Archive

You are viewing the "Kentucky" Archives

Kentucky Governor’s Pension Plan Passes State House

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal has narrowly passed the state House after a more than three-hour debate as a midsummer special legislative session continues. The 52-46 vote Monday was a pivotal test for Bevin’s plan to assist regional universities and quasi-governmental entities strapped by surging retirement costs. Those agencies include… Read More

400-Plus Citations Given for Call-Before-Digging Violations

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky utility regulators say their agency has issued more than 400 citations since assuming the role of enforcing the state’s call-before-you-dig law as it relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines. The state Public Service Commission took over responsibility for enforcing the law last July. Since then, the PSC says… Read More

Officials Will Tour Bevin’s Home Again to Clear Tax Dispute

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin’s mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes. The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday to revisit the 150-year-old mansion. The inspection was requested… Read More

Kentucky House Panel Advances Bevin-Backed Pension Bill

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal won approval from a legislative committee on Saturday, clearing its first hurdle of the mid-summer special session. The House State Government Committee approved the measure after defeating two Democratic-sponsored proposals during a three-hour hearing. The action sets the stage for a vote Monday in the… Read More

Bevin, Beshear Clash on Several Issues at Farm Bureau Forum

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have clashed on education and health care policies during a forum before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters in Louisville, Beshear said Wednesday that a push to bring charter schools to Kentucky will hurt public education. Beshear… Read More

Company Says It Has 4 Months To Raise $300M For New Mill

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says it has about four months to raise $300 million in equity capital for a proposed aluminum mill in Kentucky or risk losing a large investment. The Courier Journal reports Braidy provided the details in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week about its agreement with United Co. Rusal…. Read More

Kentucky Health Officials Won’t Ban Tattoos Over Scars

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A proposal to ban tattooing on scarred skin will fade away after Kentucky health officials backed off the proposed regulation. State officials said Tuesday that updated regulations for tattoo studios will move forward without the proposed ban on tattoos over scars. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says it received… Read More

Bevin: Special Session on Pensions to Start Friday

By:
Posted on:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special legislative session that will start on Friday in an effort to offer pension relief for regional universities and dozens of quasi-governmental agencies. The Republican governor announced the long-awaited special session in a press release issued by his office on Monday. The governor’s office… Read More

Bevin, Democratic Lawmaker Exchange Barbs Over Pension Plan

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy. Rep. Jeff Donohue sent the paper copy back unopened, the envelope marked “Return to Sender.” The Louisville lawmaker says… Read More