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Flood joins local and state officials to honor former State Representative Dottie Priddy

Wednesday August 22, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

LOUISVILLE – On Wednesday August 15th, Dottie Priddy will be honored when a section of Preston Highway in the area where she served the people will be renamed in her honor. She was a former State Representative and a member of the Jefferson County Board of Education

“She championed the “Policeman’s Bill of Rights” and truth in sentencing law,” says Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24). “The renaming of Preston Highway is a small way of paying tribute to a pioneer in politics in Kentucky.”

A ceremony to unveil a sign naming of a portion of Preston Highway (Ky. Route 61) in honor of Priddy will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Lone Oak Park, on the corner of Preston Highway and Outer Loop. The portion of Preston Highway between Outer Loop and the Gene Snyder Freeway will be known as the “Representative Dottie Priddy Memorial Highway.”

State Representative Jim Wayne, D-Louisville sponsored legislation to rename the highway during this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

Dottie Priddy was State Representative of the 45th House District in Louisville from 1970 to 1990 and was the first woman to lead the Jefferson County Delegation. In 1994 she was elected as 5th District Representative to the Jefferson County Board of Education. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 75.

Madonna Flood (D) 24