At the Courthouse Square

Shadowy group launches ad demanding action on JCPS board

06/12/2018 01:53 PM

A group backed by a Louisville real estate developer is the latest entrant into the media fray surrounding a proposed state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools. Kentuckians for Progress, launched an ad buy on Thursday, June 7 claiming children in the Jefferson County Public Schools are being abused, according to documents obtained by Pure Politics. The group behind the attack is not well known, nor is their structure. According to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission Kentuckians for... Read more 

Fate of pension case now in Judge Shepherd's hands

06/07/2018 02:25 PM

FRANKFORT- After a little more than two hours of oral arguments, the fate of the pension bill lawsuit will now be decided by Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd, at least until it’s appealed. The Franklin County Circuit Courtroom was filled with teachers dressed in red, attentively listening as Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, made his case against the Bevin Administration and the General Assembly about the legality of Senate Bill 151. Beshear laid out his argument against the bill in... Read more 

Western Dist. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman and the mission to target gangs, drugs and violent crimes

06/07/2018 12:03 PM

Kentucky’s Western District U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman has his hands full as the state battles the opiate epidemic, a resurgence of high potency meth, and increased murders and violent crimes perpetrated by gangs in the state’s largest county. The Commonwealth’s western district encompasses 53 counties in Kentucky with around 2.5 million people; it stretches from Oldham and Jefferson County, the state’s most populous county, to Fulton County in the Purchase area where you’ll find Kentucky Bend, a bulb-shaped peninsula that’s... Read more 

Bevin administration files brief to prevent injunction on abortion bill

05/09/2018 01:46 PM

FRANKFORT- The Bevin administration has filed a brief in opposition to the motion for a preliminary injunction filed by the ACLU and a Louisville abortion clinic to prevent House Bill 454 from going into effect. The law bans physicians from providing the abortion method known as dilation and evacuation, or “D&E”. The new law was sponsored by Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, and bans the method which involves removing the fetal and placental tissue with a combination of suction and instruments... Read more 

Bevin attacks judge on pension lawsuit

05/08/2018 03:08 PM

CINCINNATI- A day after suffering a minor loss in the pension bill lawsuit, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, went after the judge trying the case. While on the Brian Thomas Morning Show, on Cincinnati radio station 55KRC, Bevin said Judge Phillip Shepherd was one of the most “incompetent hacks” in the state. Bevin went on to say Shepherd was “legislating from the bench” and giving advice to Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, who “is not a very competent attorney.” “I now... Read more 

Beshear announces latest win in pension case; launches new website

05/08/2018 10:12 AM

FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, says he has won another victory in the ongoing pension lawsuit. Beshear took to Twitter to announce a ruling against a deposition request from the Bevin Administration. The administration had petitioned the court to depose the Office of the Attorney General, the Kentucky Education Association, and the Kentucky State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police on the unconstitutionality of Senate Bill 151. A Franklin County Circuit Judge ruled in favor of Beshear’s motion for a... Read more 

Campbell County Clerk sees rise in Independent voter registration as preparations are underway for May 22 primary

04/26/2018 05:48 PM

NEWPORT – With the primary election less than a month away, county clerks around the Commonwealth of Kentucky are checking voting machines and getting things ready for the May 22 primary. Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen says that there’s been a voter registration increase in his county leading up to the 2018 elections. One development the clerk noticed are more voters changing their registration, not necessarily from Republican to Democrat or vice-versa, but changing registration from either party to Independent. “If anything, I... Read more 

Judge denies Bevin's request to disqualify Beshear from pension lawsuit

04/25/2018 03:51 PM

FRANKFORT- A Franklin County Circuit Court judge has dismissed the Bevin administration’s motion to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, from the pension lawsuit. Judge Phillip Shepard, said Beshear did not have a conflict of interest as the state’s chief legal officer. Bevin had filed a motion against Beshear seeking to disqualify him from trying the case on April 17 due to a conflict of interest. The motion claimed Beshear provided legal advice to the Commonwealth regarding Senate Bill... Read more 

UofL files lawsuit against former president James Ramsey

04/25/2018 11:02 AM

LOUISVILLE- The University of Louisville and the University of Louisville Foundation have filed suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against former president James Ramsey and other former Foundation officials alleging a breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent appropriations and improper diversion of funds for personal gain. The suit claims that from 2008 to 2016, Ramsey and others conspired to divert millions of dollars from the Foundation’s endowment into unauthorized and speculative ventures, which put the Foundation at risk. The suit also... Read more 

Bevin administration seeking to disqualify Beshear from pension lawsuit

04/17/2018 04:45 PM

FRANKFORT- Just days before an injunction hearing on the pension reform bill, Gov. Bevin, R-Kentucky, is seeking to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, from the lawsuit. Bevin filed a motion in Franklin County Circuit Court to disqualify Beshear from the pension reform lawsuit due to a conflict of interest. The lawsuit alleges that Beshear provided legal advice to the Commonwealth regarding Senate Bill 151, thereby violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. “Conflicts of interest do not disappear simply because... Read more 


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