Greg Fischer http://wkms.org en Local Sales Tax Option Passes Ky. House Committee http://wkms.org/post/local-sales-tax-option-passes-ky-house-committee <p>Supporters of a local option sales tax in Kentucky have won their first victory in Frankfort, but the matter is still far from settled.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:09:43 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39186 at http://wkms.org Local Sales Tax Option Passes Ky. House Committee Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Louisville Mayor About KFC Yum Center http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-state-auditor-plans-contact-louisville-mayor-about-kfc-yum-center <p>Kentucky State Auditor Adam&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.</p><p>The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its&nbsp;debt to junk status.&nbsp;&nbsp;Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is&nbsp;calling for an audit.</p><p>Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie&nbsp;Holscher&nbsp;says&nbsp;Edelen&nbsp;will call Fischer about the matter soon.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:21:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37757 at http://wkms.org Kentucky State Auditor Plans to Contact Louisville Mayor About KFC Yum Center Local Option Sales Tax Presents Dilemma for Ky. Republican Lawmakers http://wkms.org/post/local-option-sales-tax-presents-dilemma-ky-republican-lawmakers <p>An effort in Kentucky to fund projects with a new local option sales tax is posing a dilemma for Republican lawmakers.</p><p>Democratic Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is backing the proposal, which would allow public votes on temporary sales tax increases to pay for new projects. But Republican State Senate President Robert Stivers says it's difficult to balance higher taxes against civic improvement.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:11:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37710 at http://wkms.org Local Option Sales Tax Presents Dilemma for Ky. Republican Lawmakers Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville http://wkms.org/post/angels-envy-distillery-plans-open-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The makers of Angel’s Envy bourbon announced Tuesday that they’ll build a distillery and visitors’ center in the long-vacant complex across from Louisville Slugger Field. The $12 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:35:10 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 32936 at http://wkms.org Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville Beshear Gives Support to Local Option Sales Tax Idea http://wkms.org/post/beshear-gives-support-local-option-sales-tax-idea <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Proponents of a local option sales tax have gained big ally in their legislative fight: Gov. Steve Beshear. The&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-local-sales-tax-option-would-give-louisville-independence" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">local option sales tax would allow </a>cities&nbsp;to levy an additional tax on top of the state’s current six percent sales tax for specific projects, if local voters approved the new tax.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray are the chief advocates pushing the idea, arguing their cities would use the extra revenue for infrastructure projects. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:08:28 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 27132 at http://wkms.org Beshear Gives Support to Local Option Sales Tax Idea Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Rules Out Senate Bid http://wkms.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-rules-out-senate-bid <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he's leaning toward running for a second term, and will not run for the U.S. Senate again. Fischer's first bid for public office was in 2008, when he lost the Democratic Primary to run against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:05:45 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 26413 at http://wkms.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Rules Out Senate Bid Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Make Friendly Wager on Final Four Game http://wkms.org/post/mayors-louisville-lexington-make-friendly-wager-final-four-game <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.</span></p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:12:43 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 17376 at http://wkms.org Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Make Friendly Wager on Final Four Game