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2008-07-26 15:00:34

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. Most recently, Democratic state Rep. Frank Rasche of Paducah chose this week to leave the General Assembly after 15 years to accept a job at the state Department of Education. By doing so, he will join...

2006-08-25 11:36:07

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. Ernie Fletcher on Thursday after he acknowledged failing to respect the state's merit hiring laws in a plea agreement. Fletcher, the first Republican to lead the state in 30 years, was indicted in May on three misdemeanor charges related to the...

2006-08-24 15:11:46

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. Fletcher, the first Republican to lead the state in 30 years, was indicted in May on three misdemeanor charges related to the illegal hiring of Republicans for state jobs that are protected by law from political interference. "We've said...

2006-08-11 13:51:28

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. But Special Judge David Melcher said Fletcher, the first Republican to lead Kentucky in three decades, could be tried as soon as his term is up in 2007, or if he is impeached by the legislature. Fletcher, who has said he plans to run for re-election next year, has pleaded not guilty and...

2006-05-11 17:53:23

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. In the indictment handed up by the Franklin County grand jury, Fletcher was charged with three misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail -- conspiracy, official misconduct and violating a prohibition against political...

2005-08-29 18:57:05

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. So far, a grand jury has indicted nine people in Fletcher's administration on charges of violating laws that forbid hiring on the basis of political allegiance. Fletcher said he would appear before the grand jury on Tuesday, but would refuse to answer questions. "I cannot allow state...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.