State Supreme Court orders hiring freeze

By JUSTIN STORY jstory@bgdailynews.com Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. attends a ceremony April 14, 2017, at the Butler County Courthouse. daily news file A dramatic decrease in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic has led the Kentucky Supreme Court to institute a statewide hiring freeze across the judicial branch. The order from the…

Tupac, Beshear Shirts A Global Hit

By KARYN CZAR A family owned printing business in Louisville is springing back to life, thanks to a snafu by Governor Andy Beshear. Two weeks ago during his daily Coronavirus press briefing Governor Andy Beshear was upset thinking that pranksters were entering false names to try to collect unemployment…one applicant was Tupac Shakur. The next night,…

KY constables falsely arrested undercover FBI agent in corruption case, prosecutor says

BY BILL ESTEP SOMERSET Two Kentucky constables allegedly falsely arrested an undercover FBI agent helping investigate them on suspicions of stealing money confiscated in drug cases. Information about the incident, in a court document from prosecutors, provides more detail about the case against Pulaski County constables Michael “Wally” Wallace and Gary E. Baldock. The two…

The Bottom Line: Ky. Secretary of State: Changes in elections will keep people safe

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s top election official says moving the state’s primary elections and giving people new options for voting will not only help keep people safe but also presents an opportunity to clean up the voter rolls and ensure secure voting procedures moving forward. In an interview with The Bottom Line, Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams…

Kentucky’s Attorney General Joins 18-State Coalition Requesting Congress Investigate China

By RACHEL COLLINS Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined attorneys general from 17 states in asking the U.S. Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson led the effort, sending a letter May 9 to the leadership of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees and members of…