Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press
Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work.
Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille.
When Joy isn't chasing down stories, she is a full-time supporter of the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. She also loves cooking Cajun food.
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A swelling crowd Tuesday night supported a move at the Chattanooga City Council in support of revamping the city's sound ordinance to breathe new life into the music and entertainment options downtown.
A large crowd gathered tonight to voice their thoughts for the city's proposed sound ordinance that would create an entertainment area where venues with permits could crank up their music until midnight on the weekend.
What helped make the Southside bustle in the mid-1970s could now become the catalyst for a new Chattanooga entertainment and music district.
Chattanooga Choo Choo officials announced today a $7 million restoration project that will add add two new restaurants and an additional 500 - person music venue.
The divide between Miller Plaza, the red-brick courtyard and attached pavilion in the core of Chattanooga's city center, and Miller Park is five lanes of traffic on M.L. King Boulevard.
After Hamilton County Schools officials celebrated what they felt was a win for the system and City Council members had patted themselves on the backs for settling the liquor taxes lawsuit, one county commissioner tried to bring the $11.7 million agreement to a halt.
From Hair of the Dog on the corner of Market and Fourth streets past Track 29 off Main Street, the city is proposing a sound ordinance that would allow the bars and music venues in this defined area to crank up their music much louder until midnight on the weekends and 11 p.m. on weekdays.
The long awaited noise ordinance that Southside residents had hoped would put a stop to loud concerts at Track 29 creates an entertainment area that runs from 4th Street past Main Street where businesses with a permit could ramp up their music until midnight on the weekends.
A new audit of EPB concludes that the utility underbilled the city of Chattanooga for street lighting, but that claim was immediately challenged by Chattanooga's internal auditor.