Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd

J. Tyler Franklin, Louisville Public Media

A judge has denied Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to vacate a ruling against the governor’s overhaul of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

University of Louisville

A leading supporter of former University of Louisville President James Ramsey is resigning his seat on the school's foundation board.

The Courier-Journal reports that Dr. Bob Hughes sent a copy of his resignation letter to the newspaper on Tuesday.

Hughes, a physician who practices in Murray, remains on the school's board of trustees.

He unsuccessfully fought to retain Ramsey as president of the university and foundation. Ramsey was forced to resign from both positions.

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A judge has ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin that cannot unilaterally reorganize a public university’s board of trustees and dismiss all of its members, calling it an “unprecedented assertion of executive power.”

Ryland Barton, WFPL

Students at the University of Louisville could lose federal financial aid and the ability to transfer class credits if the school loses its accreditation. 

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Update: A state judge has denied Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's request to block an expert witness' testimony about the University of Louisville's accreditation.

Ryland Barton | wfpl.org

A judge has partially granted Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to remove a pension board member while a lawsuit over his dismissal is ongoing.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Governor Matt Bevin has asked a judge to remove Thomas Elliott from the Kentucky Retirement Systems board because he skipped a meeting last month. 

Ryland Barton | wfpl.org

Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd has been in the news a lot lately. He’s the judge who will decide a handful of lawsuits that deal with the scope of the governor’s powers.


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. 

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.

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