Bevin appoints department veteran Damon Preston as Kentucky’s new Public Advocate

Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that Damon Preston has been appointed as Kentucky’s next Public Advocate, continuing his decades of steadfast work at the Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) on behalf of indigent clients. Preston is taking the helm after 20 years of service at key levels of the department. Since joining the DPA in 1997, he has worked as a staff attorney,...

Bevin issues executive order removing conviction question from all executive branch job applications

Seeking to lead by example and give convicted felons a chance at meaningful employment, Gov. Matt Bevin issued an executive order Wednesday that removes questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch. The order – known as the Fair Chance Employment Initiative – means that applicants will not be required to check the box for criminal convictions...

Justice secretary Tilley outlines hiring process for new Kentucky State Police commissioner

Justice Secretary John Tilley has announced the next steps in the process for hiring a new Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commissioner. “Because of the high interest in this position and our desire to be thoughtful, thorough and fully transparent in our search, we want to make public what our next steps will be,” said Tilley. “As a former prosecutor, I have always had the highest admiration for...