King Requests Lawsuit Against Group Connected to ‘Green Clean Team’ Be Dismissed

In a letter that will be delivered to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday, Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is asking the city to drop a lawsuit against the non-profit organization connected to the summer jobs program run by former Councilwoman Judy Green. The LIFE Institute was the fiscal agent of a $55,000 grant… Continue reading King Requests Lawsuit Against Group Connected to ‘Green Clean Team’ Be Dismissed

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… Continue reading King Assures District 1 Residents That Transition Will Be Smooth

Woolridge Absent From Council for Four Months

Attendance records kept by the Louisville Metro Council Clerk’s office show Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, D-3, has missed committee and council meetings for four straight months this year due to medical leave. Since March 24, Woolridge has requested an excused absence for an undisclosed medical condition after a physician told her to “slow down at work,”… Continue reading Woolridge Absent From Council for Four Months

Butler Named Pro Tem of Council Court

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler, D-15, has been named chair pro tem of the council court that will hear the expulsion trial against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1. The court will be made up of 20 city lawmakers who will decide Green’s fate by a two-thirds vote. Last month, council members Barbara Shanklin, D-2, Tina Ward-Pugh,… Continue reading Butler Named Pro Tem of Council Court

Council Court Takes Oath for Green Removal Trial

In an unprecedented step, members of the Louisville Metro Council took an oath to sit as jurors in the removal trial of impeached Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, on Monday. The council court also selected hearing officers to oversee the proceedings and voted on two possible hearing dates in August, but Green’s attorney objected to the… Continue reading Council Court Takes Oath for Green Removal Trial

Lawmakers Question Mayoral Fund

Leaders of the Louisville Metro Council are voicing concern about purchases made from a discretionary fund by Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson during his tenure as mayor. Council members have suggested a number of possible actions regarding the mayoral fund, from tighter restrictions on the current administration, calling Abramson to testify before the Government… Continue reading Lawmakers Question Mayoral Fund

King Denies Intimidating Green

Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, is denying accusations that he intimidated Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, leading up to her dual ethics hearings. Facing removal from the council after the Ethics Commission ruled she deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics, Green and her supporters have made a number of wild allegations as of… Continue reading King Denies Intimidating Green

Local Ministers Rally for Green

Believing district residents should decide her fate, a group of demonstrators held a rally in front of City Hall Monday to support Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who faces expulsion from office. Last Friday, the Metro Ethics Commission ruled that Green deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics and slapped the councilwoman with the… Continue reading Local Ministers Rally for Green

UPDATED: Ethics Commission Recommends Green Be Removed From Office

In a unanimous decision, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission has ruled that Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s ethics ordinance and should be removed from office. Green was charged with nepotism and using a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of her family. In 2009, Green approached Dr. Eddie Woods, founder of… Continue reading UPDATED: Ethics Commission Recommends Green Be Removed From Office

Fischer Hopes Ethics Charges “Work Out” for Green

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer hopes everything will “work out” for embattled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who is awaiting the verdicts in two separate charges that are before the city’s ethics commission. Green is accused of using a city-funded program to benefit members of her family and re-routing funds through a non-profit group to other organizations.… Continue reading Fischer Hopes Ethics Charges “Work Out” for Green