Albarado Pleads Not Guilty to Assault

Jockey Robby Albarado has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge. The veteran rider is charged in an alleged case of domestic violence. Albarado’s attorney, Scott Barton, entered the plea today in Jefferson District Court to the misdemeanor charge. A July trial date was set. The jockey was arrested Friday and charged with fourth-degree assault […]

Verizon Announces Domestic Violence Prevention Grants

Five Louisville agencies are among 11 Kentucky non-profits sharing $100,000 in grants from Verizon Wireless for their efforts to prevent and raise awareness of domestic violence. Some of the funds will be used for programs aimed at young men who are at risk of becoming abusers. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell says 90-percent of domestic […]

Louisville Police Chief’s Son Faces Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

The son of Louisville Police Chief Robert White is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with his wife. Thirty-year-old Robert C. White was driving with his wife on Monday evening. According to police reports, he struck her in the head and face, then held her against her will. She […]

Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain […]

New Electronic System for Emergency Protection Orders Announced

Victims of domestic violence will now receive Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs) more quickly in Jefferson County by using a new electronic process. “Individuals seeking a protection order previously faced an inefficient and often a lengthy process that relied on paper copies and (officials) had to walk the floors to find a judge and for approval,” […]

U of L’s “Take Back The Night” Set For Tuesday

The University of Louisville’s annual “Take Back the Night” event is this week on the Belknap Campus. Organizer Sharon LaRue says “Take Back the Night” was initiated more than two decades ago to raise awareness about violence against women. “We really look at it as a time to tell the truth about what’s happening, a […]

Sisters in Pain

Saturday, September 4, 2010 9pm Producer: Down to Earth Productions Listen Again More Information When a battered woman resorts to violence against her abuser, is she guilty of a crime? Or do her actions qualify as justifiable self-defense? In the Peabody Award-winning documentary Sisters in Pain, three formerly battered women share their riveting, intimate and […]

Pilot Project Hopes to Carry Out Protection Orders Electronically

by Stephanie Crosby A new pilot project in Louisville will develop a program to request, approve and carry out domestic violence protective orders electronically. It’s being funded with a $170,000 federal grant. It’s among 22 similar projects announced today that received a total of $1.6-million dollars in stimulus money. Jefferson Circuit Clerk David Nicholson says […]

"Amanda's Bill" Advances In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill allowing electronic monitoring of some domestic violence offenders has cleared its first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. The House Judiciary committee voted unanimously for Amanda’s Bill, named for Amanda Ross, who was slain outside her Lexington townhome last fall. Accused of her murder is former lawmaker […]

GPS Monitoring Proposed for Domestic Violence Orders

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Another level of protection for alleged victims of domestic violence is at the heart of legislation to be offered this week by Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo. When Amanda Ross was murdered on September 11th in Lexington, a domestic violence order was in place against Steve Nunn, the man […]