The United States Justice Department announced, yesterday, that it was dropping a proposed controversial rule that would allow it to deny the existence of sensitive documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, sent a letter to the Justice Department about the rule and in a press release said the department had told him it was dropping plans to implement it. Grassley said:
The Jockey’s Guild is asking Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) to reconsider the decision to stop making annual contributions to the guild. The guild provides life insurance and temporary disability insurance to its members. Recently it secured agreements with other racing corporations, but CDI announced earlier this year that it will not contribute in 2012. CDI previously made regular annual payments of $330,000 on behalf of its four tracks, said Terry Meyocks, the national manager for the Jockey’s Guild.
Less than a week until Election Day, former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Todd P’Pool for Kentucky attorney general. The Hopkins County Attorney is challenging Democratic incumbent Jack Conway and has sought to nationalize the race by promising to challenge federal environmental regulations and President Obama’s health care overhaul.
Anacomp, a document and business process management solutions company, will locate a new service facility in Somerset. The new facility will bring 200 new jobs and a more than $2.4 million investment. Founded in 1968, Anacomp offers document conversion services to support a variety of business applications, including human resources, claims management, retirement benefits and health records. Anacomp will lease space in the Enterprise Center, a multi-tenant facility located in the Valley Oak Technology Complex, which is owned by Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the planned new interchange on Interstate 65 at Oakland and its connector to U.S. 31-W comply with federal environmental review standards. The ruling means the state will move forward with the project as quickly as it can, said Greg Meredith, chief district engineer with the Department of Highways. The project has been in the works since 2003 and had a federal earmark of $36 million. The project slowed when Karst Environmental Education and Protection sued the Federal Highway Administration in October 2010 to halt the project. The lawsuit contended that federal officials didn’t comply with the National Environmental Policy Act before approving the project.
More than 26,000 prescription pain pills were diverted from a Butler County pharmacy onto the black market in and around Bowling Green. That’s what Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force officers found as the result of an investigation that started with one undercover drug purchase in May. Hundreds of man-hours later, task force officers traced the source to a Butler County pharmacy where an employee, without the knowledge of her employer, stole the pills and provided them to another person for resale, police said.
In its initial public offering, Groupon is selling about $700 million in stock. As The Wall Street Journal puts it that's "the biggest tech IPO of its kind since Google's stock-market debut."
If you're not familiar, Groupon is an Internet deals company. It for example, sells $50 worth of food at a restaurant for $25. It splits the profits with the restaurant on coupons redeemed and keeps the ones that customers don't use.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, shown speaking at the parliament in Athens on Friday, is facing a no-confidence vote.
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George Papandreou is not the only European politician who is nervous about his job. Greek's prime minister wouldn't be the first leader to lose his position as a result of the ongoing euro crisis, and more are likely to follow.
Papandreou faces a vote of confidence on Friday, which could bring down his government. Even if he survives this test, he may not remain in power for long.