Bevin appoints former Ballard County Sheriff Todd Cooper to judge-executive position

Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday appointed Richard Todd Cooper as Judge-Executive of Ballard County. Todd Cooper, of Barlow, has most recently served as Deputy Judge-Executive and was previously the Ballard County Sheriff from 1995 to 2015. He is a 1984 graduate of Ballard Memorial High School, a 1986 graduate of Paducah Community College, and a 1988 graduate of the University of Louisville—with a bachelor’s...

Bevin names two to Nursing Board; four added to state Minority Employment Council

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Crystal Lynn Morgan and Christina Coleman Johnson have been appointed to the Board of Nursing. Morgan, of Marrowbone, is a nurse with Metcalfe County Healthcare. She will represent the Kentucky State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2020. Johnson, of Owenton, is a...

Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board

Gov. Matt Bevin made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions: Jessica Shannon Pettigrew, Mary Catherine Hass, Jacquelyn Jean Graven, and David Sun have been appointed to the Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board. • Jessica Shannon Pettigrew, of Lexington, is a social worker at Eastern State Hospital. She will represent social workers and serve for a term expiring...

Commentary: Eight members of the legislature propose a way forward for tax reform

From: Rep. Jim Wayne, Rep. Tom Burch, Rep. Attica Scott, Rep. Kelly Flood, Rep. Reginald Meeks, Rep. George Brown Jr., Rep. Mary Lou Marzian and Rep. Joni Jenkins We applaud Gov. Matt Bevin for seeking input on how to overhaul Kentucky’s tax code and ensure our obligations to public workers and retirees are met. There is really no question Kentucky needs to clean up its tax code so we can generate...