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Metro Council Is Basically One Giant Fustercluck

February 27th, 2014 by admin · 7 Comments

A day after parents learned the school would be re-staffed and at least half the teachers not hired back next year, JCPS confirmed Tuesday evening that principal Jack Baldwin is being forced out. [WDRB]

David James cannot serve as both a member of the Louisville Metro Council and as a police officer at the University of Louisville, according to a Wednesday opinion from Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell. You wouldn’t believe the crazy calls we’ve received. Or the crazy things sitting judges are saying on Facebook. [C-J/AKN]

Mayor Greg Fischer was in New Orleans for a meeting with mayors from 32 other cities talking about ending the violence on Feb. 26. [WHAS11]

An affiliate of KentuckyOne Health Inc. is looking to establish a Louisville operation, even as the Louisville-based health care provider is cutting jobs in the state. [Business First]

Louisville Metro police are investigating a man’s claims that an officer punched him in the face at a local bar. [WLKY]

Looks like Attica Scott has a political war on her hands these days. She’s also naive to think that several Democratic councilmembers aren’t working against her – because they are. [WFPL]

Last week Kentucky Retirement Systems invested $60 million in three new hedge funds: Coatue Management, Luxor Capital Group and Pine River Capital. [Page One]

Telephone users in southern Indiana’s 812 area code should dial 10 numbers beginning Saturday. [WAVE3]

A proposed statewide ban on smoking in public places faces “an uphill fight” in the Kentucky House, with nowhere near the necessary votes, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Tuesday. [H-L]

The acquisition of Riverside Water Company has left the Sellersburg Town Council with some decisions to make on several small properties it picked up in the deal. [News & Tribune]

The personal data of 146,000 students and recent graduates of Indiana University, including their social security numbers and addresses, may have been exposed during a data breach, the university said in a statement. [Reuters]

Tags: Bad Behavior · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Council · Oops · Scandal · State Government

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cavemouse // Feb 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    So how is it Tom Owen can work for U of L (and his family can sell then property)?

  • 2 YabbaDabba // Feb 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Owen is not a sworn officer, so that is the loophole. But I agree with you, Cavemouse: the legislation about sworn officers is no doubt there to ensure that individuals do not operate, and are not subjected to, ethically gray areas. But just because there is no legislation does not mean another situation/s are not equally ambiguous.

    One wonders because apparently Owen felt he was operating in an ethically gray area because he took the matter to the Ethics Committee to begin with.

  • 3 jake // Feb 27, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Owen also isn’t a police officer who gets to make the laws he’s forced to defend.

    James needs to get his shiz together quickly.

  • 4 The Tim // Feb 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

    At one time in Indiana, a city police officer could serve in an elected county position, such as the county council. I know of two instances of that in the last 15 years or so. That said, I don’t know if that’s changed.

    It’s a very gray area.

  • 5 JTT // Feb 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    The statute has ZERO to do with his sworn status – and officer (in that statute) doesn’t mean law enforcement officer necessarily, it is essentially undefined. And James isn’t “making law that he would then enforce” – they enforce the KRS, not local ordinance.

  • 6 jake // Feb 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm


    UofL’s po-leece menz don’t enforce local things?

    I can list probably a dozen right off the top of my head…

    (No, this does not mean I’m not supportive of James)

  • 7 Nova China // Mar 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    LMPD and University Police both enforce parking regulations, which are local ordinances and not defined in KRS.