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Another $112K Metro Government Job Announced

January 19th, 2012 by jake · 8 Comments

Does Louisville really need a “director of performance improvement” to be hired by Greg Fischer? At the tune of $112,000 per year? She’s supposed to “bring the best of private sector accountability, transparency and efficiency to metro government.” This story reads like a straight-up press release. [C-J/AKN]

Here’s Jim Ramsey complaining about budget cuts. He still wants a hospital merger or a management contract for University Hospital. Note that there was no discussion of his massive pay raise. [FOX41]

A showdown over Kentucky’s proposed legislative districts isn’t coming – it’s already here. [H-L]

Local State Representative Reggie Meeks has a lot to say about churning legislative butter in Frankfort. This week, he discusses the redistricting nightmare. [Page One]

Louisville’s Air Pollution Control Board has voted to re-categorize a chemical used in some of the city’s manufacturing processes. Recent studies have suggested the chemical isn’t as carcinogenic as originally thought. [WFPL]

Remember the woman that crazy ass constable shot at Walmart? She was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at Kmart. [WAVE3]

And here’s the expected story about the University of Louisville raising tuition rates while Jim Ramsey and his colleagues rake in millions upon millions of dollars each year. [Business First]

The license plate for the gays in Indiana? It’s causing faux family-types to freak completely out. They just can’t believe the gays aren’t getting stoned to death anymore. [WHAS11]

A Butchertown building that collapsed in September 2010 is going to be rebuilt. [Broken Sidewalk]

Louisville apparently won some sort of award for fighting childhood obesity. We’re pretty sure the folks behind the award have never actually been in Louisville. [WLKY]

J. Bruce Miller has been burning the comments section up lately with discussions of Chinese billionaires and potential NBA teams. [The 'Ville Voice Here & Here]

Tags: Arena · Awards · Butchertown · Education · Gays · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · James Ramsey · Metro Government · Oops · Sports · State Government · University of Louisville · Youth

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

    “Too Much, Too Little Talk about UofL”

    TV Anchor: “President Ramsey, you have expounded at length on the UofL hospital merger issue. Is that not a dead horse?”

    JR: “Not by a long shot. I’ll talk about that issue until we’ve conquered cancer, heart disease, obesity–you name it. I’m in this for the long haul and will answer any and all questions related to UofL.”

    TV Anchor: “Including your big salary increase?”

    JR: “This interview has ended.”

  • 2 Steve // Jan 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Novena, thanks for the laugh of the day. Too funny!

  • 3 Novena // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    “Thanks, Steve”

    The only problem is that whenever a story about JR appears, I want to cry and yell at the same time. “Cry” because of the mockery he makes of UofL; “yell” because I cannot condone why so many people are allowing him to do it.

  • 4 Karen // Jan 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    University of Louisville. Doing more with less! Unless you are John Ramsey, of course. He really should be ashamed.

  • 5 Skipper // Jan 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Performance Director? That’s an oxymoron.

  • 6 The Tim // Jan 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    You want to put the face of an organization in front of the camera regardless of it being a positive or negative story, but Jimbo Ramsey doesn’t help U of L’s case anytime when he’s on the telly bumbling around. Now is the time for strong leader, and I don’t see it.

  • 7 A Fis(c)h(er) Rots From The Head Down // Jan 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    This explains the looming money crisis, possible layoffs and why the Mayor ordered departments to cut their budget by 10%; how else is he going pay back all his political debts if he doesn’t hire the useless relatives of his contributors?

  • 8 G'town Reader // Jan 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    How many UofL students and/or their families are going to suffer from crushing long-term debt because the University delays seeking justice from deceitful employees, like the one who, uh, “borrowed” more than 1/2 million from its Equine Fund??? Why is she still free, while some potential students can’t afford to enroll?