Kentucky Court Employees Will Be Furloughed for Three Days

For the first time in a generation, Kentucky courts will temporarily close due to budget cuts. All state court employees will be furloughed on August 6, September 4, and October 15 of this year. Chief Justice John Minton says except for holidays, this will be the first time since 1976 that the courts have closed. […]

Clark County Departments Will Make Reports Friday

The Clark County Council passed a measure on Monday requesting that departments report by Friday how they will stay within their budgets for the remainder of the year. “People are going to have to make some tough decisions right now and, as the county council, we’re trying to prod them along,” said Council President Kevin […]

Impasse on FAA Funding Not Affecting Louisville Airport

Congress will continue discussions this week to work out a deal to continue funding the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA ran out of money on last Friday and some 4,000 employees were put on furlough. Airport modernization projects were also put on hold this week. None of that should affect the Louisville Airport, though. Federal […]

Farmer Brushes Off Voluntary Furlough

Across the commonwealth this month, state workers will take the fifth of six mandatory unpaid days except for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, who won’t participate in furloughs because he doesn’t agree with them. Statewide elected officials are prohibited from changing their salaries, but all have said they will write personal checks for a day’s […]

House Approves Resolution Calling for End to Furloughs

To balance the budget, Beshear ordered 36,000 state workers to take six nonconsecutive unpaid furlough days this fiscal year. Three of those days have passed so far.

Representatives say the furloughs have caused financial hardships for state employees. The House voted 89-0 Wednesday to approve the symbolic resolution that calls for an end to the furloughs.