January 19, 2012 - 9:54pm
Don't cry...
Kentucky’s state social workers are certainly poorly trained and poorly motivated, but they are hardly overworked. Hiding for years under what Judge Shepherd called “efforts to blanket the operation of the child welfare system under a veil of secrecy,” the bureaucratic bunglers at CHFS have been successful in keeping their incompetence from public view.
Yesterday in Frankfort, Patricia Pregliasco, a Kentucky state social worker from Jefferson County, told a legislative committee that her fellow social service employees “are collapsing under the crushing caseloads.”   “Workers are crying, they’re breaking down,...
January 9, 2012 - 6:46pm
The Deal Of The Year
What started as a plan to preserve the Ford Motor Co. jobs that already were in Kentucky snowballed into a massive expansion of Ford’s Kentucky operations, and the company’s decision to go “all-in” on its Louisville facilities–with an estimated direct economic impact to the area of $5.2 billion–was spurred by a creative $240-million incentives package.
This past October, we shared with readers the good news that Ford Motor Company was going to invest a total of $1.2 billion to expand operations at the Louisville Assembly and Ford Truck plants, creating 3,100 new jobs.  Today comes the announcement that the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Ford...
January 4, 2012 - 8:43pm
They're baaack...
"No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”
The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 regular session convened yesterday in Frankfort, for a 60-day session that ends April 9th.  We are reminded again of those immortal words of Judge Gideon J. Tucker, a Tammany Hall Democrat, who said:  "No man’s life, liberty, or...
December 30, 2011 - 8:30am
Ohio River Bridges Project
Local news for Dec. 30, 2011
"Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday that Kentucky and Indiana have reached consensus on a plan to finance and build the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville, keeping the project on target to begin construction in 2012. Under an agreement in principle reached by Beshear, Indiana Gov....
December 29, 2011 - 6:41pm
At long last...
“This is an enormous step in our progress to begin building both bridges in 2012. By playing to each state’s strengths, we are lowering the cost of the project, increasing competition, and speeding the construction of these critical bridges."
After years of lawsuits, environmental impact statements, opposition from River Fields and “86-64,” and miscellaneous wrangling, an announcement came late Thursday afternoon that Kentucky and Indiana will divide the responsibilities for building and paying for the Ohio River Bridges...
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