Politics & Government

Politics & Government

State ethics panel dismisses complaints against Bevin over Anchorage home

A state ethics panel unanimously dismissed two formal complaints filed against Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday over his purchase of a home through a friend and political donor, according to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The complaints alleged that Bevin used his public office for personal gain when he bought a house in Anchorage from Neil Ramsey, a Bevin appointee to the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, for well below its assessed value.

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Road network in Appalachia has created billions in benefits, study says

A highway network in Eastern Kentucky and other areas of Appalachia has created billions of dollars worth of benefits, according to a study released Thursday. Economic activity associated with the Appalachian Development Highway System has helped create or support more than 168,000 jobs in the 13-state Appalachian region, with $7.3 billion in added income for workers in 2015, the study said.

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State hopes to provide better interpretation of Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

Craig Potts, executive director of Kentucky Heritage Council, explains the task of a new committee set up to create educational materials to accompany a controversial statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda.
Jack Brammer jbrammer@herald-leader.com
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State hopes to provide better interpretation of Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

Pastor: Medicaid revision 'reprehensible, immoral' 1:17

Pastor: Medicaid revision 'reprehensible, immoral'

What's the deal with Gov. Bevin's new mansion? 2:07

What's the deal with Gov. Bevin's new mansion?

Rep. Mike Thompson: 2:16

Rep. Mike Thompson: "To sweep this under the rug is a shame"