Court Rules on JCPS Student Assignment, Kentucky Kingdom Talks Break Down, EPA Rejects Mining Permits, and Changes to Unemployment in Indiana: Afternoon Review
- The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that students have the right to enroll and attend the school nearest their home. But if JCPS takes the case further, it will delay having to comply with the Court of Appeals decision.
- The plan to re-open Kentucky Kingdom has hit another snag, with talks breaking down between the state Fair Board and businessman Ed Hart’s Kentucky Kingdom Redevelopment Company.
- The Environmental Protection Agency has objected to 19 coal mining permits in Kentucky. The EPA said the permit applications lacked basic information about the characteristics and effects of the proposed pollution, and called into question the accuracy of the information provided.
- In compliance with a new state law, Indiana workers taking voluntary buyouts will no longer be eligible for state unemployment benefits starting tomorrow, and severance pay will be counted against unemployment payouts. The changes are part of Indiana’s plan to pay off a $2 billion loan from the federal government.