Friedlander gets permanent job leading Kentucky agency

Gov. Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Eric Friedlander has led Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services during the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has accepted the job on a permanent basis. Gov. Andy Beshear made the announcement Monday at his daily coronavirus briefing. Friedlander was hired as acting secretary of the vast state agency at the start of Beshear’s term last December. The governor says Friedlander was offered the job as permanent secretary on Sunday. He says Friedlander has “more than earned the full-time job.”