Author: WNKY Staff

Agency warns pension ruling a ‘credit negative’ for Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling striking down changes to Kentucky’s troubled pension systems has earned a warning from one of the country’s largest credit ratings agencies. Moody’s on Thursday declared the court’s ruling a “credit negative” for Kentucky, saying it delayed reforms to the state’s severely underfunded pension plans. The declaration does not change Kentucky’s credit rating,…

Escaped inmate attempts to hitchhike, flags down campus officer

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — A jail inmate who escaped from authorities and tried hitchhiking along a highway didn’t enjoy freedom for long because the motorist he flagged down was a law enforcement officer. Greenup County Jailer Mike Worthington told The Independent that 31-year-old Allen Lewis was being transported on Tuesday to face charges in another county when he told the…

State Audit: KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has violated state and federal laws

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state audit says the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has violated state and federal laws and misspent taxpayer dollars for years. The Courier-Journal reports Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon released the audit Tuesday and called for greater agency transparency. The audit says the agency has justified its expenditures by saying no taxpayer dollars were…