Baptist Healthcare Agrees to $8.9 Million Medicare Settlement

The owner or operator of six Kentucky hospitals has agreed to pay $8.9 million for claims improperly billed to Medicare. The U.S. attorneys’ offices in Louisville and Lexington announced the settlement Thursday with Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc. and Hardin Memorial Hospital, under management of Baptist Healthcare. Baptist East in Louisville was among the hospitals involved, […]

Kentucky, Indiana Seek To Intervene In Bridges Suit

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Indiana Department of Transportation have asked to intervene in a lawsuit filed by two groups over the Ohio River Bridges Project. The groups—River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation—filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration claiming it didn’t follow federal law when it approved the project in […]

Revenue Commission Approves Water Company Loan, Council To Vote Thursday

The city owns the Water Company and regularly receives dividends from the company’s profits. The loan will collect 2% interest, and the Water Company will retain a portion of the dividend for the next eight years as repayment.

The money will be used to pay a $14 million settlement with a group of underpaid firefighters.

Firefighter Settlement Payments Unlikely To Reignite City/County Feud

Last year, the council issued $35 million in bonds to finance a similar settlement. Since the firefighters were underpaid by the old city before merger, many suburban residents didn’t think their tax dollars should go to the settlement. But the city owns the Water Company, and Metro Councilman Kevin Kramer the new settlement will not likely be very controversial.

Cumberlands Lawsuit Argued in Kentucky Supreme Court

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A ruling is not expected for several weeks from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging the use of state tax dollars to build a pharmacy school on a Baptist college campus. Attorney Kimberlee Colby, arguing for the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, says the school will […]

Abramson Shocked at Bridges Lawsuit

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. last week could delay work on the $4-billion dollar Ohio River Bridges Project. The local conservation group River Fields and the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed the suit against the Federal Highway Administration. They claim the federal government […]

Hearing Tomorrow in JCPS Student Assignment Case

A hearing is set for tomorrow afternoon in federal court in Louisville regarding a challenge to Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. Last week, attorney Teddy Gordon filed a request for an injunction on behalf of two plaintiffs whose children were seeking entrance to Stopher Elementary school as kindergarteners. Gordon wants the plan halted, […]

Lawsuit Filed Against KHSAA Rule

The man who successfully argued a case against the Jefferson County School District’s student assignment plan before the U.S. Supreme Court filed a lawsuit today against the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.  The suit’s plaintiff is a student at Presentation Academy. Attorney Ted Gordon filed the lawsuit in Jefferson Circuit Court. It claims a newly-implemented […]