afternoon review

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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City Faces $6 Million Deficit, Humana CEO to Retire, Palin Endorses P’Pool: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis November 4, 2011

In case you started the weekend early, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today that you may have missed.

Louisville Metro Government is facing a $6 million deficit based on early revenue projections. The shortfall exists despite higher receipts in the first three months of the fiscal year.

Humana president Mike McCallister has announced his retirement after 38 years with the company. He will step down within the next 18 months.

And former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Todd P’Pool for Kentucky attorney general. The P’Pool campaign has released robocalls in which Palin urges voters to support P’Pool and mispronounces his last name.

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Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over “Appalachian Inbreeding” Comments, Council Schedules Meetings to Fill District 1 Seat, Ozone Alert Declared for Friday: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 6, 2011

A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates. The Louisville Metro Council will interview the 15 applicants who […]

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Orchestra Votes on Contract, Surprise Defeat for UofL Football Team, “Occupy Louisville” Protest Planned: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis October 3, 2011

The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra voted today on a contract for the current and upcoming seasons. The musicians and management have been at odds over the contract for months, and the impasse has resulted in the cancellation of three months of concerts. University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says his coaches and team […]

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National Attention for KY Lawmaker’s Opposition to Anti-Bullying Bill; River Fields Denies Delaying ORBP; DuPont Fined for Rubbertown Violations; McConnell Questions Obama’s Ohio Visit: Afternoon Review

by Laura Ellis September 21, 2011

Profiling a 14-year-old boy who committed suicide after years of alleged anti-gay taunts at school, CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered opposition to bullying legislation in Kentucky by highlighting state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, who believes homosexuality is a sin. Leaders with the conservation group River Fields rebuffed a resolution introduced in the Louisville Metro Council that […]

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