Green Ethics Hearing Set to Begin Today

A hearing on the ethics charges against Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green begins today. The embattled city lawmaker has been accused of using a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. WFPL’s Phillip Bailey will post updates to Twitter from the hearing.

Fleming Says MSD Board Should Go Further With Ethics Changes

Councilman Ken Fleming previously said MSD should place itself under the Metro Government ethics code, and he stands by his statement.

“I would like for them to try to adopt that, or adopt most of it to implement within their organization, but I think they’re taking a good first step toward transparency and to shore up their ethics policy,” he says.

As Green’s Ethics Hearing Nears, Council Members Withhold Judgement

The council hasn’t encountered a situation like this before. If the Ethics Commission finds evidence of wrongdoing, then the council could act to remove Green. But Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh says it’s important to make sure no one rushes to judgment and that every process of the law is conducted unencumbered. That’s both to give Green a fair chance and to avoid setting unwelcome precedents.

Ethics Commission Hearing On Complaint Against Green Is This Week

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission will hold a hearing this week on an ethics complaint filed against Metro Councilwoman Judy Green.

The complaint was filed by retired police officer and activist Ray Barker, Senior, who ran unsuccessfully for Green’s First District seat in last year’s Democratic primary.