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Former state Sen. Katie Stine hired in state medical examiner’s office

Former state Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate, was hired this month in the state medical examiner’s office.
Former state Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate, was hired this month in the state medical examiner’s office. File photo

Former state Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate, was hired this month by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet as executive director of the Office of the State Medical Examiner, according to state personnel records.

Stine’s non-merit cabinet post pays $80,000 a year. She also collects $27,222 annually from her legislative pension.

The state’s chief medical examiner, Dr. William Ralston, assists Kentucky coroners and law-enforcement agencies with death investigations, with offices in Frankfort, Louisville, Fort Thomas and Madisonville.

A lawyer by training, Stine, 60, represented suburban Northern Kentucky in the General Assembly for 20 years, first in the House and then in the Senate, until her retirement in 2014.

John Cheves: 859-231-3266, @BGPolitics

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