Pew Says Most Kentuckians Support Food Safety Act

by Stephanie Crosby The Pew Health Group is working to rally support for legislation on Capital Hill known as the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The group released a poll today that says 85% of Kentuckians support strengthening food safety regulation. The poll of 500 Kentucky residents was conducted last month. Pew Food Safety Campaign… Continue reading Pew Says Most Kentuckians Support Food Safety Act

Yarmuth Says Jobless Benefits Extension is Crucial for Kentucky Economy

by Stephanie Crosby Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says the longer Congress takes to act on an extension of unemployment benefits to millions of jobless Americans, the more Kentucky suffers. Democrats on Capitol Hill want to extend jobless benefits by six months, at a cost of $34-billion. A number of Senate Republicans, including Mitch McConnell… Continue reading Yarmuth Says Jobless Benefits Extension is Crucial for Kentucky Economy

Holliday to Promote Virtual Learning Program to Offset Disaster Days

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The head of Kentucky public schools believes virtual learning on the Internet may be the best way to avoid losing instructional days to disasters. Last school year, disaster days, which don’t have to be made up, were granted to 11 Kentucky school districts, including nine days each in Knox… Continue reading Holliday to Promote Virtual Learning Program to Offset Disaster Days

Labor Cabinet to Hold Employer Seminar in Louisville

by Stephanie Crosby A two-day seminar will be held later this week to train some 200 Louisville-area employers on various labor laws. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is holding the session. Policy advisor Mike Donta says many employers statewide are interested in the training. “We get requests on a regular basis to hold specific trainings for… Continue reading Labor Cabinet to Hold Employer Seminar in Louisville

State Workers to be Furloughed Six Days

by Stephanie Crosby State workers will be furloughed a total of six days in the upcoming fiscal year, according to a proposal released today by the Personnel Cabinet. The budget approved by the General Assembly requires $131-million in expenditure reductions this fiscal year and $169-million dollars the year after that. Some of that savings will… Continue reading State Workers to be Furloughed Six Days

Temporary Walkway on Main Street Pleases CART

by Stephanie Crosby A protest that was planned for this afternoon at Second and Main Streets in Louisville has been scrapped. CART – or the Coalition for the Advancement of Regional Transportation – had planned the protest because construction zones there had no temporary walkway for pedestrians, forcing them to walk in the street. But… Continue reading Temporary Walkway on Main Street Pleases CART