Scott Easily Wins District 1 Primary

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott will likely retain her District 1 seat after winning a five-way Democratic primary battle. The council appointed Scott to the position last year to replace former Councilwoman Judy Green, who was booted from office for ethics violations. Scott beat out her four challengers with 49 percent of the vote. […]

Rash of Violence Impacts District 1 Race

A brazen shooting in the Parkland neighborhood is having an impact on the race for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the final days of the campaign. Last week, six people were shot and three died in a spree of shootings in the west Louisville district that made national headlines. In the wake […]

Opponents Pummel Scott Over King Contributions (AUDIO)

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is defending hefty contributions from individuals outside her district, but rivals in the Democratic primary are criticizing donations from Council President Jim King, D-10, and allege he’s buying influence. Scott has raised over $20,000  in the May 22 election, which is six times more than her closet rivals. […]

After Rebuke, Metro Council Candidate Accepts Anti-Gay Activist Frank Simon’s Support

Louisville Metro Council Candidate Ray Barker has received a $1,000 contribution from anti-gay activist Dr. Frank Simon despite distancing himself from the controversial religious leader months earlier. Last year, Simon’s American Family Association sent an e-mail to followers urging them to back Barker for the appointment to the council’s District 1 seat. The organization was […]

Neighborhood Group Organizes District 1 Debate

A neighborhood group is hosting a debate Tuesday featuring the six candidates vying for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the upcoming primary. Last year, the council appointed Attica Woodson Scott to the position after it removed former councilwoman Judy Green from office due to ethics violations. Now five opponents from across the […]

Scott Prepared to Defend District 1 Seat

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is seeking to retain her seat, but she will face a number of former rivals in the spring primary. The council appointed Scott to the District 1 seat after former Councilwoman Judy Green was thrown out of office for ethical violations. The community activist will face at least […]

Scott Invites Fischer to District 1 ‘Reality Ride’

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, will take Mayor Greg Fischer on a tour of neighborhoods in her district as part of a “Reality Ride” designed to show the mayor locations in the need of attention. The district covers several neighborhoods in west and southwest Louisville such as Chickasaw, Parkland, Lake Dreamland, Cane Run […]

Scott Conducts Audit of District 1 Finances

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is withholding discretionary funds to community groups while awaiting results of a financial audit. The 39-year-old community organizer was appointed to replace former Councilwoman Judy Green, who was expelled from office due to ethical violations in connection to discretionary spending involving outside groups. In October, Scott asked the […]

Council Preparing to Interview District 1 Applicants

The Louisville Metro Council will interview 15 applicants who are vying to fill the District 1 seat on Tuesday, and lawmakers are reviewing the candidate’s resumes. The office was vacated when former Councilwoman Judy Green was expelled for violating the ethics ordinance. The candidates are a diverse group of residents, including an attorney, business consultant, […]

King Assures District 1 Residents That Transition Will Be Smooth

In the aftermath of Judy Green’s removal from office, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, wants to ensure District 1 residents will continue to have local representation during the transition. Last week, a council court found Green guilty of misconduct on two counts of mismanaging taxpayer dollars and breaking council rules. The 20-member panel […]