Edelen Says He’ll Audit Private Medicaid Operators This Year

After months of mounting problems, State Auditor Adam Edelen says he will launch a full investigation intoKentucky’s statewide Medicaid Managed Care system. Edelen created a Medicaid task force in February after taking a first look at the managed care system. He also gave recommendations to managed care companies, health care providers and the state on… Continue reading Edelen Says He’ll Audit Private Medicaid Operators This Year

Fischer Cleans House at MSD

In response to this morning’s scathing audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced a number of changes in the department. Fischer is announcing the department changes this hour. So far, he has announced that: MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein will retire this spring Greg Heitzman, head of the Louisville water… Continue reading Fischer Cleans House at MSD

MSD Pays $8,000 to Mitigate Archaeological Dispute

The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is paying $8,000 to the state’s office of archaeology. The money will be used to study artifacts found on property where pipe construction has been completed. The Army Corps of Engineers—which provided MSD with one of the permits used to run pipes through property near Floyd’s Fork—found that construction… Continue reading MSD Pays $8,000 to Mitigate Archaeological Dispute

Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

The Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District says four water pumping stations will be placed around the county this week. “The grounds really haven’t had a chance to dry out and they can’t soak up any rain fall. And once November comes the rain starts moving in its more regular it’s a heavier amount and it’s a… Continue reading Louisville Adds Water Pumping Stations in Preparation for Heavy Rain

Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain… Continue reading Controversial Bonus for MSD Director, Hearing Set for Indiana Secretary of State, Faster Electronic Processing for EPOs, Voter Registration Deadline Tomorrow: Afternoon Review

Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain… Continue reading Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

JCPS Student Assignment Ruling, Alleged Misuse of Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School, and Changes in College Football Conferences: Today on State of the News

Segment A: We’ll speak with WFPL’s news staff about the stories they covered this week – including today’s ruling that JCPS parents have the right to enroll their children in the closest school. Segment B: The Courier-Journal’s environmental reporter, James Bruggers, will join us to review his long-continuing coverage of the Metropolitan Sewer District. Then… Continue reading JCPS Student Assignment Ruling, Alleged Misuse of Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School, and Changes in College Football Conferences: Today on State of the News

City Says Ohio River Fish Kill Wasn’t Caused by Chemical Spill

City officials have determined that a mysterious sheen on the Ohio River two weeks ago was not caused by a chemical spill. But though they’ve ruled that out, the evidence is inconclusive. The Metropolitan Sewer District sent several of the Asian Carp that were found dead in the river out for tissue analysis. And according… Continue reading City Says Ohio River Fish Kill Wasn’t Caused by Chemical Spill

Algae Bloom May Be Cause of Ohio River Fish Kill

The head of the Metropolitan Sewer District says the fish kill on the Ohio River last night may have resulted from an algae bloom, rather than a chemical spill as was previously reported. The sheen on the Ohio River was noticed south of Rubbertown by cameras at Dow Chemical’s plant, and about 20 Asian Carp… Continue reading Algae Bloom May Be Cause of Ohio River Fish Kill