They ALWAYS Get To “Resign” To Save Face

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]

2 thoughts on “They ALWAYS Get To “Resign” To Save Face

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

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