Miami University honored outgoing president David Hodge Friday. During its regular meeting Friday morning the board of trustees recognized Hodge for his ten years of service. He's retiring at the end of the month.
The latest legal challenge against Gov. Matt Bevin had its first hearing Thursday — Attorney General Andy Beshear is attempting to join a lawsuit contesting Bevin’s reorganization of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board, which manages retirement funds for state workers.
Beshear is also trying to challenge Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees in the same move, arguing that both reorganizations should be tried at the same time.
Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has named a new CEO. In 2017, Jeff Gennette will replace Terry Lundgren, the company's head since 2003. Gennette, 55, was named President of Macy's, Inc. in March after serving as Chief Merchandising Officer since February 2009.
Update 6/23/2016 1:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Wilmington is confirming a tornado hit Clinton County early Thursday morning. The service says the storm had maximum wind speeds of 80 miles per hour.
Cincinnati administrators will now begin the process of enacting the new budget for the fiscal year, which starts at the end of next week.
Council voted Wednesday for the dozens of ordinances necessary to enact the spending plan. In most cases, the council voted unanimously for some parts of the budget. Council Member Kevin Flynn did vote no on some items and on the funding sources to pay for them.
Attorney General Andy Beshear is suing Gov. Matt Bevin for abolishing and then reinstating the boards of trustees of both the University of Louisville and Kentucky Retirement Systems, the state agency that manages the pensions of most state employees.
Bevin appointed new members and changed the number of seats on each panel on Friday. In both cases, Bevin said the moves were made to achieve a “fresh start.”
On Wednesdy, Beshear said Bevin had overstepped his power.
At a news conference Wednesday morning in Frankfort, Gov. Matt Bevin announced his much-anticipated plan to remake the state’s expanded Medicaid system.
Under the plan, which would require federal approval, Kentuckians who earn between 34 percent and 138 percent of the federal poverty line would be required to pay fixed premiums for the insurance. The premiums will range from $1 to $15 for “able-bodied adults,” according to Mark Birdwhistell, University of Kentucky HealthCare’s vice president for administration and external affairs who is heading up the state’s waiver process