Murray State president on Kentucky House budget bill

Murray State University’s president says the House committee’s version of the state budget that restores higher education funding was the result of a ‘significant’ team effort. In a letter to the campus community on Wednesday, Davies said the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee’s biennial budget scales back cuts that had been proposed by Governor Matt Bevin.…

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…