JCPS Annual School Showcase Begins This Week

Jefferson County Public Schools’ annual school showcase for middle and high schools kicks off this week. The showcase allows parents and students entering new schools to get more information about what the district offers. Each school sets up information booths and parents can meet school staff and ask about curriculum. “Parents we always have one […]

Police Chief’s Son Charged with Felonies, Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Tonight, JCPS Will Appeal Neighborhood School Ruling, Ferry Service Ends: Afternoon Review

The son of Louisville Police Chief Robert White is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with his wife. For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. The Jefferson County Board of Education will appeal an appellate court ruling that […]

JCPS Delays High School Student Assignment and Appeals to Kentucky Supreme Court

The Jefferson County Board of Education will appeal an appellate court ruling that allows students to attend their neighborhood school. As a result of the court’s decision, the board also voted at Monday’s meeting to delay implementation of new boundaries and assignments for high school students next year. Delaying the JCPS high school assignment plan […]

World Language in Kentucky Public Schools Delayed

World language will, eventually, become part of the state’s new accountability system. But for now the Kentucky Board of Education has decided to put off its implementation for two years. Program reviews were created and implemented this year and will be used the following year to assess how certain subjects and content are being taught […]

Attorney Confident State Supreme Court Will Uphold JCPS Student Assignment Decision

Attorney Teddy Gordon (pictured right) says his chances are excellent if the Kentucky Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal on the opinion changing the Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. Last week the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that students should be able to attend the same school where they enroll, which is […]

Court Rules on JCPS Student Assignment, Kentucky Kingdom Talks Break Down, EPA Rejects Mining Permits, and Changes to Unemployment in Indiana: Afternoon Review

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that students have the right to enroll and attend the school nearest their home. But if JCPS takes the case further, it will delay having to comply with the Court of Appeals decision. The plan to re-open Kentucky Kingdom has hit another snag, with talks breaking down between […]

Williams Praises Ruling Against JCPS Student Assignment Plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is praising a court decision that could possibly dismantle the controversial student-assignment plan for Jefferson County Public Schools. On Friday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled students have the right to enroll and attend the school nearest to their home, effectively allowing neighborhood schools in the district. Earlier this year, […]

JCPS Student Assignment Ruling, Alleged Misuse of Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School, and Changes in College Football Conferences: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll speak with WFPL’s news staff about the stories they covered this week – including today’s ruling that JCPS parents have the right to enroll their children in the closest school. Segment B: The Courier-Journal’s environmental reporter, James Bruggers, will join us to review his long-continuing coverage of the Metropolitan Sewer District. Then […]

Safety Violations in KY Mines, Transparency in Contracts between Public Workers & Metro Government, College-Readiness in JCPS Students, Infant Mortality in West Louisville: Afternoon Review

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited five Kentucky coal mines for safety violations. They were among 20 nationwide with a history of compliance problems targeted in MSHA’s special impact inspections. An ordinance supported by the majority of Louisville Metro Council Democrats would exempt the cost of contracts between public workers and Metro […]