Retirement

Education
1:39 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

KCTCS President Announces 2015 Retirement

Credit Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Dr. Michael B. McCall, the founding president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, announced his retirement Friday from the system he created and led for 16 years. 

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Education
10:30 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Unfunded Liabilities in Teacher Pensions Rising

Credit mspmentor.net

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.

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Politics
6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Gov. Beshear Advocates for "Hybrid Approach" to Pension Reform

Gov. Steve Beshear
flickr

Governor Steve Beshear says he's interested in a so-called hybrid approach to pension reform.

Lawmakers are discussing how to fix the flailing public pension plans for state and county employees. They'll make recommendations at the end of the year.

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Society
11:26 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Acting Younger, Living Longer, and Living Better in Calloway County.

Todd Hatton looks into studies that say college towns, and the young people who live there, can help older people live longer and more active lives.

Morning Cram
9:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

morning cram [it's more comfortable for you to label me as insane edition]

Today on NPR: A study found psychiatric patients waited an average of 11.5 hours in hospital emergency rooms before being treated or released. That's in part because many hospitals have decided it's not economically viable to keep psychiatric wards open.

Prairie State Politics:

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Education
9:31 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Madigan drops effort to shift pension costs

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's dropping his proposal to make state schools and colleges pay employee retirement costs.  

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Front Page A.M.
8:33 am
Fri May 4, 2012

5/4 Front Page A.M.

LRC Public Information

Murray’s Ken Winters is a lifelong educator and spent the last 8 years as a State Senator. He’s retiring. We speak with Senator Winters, and look at  horse racing technology ahead of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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Government
7:01 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Placement Agents Under State Ethics Laws

Lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would make placement agents involved in financial investments for Kentucky's pension program subject to the state's ethics laws.  The legislation is an offshoot of a state audit that raised questions about the use of placement agents who advise the state about how to invest retirement funds for teachers and government workers.  The House voted 94-0 Thursday for final passage.  Democratic Rep.