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King Names Citizen Panel For Fiscal Court Redistricting

On the heels of creating an ad hoc committee on redistricting, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has named three citizens to a panel that will deal with redrawing the lines for Jefferson County’s Fiscal Court districts.In 1913, Jefferson County moved to a commissioner form of government that gave rise to the three member body known as the Fiscal Court, with the County Judge Executive at the helm.The merging of city and county governments in 2003 nullified the court's power, but state law still requires three residents over the age of 21 review census data to redraw the district lines.“Even though Metro Government has taken over the responsibilities of the old Jefferson Fiscal Court, we are still required to redraw the districts consistent with the U.S. Census,” says King. “This process will be somewhat easier than the redistricting of the Metro Council’s 26 districts."King appointed Rebecca Lamb to represent District "A", Michael Mercer to represent District “B” and Clarence Yancey to represent the “C” District. Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw is a non-voting member of the commission.