Woolridge Proposes Special Elections to Fill Council Vacancies

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, D-3, has introduced a resolution that would allow direct elections to fill council vacancies. Under current state law, the council selects replacements by a majority vote if a city lawmaker dies, resigns or is removed from office. The appointee must then run in the next election in order to finish […]

Council Elects Attica Scott to Fill District 1 Seat

The Louisville Metro Council elected Attica Woodson Scott to fill the District 1 seat by a 18-to-7 vote Thursday. The 39-year-old community organizer currently serves as a coordinator for Kentucky Jobs With Justice, a grassroots organization that advocates on labor issues, economic justice and immigrant rights. Scott replaces former Councilwoman Judy Green, who was expelled […]

Budget Panel Approves Union Exemption From Financial Disclosure

After an hour long and bitterly partisan debate, a Louisville Metro Council panel passed an ordinance that would exempt union contracts between the city and public workers from being subject to mandatory reports. Financial impact statements show the total cost of the contracts between unions leaders and Metro Government over an entire negotiated deal. But […]

Woolridge Returns After Extended Hiatus

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, D-3, attended her first meeting in four months on Thursday after taking an extended leave of absence due to an undisclosed medical condition. Earlier this week, WFPL reported on the city lawmaker’s lengthy hiatus, which had been instructed by her physician after she was briefly hospitalized. Woolridge had missed a […]

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,” […]