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Fischer Reveals LouisvilleKY’s Budget — $$ for Streets, Parks, Facilities

From Metro Government: Mayor Fischer unveils new budget that builds on city’s success, commits $23.5 million for road improvements Includes dollars for Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Northeast Library design, additional LMPD officers, new animal shelter, Waterfront Park expansion Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled his proposed city budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which builds upon the city’s success and devotes $23.5 million to paving streets and repairing roads and sidewalks, the largest such investment in a decade. The $822 million budget also devotes a significant investment — $2.5 million — to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; $3.4 million to build…

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Thumb Butte, in Prescott AZ. Photo by Rick Redding

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Cuts at WHAS-TV; Move Lou Pushback; Derby Derby and Petrino’s Deal and Free Advice

I spent a great week in Arizona, climbing up to 6,000 feet of altitude to Thumb Butte. And I came back to great weather, Derby Fever and all this — Cuts at WHAS-TV: A ton of local knowledge will be heading out the door at WHAS-TV in the next week, thanks to another round of corporate cuts. According to a source, Tegna (the parent company of WHAS, spun off from Gannett) offered buyout packages to at least a dozen staffers, and all but a couple accepted. Among those leaving are news anchor Melissa Swan, who’s been at the station since…