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…

The Bottom Line: Pension relief for universities and other government entities should come sooner than later, panel says

The Bottom Line: Pension relief for universities and other government entities should come sooner than later, panel says By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line FRANKFORT, Ky. — In light of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of a bill seeking to allow state universities and other government entities to exit the state’s ailing pension system, KET Kentucky Tonight host Renee…