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Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

A Kentucky judge says he is reconsidering his order to reinstate former chairman Thomas Elliot to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board.

According to Elliott’s attorney, Elliott did not attend a special meeting of the board last week because of scheduled work meetings. 

US Congress (cropped)

Retiring US. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will resign early from office next week, triggering a special election for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. 

Whitfield sent a letter Monday notifying Gov. Matt Bevin of the move.

 

KYTCDistrict1, via Facebook

The New U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is open to four-lane traffic. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hosted a “Bridge Day” ceremony Wednesday before the two eastbound lanes opened to the public. 

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The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice says all of its 28 residential facilities are at 100 percent compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might add a native Kentucky animal to the endangered species list. The alligator snapping turtle, once native to this area, has decreased 95% in at least 5 states, including Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois. 

westkentuckymegasite.com

Economic leaders behind the Megasite industrial park in Graves County say they are "watchfully waiting" for a major investor, and focusing attention on local economic development projects.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

The absence of the former board chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems at official meetings is “not acceptable,” according to a judge who temporarily blocked the governor from removing the official.

Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Mary Hammond has been appointed to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. On Sounds Good Matt Markgraf speaks with Hammond about how this opportunity came about, how the UNESCO designation has changed Paducah, how area residents can get involved and other events and efforts on the horizon.

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Democratic lawmakers criticized one of the state retirement systems’ use of hedge funds after reports showing the practice hasn’t paid off in recent years despite hefty, often secretive fees for investment managers.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray Rotary Club President Mark Welch speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the club's relief efforts for victims of the Louisiana floods.

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