Louisville Aldermen hire new fire chief

From staff and press reports


A familiar face will rejoin the Louisville Fire Department in November as Johnnie Roy Haynes takes over as fire chief.

“I’m excited about the leadership, integrity and trust, he (Haynes) will bring to the position,” said Louisville Mayor Will Hill.

The board unanimously approved the recommendation.

Haynes has over 31 years experience in the fire service and served as assistant chief for the LFD from 2001 to 2009 before retiring.

Haynes is expected to take over the department November 1 and receive his swearing in on Nov.5 at the regular Louisville board meeting.

In other matters, the board:

• Discussed the interlocal agreement with the county on 911 and the questions from the state on portions of the agreement.

• Approved hiring a deputy city clerk.

• Approved hiring a new police officer.

• Discussed ongoing work at the Natron Facility see article in today’s edition.

• Approved applying for a matching grant from USDA for four new police cars and a truck.

• Approved annual Golden Triangle Planning Development payment of $1,000.

• Approved budget amendments for the prior budget year.

The next regularly scheduled Louisville aldermen meeting is Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m.