Council Panel Discusses Police Court Absences

The problem of police failing to show up for court testimony was the focus of a hearing Wednesday by the Louisville Metro Council committee. The matter was first spotlighted in a Courier-Journal report last year that said scores of cases had to be dismissed because of officer absenteeism. A recent follow-up report found some improvement… Continue reading Council Panel Discusses Police Court Absences

County Attorney Continues Ad for Delinquent Child Support

A full-page ad will run in the Courier-Journal this Sunday with 616 names of Jefferson County parents who are more than six months delinquent in their child support payments.  It’s the fourth time the county attorney’s office has purchased the ad, with the hope the community can provide tips on how to locate the delinquent… Continue reading County Attorney Continues Ad for Delinquent Child Support

Jefferson County Attorney to Argue City's Case in Smoking Ban Appeal

The Jefferson County Attorney’s office will deliver oral arguments later this week in a Court of Appeals case dealing with one of Louisville’s previous smoking bans. That ban contained an exemption for Churchill Downs – that part was deemed unconstitutional. Judge Stephen Ryan later ruled the entire ordinance was illegal because he said the Metro… Continue reading Jefferson County Attorney to Argue City's Case in Smoking Ban Appeal

New County Attorney Appointed

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson has appointed a new Jefferson County Attorney. The job goes to Michael O’Connell, a former judge who’s has served on and off as an assistant county attorney since 1975. O’Connell was appointed to succeed outgoing County Attorney Irv Maze, who resigned to accept a judgeship appointment from the governor. Since Maze’s… Continue reading New County Attorney Appointed