Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2018) – Gov. Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.  Jenean Hampton, Joe Allen Carpenter, Rebecca Gillis, Henry Bertram, Gregg Martin Bayer, Richard Payne, Ronnie Lee Day, Dana Lynn Jenkins, Brian Houillion, Douglas Tackett, Ryan Martin Halloran, Edward J. Meiman III, Michael Dossett, Michael Blaine Hedges, Mike Sunseri, Mike…

Kentucky’s education commissioner is out. A JCPS audit is looming. What it means for schools

An abrupt shakeup at the Kentucky Education Department could have far-reaching impact on the future of the state’s public schools. So, what’s happened so far? After criticism from the governor and pressure from the state education board, Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt resigned Tuesday. An interim leader is already in place. That’s on top of seven new…

Here’s what Kentucky lawmakers did—and did not—get done this session

A lawmaking session that started with a sexual harassment scandal and featured a monthslong fight over pension reform ended Saturday, leaving behind raw feelings after a public showdown between Kentucky teachers and their elected officials. Here’s what happened with the key issues and controversial proposals the legislature debated during the 2018 session. Pension reform Republican…