Register for the May 17 Primary Election

Register for the May 17 Primary Election

Early In-Person Voting- any registered voter may cast their ballot during early in-person voting. To make sure that you are registered at your current address, visit https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb 

Early in-person voting will be conducted on May 12, 13, &14 at the following locations:

    • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd.
    • The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Road
    • Broadbent Arena at Fairgrounds, 937 Phillips Lane
    • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
    • Triple Crown Pavilion, 1780 Plantside Drive
    • Mary Queen of Peace, 4017 Dixie Highway
Black History Makers of Today

Black History Makers of Today

We are pleased to partner with McDonald’s in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana to honor Black high school seniors who uplift their peers or community through positive behavior or change. These Black History Makers of Today will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help further their education. Thank you, local McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators for supporting this Black History Month program and for your $500 donation to the Louisville Branch of the NAACP.

Criminal charges against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend may be dropped for good

The Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney is seeking to dismiss with prejudice the criminal charges against Kenneth Walker from last March’s fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

If a judge grants the request, Walker couldn’t be recharged in the case.

Walker, Taylor’s then-boyfriend, was arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer after he shot Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the thigh as police burst into Taylor’s apartment shortly before 1 a.m. March 13, 2020.

Walker has maintained he did not know police were at the door and thought intruders were breaking in.

Those charges were dismissed without prejudice in May, with Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine calling for more investigation to determine if criminal charges were warranted.

Wine said then he believed officers knocked and announced themselves before ramming in Taylor’s door but added it was conceivable Walker did not hear them announce they were police. 

Now, an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Wine’s office argues in a motion filed Thursday that many of the pending investigations have concluded.

“No new information relevant to the charges against (Walker) in this matter has been brought to commonwealth’s attention,” according to the filing signed by Wine and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Ebert Haegele. 

“As such, the commonwealth moves the court to amend its prior dismissal of this matter without prejudice to a dismissal with prejudice.”

A hearing before Judge Olu Stevens is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 8.

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/breonna-taylor/2021/03/04/prosecutor-seeks-permanently-dismiss-kenneth-walker-charges-breonna-taylor-boyfriend/4582057001/