State of the News 12/16/11

by Brad Yost on December 16, 2011

We started our weekly news round up today with a just-unfolding story about the MSD audit and Mayor Greg Fischer’s announcement regarding changes to MSD leadership and board of directors.  Erica Peterson had just returned from the press conference and had details, and Phillip Bailey had additional observations.  Rick Howlett and Devin Katayama reviewed the latest in the hospital merger story, where new documents with details of merger were made public this past week.  Howlett also recapped the passing of Archbishop Thomas Kelly.  The Cabinet for Health and Family Services recently released over 80 child abuse records in response to open records requests; Devin Katayama explained the findings and criticisms.

Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the country of youth incarceration for status offenses (truancy and other noncriminal charges).  Deborah Yetter wrote about this extensively for the Courier-Journal, and she joined us to explain the complicated situation.

LEO Weekly published their 2011 Loserville Awards (Remembering a Year That Should Have Been Better) on Wednesday, and in our final segment today we spoke with staff writers Joe Sonka and editor Sarah Kelley about this year’s recipients of the award no one wants.

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