Late last week Governor Steve Beshear’s office released a video about his trip to Canada to promote his wealthy friends:
Late last week Governor Steve Beshear hyped up Kentucky’s alleged economic success:
Like most people, we’ll believe it when we see it.
This week the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet folks highlight railroad crossing safety:
Fun fact: We hear the current KYTC spokesperson not only makes more money than the previous spokesperson (Remember Transportation Lady?!) but some legislators have begun asking us how why he has the job. Just a guess but the writing seems to be on the wall.
Late last week Governor Steve Beshear’s office released his commentary about the Governor’s Cup economic development tour:
The Transportation Cabinet folks yanked us from their press list in a flurry of butthurt right after our beloved Transportation Lady left.
So here’s a video they released this week focusing on employee development, something they say is a “core value” and part of the Advanced Leadership Academy, which is apparently a thing:
We still wish the Transportation Lady would come back.
Three Louisville lawmakers wrote a letter to Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent Donna Hargens on Monday raising “grave concerns” over the hiring of the district’s former lawyer as a teacher at Central High School. [WDRB]
First, Scott County became the epicenter of Indiana’s largest-ever HIV outbreak. Now, the health officer in the next county south — Clark — says he is leaning toward declaring a public health emergency given high rates of HIV and hepatitis C there. [C-J/AKN]
This is why we can’t have nice things, Louisville. [WHAS11]
The Herald-Leader just highlighted why it may not be a bad thing to let Republicans to take control of the statehouse. A couple years out of power would result in a number of Democratic resignations in leadership, a bunch of corrupt actors could be weeded out, giving the younger generations time to get their act together to once again lead. [H-L]
Murders happen on a seemingly daily basis but Greg Fischer’s still going on about compassionate this, compassionate that. [WLKY]
At no point in recent memory have consumers been as excited about bourbon as they are today. [HuffPo]
Eight shootings in a single weekend. Jones was shot and killed Saturday evening outside his home, one of eight weekend shootings that Louisville Metro Police are investigating. Jones and two other people, including a Louisville musician and a 60-year-old woman, died of their injuries. [WAVE3]
More than 150,000 U.S. families are homeless each year. The number has been going down, in part because of a program known as rapid rehousing, which quickly moves families out of shelters and into homes. [NPR]
Louisville firefighters will monitor through the night three historic Whiskey Row buildings that were extensively damaged by fire Monday afternoon. [WFPL]
Universal child care is becoming a central pillar of the liberal agenda — one that, if it is ever realized, could take its place alongside some of the great progressive reforms of the 20th Century, and possibly the Affordable Care Act, as a defining achievement of the Democratic Party. [WaPo]
The Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission voted 3-2 to negotiate with OTH Development LLC to develop a former American Legion property in the city. [Business First]
Utility companies that will be relocating infrastructure for the 10th Street widening project at their own cost want further assurance from the city that the project’s actually happening. [News & Tribune]
This week the Transportation Cabinet folks highlight Kentucky’s new booster seat enhancement bill: