Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins has earned a reputation with some of his colleagues that does him few favors. He’s sometimes seen as a contrarian on certain issues, especially those championed by the mayor, and the two-term Republican is often outspoken on matters beyond the council’s control. Hawkins is up for re-election this year, and with two opponents, he could be in for the toughest race in his career.
With children out trick-or-treating this weekend, two southwestern Louisville politicians are concerned about a block of registered sex offenders living in their district.
The politician with strong support in Louisville’s south end has decided not to run for metro mayor.