Ky. pension plight improves slightly

by RONNIE ELLIS, CNHI News Service – FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s troubled pension systems had some good news for lawmakers Monday, although they remain a long way from financial stability. And one of them — the County Employee Retirement System or CERS — wants to become independent of the state system and enjoys the support of…

Telehealth co. eyes $1.7M center on 4th Street

by Grace Schneider , @gesinfk – Care Innovations LLC, a telehealth company from California, confirmed Thursday that it will add 24 workers at new offices on Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. The company, which specializes in the rapidly growing remote care delivery business, announced previously that it will build a campus downtown for research and development. The company,…

Feds won’t prosecute David Dunn, 2 other ex-U of L execs in funding investigation

by Andrew Wolfson , @adwolfson – The U.S. attorney’s office had decided it won’t prosecute Dr. David Dunn and two other former University of Louisville executives who were under investigation for allegedly misusing federal money for non-university purposes, their lawyers say. The Courier-Journal reported in December 2015 that the FBI was investigating whether Dunn, executive vice president for health…

Candidates sought for community college boards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Officials are seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards that oversee colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. A statement from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office says there is an immediate need for applicants to serve these schools: Ashland, Big Sandy, Bluegrass, Elizabethtown, Gateway, Hazard, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Jefferson, Madisonville, Maysville, Owensboro,…

Former Bardstown mayor takes over after predecessor driven out of office

by RANDY PATRICK, The Kentucky Standard –  Dick Heaton is Bardstown’s new mayor, taking over after former Lexington police officer John Royalty was booted from the job. All five of Heaton’s fellow City Council members voted Tuesday afternoon to affirm the former mayor to serve once again as the city government’s chief executive for the remainder of the current term,…