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…

Arnold Simpson among legislators honored at Black History Month Celebration; KSU Pres. Brown speaks

Three longtime members of the Kentucky General Assembly, including NKY’s Arnold Simpson, were honored for their years of service and dedication to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its citizens at the 15th annual Black History Month Celebration in the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, president of Kentucky State University, was the keynote speaker.…