James McNair http://wfpl.org en Louisville Water Co. Fined $84,000 For 'Willful' Disregard of Safety Laws http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-water-co-fined-84000-willful-disregard-safety-laws <p>The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has cited Louisville Water Co. for violating trench-safety laws for the third time in four years, this time issuing a $84,000 fine for what the state agency called a “willful” disregard of the law.</p><p>The citations stem from a fire hydrant replacement job on Leman Drive on Jan. 16. An inspector for the Labor Cabinet, which enforces Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health laws, noted that workers were in a trench nearly 6½ feet deep with no wall cave-in protection and an insufficient ladder.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:45:01 +0000 James McNair 9817 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Water Co. Fined $84,000 For 'Willful' Disregard of Safety Laws That Home Rental Posting on Craigslist? It May Not Be Real. http://wfpl.org/post/home-rental-posting-craigslist-it-may-not-be-real <p>For all the incessant warnings about send-money-now, get-goods-later scams on Craigslist and other websites, online con artists just won’t quit.</p><p>So I learned as I shopped Craigslist on June 7 for a place to rent. One listing caught my eye, that of a fully furnished four-bedroom, two-story house in Belknap for $1,500 a month. The interior photos looked great. “WiFi and AT&amp;T cable throughout the house. Sleeps 8-10 people comfortably,” the ad said.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:57:48 +0000 James McNair 9633 at http://wfpl.org That Home Rental Posting on Craigslist? It May Not Be Real. Food Demo Workers Say They Were Victimized By Louisville Company http://wfpl.org/post/food-demo-workers-say-they-were-victimized-louisville-company <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost every day, apron-clad women stand at makeshift tables in supermarkets around the country, handing out free bites of Boar’s Head meats, Kern’s Derby Pie or Pop’s Pickles. They stand for up to six hours straight and earn anywhere from $10 to $16 an hour.</span></p><p>“I loved the work. You get to work with people, and they get to try a lot of new things. It’s a fun job,” said Sharon Pilder of Madison, Tenn.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 James McNair 9567 at http://wfpl.org Food Demo Workers Say They Were Victimized By Louisville Company The Major Points in the KFC Yum! Center Economic Impact Study http://wfpl.org/post/major-points-kfc-yum-center-economic-impact-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than four full years into operation, the KFC Yum! Center has accounted for an estimated economic impact of more than half a billion dollars since it opened.</span></p><p class="c1"><span>So says an outside consulting firm that added up the dollars from arena ticket, concession and merchandise sales, along with estimated spending on hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, shopping, transportation and other entertainment.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:30:49 +0000 James McNair 9493 at http://wfpl.org The Major Points in the KFC Yum! Center Economic Impact Study Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-risk-youth-agencys-president-resigns-following-inquiry <p>The president of the state’s largest non-profit agency for at-risk and foster children resigned late last week in the aftermath of an internal investigation of her performance. Neither she nor the organization’s board of directors would say why.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:37:33 +0000 James McNair & R.G. Dunlop 9137 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry Kentucky Gets ‘B’ Grade In Government Transparency http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gets-b-grade-government-transparency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The national leader just five years ago, Kentucky is starting to fall behind other states in disclosing how state government spends the public’s money.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:46:13 +0000 James McNair 9088 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Gets ‘B’ Grade In Government Transparency Churchill Downs Inc. Preps For Big Race, and Executives Win Big With Bonuses http://wfpl.org/post/churchill-downs-inc-preps-big-race-and-executives-win-big-bonuses <p>The Kentucky Derby is still more than a month away, but Churchill Downs Inc. executives are already celebrating a big payday.</p><p>A lot of money passes through CDI. The Louisville-based gaming company owns five horse racetracks, six casinos and the nation’s top online wagering site, <a href="http://TwinSpires.com">TwinSpires.com.</a></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:14:33 +0000 James McNair 8999 at http://wfpl.org Churchill Downs Inc. Preps For Big Race, and Executives Win Big With Bonuses Louisville-Based Kindred Healthcare's Chairman Snares Loaded Retirement Package http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-based-kindred-healthcares-chairman-snares-loaded-retirement-package <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Kindred Healthcare Inc., retirement gifts have gone way beyond the farewell cake, the cheap wristwatch and the sendoff reception at the local sports bar.</span></p><p>Last December the Louisville-based hospital and nursing home chain announced that its chairman, Edward Kuntz, would be quitting the board of directors after its annual shareholders meeting in May. Kuntz is 68 and has been chairman since 1999. Until 2004, he was also the company’s chief executive. “</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:31:00 +0000 James McNair 8957 at http://wfpl.org Louisville-Based Kindred Healthcare's Chairman Snares Loaded Retirement Package