City seeks to redirect $7M loan to FoodPort

by Phillip M. Bailey, @phillipmbailey – Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration wants to funnel a $7 million federal loan — provided to the city more than 20 years ago to create businesses and jobs in western Louisville — to the West End FoodPort project. The proposal comes just five months after the city sold a 24-acre site in the Russell neighborhood worth…

Magoffin judge-executive took part in vote buying, witness says while outlining years of fraud

BY BILL ESTEP, bestep@herald-leader.com – Magoffin County Judge-Executive Charles “Doc” Hardin has been a part of efforts to buy votes for years, a key witness testified Tuesday as a federal vote-buying trial for four others got underway. And in opening arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Taylor said Hardin is an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to corrupt…