Louisville Mayor Orders Deep Budget Cuts

Louisville, KY – The mayor says the cuts will save the city about $3.4 million this

fiscal year. They include the elimination of repaving work

through June 30.

(we had planned to pave approximately 36 miles of roads and streets,

36 miles, just to put it in perspective, is about the distance

between here and shelbyville, but by delaying that repaving, we

will save approximately one point four million dollars).

Other cuts include the closing of public libraries on Sundays and

community centers on Mondays. Arts groups will have their grants

slashed by fifty percent.

The cuts come on top of other money saving measures announced

by the mayor last month. He says more cost reduction steps are

ahead, including possible layoffs.