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As District Court Judge it has been my honor over these last twenty years to marry two people in my courtroom. I’ve married over a thousand Louisvillians since January 1 1990. I come down from the bench in the middle of the courtroom for all to see I marry two people. I see no difference in love be it a man or a woman I just see love.
“The brain my take advice but not the heart. Weigh it and sink it deep, no matter. It will rise and find the surface.” – Truman Capote
With the state’s looming take over of Jefferson County Public Schools at bay for now the School Board races may be worth reviewing more than usual. How the embattled school system required more funds and voted to increase property taxes is worth considering. Especially when we consider that taxpayers spend $11,000 a year per student for the education that JCPS has given recently. The national average of $11,300 puts JCPS in the middle of the country in terms of spending.
We were unable to find a website for any candidate running for school board.
Current Jefferson County School Board
Board Member Bios
- District 1:
(40 yr Experience As A Teacher And Administrator)
- District 2:
Dr. Chris Kolb
- District 3:
(Attorney And Former PTA President (2 Terms))
- District 4:
(At 25 he’s the youngest person to serve on board)
- District 5:
(Former JCPS Teacher and Administrator)
- District 6:
Dr. Lisa Willner
- District 7:
(Has Worked As Adjunct Professor at IUS)
Candidates for School Board
SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 1
SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 3
Derek Jermaine GUY
SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 5
Linda D. DUNCAN
SCHOOL BOARD – DISTRICT 6
Maintained Matthew Leffler
The third-strongest storm in recorded history to hit the mainland US has battered north-west Florida, flooding beach towns and snapping trees.
Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds in the state’s Panhandle region.
Two people, including a child, were killed by falling trees, officials say.
Michael was downgraded to a tropical storm as it weakened over Georgia on its way to the Carolinas.
Storm-surge warnings are in place between Panama City Beach and Keaton Beach in Florida, and between Ocracoke Inlet and Duck in North Carolina, the US National Hurricane Center says.
There are fears for people who ignored evacuation warnings in some of the areas now flooded.
Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were left without electricity in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Michael earlier reportedly killed at least 13 people as it passed through Central America: six in Honduras, four in Nicaragua and three in El Salvador.
How powerful was Michael when it hit?
Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, at around 14:00 (18:00 GMT) on Wednesday.
Only the unnamed Labor Day hurricane, which hit Florida in 1935, and Hurricane Camille, which struck Mississippi in 1969, made landfall with greater intensity.
The Labor Day storm’s barometric pressure (the lower the number, the stronger the storm) was 892 millibars and Camille’s was 900, while Michael blew in with 919.
Michael was so powerful as it swept into Florida that it remained a hurricane as it moved further inland.
Its rapid intensification caught many by surprise, although the storm later weakened.
Unusually warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico turbo-charged the storm from a tropical depression on Sunday.
Only on Tuesday it was a category two hurricane but by Wednesday morning it had reached borderline category five, the highest level.
How badly was Florida hit?
More than 370,000 people in Florida were ordered to evacuate but officials believe many ignored the warning.
The coastal city of Apalachicola reported a storm surge of nearly 8ft (2.5m).
Images from Mexico Beach show many homes submerged in water, and there was severe damage to buildings in the state’s Panama City area.
The storm knocked out power to a quarter of a million homes and businesses, as power lines were smashed by falling trees.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long said at the White House that he was especially concerned about buildings constructed before 2001, and not able to withstand such high winds.
“We just hope those structures can hold up,” President Donald Trump responded. “And if not, that they’re not in those structures.”
States of emergency have been declared in all or parts of Florida, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.
Schools and state offices in the area are to remain shut this week and Florida has activated 3,500 National Guard troops.
What happens next?
As of early Thursday morning local time, the storm winds had dropped to 60mph, the NHC said.
It warned that communities in north-west Florida and North Carolina faced the threat of life-threatening flooding as rising water moved inland from the coast.
The Carolinas are still recovering from the floods of Hurricane Florence.
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So many notes!
– Sal, Marcie’s known you since you were five. She knows where this is going – straight off a cliff.
– It’s sweet Marcie doesn’t seem to blame Sal for what happened, although she seems to have more realistic expectations for her situation (and as such may not appreciate those comments – or, at least, not believe them).
– Sal’s face in that last panel. She’s BREAKING ME guys.
– Sal’s still clinging to that hope of this being temporary. Thanks a LOT, Charles.
– Shit. Sal’s smoking already? Oww. That can seriously mess you up. It can take up to 15 years to reverse damage done by cigarettes. I found that out googling health benefits for quitting for a story (and kinda felt pretty good about making my parents quit 18 years ago).
– I’m not quite sure what Marcie would mean. That Sal doesn’t smoke and Marcie wouldn’t approve? If so, why did Marcie take up smoking? Does it mean she already smokes? Did she meant Sal doesn’t chill?
– This Asher kid worries me. Sal’s said before she and Marcie have bad taste in people, other than each other, so I’m worrying we’re going to see this.
*clapping meme* Let. Sal. Have. Friends.
Just. Not. This. One.
Dumbing of Age