Kentucky GOP will not seek immediate replacement for former House speaker Jeff Hoover

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Leadership of the House Republican Caucus said there will not be an election to replace Jeff Hoover as speaker when lawmakers convene either in a special session this month on pension reform, or when the regular session convenes in January. A statement was issued by Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne, R-Prospect; Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster; Majority Whip Kevin...

Hoover announces Adoption Work Group charged with overhauling, streamlining process

Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover has unveiled the Adoption Work Group, consisting of eight House members, which will be charged with a sweeping and progressive overhaul of Kentucky’s adoption process. House leaders said earlier this year they had a goal to fix the adoption system in the state, with the end goal of placing every single child in a loving home. Over the years, the adoption process...