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.… Continue reading Scott Easily Wins District 1 Primary
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… Continue reading Rash of Violence Impacts District 1 Race
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.… Continue reading Opponents Pummel Scott Over King Contributions (AUDIO)
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… Continue reading After Rebuke, Metro Council Candidate Accepts Anti-Gay Activist Frank Simon’s Support
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… Continue reading Resident Who Filed Ethics Complaint Against Green to Seek District 1 Seat
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
A west Louisville group has invited Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, to a public forum tonight to discuss the two ethics charges filed against her, but it’s unclear if the embattled city lawmaker will show up. American Slaves, Inc. has invited Green and retired police officer Ray Barker, Sr., to tell their side of the… Continue reading Green Could Face Accuser at Public Forum Tonight
Retired police officer Ray Barker Sr.—who challenged Green in the Democratic primary for her seat last year—filed the complaint with the Metro Ethics Commission. He’s seeking Green’s resignation over her involvement in a summer jobs program that, according to auditors, benefited some of her relatives.