University of Louisville Foundation fires former aide to ex-President Jim Ramsey

The University of Louisville Foundation has ended the employment of a former aide to ex-President Jim Ramsey, prompting her attorney to call her client a...

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Way-too-early look at 2019: Democratic and Republican benches for Secretary of State

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching the end of her second term in office and will soon be term-limited. While the Democratic politician...

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Kentucky Super Stars Leadership Academy working to develop skills of early childhood educators across the state

A new program helping early childhood educators and administrators learn the skills they need to improve daycares, preschools and kindergartens across the state is halfway...

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Medical marijuana bill sponsor believes legislation has a better chance to pass in 2018

FRANKFORT — State Sen. Morgan McGarvey told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services on Wednesday that it’s time...

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GE Appliances CEO steps down

GE Appliances CEO Chip Blankenship has elected to leave his position at the end of the year, according to a press release from the company. Blankenship...

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State Auditor Harmon concludes that KFC Yum! Center project based on faulty financial projections

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon told members of the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee on Tuesday that the financial information used to initially...

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University of Louisville Foundation fires former aide to ex-President Jim Ramsey

06/22/2017 05:36 PM

The University of Louisville Foundation has ended the employment of a former aide to ex-President Jim Ramsey, prompting her attorney to call her client a “fall girl” in the aftermath of a scathing forensic audit. Kathleen Smith, Ramsey’s former chief of staff and assistant secretary at the U of L Foundation, had been on paid administrative leave since September, but the nonprofit charged with handling the university’s endowment notified her late Wednesday that her employment would end Thursday, according to Smith’s... Read more 

Way-too-early look at 2019: Democratic and Republican benches for Secretary of State

06/22/2017 02:16 PM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching the end of her second term in office and will soon be term-limited. While the Democratic politician considers her next move there are many on both sides of the aisle potentially waiting to fill the open position. Here’s a way-too-early look at the Republican and Democratic benches and some of the names which have been floated, but not confirmed for the position. Republicans: Michael Adams — The election lawyer and Republican insider Michael... Read more 

Kentucky Super Stars Leadership Academy working to develop skills of early childhood educators across the state

06/21/2017 09:57 PM

A new program helping early childhood educators and administrators learn the skills they need to improve daycares, preschools and kindergartens across the state is halfway through its first year, and an official with the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative says she hopes the state will find the necessary funding to keep it going. About 250 mentees from throughout the state are enrolled in the Kentucky Super Stars Leadership Academy, a partnership between OVEC and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood funded through... Read more 

Medical marijuana bill sponsor believes legislation has a better chance to pass in 2018

06/21/2017 04:02 PM

FRANKFORT — State Sen. Morgan McGarvey told members of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services on Wednesday that it’s time for Kentucky to allow “medically necessary marijuana” for individuals who are cancer patients and afflicted with end-of-life illnesses to ease their pain. McGarvey, who filed Senate Bill 243 during the 2017 session that called for allowing the use of marijuana for palliative or end-of-life care, told legislators that the bill is not about opening the... Read more 

GE Appliances CEO steps down

06/21/2017 11:26 AM

GE Appliances CEO Chip Blankenship has elected to leave his position at the end of the year, according to a press release from the company. Blankenship served as CEO for the Louisville-based company for six years. He will be succeeded by Kevin Nolan, who is the current vice president and chief technology officer for GEA and its parent company Qingdao Haier. China-based Qingdao Haier purchased GEA last year. Liang Haishan, chairman of Qingdao Haier’s board of directors, praised Blankenship’s leadership... Read more 

State Auditor Harmon concludes that KFC Yum! Center project based on faulty financial projections

06/20/2017 06:24 PM

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon told members of the Capital Projects and Bond Oversight Committee on Tuesday that the financial information used to initially fund the building and maintenance of the KFC Yum! Center was based on unrealistic projections from the very beginning. Harmon, who released his audit of the the Louisville Arena Authority last month, said that 75 percent of the Yum! Center’s operating income comes from tax dollars. The original principal bonded indebtedness in 2008... Read more 

Attorney General Beshear suing Gov. Bevin over executive order reorganizing education boards

06/20/2017 04:22 PM

Attorney General Andy Beshear is taking Gov. Matt Bevin to court for the fourth time, suing the governor on Tuesday over his executive order reorganizing seven education-oriented boards. Beshear warned of a possible lawsuit June 7, giving Bevin a week to rescind or amend his June 2 executive order that created the Charter Schools Advisory Council and altered a number of other boards, including the Kentucky Board of Education. The Republican governor issued a revised version of the executive order... Read more 

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