School Board to Discuss Candidates Tomorrow

The Jefferson County School Board will meet tomorrow to discuss the two finalists for Superintendent, board Chair Steve Imhoff says the board will set a timeline for making a decision at that meeting. Last week the finalists appeared at public forums to answer questions from citizens. Following the second forum, local NAACP president Raoul Cunningham […]

JCTA Mum on Finalists

Although opinions are swirling about the finalists for Jefferson County Superintendent, the Jefferson County Teachers’ Association isn’t commenting on the candidates. JCTA President Brent McKim says the organization had representatives involved in the selection process but is now just waiting on the outcome. McKim declined to comment on either of the candidates and their qualifications. […]

Press Interviews with Superintendent Finalists

Earlier this week finalists Dr Christine Johns-Haines and Dr Donna Hargens appeared at public forums to answer questions from the public.  Many attendees have voiced complaints about the finalists’ lack of experience with and knowledge of issues surrounding Jefferson County Public Schools.  The local branch of the NAACP has even called for the school board […]

Superintendent Candidates Draw Discontent Following Forums, NAACP Calls for New Search

Jefferson County Board of Education Chair Steve Imhoff says the panel will set a timeline for choosing a superintendent at a meeting next Tuesday. He says he does not want to reopen the search despite calls from the Louisville NAACP to do so. NAACP President Raoul Cunningham called both candidates weak, adding that neither has experience […]

School Board To Discuss Superintendent Finalists Tuesday

The Jefferson County School board will meet Tuesday to discuss the two finalists for superintendent.  At that meeting they will set a timeline for making their final decision. The two finalists appeared at public forums this week to answer questions from citizens, but both events were met with meager turnouts.  A little over 150 people […]

Second Superintendent Finalist Forum Frustrates Attendees

The second of two finalists for superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions last night at a public hearing. But local teacher Marsha Spears was not satisfied with what Dr. Donna Hargens of North Carolina had to say. “I don’t feel like she actually answered many of the questions, when asked what her beliefs […]

First Superintendent Candidate Answers Public Questions, Some Disappointed in Event

The first superintendent candidate for Jefferson County Public Schools answered questions from the public tonight at Male High School. Dr. Christine Johns-Haines is currently superintendent of Utica Community Schools in Michigan but says she is excited about the resources available in Louisville.  The questions ranged from bullying and busing to student assignment plans and discipline issues, […]

UGA Vacates Award for Mortenson

The University of Georgia has vacated a prize that was supposed to be given to author Greg Mortenson. The decision means that this year’s Delta Prize for Global Understanding will not be awarded to anyone. Mortenson is facing accusations of fabricating stories in his best selling book, Three Cups of Tea, which has launched an investigation […]

Brightside, GOP Leaders Clear Air Over Budget Memo

Leaders with Louisville Metro Government’s Brightside and Metro Council Republicans have made peace after disagreeing over a WFPL news story that had the quasi-government agency reeling over possible funding cuts. A memorandum drafted by GOP members outlined their spending priorities for the city budget. The minority caucus recommended making cuts to any area which they […]

District Court System Announces Changes

The Jefferson County District Court has reorganized itself in order to cut down wait times and overcrowding. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisabeth  Hughes Abramson hailed the changes as necessary and innovative. “Change is never easy,” says Abramson “but sometimes change is necessary and I am pleased to note that those who have been involved in […]