Louisville’s ad hoc committee on redistricting met on Monday and expects to have some rough drafts of new district maps out to the public next week. The committee said because the population has been shifting east, redistricting will begin in the western part of the county, where multiple districts converge. Council President Jim King said… Continue reading Public Should See Rough Drafts of New District Maps Soon
On the heels of creating an ad hoc committee on redistricting, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has named three citizens to a panel that will deal with redrawing the lines for Jefferson County’s Fiscal Court districts. In 1913, Jefferson County moved to a commissioner form of government that gave rise to the three… Continue reading King Names Citizen Panel For Fiscal Court Redistricting
It would take an amendment to state constitution to eliminate the position, and Larson says he’s open to having the constitution changed to only eliminate the Fayette County Judge Executive, and not the Jefferson County office.
Last summer, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted to have more than 20 elementary schools include magnet programs. It came just a year the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down Jefferson County’s desegregation plan saying it unconstitutionally assigned students to schools by race. This week, these magnet programs — focusing on an array of areas… Continue reading New Arts Magnet Program Strives to Transform School
There are 7,600 students in Jefferson County Public Schools that meet the criteria for homelessness. And that’s a 300 child increase from last year.
There are nearly half a million registered voters in Jefferson County – up from the previous presidential election year. And County clerk’s office spokesperson Nore Ghibaudy says officials expect a huge turnout.
Louisville education and civic leaders are trying to better understand why students are dropping out of high school. They attended a summit today to tackle the problem and devise a solution for Jefferson County. JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman says many of the ideas stemmed from one theme. “One of the major concerns around dropouts is… Continue reading Education Leaders Get Ideas from Dropout Solution Summit
Jefferson County’s Drug Court was taken over by the state a year ago because it was underfunded. That move has allowed the program to expand staff and take on more clients. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports on how those changes couldn’t have been more timely.