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Morehead State Budget Would Eliminate 64 Positions
Friday, May 06, 2016 10:25 AM
Morehead State University has announced budget recommendations, including the elimination of 64 positions. Multiple news outlets report school officials made the announcement Thursday. President Wayne D. Andrews said in a statement that the cuts are in response to a budget deficit of more than $9.7 million because of declining enrollment, population and a decrease in ...
McConnell Calls on Trump to Unite Party
Thursday, May 05, 2016 3:56 AM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump, as the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has the "opportunity and the obligation" to unite the GOP. In a statement, McConnell says he committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters and noted that Trump is on the verge of clinching that nomination. But McConnell's statement was hardly a full-throated ...
Beshear Examining Validity of Bevin Vetoes, Cuts
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:25 PM
Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says he is looking into the validity of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes and his mid-year reductions of several state agencies. Beshear argued before a state judge on Wednesday that Bevin's mid-year cuts to colleges and universities without getting the approval of the state legislature violated the state's constitution. Afterward, ...
Guess Family Sees Bullying Bill Signed into Law
Thursday, May 05, 2016 3:48 PM
Gov. Matt Bevin was joined Thursday by Paducah's Guess family and bill co-sponsors Sen. Dorsey Ridley and Sen. Mike Wilson, for the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 228, which gives a statewide definition for bullying in the K-12 school system. “It’s always a great day when we can pass legislation that protects our children,” said Gov. Bevin. “No child should ...
Master Distiller Retiring From Kentucky Distillery
Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:04 AM
Master distiller Ken Pierce is retiring from the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown after a career spanning more than 30 years in the industry. At the Kentucky distillery, Pierce was involved in all aspects of bourbon production, from evaluating grain to selecting mature whiskey. He was instrumental in developing 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and in recent line ...
UK Employee Fired, Accused of Defrauding School
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:35 PM
University of Kentucky officials have accused a former employee of defrauding the school of more than $220,000 since 2011. Citing a UK Board of Trustees report released Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Steven Ellis, a former business manager in the physics and astronomy department, was suspended last spring and was fired in September. University officials say Ellis sold more ...
UofL Faculty Senate Expresses Confidence in Ramsey
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 9:10 PM
More than half of the University of Louisville Faculty Senate has cast votes of confidence in university President James Ramsey. Out of 60 votes, 55 percent said they believe in Ramsey's ability to be an "effective leader," 40 percent said no and 5 percent abstained. University spokesman John Karman told The Courier-Journal that Ramsey was "very happy" with the results and believes they ...
Beshear to Prosecute Former Deputy Longmeyer
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:47 PM
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will prosecute his former chief deputy in state court following his guilty plea to federal bribery charges. Tim Longmeyer was the deputy attorney general for Andy Beshear. Court documents unsealed Tuesday at the request of the Lexington Herald-Leader show Longmeyer arranged for illegal campaign donations to Beshear's campaign. After ...
Records: Illegal Donations Went to Beshear, Conway
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:25 PM
Newly released court documents show that former Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer, who pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge, arranged for illegal campaign donations to Andy Beshear, who was elected attorney general, and Jack Conway, who lost his bid to become governor. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a judge unsealed the records Tuesday at the newspaper's request. An affidavit ...
UofL Students' Lawsuit Against Escort Dismissed
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:18 PM
A Louisville judge has dismissed a lawsuit by University of Louisville students filed against Katina Powell that said the escort's book allegations of sex parties at the men's basketball players' dormitory had devalued their education. Kyle Hornback and three other students sued Powell last fall, saying her book damaged the school's reputation. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry ...
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