It’s All Puppies & Rainbows This Friday Morning

The University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by its accrediting body, according to a press release issued Thursday. [WDRB]

A consulting firm that created a reorganization plan for the troubled Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District also has worked for more than one large company that the public agency regulates — raising questions about potential conflicts of interest. [C-J/AKN]

It appears the legislation that could change the school calendar in Kentucky due to snow days could make it to the Governor Steve Beshear’s desk soon. [WHAS11]

Here’s how a state earned income tax credit would benefit each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. Check out the interactive map. [Kentucky Policy]

It has been eight months in since construction started to re-landscape the Downtown Crossing. But for the first full year of construction, project managers are being transparent about what the future will hold for drivers. [WLKY]

Artist Mark Barone wants you to see 5,500 faces that you will never forget. [HuffPo]

Turns out that Southern Indiana hates its pedestrians and cyclists as much as Louisville. [WAVE3]

A bill that would further deregulate telephone service in Kentucky breezed through a House committee Thursday amid intense lobbying by AT&T, which crafted it. [H-L]

Here are the nine problems that put the University of Louisville’s medical school on probation. [Business First]

They’ve given at least $11,150 directly to Steve Beshear and more than $10,000 to Democrats who directly influence Beshear on gay marriage. [Page One]

Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Those numbers don’t include people who haven’t looked for work in the past month. [Press Release & PDF of Stats]

Louisville Metro Government has fined the JBS/Swift plant in the city’s Butchertown neighborhood nearly $100,000 for violations. [WFPL]

Since the creation of the Public Corruption Working Group in 2012 by Joe Hogsett, United States attorney for the Southern District, 30 public officials have been charged for various crimes. [News & Tribune]

2 thoughts on “It’s All Puppies & Rainbows This Friday Morning

  1. Medical School on probation and could potentially loose its accreditation, half dozen former professors indicted and serving or preparing to serve prison sentences for thievery approaching $5+ million, US News ranks its undergraduate academic program as 164th in America, law school ranked somewhere between 80th and 100th in America and the students’ tuition will increase for the (at least) 10th year in a row — meanwhile the ‘band’ is terrific and the basketball team is in the NCAA. WoW! Really the “Year of the Cards” — all treys.

  2. “Where Has the UofL Med School Gone?”

    Dr. Dolt: “We got problems, brother. This damn place could be better if we did just one thing.”

    Dr. Dunce: “Okay, lay it on me.”

    Dr. Dolt: “We need to be given at least as much emphasis and assistance as Card athletic teams.”

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