7:49 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Dismisses 3 Complaints Against Council President Jim King

Jim King
Credit Louisville Metro Council

The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission on Thursday dismissed three complaints against Council President Jim King, saying two were untimely and the third lacked probable cause.

The commission adjourned abruptly following an hour-long closed executive session after several community members interrupted proceedings, insisting that they be allowed to speak publicly on the matter.  

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5:03 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

FBI Wouldn't Just 'Research' Louisville Metro Council Practices, Legal Experts Say

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A former federal prosecutor says it is naïve to believe the FBI is interviewing members of the Louisville Metro Council just to learn about policies and procedures.

As WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting first uncovered, FBI agents have interviewed a number of city lawmakers over the past six months.

Federal investigators have asked about discretionary spending and the council's relationship to Jefferson County judges, a source said.

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4:28 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

FBI Looking Into Louisville Metro Government, Questioning Council Members

Louisville City Hall
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for potential misconduct in Louisville Metro government, questioning several lawmakers and quizzing others about council activities.

Four Metro council members—all contacted independently—and a council aide confirmed with WFPL and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting that they had spoken with agents as part of a federal inquiry into Metro government.

FBI agents also attended a Metro Ethics Commission meeting this week and interviewed a local political activist who has filed ethics complaints against two councilmen.

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Local News
3:44 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Months After Fatal Ambush, Resolve Still Strong to Find Bardstown Officer's Killer

Photos of slain Officer Jason Ellis are a common sight on Bardstown storefronts.
Rick Howlett

It’s been just over three months since the ambush shooting death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis. 

The 33-year-old lawman was attacked while on his way home from work on the Memorial Day weekend.

Police say they have not identified any suspects but continue to follow up on leads.  

As the days pass without an arrest, many are working to keep the case fresh in people’s minds.

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Local News
8:45 am
Wed October 24, 2012

LMPD, FBI to Discuss Dangers of Laser Pointers and Aircraft

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Louisville Metro Police and other authorities will discuss the "growing problem" of people using laser pointers on aircraft, which LMPD says can lead to "catastrophic results."

LMPD pilots will be joined at a news conference Wednesday by representatives from the FBI and the University of Louisville Police, a news release said. Authorities will urge people to be aware of the dangers laser pointers pose to aircraft, and they'll also discuss a recent arrest.