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.

Americans File Tax Returns Ahead of Deadline

by Stephanie Crosby Some Americans are working to get their tax returns filed under the April 15 deadlines. IRS spokesperson Jodie Reynolds says if you’ve waited this long to get started, it may be best to request an extension. “The extension is an extension to file, not an extension to pay,” says Reynolds. “If you […]

Mayoral Forum Offers Ideas for City's Arts Future

Eleven candidates for Louisville mayor spoke at a forum on the arts and culture last night. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the entire forum, click on Listen to the story.) Local businessman Chuck Maisch opened the event recounting how a few business leaders started the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937 […]

High Speed Rail: Too Costly or Imperative?

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says high speed rail would be a boon for Louisville. A federal grant recently awarded to the Georgia Department of Transportation would help it examine the feasibility of a route from Chicago to Atlanta, with stops in Louisville and Nashville. But George Mason University transportation economist Dr. Kenneth Button says high speed rail isn’t worth the trouble.

Beshear, Yarmuth Tout Free Tax Preparation Sites

Thousands of Kentuckians leave money on the table each year because they qualify for the federal earned-income tax credit and don’t apply for it – that’s according to Governor Steve Beshear. He was in Louisville today to encourage low-income Kentuckians to look into their eligibility for the tax credit and take advantage of free tax […]

In Louisville, Suburban Dollars Fund Urban Services

Next month, the Metro Council will begin debating how to pay the final $30 million of the city’s settlement with firefighters over miscalculated overtime. The debt dates back to the pre-merger City of Louisville, and some council members want taxpayers in the old city, now called the Urban Services District, to pay it off. Others […]