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Sevier Death Investigation

7-12-2017

The investigation into the shooting death of Jody Michael Sevier is still underway by the Kentucky State Police (KSP). According to a KSP press release on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at approximately 3:20 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Clay County 911 Center about a fatal shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 2467 in Clay County.


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Pension costs

Pension costs could jump 50 to 60 percent next year for local governments in Clay County, according to a letter sent to all local governments by state Budget Director John Chilton last week. Read a courier-journal.com article at:

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2017/09/07/kentucky-pension-crisis-jcps-retirements-louisville/622164001

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Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit

The Kentucky Career Center (KCC) issued 53,398 Workforce Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to Kentucky employers during fiscal year (FY) 2017, a 30 percent increase from the 41,098 issued in FY 2016, according to the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment. The WOTC program potentially saved Kentucky employers more than $205 million in federal taxes.


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District judges participate in judicial college

District Court Judges Henria Bailey-Lewis and Allen B. Roberts who represent Clay, Jackson and Leslie counties joined other judges from across the state and participated in sessions on criminal evidence, forensics, implicit bias, legislation and more at the 2017 District Judges College in Covington. The Education Committee of the Kentucky District Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.


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Peabody-Fordson

The National Park Service has announced that eight Kentucky sites have recently been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. An additional 13 Kentucky sites have been listed in the National Register since January, including the Peabody-Fordson Historic District in Clay County. The sites were approved for nomination during a meeting of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board, which is charged with evaluating National Register nominations from Kentucky prior to their submission to the park service.


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OP-ED: Saving Kentucky’s Retirement Systems

The fiscal abuse of Kentucky’s retirement systems is over
by Governor Matt Bevin, Senate President Robert Stivers, and House Speaker Jeff Hoover
With additional statement from Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

Kentucky’s pension systems are in critical condition. While certain state retirement plans are arguably in “better shape” than others are, every system is severely underfunded and rapidly spiraling downward towards a single outcome: no more money to pay Kentucky’s retirees.


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My CDL

Having launched My CDL – the Commonwealth’s document portal for commercial drivers – in May to maximize efficiency and improve customer satisfaction, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) is now establishing the My CDL portal as the exclusive electronic means of receiving paperwork from commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. To complete CDL applications and self-certifications online and to upload pictures of medical examiners’ certificates and waivers, commercial drivers need to visit My CDL: Kentucky CDL Document Portal, which is accessible via http://drive.ky.gov.


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Lambert to Run for Supreme Court

Judge Debra Hembree Lambert of the Kentucky Court of Appeals is filing her letter of intent to run for the Kentucky Supreme Court, 3rd Supreme Court District. The Supreme Court Justices serve statewide, but are elected from regional districts. The 3rd Supreme Court District consists of 27 counties: Adair, Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Garrard, Green, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, McCreary, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Nelson, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Taylor, Washington, Wayne and Whitley.


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