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Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is directing his Commission on Public Art to review the city’s public art, and determine whether any of Louisville’s pieces could be interpreted to be “honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.”

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The state of California has denied Lexington’s request to be exempted from a travel ban to Kentucky.

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Despite protests from Louisville Democrats, a state Senate committee on Thursday passed a bill that would tinker with the way the city’s Metro Council operates.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer gave an impassioned speech in support of immigrants and refugees at a public rally Monday night, drawing cheers from an estimated 5,000 attendees with his plea to “treat everybody like you want to be treated.”

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A judge says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer can remove a confederate monument near the University of Louisville campus.

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Update 10 a.m.:   Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman has temporarily barred the city from removing the monument. The restraining order was signed Monday morning.

Local Sales Tax Option Passes Ky. House Committee

Mar 11, 2014
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Supporters of a local option sales tax in Kentucky have won their first victory in Frankfort, but the matter is still far from settled.

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Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will soon contact Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to discuss a potential audit of the KFC Yum Center.

The arena recently suffered a downgrade of its debt to junk status.  Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is calling for an audit.

Auditor's office spokeswoman Stephanie Holscher says Edelen will call Fischer about the matter soon.

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An effort in Kentucky to fund projects with a new local option sales tax is posing a dilemma for Republican lawmakers.

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.

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