DOJ set to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner

Originally published on November 8, 2017 8:31 pm The U.S. Justice Department has informed AT&T that it will block the telecommunications giant’s planned $85 billion takeover of Time Warner unless it sells off CNN — a network frequently targeted for derision by President Trump. The move has therefore triggered concerns within CNN that the administration…

Striking migrant farm workers win settlement

After about three weeks on strike, a group of migrant workers employed at a tobacco farm in Gerrard County, Kentucky have reached a settlement with the farm’s owner. The workers came from Mexico under the H2A visa program, which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. for temporary or seasonal farm work. The Department of Labor program also sets a…

Bullitt schools will cancel classes to allow teachers to lobby on pensions

by Grace Schneider, Courier Journal – A plan to reform the state’s retirement systems majorly affects teachers. Rachel Aretakis/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network The Bullitt County schools became the first local system to agree to cancel classes to allow teachers to rally in Frankfort if a special legislative session is called on pension reform. The school board voted 4-0…

One Norton hospital earns A, others in Louisville score mediocre grades in national rank

Louisville-based Norton Healthcare scored impressive gains in a newly released national ranking of hospitals’ patient safety scores. Two of Norton’s three local hospitals stepped up in letter grades this fall and one of its facilities, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, leaped from a B grade last year to an A in scores from the healthcare watchdog Leapfrog Group. That…