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Be sure to check out the Free Summer Movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater. Shows start at 8pm and doors open at 7.

Tonight’s free movie is FINDING NEMO!!!!
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louisville ky waterfront parkThe Courier-Journal has reported that Louisville Waterfront Park has lost $420,000 in annual funding. The downtown park board is cutting expenses and scouring for additional sources of funds.

Waterfront Development Corp. Executive Director David Karem cites several major changes in the budget due to the loss. Layoffs and security cuts are being avoided as best as they can. A number of major events, including Abbey Road on the River, the Forecastle Festival, Kentucky Derby Festival, and others will not be affected.

Louisville Waterfront Budget Cuts

  • $79,000 Fourth of July Independence Festival dropped
  • $32,000 Karem 15 percent pay cut to salary and benefits
  • $46,000 16 staff members foregoing 2 percent raise due to most city employees
  • $40,000 Reduction in maintenance, equipment, scenery, and Thunder Over Louisville party

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Louisville Metro CouncilThe Courier-Journal reported that the Louisville Metro Council narrowly voted for a 2 percent fee to be paid by many Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas customers. The fee was proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer last month. The expected start date of the fee is December 1.

Residents of old Louisville and the unincorporated county will be expected to pay an additional $13 a year per household. The increase will generate about $3.6 million a year. Mayor Fischer plans to use this money to fund public safety improvements, most notably new police officers to keep city streets safe.

As expected, there is much debate over this issue. Some city leaders say the increase is needed because the money for public safety programs is “not there.” Louisville residents feel as though they are taxed enough and would like the programs to be paid with existing funds.

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