JCPS Board Approves Higher Tax, Discusses Transportation Issues

The Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night approved its third consecutive property tax increase to help fund public schools. The money will go toward textbooks, employee raises and new construction. Earlier in the meeting, board members apologized for transportation problems on the first day of school.

Stimulus Project Map Searchable by Address

This year and next, nearly $300 million dollars in federal stimulus dollars will flow into Louisville Metro. They’ll fund projects ranging from buying more energy efficient school buses to installing new sidewalks. To make the use of those funds—and their impact, for instance, on jobs—as transparent as possible, the Mayor’s spokesman Chris Poynter says the city’s economic stimulus team has created an online, searchable map of projects.

"Bail Out" Bill's Energy Tax Credits: Boon for KY Renewables?

The so-called “bail out” bill may not seem to be having major effects on the financial markets. But it is stirring excitement among renewable energy advocates. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland has the story.