Louisville VA Medical Center director resigns after being accused of ‘whistle blower retaliation’

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.  Louisville’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Martin Traxler resigned Friday, the same day the federal agency asked for his removal. Traxlar was accused of “whistle blower retaliation, conduct unbecoming of a senior executive and lack of candor,” according to a statement from the Office of…

Council on Postsecondary Education approves campus diversity plans; hears institutions’ reports

The Council on Postsecondary Education had approved campus diversity plans for the public four-year universities and the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The five-year plans aim to boost enrollment, retention and graduation rates of students, particularly underrepresented minorities and low-income students. The plans also promote workforce diversity and inclusive and…

Bevin cabinet helped utility companies save money at public’s expense, judge says

In a sharply worded rebuke, a Franklin Circuit Court judge delivered a blow to the Bevin administration’s efforts to cut environmental red tape. In a ruling made public Wednesday, Judge Phillip Shepherd overturned 2017 regulations that dramatically limited state and public involvement in what electric utilities must do to get permission to construct new landfills or ponds for…