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By Ryan Alessi, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jul. 26--FRANKFORT -- Thanks to a provision lawmakers quietly approved in 2005, many former legislators who switch to judicial or executive branch jobs will see their annual retirement benefits double, quadruple or even increase six-fold.
Corrects Attorney General Greg Stumbo's party affiliation to Democrat from Republican in ninth paragraph. By Michael Lindenberger LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A judge in Kentucky dismissed corruption charges against Republican Gov.
By Michael Lindenberger LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A judge in Kentucky dismissed corruption charges against Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher on Thursday after he acknowledged failing to respect the state's merit hiring laws in a plea agreement.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Kentucky judge on Friday ruled Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher enjoys immunity while in office and cannot be tried on charges of hiring state workers based on political clout.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that he was involved in an illegal scheme to hire political allies for merit-based state jobs.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Reuters) - A grand jury indicted Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher on Thursday with illegally hiring workers on the basis of their political allegiance. Fletcher has denounced the probe of his administration as politically motivated.
FRANKFORT, Kentucky (Reuters) - Kentucky's Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher on Monday declared an amnesty for anyone charged in an ongoing investigation of illegal political hiring of state workers.
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.