Promised changes to Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol don’t exist nearly two years later

BY JACK BRAMMER FRANKFORT – Nearly two years after rejecting requests to remove a controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Kentucky’s Capitol Rotunda, a state panel that promised to produce educational materials to help put the statue in historical context is only now beginning its work. Raoul Cunningham, president of the state and Louisville…

Following executive order, Gov. Matt Bevin appoints non-voting advisers to Board of Education

BY: Kirsten Clark , @kirstenlmclark – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed four non-voting, non-member advisers to the Kentucky Board of Education, according to a press release issued Monday evening. The move comes just days after Bevin signed an executive order restructuring various education-related boards and councils in the Commonwealth. The four new advisers are: Tracey Cusick,…

Pikeville psychologist charged in Conn disability fraud scheduled to begin trial Monday

BY: BY BILL ESTEP bestep@herald-leader.com – The trial was scheduled to begin Monday for the only person who will go before a jury in a case involving alleged massive disability fraud in Eastern Kentucky. Pikeville psychologist Alfred Bradley Adkins was charged with well-known attorney Eric C. Conn and David B. Daugherty, an administrative law judge who heard appeals…