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JCPS Teaching Kids About Debt’s A Good Sign

March 20th, 2014 by admin · 3 Comments

Rising expenses and declining revenue. That’s the reality facing mental health and drug treatment centers in Kentucky. [WDRB]

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District has interviewed 40 of its employees for continued work within the troubled agency, its director, Keith Talley Sr., said Wednesday. [C-J/AKN]

The Kentucky primary is not too far away and the Jefferson County Clerk is looking for poll workers. [WHAS11]

A federal judge on Wednesday gave Gov. Steve Beshear an indefinite delay in a court order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. [John Cheves]

It’s a subject not often taught in school, but now, a partnership between Jefferson County Public Schools and legal professionals is helping educate kids about the dangers of debt. [WLKY]

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation have submitted an updated financial plan to the Federal Highway Administration to reflect their latest plan to pay for the $2.34 billion project. [Business First]

Crews will need every minute of the time left until the Kentucky Derby to make sure Churchill Downs is ready thanks to a long, cold and snowy winter. [WAVE3]

Florida and other U.S. states will join the Justice Department in seeking to determine if Comcast’s plan to merge with Time Warner Cable is legal under U.S. antitrust law, Florida said in a statement to Reuters. [Reuters]

Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District is moving forward with its reorganization. [WFPL]

A bill to allow quasi-governmental agencies o opt out of Kentucky’s public pension system if they payoff their retirement liabilities unanimously passed the Senate’s State Government Committee on Thursday. Maybe they meant Wednesday? [CN|2]

The city is looking to purchase a set of homes on Waverly Road to mitigate flooding in the area. [News & Tribune]

Tags: Cable · Churchill Downs · Discrimination · Education · Gays · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Ohio River Bridges · State Government · Steve Beshear

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YabbaDabba // Mar 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    How is Metro getting around its own progressive discipline policies at APCD? Forty people being forced to reapply means that 40 people who had not been written up or disciplined for work-related issues are having to reapply? For their own jobs??? If new jobs were being added, then sure, it makes sense for people to apply for that work. Otherwise Fischer is pulling an autocratic, I-own-this-company-and-I -don’t-have-to-play-by-the-rules move.

    Sad day for Metro.

  • 2 Laurie Spezzano // Mar 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    WDRB’s Seven Counties story is pretty lazy. They say the Dems blame Repubs and Repubs blame Dems and leave it at that. So, couldn’t someone dig into the numbers, get some facts and actually REPORT what brought us to this point? It’s almost never a simple answer, but the public relies on reporting to inform us about our community. Some of us care.

  • 3 jake // Mar 20, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I’ve covered the issue in detail here a few times (and on Page One).

    Have probably covered the KRS about 1,000 times over the past few years.

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