U of L Athletics: Don’t blame us for late Yum Center payments

  by Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey – The Louisville Arena Authority and the University of Louisville’s athletics department have regularly failed to meet deadlines on their annual payments under the Yum Center’s lease agreement, according to state Auditor Mike Harmon’s long-awaited audit. That was the lone finding in Harmon’s five-month review released Thursday, which says the…

Kentucky’s public pension debt just got billions bigger

by JOHN CHEVES, jcheves@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s public pension debt just got a few billion dollars bigger. On Thursday, the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees approved more pessimistic assumptions about the investment returns for state pension funds and the growth of state government payroll. The board debated but delayed voting on a similarly stark set of assumptions for…

Waste Grants Totaling $4.6M Awarded to Kentucky Counties

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS –  Kentucky officials say grants totaling $4.6 million have been awarded to Kentucky counties for recycling, household hazardous waste and composting. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management said in a news release the grants are to expand recycling infrastructure, reduce solid waste going into landfills, ensure proper management of household…