KERS KERS Tells Lawmakers They Need an Extra $1B To Stay Solvent By The Associated Press • Dec 7, 2017 Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf stock photo Kentucky taxpayers need to pay nearly $1 billion extra over the next two years to keep solvent a retirement plan for most state workers. Kentucky’s Pensions Are Worst-Funded In U.S., Study Shows By Ryland Barton • Sep 15, 2016 Sergey Kuzmin, 123rf Stock Photo A new study shows that Kentucky has the worst-funded pension system in the nation, compounded by the fact that of all the states, the commonwealth is doing the worst at paying off its pension debt. Marshall County Candidate for Retirement System Trustee Wants to Ensure Efficient Management By Whitney Jones • Jan 28, 2014 A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet retiree from Marshall County is on the ballot for the state pension system’s Board of Trustees. Peter Wolff says he’s concerned about the Kentucky Employees Retirement System. Think Tank Refutes Needs to Cut State Pension Benefits By Kenny Colston (KPR) • Jul 19, 2012 iStockPhoto A relatively new economic think tank in Kentucky has released a report that pushes back on calls to cut the state's pension benefits.