Barker Defends Simon Contribution

Louisville Metro Council candidate Ray Barker is defending a hefty contribution from anti-gay activist Dr. Frank Simon as a moral decision, arguing that his opponents are trying to make political hay for special interest groups. Earlier this week, WFPL reported Barker accepted a $1,000 donation from Simon despite distancing himself from the American Family Association […]

Shanklin Fires Grandson

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has fired her grandson, who was working as a legislative aide in her office. Her grandson, Gary Bohler, was arrested on Derby day for domestic violence and was declared a fugitive after missing his court date. Bohler has a lengthy criminal record that includes robbery, drug possession and drug trafficking […]

Paul: Massie Will “Make A Difference” in Congress

Calling for reinforcements to reduce the debt in Washington, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has cut an ad for Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie in the crowded Republican primary for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District seat. The decision comes weeks after former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning and Congressman Geoff Davis, who holds the seat but is […]

Shanklin Regrets Hiring Legally-Troubled Grandson

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, regrets hiring her 28-year-old grandson to work in her office, but hopes voters won’t hold his legal problems against her in the upcoming Democratic primary. The former council president has been under heavy scrutiny since it was revealed that her legislative aide, Gary Bohler, was declared a fugitive after […]

After Rebuke, Metro Council Candidate Accepts Anti-Gay Activist Frank Simon’s Support

Louisville Metro Council Candidate Ray Barker has received a $1,000 contribution from anti-gay activist Dr. Frank Simon despite distancing himself from the controversial religious leader months earlier. Last year, Simon’s American Family Association sent an e-mail to followers urging them to back Barker for the appointment to the council’s District 1 seat. The organization was […]

Yarmuth: Permanently Lower Student Loan Rates

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth wants to lower student loan interest rates permanently without paying for them. Last month, House Republicans passed the “Small Business Tax Cut Act” which would provide a $46 billion tax cut plan for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Proponents argue it would help job creators grow the economy, but estimates […]

Shanklin Suspends Fugitive Grandson from Legislative Aide Job

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, has suspended her grandson from his job as a legislative aide in her office after the 28-year-old was declared a fugitive for failing to show up for a court hearing. For the past four years Gary Bohler has worked part-time in the District 2 office and earns $34,000 annually. […]

Scott Questions Fischer’s Camping Ban Ordinance

Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is concerned about an ordinance being proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer that would ban overnight camping in response to the Occupy Louisville protest. Last month, the city ousted protestors from Founder’s Square in downtown without incident. But because the space is not considered an official Metro Park, there is […]

Donnelly Web Ad Highlights Mourdock Attacks on Lugar

In an online ad, Senate Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly’s campaign criticizes the way Republican Richard Mourdock attacked longtime Sen. Dick Lugar Lugar, R-In., in their primary battle. Check it out: Mourdock upset the six-term Senator in the GOP primary earlier this week and the Indiana Senate race has been thrust into the national spotlight as […]