FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pension-relief proposal has narrowly passed the state House after a more than three-hour debate as a midsummer special legislative session continues. The 52-46 vote Monday was a pivotal test for Bevin's plan to assist regional universities and quasi-governmental entities strapped by surging retirement costs. It's the latest attempt by Bevin and lawmakers to shore up one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes. The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday it would revisit the 150-year-old mansion at an undetermined date.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a car involved in a crash was pushed off a road and into two Louisville Water workers, killing one of them. The water utility company in Kentucky said one employee died after the crash Monday and that the other one who was hit is recovering. Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says one car ran a stop sign, hitting the other vehicle and pushing it into the workers.
WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy who was shot in southeastern Kentucky while conducting a wellness check has returned home from the hospital. WYMT-TV reports Kentucky State Police said McCreary County sheriff's deputy Dustin Watkins was released Sunday from the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he had surgery after the shooting.
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