LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Mayor Greg
Fischer may have to testify in hearings to remove a Louisville Metro councilwoman.
The Metro Council Court is reserving a
ruling to issue a subpoena for the mayor.
In March, the Metro Ethics Commission found
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin violated
four sections of the Metro Ethics Rules and recommended her removal from the
Commission members found Shanklin
had significant involvement in the Petersburg/Newburg Improvement Association
and still directed neighborhood development funds to that group. Members say
Shanklin failed to disclose that she had the ability to make financial
decisions for the group and disburse money. Money that went to the association
later was given to Shanklin's family members, the commission found.
In addition, the ethics commission
found that Shanklin violated ethics rules regarding the hiring and direct
supervision of a family member. Her grandson worked in Shanklin's Metro Council
On April 1, Aubrey Williams,
the attorney for Newburg-area councilwoman, filed an appeal on Shanklin's
behalf appealing the findings Ethics Commission.
Shanklin filed suit to delay her trial
on the ethics charges in June.
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:40:44 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by someone driving a van. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft DriveMore >>
The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A business was evacuated due to a gas leak as hazmat crews continue to work to secure the area, according to Louisville Metrosafe. Dispatchers confirmed the business is in theMore >>
Fire crews were able to set up a water line and fog curtain to approach the tank and shut off the valve. The leak was contained at 12:56 p.m.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:38:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have responded to a fatal car accident early Sunday morning. Around 4:45, the accident was reported in Okolona, at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road. Police aren'tMore >>
Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
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