Kyle Durbin, Kentucky Public Radio http://weku.fm en Ford Hires 1,800 at Louisville Plant http://weku.fm/post/ford-hires-1800-louisville-plant <p>Starting today at 5:oo this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant.&nbsp;The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in the company.&nbsp;Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer praised the move as an important step in his plans for the city.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 20:41:28 +0000 Kyle Durbin, Kentucky Public Radio 8092 at http://weku.fm LOU Considers Fireworks Ban http://weku.fm/post/lou-considers-fireworks-ban <p>The Louisville Metro council committee on Public Safety held a special meeting today that ended with the passage of a revised ordinance that allows the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The ordinance was created to respond to a move by state lawmakers that made it legal to sell and ignite fireworks anywhere in Kentucky. The initial proposal in the council reinstated the ban, limiting the sale and use to only small grade novelties. However, amendments added by the county clerk&rsquo;s office changed the ordinance to allow the sale of larger fireworks. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:03:33 +0000 Kyle Durbin, Kentucky Public Radio 6932 at http://weku.fm