Marilyn Parker http://wfpl.org en Louisville Metro Council Members to Introduce Ban on E-Cigs, Hookahs By Minors http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-members-introduce-ban-e-cigs-hookahs-minors <p></p><p>In response to Mayor Greg <a href="http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Health/HealthyLouisville2020.htm">Fischer's plan </a>aimed at improving health in the city, Louisville Metro Council members are set to introduce an ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes and hookahs.</p><p>Council members Vicki Aubrey Welch, Mary Woolridge and Marilyn Parker are sponsoring a ban on the sale of <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/new-york-city-extends-smoking-ban-e-cigarettes">electronic cigarettes</a> and the hookah mix—called&nbsp;shisha—to minors.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:32:18 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8638 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Council Members to Introduce Ban on E-Cigs, Hookahs By Minors Outgoing GOP Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson Endorses Democrat http://wfpl.org/post/outgoing-gop-metro-councilman-jon-ackerson-endorses-democrat <p>Louisville Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson is endorsing Democrat Teague Ridge over fellow Republican Marilyn Parker in the 18<sup>th</sup> District race.</p><p>Parker was backed by the Tea Party in the GOP primary and narrowly defeated Ackerson by 37 votes. The majority of council Republicans also supported Parker over Ackerson, citing that he sided with Democrats on key issues and could not be trusted.</p><p>Ackerson says he is not switching parties, but that Ridge will be more involved and that Parker’s views against council members' use of discretionary funds will hurt the district.</p><p>"She's not supporting using Neighborhood Development Funds in the district, and I think that's a huge mistake," he says. "With the Capitol Infrastructure Funds she's talking about allocating them in other districts other than District 18. And I think that's also a big mistake. I just don't think she's going to provide the quality representation that District 18 needs."</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:15:12 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2097 at http://wfpl.org Outgoing GOP Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson Endorses Democrat Louisville Write-In Presidential Candidate Files Birther Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-write-presidential-candidate-files-birther-lawsuit <p>A <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-couple-files-write-candidates-president-and-vice-president">Louisville doctor running for president as a write-in candidate</a> is aligning with the <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2011-04-27/politics/birthers.evidence_1_birther-movement-barack-obama-citizenship?_s=PM:POLITICS">so-called "birther" movement</a> in a lawsuit questioning President Obama's citizenship.</p><p>Anesthesiologist Todd House is running on a ticket with his wife, and according to <em>The Courier-Journal's</em> Joe Gerth, he filed a suit on August 10 alleging Mr. Obama is not a "natural born" citizen and is therefore unqualified to run for president.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120822/NEWS01/308220104/Doctor-sues-President-Barack-Obama-removed-from-Kentucky-ballot?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|News&amp;nclick_check=1">The C-J</a>:</p><blockquote><p>About 20 similar cases have been filed across the country. All of the cases that have come to a conclusion have been rejected by judges — both in federal and state courts — and most have failed on technical reasons. Courts have rejected several of the cases, ruling that those who filed the suits didn’t have “standing” to bring them. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1421 at http://wfpl.org Council Members Defend, React to Parker’s Surprise Victory http://wfpl.org/post/council-members-defend-react-parker-s-surprise-victory Louisville Metro Council members are having mixed reactions to Tea Party candidate Marilyn Parker defeating Republican incumbent Jon Ackerson in the District 18 primary race. Earlier this year, a majority of GOP council members backed Parker over Ackerson after claiming the one-term city lawmaker too often sided with Democrats in key debates. Wed, 23 May 2012 23:24:38 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 425 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Candidate Defeats Incumbent Jon Ackerson In Metro Council Upset http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-candidate-defeats-incumbent-jon-ackerson-metro-council-upset <p>Tea Party challenger Marilyn Parker has defeated incumbent Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson in a tight Republican primary in the 18th Council District.&nbsp;</p><p>The contest caught observers&rsquo; attention after most GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson, claiming the incumbent sided with Democrats in key debates. Ackerson led most of the night Tuesday, but final counts showed Parker beating the incumbent by 37 votes.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:15:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 412 at http://wfpl.org