WMKY

Rowan County’s Magistrates, two other officials, and 90 county employees are in-line for pay raises in the next fiscal year.

Members of the Fiscal Court this week voted to increase the annual salaries for Magistrates from $13,000 to $19,000. County Attorney Cecil Watkins will receive a 25% raise, while Coroner John Northcutt will get a $3,000-$4,000 pay bump. 

County workers will get 50-cent an hour increases, with some members of the road crew scheduled for other salary upgrades.

            U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Protecting Moms and Infants Act on the Senate floor on Thursday.

            The act would put additional measures in place in order to reduce the number of opioid-dependent infants born.

            McMonnell sponsored the bi-partisan Protecting Our Infants Act in 2015, but says it’s now time to build on that success to better protect the most vulnerable among us…

           

         

Let’s be clear: Health Matters does not approve of fun razor activities. Razors are for grown-ups, and should be used carefully. However, Morehead State Public Radio just finished their fun razor week, and maybe you should contribute some money to help alert them to the dangers of fun razors. This show is about credit cards, soft drink taxes, the importance of weight loss, and the consequences of “negative wealth shocks”.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University is doing an about-face regarding its policy to take away sick leave credit for those retiring after June 30th.

For the last several years, MSU has been averaging-in up to six months of an employee’s unused sick days to the top three years of that person’s salary when the state computes their annual retirement payment.  However, due to budget concerns, school officials earlier this year decided to stop that practice at the end of June.

City of Toronto

April 19, 2018 -- The Great Fire of Toronto of 1904 was a great fire that destroyed a large section of Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 19, 1904. It was the second such fire for the city in its history. 

Morehead State University

Morehead State University has announced its plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming year.

"Part of MSU's dedication to student success is not just an experience that combines personalized attention and high-quality academic programs, but making that experience affordable to students and families," said Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU president.

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Hunters interested in entering this year’s elk hunt drawing have until midnight (EST) April 30 to buy applications. Hunters can apply online at the department’s website at: http://fw.ky.gov

Kentucky residents and non-residents are eligible to apply for four permit types but can only be drawn for one. Each application costs $10.

Lexington Herald Leader

Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a motion in Franklin Circuit Court to disqualify Attorney General Andy Beshear and his office from the political lawsuit filed last week against Kentucky’s recently enacted pension reform law (Senate Bill 151).

The filing lays out significant evidence that Beshear provided legal advice to the Commonwealth (his client) regarding SB 151, thereby violating the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern all attorneys.

Wall Street Journal

Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit to hold a New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer accountable for contributing to an illicit drug market that fueled Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.

In the lawsuit filed in McCracken Circuit Court, Beshear alleges Johnson & Johnson, and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Ortho-McNeil subsidiaries, devised a deceptive marketing scheme in order to generate higher profits from their opioid drugs Duragesic, Nucynta and Nucynta ER. 

MSPR

Morehead State Public Radio (MSPR) staff and students took home a total of 16 awards at the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters (KAPB) competition held Saturday, April 14, in Louisville. The awards recognize the best in television and radio journalism in 2017.

The awards were announced for both professional and college entries.

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