UPDATE: A Frankfort judge has blocked Governor Matt Bevin’s removal of the chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board, but he’s allowing the governor’s reorganization of that agency’s board of directors to remain.
Update: A state judge has ruled Kentucky's attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees. The decision means Attorney General Andy Beshear now has three pending lawsuits against Gov. Matt Bevin.
A western Kentucky dermatologist selected to replace a state pension board’s chairman has declined Governor Matt Bevin’s appointment. William Smith of Madisonville informed the governor in a letter that after careful consideration he decided to respectfully decline the appointment.
State retirees and a member of the state Senate leadership are voicing sharp displeasure with a 25 percent raise given last Friday to the top official of the financially struggling Kentucky Retirement Systems.