Rubbertown Company Fined for Pollution Violations, Secretary of State Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Ken Fleming Calls for Term Limits, $37 Million Retirement Pay for Gannett CEO Criticized: Afternoon Review
An aluminum company in Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood has agreed to a settlement with Metro Government in response to several alleged record-keeping and pollution violations. The proposed agreement fines Eckart America $668,250, and sets up a plan to help the company come into compliance with its permit.
Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Walker was diagnosed during a routine mammogram last week, where she learned after follow-up tests that the tumor was cancerous.
Louisville Metro Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, has drafted a resolution asking the General Assembly to reduce the number of consecutive terms the mayor can serve from three to two, and limit city lawmakers to three terms.
Critics say Gannett CEO Craig Dubow‘s $37.1 million in retirement and disability pay is excessive, since Dubow oversaw roughly 20,000 layoffs at Gannett media outlets, including the Courier-Journal. Dubow is stepping down due to medical issues.