The Louisville Metro Council elected Attica Woodson Scott to fill the District 1 seat by a 18-to-7 vote Thursday. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating coal ash—a byproduct of burning coal for electricity. The bill gives control of coal ash disposal to the states,… Continue reading Attica Scott to Represent District One, House Says EPA Can’t Regulate Coal Ash, Kentucky Coal Mine Flagged As Unsafe: Afternoon Review
The Louisville Metro Council listened to public comment Monday night on redistricting based on the 2010 Census. The Census revealed minority groups have become less centralized since 2000. A coalition of local organizations is worried this could dilute minority representation. The group consists of a dozen organizations, and was formed before the Census was conducted.… Continue reading Coalition Hopes New Districts Increase Minority Representation
Today on State of Affairs we heard a portion of Phillip M. Bailey’s interview with activist Attica Scott in response to last week’s explosion at Carbide Industries in the Rubbertown neighborhood.
The event is being called a ‘Block Party’ as a celebration of the work of public employees. Organizer’s say The rally is being held in Louisville as part of a national day of solidarity to defend the public sector.
Six candidates for two contested seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a debate Monday night.
Among the questions asked of the candidates was how they would work with the next mayor.