working across racial and economic lines, have planned their future as the coal industry dwindles away. Preserving that coal heritage has been …

Louisville Orchestra Extends Abrams’ Contract, Announces New Season

Louisville Orchestra CEO Robert Massey announced that the orchestra’s board of directors has extended Music Director Teddy Abram’s contract for an additional five years, through the 2024-2025 season.

Massey, who succeeds former CEO Andrew Kipe, has officially been in his …