Official Says Floyd County School Cut Proposal Won’t Mean End to Phys Ed, Music and Art Activities

Officials have suggested cutting art, music and physical education programs in order to off-set a three million dollar budget deficit.

Bill Briscoe oversees the district’s administration and operations. He says even though the programs will be cut, the subjects will remain open to students in some way.

TARC Cuts Take Effect

by Stephanie Crosby The latest round of TARC route and service cuts take place today. Four routes serving Indian Trail, Bashford Manor, River Road and Hurstbourne Parkway are eliminated and service reductions are now in place on twenty other routes. TARC Director Barry Barker says they saved some express routes in favor of a one-dollar […]

Fund for the Arts Launches Public Campaign

The Louisville Fund for the Arts launched the public period of its annual fundraising campaign today. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. A string of arts groups and artists performed in a showcase at the Brown Theatre marking the launch of this last leg of the Fund’s current campaign. It’s raised more than $4 million so […]

Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts

School districts throughout Indiana are now looking harder at making cuts after Governor Mitch Daniels stepped up the timetable for reducing the education budget by 3.5 percent. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana districts expected to have 18 months to cut their budgets. But the Governor now says districts will have to absorb a $300 […]

JCPS Board of Education Continues Budget Cut Talks

The Jefferson County Board of Education continues to work on reducing the district’s budget to compensate for a more than 30-million dollar projected shortfall. The board rejected a few reductions Superintendent Sheldon Berman had previously asked for, including cuts to the district’s contract with the Louisville Orchestra and its family literacy program. More than half […]