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8/24/2016 » View story
Waters: Leaders Double Down on Pension Secrecy
Sunday, August 28, 2016 2:05 PM
Legislation during this year's General Assembly requiring disclosure of public retirement benefits for all current and former lawmakers, "including their name, status, and projected or actual retirement benefit payments," passed the Republican-run state Senate with unanimous, bipartisan support from all 38 senators and flew through the Democratically controlled House State Government Committee ...
New Juvenile Justice Chief Oversaw Raid in Texas
Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:47 AM
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Carey D. Cockerell begins his new role in Kentucky next month. Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley on Friday praised Cockerell's commitment to public safety and his compassion for youth. Cockerell was commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from 2005 until he retired in 2008. Three months before his retirement, ...
SACS says UofL Could Now Have Accreditation Issues
Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:23 PM
The president of the accrediting body for the University of Louisville says Gov. Matt Bevin's move to abolish and replace the board of trustees interfered with the school's authority to make decisions and has raised significant issues with the institution's accreditation. Belle S. Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, sent a letter to acting University of ...
July Storm Damage Gets Fed. Disaster Declaration
Friday, August 26, 2016 11:57 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for parts of Kentucky affected by storms in early July. The White House said in a news release Friday that the declaration covers damage from storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred between July 2 and July 9. The affected area includes Adair, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Christian, Clay, Crittenden, Daviess, ...
KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Reports Data Breach
Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:25 PM
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says there has been a data breach at the organization, and some of its customers' information was illegally accessed. Officials say the compromised data includes customers' names, addresses, birthdays, partial social security numbers, and phone and email addresses. they say no credit card numbers, usernames, passwords or licensing ...
Kuttawa Company Produces $600,000 Country Ham
Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:46 PM
The Kentucky State Fair Grand Champion Country Ham is headed to Lexington. The ham, produced by Broadbent Foods in Kuttawa, weighs in at just over 17 pounds and was sold at auction for $600,000 during the Kentucky Farm Bureau's 53rd annual breakfast and auction. The winning bid is from Central Bank in Lexington. Last year's winning bid was $400,000. The ...
Stumbo Calls Meeting to Discuss Pension System
Friday, August 26, 2016 10:33 AM
Kentucky's Speaker of the House has called a meeting of all state representatives to discuss the beleaguered public pension system. An email to legislative assistants obtained by The Associated Press shows Speaker Greg Stumbo said all House members "are invited and encouraged to attend" a meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the House chambers. The email says members will "discuss several complex ...
UK Starts Recovery Program for Addicts
Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:35 AM
A group of University of Kentucky students is starting a recovery program for students dealing with addictions, and hopes to open a sober residence hall. News outlets report that UK's recently formed Collegiate Recovery Community is meant to promote a healthy and supportive college experience for students in recovery for substance abuse disorders and process addictions, as well as help ...
TVA Approves $10.37 Billion Budget
Friday, August 26, 2016 6:13 AM
The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved a $10.37 billion budget for fiscal year 2017. President and CEO Bill Johnson has made diversifying TVA's energy generation fleet a priority. According to a news release from the utility, at its quarterly board meeting on Thursday, Johnson highlighted completion of a Watts Bar Nuclear Plant reactor near Spring City and construction of natural gas units ...
Calipari: Willis Won't Miss Any Games After Arrest
Friday, August 26, 2016 4:55 AM
Kentucky coach John Calipari says senior forward Derek Willis won't miss any game time despite his June arrest for public intoxication. Calipari wouldn't say what disciplinary steps were taken against Willis other than to say the arrest illustrates his point to players that ``being here, you can't talk your way out of it.'' A Boone County deputy arrested Willis in Union on June 11 after ...
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