City Threatens to End Insight Contract, Richie Farmer Hired Girlfriend for State Job, JCPS Will Use More Local Produce, Bowling Green Draws Praise from Obama on Green Measures: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis on November 18, 2011

In case you got a jump start on the weekend, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today.

Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with Insight next month unless a new contract is signed. If that happens, the city will look for a new cable provider, though Insight could continue to operate in Louisville until a new contract is signed.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer hired his girlfriend to a $5,000 a month state job shortly before this year’s elections.

Several local farmers met with Jefferson County Public Schools staff on Thursday to claim some of its $1.7 million dollar produce budget. Last year, the district received 13 percent of its produce from local farmers. This year, the district wants to expand that to 25 percent.

And The Obama Administration is pointing to the success of federal spending in thirteen rural communities, including Bowling Green. A recent report by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities praises the Warren County City for installing energy efficient windows in public housing units and creating green jobs.

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