Monday, April 8, 2019

Oh, Kentucky

If you want to get your week off to a depressing start, check out Thomas Capps's (excellent) report for Channel 6 on the runaround that sick former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant workers are getting from the U.S. Department of Labor and its Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.

For the moment, at least, what is said to be Kentucky's oldest continuously running fair is no more.

Bad jobs news from Elizabethtown and Raceland. Good from Leitchfield. Hiring in Hardin (I love The Brass Lantern).

I've talked before about the fantastic meeting coverage in today's journalism. Well, I'm not sure that anyone does it consistently any better than Michael Monks in The River City News. His blow-by-blow from a Bromley city-council meeting reads like a freaking Dragnet:

"Effectively at 6:45 tonight, Ludlow is going to make the next fire run?," Chief Keller asked.

"As soon as I call them," Mayor Denham said. "I'll call them shortly when I get done with this."

"OK," the chief said, with a laugh.

Just fantastic.

Spring break is over at Kentucky's public schools, and The Courier-Journal has the 411 to bring your tan-and-fine self back up to Louisville-and-environs speed.

Bowling Green's Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science has selected the high-school sophomores who would make up its Class of 2021, and they hail from 54 of Kentucky's counties. Over its 11 years, Gatton has invited students from all but three Kentucky counties. 

Groundbreaking is set for tomorrow for the Henderson County Public Library expansion ("light refreshments"!).

What's next for 112 W. Broadway in Mayfield?


  1. I would be curious to know why the government felt the need to make the process so complicated. ThatsT nuts. Wonder what McConnell and Paul are doing to help?

  2. That's a good question. I think I'll ask them both.