$109,000 For A Fence To Go Around An A/C Unit

Wondering why Kentucky can’t have nice things? The state paid $109,000 for a fence to hide an air conditioning system at the courthouse in Shelbyville. [FOX41/WDRB/Whatever]

Insurance companies are expected to pay consumers millions in rebates next week as a result of the federal Affordable Care Act. They’ve returned $15 million to Kentucky members. [Business First]

For at least three decades, Jefferson County Public Schools had a practice of allowing employees to keep their higher salaries even after being moved to lower-paying jobs — likely costing millions of dollars. [C-J/AKN]

Everything about this sad story involving a couple who were dead five weeks before being discovered is weird. [WAVE3]

A federal appeals court has struck down a reprimand handed down to a Louisville attorney after finding the punishment for criticizing a legislative ethics panel violated his free speech rights. [WFPL]

A few newcomers are already challenging incumbents in school districts after the first week of candidacy filing for November’s elections. In Greater Clark County Schools, board president Christina Gilkey faces Dale Moss — former longtime Southern Indiana columnist for the Courier-Journal — in District 5. Gilkey has also filed for her seat. [News & Tribune]

New details are coming out about the murder of 14-year-old Trey Zwicker. Here’s hoping those responsible for his death end up rotting somewhere. [WHAS11]

Federal officials say they have broken up what could be the largest drug ring in Louisville. [H-L]

Five Kentucky teachers told a newly formed advisory panel that student achievement should be part of teacher evaluations in the future, but factors beyond test scores should be part of that equation. [WLKY]

A right-wing pastor has come to Chick-fil-A’s defense, not only applauding the Atlanta-based fast food company for its anti-gay views but also claiming that same-sex marriage brought about the great flood referenced in the biblical narrative of Noah’s ark. [HuffPo]

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2 thoughts on “$109,000 For A Fence To Go Around An A/C Unit

  1. “Wild Scriptural Sex”

    Ken Kain: “That Alabama pastor is crazy, sayin’ gay sex caused the flood in Noah’s Ark.”

    Terry Tuck: “I wish I had those kinds of orgasms.”

  2. I wonder why KRS isn’t listed as participating in the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program offered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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