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Did Kentucky Congressman Give an Assist to Wife, Failing Tech Company?

An examination of Congressman Ed Whitfield’s ties to a failing tech company, which featured his wife as a board member. Whitfield didn’t disclose the relationship in a Congressional hearing and later told reporters his wife had no stock or involvement in the company, when she did. Continue Reading →

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University of Louisville Releases Details on Major Gift From Papa John’s CEO, Koch Foundation

President James Ramsey confirmed a $6.3 million, seven-year grant that will fund the establishment, staffing and operation of the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise. Scheduled to open in the fall, the center will “engage in teaching and research that explores the role of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in advancing society.” Continue Reading →

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Update: Prosecutor’s Electioneering Push to Former Grand Jurors Doesn’t Pan Out

Kenton County prosecutor Rob Sanders’ tactic of using quasi-official stationery — complete with the seal of Kentucky — to send former grand jurors an endorsement of his assistant in a circuit court judge’s race didn’t pan out. Sanders’ assistant, James Redwine, received only 41 percent of the vote for the vacant 1st Division Circuit Court judgeship in Kentucky’s third most-populous county. Donning the robe will be Kathleen Lape, a private practitioner who had scored the highest in a September poll of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association. She drew 59 percent of the vote. As reported by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting in May, the one-page “Dear Grand Juror” letter was mailed before the May 20 primary to more than 500 people who had served on Kenton County grand juries. Continue Reading →

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