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Louisville Metro Ethics Commission Recommends Barbara Shanklin's Removal from Council

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The Louisville Metro Ethics Commission recommended on Thursday that Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin be removed from the Metro Council for alleged ethics violations.Shanklin, a Democrat from District 2, facedfive charges of violating the city's ethics code,including allegations that she misused taxpayer money in relation to an upholstery training program her office supported.The ethics commission found that Shanklin violated some, but not all, of those provisins.We'll update this story once more information becomes available.