- "With the Ohio River predicted to crest ten feet above flood stage later this week, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency Monday due to the severe storms and flooding that have impacted the state.
Throughout the commonwealth, heavy rains and multiple rounds of severe weather have occurred causing minor rivers to flood. The Ohio and Mississippi Rivers are forecast to have major flooding with the possibility of historic flooding along the rivers at the Kentucky-Tennessee border." [WFPL]
- "A majority of states — including Kentucky and Indiana — aren’t putting away enough money to pay for their public employee retirement costs, a new report concludes. Kentucky and Indiana were among the 31 states whose pension programs were less than 80 percent funded in 2009, according to a report to be released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States." [Courier-Journal]
- "University of Kentucky officials have proposed an increase in mandatory housing and meal fees. That’s on top of a plan to raise tuition six percent. At a budget form today, university treasurer Angie Martin announced that next year’s students will pay nine percent more for on-campus housing and an additional three percent for their meal plan. Although faculty and staff will receive their first pay raise in three years, Martin says some departments will have their budgets cut by 2.5 percent, despite the extra revenue from fee increases." [WFPL]
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