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Greg’s Top Guy & The KRS Whitewash Under Way

April 17th, 2012 by jake · 1 Comment

You should probably get a load of the top guy in the running to be the new Executive Director of Kentucky Retirement Systems. It won’t blow your mind if you’ve been paying attention. Primarily because Greg Fischer’s top guy is the fellow making the selection. [Page One]

The State House and Senate started flushing more than $60,000 per day down the toilet yesterday. [H-L]

Would you pay $1,000 for this fancy Julep cup? Probably not. But you’ll enjoy watching a story about it. [FOX41]

UofL now says it is delaying the selection of a new University Hospital partner because more time is needed for “discussions and negotiations.” Which is Greek for, “We can’t figure out how to help our friends get super-rich off the gubmint just yet.” [C-J/AKN]

A study required in order for Indiana to finance its portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project was released Monday and offered that the economic impact will include nearly 18,000 jobs annually, result in $27.3 billion in personal income and $78 billion in economic output for the region. Let’s not even begin discussing how these jobs are super-temporary or how this study was made-to-order. [News & Tribune]

The Ohio River Bridges Debacle meets a new delay and everybody just feigns shock and outrage. [WAVE3]

Today the Kentuckiana Regional Planning Development Agency will visit John Yarmuth’s office. On Thursday, Kentucky Mortgage Bankers will pay him a visit. [Press Release]

On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you about this sneaky LG&E charge called the “Weather Normalization Adjustment”? [WHAS11]

What would you do if your home, place of employment and entire community were wiped off the face of the earth by a tornado? Recovery in Eastern Kentucky will take a long time and only the Red Cross remains on the ground supporting the people who most need it. [Click Here To Give]

You can’t even go to the Meijer on South Hurstbourne Parkway these days without getting carjacked by some shirtless young man. [WLKY]

On any given night in the U.S., there are approximately 60,500 youth confined in juvenile correctional facilities or other residential programs. Photographer Richard Ross has spent the past five years criss-crossing the country photographing the architecture, cells, classrooms and inhabitants of these detention sites. [Wired]

Jon Fleischaker won a fancy and much-deserved award from the Society of Professional Journalists. [Business First]

Tags: Charity · Health Care · Jeffersontown · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Kentucky Derby · LG&E · Ohio River Bridges · Scandal · State Government · University of Louisville · Youth

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  • 1 Donnie // Apr 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Thank you for the juvenile correction link. The first photo is both powerful and heartbreaking.
    My god the world treats kids like cattle.

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