The Fayette County offices of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services have consolidated and moved to a new location at 455 Park Place off of Russell Cave Road. The cabinet determines eligibility for assistance programs such as food stamps and Medicaid. It also oversees child and adult protection services.
The Federal Highway Administration’s letter to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray to remove a rainbow-themed crosswalk in downtown Lexington was prompted by a question from the local government, a spokesman for the federal agency said Thursday.
No taxpayer money was used to settle a sexual harassment complaint against former House Speaker Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, and three other Republican lawmakers, according to the Legislative Research Commission.
A circuit judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Matt Bevin can reorganize state education boards when the legislature is not in session, but his restructuring of the board that creates standards for teachers was unconstitutional.
A Democratic lawmaker filed a complaint Wednesday with the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission, asking for an investigation into a sexual harassment settlement between four Republican lawmakers and a legislative employee who worked for them.
The city of Lexington will not have to repay a federal conservation agency $350,000 that the city allegedly overcharged the agency, Lexington officials learned Tuesday. The Natural Resource Conservation Service said the city overcharged it for conservation easements to protect two Fayette County farms.
The Federal Highway Administration wants Lexington Mayor Jim Gray to remove a rainbow-themed crosswalk in downtown Lexington that was installed to promote diversity, saying it poses a legal liability to the city.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, is blazing into the discussion on legalizing medicinal marijuana in Kentucky. Republicans called her decision to name a task force “laughable,” noting that the topic is unrelated to her job as chief elections officer.
Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration wants a revision of a report estimating the cost of his proposed pension bill for the Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky — an eye-popping $4.4 billion that startled some of the lawmakers Bevin is trying to win over.
Leaders of the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission were silent Tuesday about the city of Lexington’s surprise removal last month of two controversial Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse.
The unfunded liability of the agency that operates pension systems for Kentucky’s state and local government workers grew by more than $5 billion last year, according to data presented Monday to the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees.