Kentucky lawmakers debate gun laws, school safety a day after deadly shooting

FRANKFORT — Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones called Wednesday for an armed guard in every Kentucky public school following a deadly shooting Tuesday at Marshall County High School. In a floor speech, Jones, D-Pikeville, said Kentucky has not adequately funded school security measures, including law-enforcement officers who are known as school resource officers. “In my opinion,…

Humana will share the wealth from tax cut with new incentive pay, boosted minimum wage

 by Grace Schneider, Louisville Courier Journal – The healthcare insurer will offer employees 55 and older who meet certain requirements an early retirement package. Mary Ann Gerth/Courier-Journal/USA TODAY Network Humana will extend the offer new incentive pay and increase its minimum wage for employees, a move that it credited to federal tax reform. A note sent…

Ethics commission has a copy of Hoover’s secret sexual harassment settlement

by DANIEL DESROCHERS, ddesrochers@herald-leader.com –  FRANKFORT — A prosecutor for the Legislative Ethics Commission has a copy of a secret settlement that four Republican House members made with a legislative employee who accused them of sexual harassment. Garry Adams, an attorney representing the former legislative employee, said the prosecutor had already obtained the settlement when Adams met…

Kentucky ‘adoption czar’ leaves post midway through 1st year

by The Associated Press – FRANKFORT, KY — Kentucky’s “adoption czar” has left Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration seven months into his appointment, without explanation. The Courier-Journal reported Monday that a Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesman said the state contract with Daniel Dumas had been terminated. He didn’t provide more details, and Dumas didn’t respond…