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In a recent presentation to Metro Council, Department of Corrections Director Mark Bolton outlined the state of the city’s jail system, painting with data a portrait of a department that is overworked and underfunded.
The director of the Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods says their funding for violence prevention programs should be doubled in the next city budget, as the department seeks to hire more full-time "interrupters" and expand its number of "No More Red Dots" sites from one to four.
Metro Council passed a bipartisan resolution expressing opposition to a state takeover of JCPS by a 16-1 vote, which stated that a takeover would undermine the voters of Louisville by eliminating the power of their democratically elected school board.
Kentucky's primary election is on Tuesday, and several competitive district races for Louisville Metro Council among each party will play a key role in determining who will fill some of the five seats that will be vacated by retiring council members.
A mysterious group called "Concerned Beechmont Citizens" is sending out mailers in the competitive Democratic primary race for the Metro Council District 21 seat in south Louisville, but the candidate that the group is trying to help is now distancing himself and calling for them to cease and desist from such activity.
Since 2017, Metro Council members have spent over $20,000 in Neighborhood Development Fund grants on tickets to fundraising galas that were either used by themselves, their aides, or the family of both.