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Compassionate Cities Don’t Have So Many Murders

February 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Internal reviews conducted by the Kentucky Department of Education at three of Jefferson County’s lowest performing schools show progress is being made towards improving achievement, but that some changes must still be made. [Toni Konz] Does anyone really buy into this Fischer transparency schtick anymore? n the wake of criticisms that public officials were deleting […]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Churchill Downs · Death · Derby Festival · Ford · Greg Fischer · Guns · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Legal · Taxes · Transparency

Thought All Was Piggies & Rainbows At Swift?

February 25th, 2015 · 2 Comments

You can thank David Jones for most of this mess. If you missed it, he was losing his marbles during Monday evening’s meeting, claiming no one but the board had any say so in whether Hargens got a sweet contract renewal. Little has changed since the days of Daeschner and Berman. Remember those shysters? Only […]

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Tags: Butchertown · Dogs · Downtown · Health Care · Indiana · JCPS · LMPD · Metro Government · Politics · Republican Party

About Having Compassion For The Homeless…

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

The Jefferson County Board of Education is being asked by its teachers union to hold off extending the contract of Superintendent Donna Hargens to allow time for “stakeholder involvement.” [WDRB] The animal-rights group PETA is continuing its push for federal regulators to take action against Tim Stark, a Charlestown man who has run the nonprofit […]

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Tags: Death · Economy · Education · Homeless · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · Parks · Politics · Poverty · Smoking Ban · State Government · Taxes

Suck At Your Job? Get Rewarded At JCPS

February 20th, 2015 · No Comments

The Jefferson County Board of Education is looking to extend Superintendent Donna Hargens’ contract by four years. Louisville’s wealthy electeds always reward those who bumble along. [WDRB] A jury has awarded nearly $5 million to a courier for a Louisville law firm who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a TARC […]

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Tags: Business · Economy · Education · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Journalism · Poverty · TARC · Weather

Transparency Is Not A Thing In Possibility City

February 19th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found with a gunshot wound inside the Hampton Inn on Jefferson Street in downtown Louisville just before 11 o’clock Monday night. [WDRB] Because there’s no such thing as transparency in Louisville! The question of whether the Metropolitan Sewer District was violating the state’s open records rules from […]

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Tags: Bourbon · Business · Congress · Courier-Journal · Death · Education · Gannett · Immigration · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Lexington · MSD · Newspaper · Politics · Poverty · Transparency · Weather

The Snow Has Ruined Everything Forever & Ever

February 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, along with other city leaders, provided residents in Metro Louisville with an update at a Tuesday afternoon press conference, regarding the city’s plans for snow removal — and he also addressed criticisms that some streets had not yet been cleared. [WDRB] A 19-year-old inmate charged with multiple crimes including kidnapping and […]

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Tags: Business · Death · Education · Ford · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · JCPS · Movies · State Government · Steve Beshear · Weather · Youth

Jones Nonsense Will Likely Cost Taxpayers

February 17th, 2015 · 3 Comments

This David Jones-JCPS story is big enough to link to it again for the second day in a row. Now you know why Jones had his PR pal push that big C-J spread a couple days before Toni’s story hit. It was a big, failed CYA stunt. [Toni Konz] Wait for it, though, because David […]

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Tags: Bourbon · Downtown · Education · Indiana · JCPS · Smoking Ban · State Government

Jones Shenanigans Will Plague The School Board

February 16th, 2015 · No Comments

Ruh ro. It’s a rare morning roundup from Jake and not some college kid trying to score some intern credits. We told you ages ago this was happening! There’s more where this came from, particularly on the communications front. Just watch. A close associate of Jefferson County Board of Education Chairman David Jones Jr. was […]

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Tags: Business · Discrimination · Education · Gays · Indiana · JCPS · LG&E · LMPD · Ohio River Bridges · Politics · State Government · Taxes · West End

The Board Will Never Hold Hargens Accountable

February 12th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Something has been on our minds for a while, so it’s time for a flashback, courtesy WDRB’s Toni Konz: 2) An item that had been on the agenda that would have asked the board to revert the district’s staffing standards for middle school assistant principals and counselors to fiscal year 2010-11 standards was pulled Thursday […]

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How Will Greg Turn All The Murders Into Fun?

February 12th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Mike Heitz, who served as director of the Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation department for more than 12 years, is retiring to spend more time drinking and driving in a vehicle that is not owned by taxpayers. [C-J/AKN] Kentucky State Police say they had no other choice but to shoot a suspect after he pulled […]

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