Edelen fundraising benefits from running mate’s loan

Edelen fundraising benefits from running mate’s loan Adam Edelen has raised more than $2.3 million since entering Kentucky’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, boosted by $1.4 million in loans from his running mate that gave him a campaign-cash advantage over his rivals, according to their latest campaign-finance reports. Another prominent Democratic contender, longtime state lawmaker Rocky Adkins,…

Kentucky Democratic governor candidates debate for first time. Here’s what happened.

Kentucky Democratic governor candidates debate for first time. Here’s what happened BY DANIEL DESROCHERS The buildup to the first televised debate between the three major Democratic candidates vying to take on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin suggested there might be fireworks. It was more like sparklers. The three candidates — House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins,…

Goodwill, partners offer expungement clinic; Upcoming changes in law will make it easier for some

Goodwill, partners offer expungement clinic; Upcoming changes in law will make it easier for some BY MELINDA J. OVERSTREET moverstreet@glasgowdailytimes.com GLASGOW – Changes approved in the 2019 General Assembly will make it possible for some who aren’t eligible now to get their criminal records expunged. In the meantime, Goodwill Industries, in conjunction with several community…

Regional universities plead for legislative action as costly pension payments approach

Regional universities plead for legislative action as costly pension payments approach by LINDA BLACKFORD Across Kentucky, regional universities are struggling to put together budgets for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. In addition to rising costs and declining state support, they face the problem of uncertainty: They might owe the struggling Kentucky Retirement Systems…