money http://wkms.org en KY Employees Offer Tips That Could Save State $5.4 Million http://wkms.org/post/ky-employees-offer-tips-could-save-state-54-million <p></p><p>Kentucky State government employees have offered tips that could save the Commonwealth as much as $5.4 million dollars a year. Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer honored 64 workers yesterday or suggestions to improve productivity and government services. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:17:10 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 29860 at http://wkms.org KY Employees Offer Tips That Could Save State $5.4 Million Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising http://wkms.org/post/unfunded-liabilities-teacher-pensions-rising <p></p><p>A new report says teacher pensions across the country have an unfunded liability of nearly $325 billion. The National Council on Teacher Quality issued its findings today. Council Vice President Sandi Jacobs says one problem is retirement eligibility. In Kentucky, teachers can retire with full lifetime benefits after 27 years of service, regardless of age. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:30:09 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 25644 at http://wkms.org Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising Kentucky courts budget strained http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-courts-budget-strained <p>State spending on courthouse buildings is going up even as Kentucky's judicial system struggles to pay for day-to-day operations.&nbsp; Courthouses across the Commonwealth shut down September 4<sup>th</sup> for the second of three furlough days this year because of state budget cuts.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:40:42 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21893 at http://wkms.org Kentucky courts budget strained Planters Bank to Acquire Five Western Ky. Bank Locations http://wkms.org/post/planters-bank-acquire-five-western-ky-bank-locations <p>Hopkinsville-based Planters Banks is taking over five former Old National Bank branches in western Kentucky. Planters plans to acquire locations in Princeton, Providence, Dawson Springs, Sebree and Sturgis. The move will add $92 million in deposits to Planter’s liabilities. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:36:22 +0000 Angela Hatton 20923 at http://wkms.org Planters Bank to Acquire Five Western Ky. Bank Locations Afternoon Round-Up 8/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-8912 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/08/158441566/tax-evaders-beware-moneys-getting-harder-to-hide">Americans who hide money</a> in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:24:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20515 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/9/12