Council Discusses Redistricting Options

The Louisville Metro Council ad hoc committee on redistricting met Monday to discuss moving forward on drawing new borders for the 26 district seats. From the beginning council leaders have vowed to protect incumbents, preserve minority representation and keeping neighborhoods united. But lawmakers disagreed on whether an independent demographer should be hired to redraw the […]

King Names Citizen Panel For Fiscal Court Redistricting

On the heels of creating an ad hoc committee on redistricting, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has named three citizens to a panel that will deal with redrawing the lines for Jefferson County’s Fiscal Court districts. In 1913, Jefferson County moved to a commissioner form of government that gave rise to the three […]

Council Forms Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

Hoping to deliver a redistricting plan by fall 2011, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, announced the creation of a new ad hoc committee that will focus on redrawing the 26 council districts in accordance with state law and 2010 U.S. Census data. The committee is an extension of a work group created earlier […]

Census Workers Go Door-to-Door Starting May 1

by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky recorded a higher rate of participation in the questionnaire portion of the U.S. Census this year than it did ten years ago. Only four states met or exceeded their 2000 rate of participation: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Kentucky’s participation rate in 2000 was 70-percent. Census spokesperson Clay Barbour […]