Broke Metro Gubmint Folks: Greg Says Give More

It’s really tough not to make obvious jokes about this. Mayor Greg Fischer helped open the new Teen Computer Center known as “The Loft.” [WDRB]

The walls of one of Louisville’s longtime downtown retailers were pulled apart at the beams Monday. All to make way for a bridge a majority of residents don’t want and can’t afford. [C-J/AKN]

The mayor asked city employees to improve their giving levels not only to help those in need, but to make Louisville one of the nation’s most compassionate cities. [WHAS11]

Kentucky prosecutors argued Monday that executions in Kentucky should resume because the state changed the way it would carry out lethal injections based on the concerns raised by condemned inmates who sued over the method. [H-L]

There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the mysterious death of Jamie Clutter and her two young children who were found dead in a creek on March 13. [WAVE3]

Wonder why you can’t get a straight answer on how much a treatment or test will cost you? One big reason: State laws that allow hospitals and other providers of health care to keep costs hidden until they send you the bill. Kentucky gets a C. [NPR]

Louisville leaders are tackling crime in an unconventional way, letting victims have a say in criminals’ punishment and talk with them face-to-face. [WLKY]

If you’re wondering why Kentucky’s educational system is screwed up, look no further than this latest mess. [Page One]

Construction employment in Kentucky was 67,400 in January, a 1.7 percent decrease from the 68,600 employed in January 2012, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor statistics by the Associated General Contractors of America, a construction trade organization. [Business First]

We recently discussed this issue on Page One but it seems it’s trendy to be interested in Eastern Kentucky in Louisville lately. [WFPL]

A state audit of New Albany’s 2011 financial records questioned the purchase of two fire trucks, payments for legal counsel and the reconciliation of bank accounts during Mayor Doug England’s last year in office. [News & Tribune]

1 thought on “Broke Metro Gubmint Folks: Greg Says Give More

  1. Re Greg Fischer urging more giving – when I worked there, I gave directly to the charities of my choice, for their benefit, not so Greggie could look good.

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