Dan Johnson’s widow claims voter fraud after losing seat to Linda Belcher in District 49 race

by Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal – Courier Journal reporter Thomas Novelly spends five minutes with Bullitt Co. special election candidate Rebecca Johnson before Tuesday’s election. Alton Strupp/Louisville Courier Journal An hour after being defeated by Linda Belcher in a special election in Bullitt County Tuesday night, a spokesman for Rebecca Johnson said she is claiming…

Former UofL Foundation CFO gets $175,000 in settlement over firing

by JACK BRAMMER, jbrammer@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — A judge ruled Tuesday that Attorney General Andy Beshear can hire outside attorneys to sue drug manufacturers and distributors without getting approval from the Bevin Administration. In a 12-page ruling, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said Gov. Matt Bevin’s power to implement executive authority “does not authorize him to micro-manage…

Fracking waste disposal: Still a hot mess

The slogan for Estill County is “where the bluegrass kisses the mountains.” But since 2015 the county, population 15,000, is widely known as the place where radioactive material generated by the oil and gas industry in a process known as fracking was dumped near some schools. As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in 2016, tons of waste from the drilling practice…