December 7, 2011 - 6:26pm
Mayor Greg Fischer
“There are instances in which overtime is scheduled and absolutely necessary to keep our city functioning, but unfortunately it seems as though overtime pay is, at the very least, overused and, at worst, abused.”
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer recently learned that three city employees have earned more than $50,000 in overtime pay this year alone.  Saying he’s concerned that overtime pay is unnecessarily costing taxpayers millions of dollars each year, Mayor Fischer today ordered a citywide review...
December 6, 2011 - 9:59pm
Not as badly managed as California
The good news is that Kentucky has moved up six ranks on the annual list of best run states in America. The bad news, of course, is this is in comparison to last year, when the Bluegrass State finished dead last.
The good news is that Kentucky has moved up six ranks on the annual list of best run states in America.  The bad news, of course, is this is in comparison to last year, when the Bluegrass State finished dead last.
December 6, 2011 - 12:47pm
Ishmon Burks sworn in as interim Louisville Police Chief
“I thought it was important to name an interim from outside the department and to name someone who has no interest in the permanent chief’s position.”
Mayor Greg Fischer has named Ishmon Burks, former Secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and a former commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, as interim chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department.  Burks starts Tuesday, December 6, 2011 and will serve until April, when Fischer...
December 3, 2011 - 2:39pm
The Bluegrass State has always been a curious mixture of Southern sophistication and Northern charm. But we were disgracefully slow in shedding the vestiges of antebellum racial segregation.
Racism, in its various manifestations, is an ugly thing to behold.  It seems like every time our nation lulls itself into a belief that racial intolerance and bigotry are on the wane, something hits the news cycle that jerks us back into the last century of American race relations.  Sure...
December 1, 2011 - 1:44pm
It's what's for dinner...
By allowing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resume horse meat inspections, the new law will effectively allow the operation of slaughterhouses in the U.S. that butcher horses for human consumption.
They eat horses, don’t they?  Just in time for the holidays (and remarkably coincident with the end of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs), President Obama last week quietly signed a law passed by congress that lifts the 5-year-old ban on federal funding for horse meat inspections; thereby...
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