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They ALWAYS Get To “Resign” To Save Face

September 30th, 2013 by admin · 2 Comments

Kentucky transportation officials are urging lawmakers to increase spending on the state’s roadway maintenance program, warning that the budget isn’t keeping up with rising costs. [WDRB]

Seven months after deriding their lack of progress as “academic genocide,” Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday switched gears Friday, applauding the “impressive gains” many of Jefferson County’s once-failing schools made in the latest round of state testing. [Toni Konz]

A Louisville man and lifelong employee of L&N Railroad has announced he will be entering Kentucky’s 2014 U.S. Senate race. [WHAS11]

Three legislative leaders called Friday for a meeting of all legislative leaders on Wednesday to deal with “a leadership vacuum” caused by the resignation of Legislative Research Commission director Robert Sherman. [Bluegrass Politics]

The coroner has identified the name of the victim in Louisville’s latest murder. [WLKY]

Just days before the launch of the new U.S. state health insurance exchanges that are the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act, a nationwide push is still under way to test and patch the technology behind the online sites. [Reuters]

The first September meet in more than 100 years is winding down at Churchill Downs. [WAVE3]

Two highly paid executives have left Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce. [Business First]

Don’t forget to plan on taking your kids to the World’s Largest Halloween Party this year at the zoo. [Click the Clicky]

On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education released results of its statewide school accountability tests, showing for the first time measurable data against the previous year under a new testing system. [WFPL]

They always get to “retire” when these sort of scandals become public. Amid a string scathing audits of a program in the agency she directed, Lauren Anderson announced on Friday she was stepping down as Louisville’s top air quality official. [C-J/AKN]

The state has yet to reach a decision on a conflict-of-interest inquiry related to the purchase of a Midtown home through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program in New Albany. [News & Tribune]

Tags: Churchill Downs · Education · Greater Louisville Inc. · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · Scandal · Senate Race · State Government

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Tim // Sep 30, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    When I read one of these ‘retirement’ articles, I naturally equate it to the Japanese act of seppuku. Don’t know why, just do.

  • 2 Debbie Linnig Michals // Oct 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    It’s more about pension than saving face.