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LouisvilleKY Metro Council approves new budget

Louisville – By a vote 21 to 3, the Louisville Metro Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Operating Budget for Metro Government. By a vote of 20 to 4, the Council gave its approval to the Capital Budget for the coming year.           “The approved budget continues to heavily fund public safety and infrastructure, including paving and sidewalks. It increases funding for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, which is helping to reduce crime in ways proven to work around the country.  It maintains historically high funding for affordable housing. The Council has increased appropriations to the…


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LouisvilleKy’s metro council committee sends budget for vote tonight

Metro Council Budget Committee approves 2016-2017 Operations and Capital Budgets for Metro Government Budget to be considered at tonight’s (June 23rd) Metro Council Meeting at 6 p.m. Louisville – By a unanimous vote, the Budget Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has approved the 2016-2017 Capital and Operating Budgets for Metro Government with a continued emphasis on  road paving, deferred maintenance and public safety. “The entire Council came together to develop a budget that invests in our community, workforce and metro assets. The document presented is one to be proud of and one that continues to move our community forward,”…


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News Flash: Property Taxes Going Down in Metro

First reduction in years takes effect this November  LOUISVILLE, KY (August 24, 2015) – Citizens in Louisville will see a slight reduction in their property tax rates starting this year, Metro Government’s Office of Management and Budget  announced today. “The real estate market and property assessment values are improving, and we continue to see higher employment rates,” said Metro Chief Financial Officer Daniel Frockt. “These tangible results have led to the first property tax rollback in years.” A property tax ordinance filed today to Metro Council will move the Urban Service District real property tax rate from 36.66 cents per $100…


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Louisville’s Kindergarten Countdown Fair at Slugger Field July 28

LOUISVILLE (July 27, 2015) – Hundreds of 5-year-olds are expected to swarm Louisville Slugger Field the evening of July 28 for the annual Kindergarten Countdown Fair – the main event of the city’s yearly initiative to help prepare students entering school for the first time. “This is an important milestone,” Mayor Greg Fischer said.  “I want our kids to get excited about the first day of school, and I want parents to know how to prepare their children. Kindergarten is the first step to a successful education and bright future.” The Kindergarten Countdown Fair is Tuesday, July 28 at Louisville…


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Deja Vu All Over Again – Louisville Goes Prude

When the National Farm Machinery Show arrives in town next week, some good ‘ole boys are in for a rude awakening. Because the traditional trek to Trixie’s may not be happening, and if it does, the boys won’t be getting their usual peek at a womsn’s ta-ta’s at the same time hoisting a cold beer. And if it’s still open, Trixie’s will be closing its doors at the early hour of 1 a.m. That’s because the city is scheduled to start enforcing its No Nudity ordinance tomorrow.  It effectively puts 25 local businesses employing more than 300 tax-paying citizens out…