FOXNews.com Kentucky politician’s staffers forced to make campaign donations, ex-employees claim

By Andrew Keiper Published May 21, 2018 FoxNews.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky politician has drawn the ire of his subordinates for his quick temper and expectation of political support from employees in the form of their cash. These contributions, according to some, are the product of a pattern of coercion and retribution that is … Continue reading FOXNews.com Kentucky politician’s staffers forced to make campaign donations, ex-employees claim

Bitter division in Jefferson County Attorney Democratic primary

Incumbent, Mike O'Connell, sees primary challenge from Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson. Author: Chris Williams Published: 9:00 PM EDT May 15, 2018 Updated: 9:07 PM EDT May 15, 2018 Louisville, KY (WHAS11) - It's not the type of political contest known for having a hotly contested primary, but the race for Jefferson County Attorney is proving to be … Continue reading Bitter division in Jefferson County Attorney Democratic primary

County attorney sued for ‘sexual predator’ remark before Democratic primary

Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal Published 12:55 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 Updated 2:33 p.m. ET May 16, 2018 County Attorney Mike O'Connell is being sued for defamation after he called developer and critic Chris Thieneman a "sexual predator." Thieneman "is a sexual predator, he was convicted of trying to strangle his then-girlfriend," O'Connell said … Continue reading County attorney sued for ‘sexual predator’ remark before Democratic primary

O’Connell, Ackerson trade barbs in spirited race for Jefferson County attorney

Posted: May 17, 2018 5:29 PM EDTUpdated: May 18, 2018 7:31 AM EDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Veiled racism. Allegations of covering up the sexual abuse of teens by Louisville Metro Police. Forcing employees to make campaign contributions – or be fired. These are few of the political haymakers thrown in an unusually fiery Democratic primary for … Continue reading O’Connell, Ackerson trade barbs in spirited race for Jefferson County attorney

CJ: Voters Guide for County Attorney

BRENT ACKERSON Age: 45 Address: 406 Browns Lane, Louisville Occupation: Metro Councilman and attorney Political posts: Louisville Metro Council Education: Bachelor's, University of Louisville; law degree, University of Akron Contact: brentackerson@gmail.com Why are you the most qualified candidate running for this office? We've had the same county attorney for 10 years. Crime in this city … Continue reading CJ: Voters Guide for County Attorney