Shanklin Suspends Fugitive Grandson from Legislative Aide Job

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, has suspended her grandson from his job as a legislative aide in her office after the 28-year-old was declared a fugitive for failing to show up for a court hearing. For the past four years Gary Bohler has worked part-time in the District 2 office and earns $34,000 annually. […]

Resident Who Filed Ethics Complaint Against Green to Seek District 1 Seat

Retired police officer Ray Barker, Sr., will seek the seat vacated by Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, who resigned last week days before her expulsion trial. Earlier this year, Barker filed the first ethics complaint against the embattled city lawmaker. The case alleged Green used a city-funded summer jobs program to benefit members of […]

Green Supporters To Hold Rally

A rally will be held Thursday evening in support of embattled 1st District Metro Councilwoman Judy Green. It’s organized by the newly-formed Concerned Citizens of District One. The group says Green is being treated unfairly by the Metro Council, which will soon consider whether to remove her for violating the city’s ethics code. Green’s supporters […]

Green Ignores Subpoenas, Charging Committee Seeks Immediate Removal

The Louisville Metro Council Charging Committee that impeached Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, says the embattled lawmaker and her legislative aide have ignored subpoenas for key documents in Green’s expulsion trial. The committee’s lawyer filed a motion Monday asking the Metro Council Court to compel Green and her assistant Andrea Jackson to produce e-mails and other […]

Green’s Attorney Says Panel Misread Ethics Laws

The tax-payer funded attorney representing Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, told a Jefferson Circuit Court judge Monday that a panel misread an ordinance when it ruled the embattled lawmaker violated the city’s code of ethics. Earlier this year, the Metro Ethics Commission found that Green intentionally violated the ethics ordinance in two separate complaints. […]

Council Rejects Motion to Delay Green Expulsion Trial

The Louisville Metro Council Court has rejected a motion to delay the removal trial of Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, by a unanimous 17-0 vote. Last week, Green’s attorney, Derwin Webb, filed a motion requesting a postponement due to the embattled councilwoman being hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition. Grilled by city lawmakers for almost an […]

District One Residents Raise Concerns

A group of residents from District 1 of the Louisville Metro Council are raising concerns about the effect of Councilwoman Judy Green’s possible removal from office. The Metro Ethics Commission ruled Green deliberately violated the code of ethics in two separate cases, but the embattled councilwoman still has many supporters. A new group dubbed Concerned […]

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 […]

Green Makes Radio Debut

Facing removal from the Louisville Metro Council, impeached city lawmaker Judy Green, D-1, announced criminal defense attorney Derwin Webb will be her legal counsel for the trial-like proceedings on the debut of her radio program Saturday. The 30-minute show called “Something to Talk About” premiered on gospel station WLOU-1350 AM over the weekend and featured […]

Panel Rules Green Intentionally Violated Ethics Law in Second Case

After deliberating for over two and a half hours, the Louisville Metro Ethics Commission ruled Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, deliberately violated the city’s code of ethics in the case of rerouting funds through a non-profit group without the council’s knowledge. The decision is the second guilty verdict made against Green in less than a month. […]