JCPS Continues To Make It Rain For Union Guy

Brent McKim is paid about $75,000 annually by Jefferson County Public Schools — the going rate for a high school physics teacher with a master’s degree and 23 years’ experience. Yet, it’s been more than a decade since McKim has taught a class or had any duties at a particular school. [WDRB]

You can go thank this man for twiddling his thumbs for four years. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration has scheduled a public hearing on tax rates for the 2014-15 fiscal year for metro government’s operations. [C-J/AKN]

Yes, as we’ve told you for years, Greg Fischer is considering another U.S. Senate bid. But that’s not going to happen. Just like everyone ate him alive in 2008, we’ll all eat him alive in 2016. Just like then — faux ice machine credentials and shiz — it’ll be all his doing. You think Metro Animal Services stings now, Greg? Wait until wealthy folks run against you and we have a Super PAC to tell your story to the entire Commonwealth. Heck, if you had a credible opponent this year, you’d already be finished. [WHAS11]

When the University of Kentucky’s new emergency room opened in 2010, Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for UK’s health affairs, compared the sleek new facility to a Ferrari. [H-L]

Louisville Metro Police are investigating an armed robbery. The robbery happened Saturday afternoon at the Family Dollar on Eastern Parkway at Preston Highway. [WLKY]

RunSwitch PR has been recognized as the largest PR firm in the state of Kentucky. The ranking, released today by Louisville’s Business First and based on 2013 net fee income and total revenue, places RunSwitch PR at the top of the state’s most recognized public relations agencies. [Click the Clicky]

Football players at a local high school had to tackle the extreme heat. Several of them and a coach were rushed to the hospital Saturday during the PRP versus Doss High School game. [WAVE3]

UltraViolet, a group that runs campaigns for women’s rights, recently began an ad campaign to target states that have big tourism industries and bad track records on women’s economic equality. The group requested to place ads in airports in Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas. [Think Progress]

The Kentucky Department of Education is looking to fill open seats on a statewide student council that offers feedback to state education leaders. [WFPL]

Wearing a Bushnell camo hat, Jeremy Arnold held up a black poster with a single blue line taped across it to show his support for Darren Wilson and other police officers. As for the man he shot to death? Michael Brown, Arnold said, “got exactly what he deserved.” [HuffPo]

Louisville banking numbers are in line with national averages, but that might mean bank earnings could plateau soon. [Business First]

This guy really ought to be shut down. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, today asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate Wildlife in Need owner Tim Stark for mistreating a tiger cub. [News & Tribune]

3 thoughts on “JCPS Continues To Make It Rain For Union Guy

  1. Mr. McKim’s taxpayer ‘piggy-bank’ is ‘horse-puckey’ and it needs to end TONIGHT. As far as Mr. Fischer’s asperations to become a U.S. Senator are concerned — he has about the same chance of achieving that (with the ‘yes men and women’ around him with their brilliant advice) as LMAS has of being selected by the World Health Organization as the No. 1 animal care facility in the world!!!!!!!!

  2. Paying the union reps not to do their jobs? That has been going on in Metro Goevernment for YEARS! Public Works and EMS have them for sure.

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