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 […]

Fischer Condemns Shootings, Will Meet With West End Leaders

Promising to meet with community leaders, Mayor Greg Fischer denounced a brazen shooting spree in west Louisville that left three dead and three others injured. The first incident happened Thursday afternoon after four people were shot at 32nd and Kentucky streets. Among the victims were Craig Bland Jr., 22, and Tyson Mimms, 24, who both […]

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 […]

Scott Questions Fischer’s Camping Ban Ordinance

Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is concerned about an ordinance being proposed by Mayor Greg Fischer that would ban overnight camping in response to the Occupy Louisville protest. Last month, the city ousted protestors from Founder’s Square in downtown without incident. But because the space is not considered an official Metro Park, there is […]

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 Partners With Legal Aid Society for Ask-a-Lawyer Clinic

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Woodson Scott, D-1, is partnering with the Legal Aid Society to host a clinic for residents addressing foreclosures and expunging criminal records. The panel will discuss the process for settling disputes between landlords and tenants, as well as the process for removing minor offenses from criminal records. In 2010, Jefferson County […]

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 […]