Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over “Appalachian Inbreeding” Comments, Council Schedules Meetings to Fill District 1 Seat, Ozone Alert Declared for Friday: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis on October 6, 2011

  • A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates.
  • The Louisville Metro Council will interview the 15 applicants who are vying for the District 1 seat on October 11 and meet a week later to select a candidate to fill the position.
  • Louisville Metro Government has issued an air quality alert for tomorrow. This is the 19th air quality alert day called so far this year. Kentuckiana Air Education Director Dee Lynch says ozone usually isn’t a problem this late in the year. But she says a high pressure area called a ‘ridge’ is moving into Louisville.

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