Louisville news: UK ranks 129, UofL 179 in preseason poll (relax, the subject was just academics) edition [News]

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  • "After a lengthy court hearing Monday in which six state workers testified about how the public would suffer under a plan to furlough state workers, a judge delayed ruling on a motion to block the unpaid leave. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said he wanted more information on the state’s financial condition to see if the state could get by without the six days of furloughs that Gov. Steve Beshear announced in July as a cost-saving measure." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Buses have begun their early morning routes without any reports of major problems Tuesday morning, said Rick Caple, transportation director for Jefferson County Public Schools. Caple said there has been an occasional report of some students missing their bus or getting on the wrong bus and ending up at the wrong school, but he said that’s “normal” for the first day of school. Most buses also appear to be on time as of 7:30 a.m., but some may be running a few minutes late as drivers get accustomed to new routes on the first day. He said 910 school buses will be out on Jefferson County roads until about 10 a.m. with elementary school students being transported later this morning." [Courier-Journal]
  • "About 700 Highlands and Belknap residents say they don't want it and have signed a petition against it. The Highlands Kroger at 2440 Bardstown Road is moving forward to add a gas station, even though there are some legal questions on whether they have the right." [WAVE 3]
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Kentucky 129, Universty of Louisville 176 among national universities [US News & World Report, via Page One Kentucky]
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