Members of the House Republican caucus on Monday unanimously nominated Speaker Beth Harwell for another term in charge of the chamber but ousted Rep. Judd Matheny from the No. 2 slot. Matheny, a Tullahoma Republican, was defeated by Rep. Curtis Johnson of Clarksville in a secret ballot.
Kentucky State Police investigators are re-interviewing people about a 21-year-old slaying after turning up new information in the case. Detective Laura Isenberg told The Daily News that technological advances are allowing the probe into the death of 36-year-old Danny Martin Kennedy of Russellville to move forward with evidence collected just after he died.
It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a highway contractor who wants a bid-rigging statement he made to investigators nearly 30 years ago to remain secret. Earlier this year, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling rejected an argument by contractor Leonard Lawson that his privacy would be invaded if the 1983 statement was released.