A Lexington man who served in the Personnel Cabinet during former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration has admitted to ethics violations that allege he raised political contributions at work on state time.
Newly released court documents show that former Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer, who pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge, arranged for illegal campaign donations to Andy Beshear, who was elected attorney general, and Jack Conway, who lost his bid to become governor.
The Salvation Army in Lexington announced Wednesday that its 2015 kettle campaign is currently $20,000 behind prior-year contributions, and is making an appeal for additional donations to its iconic red kettles
The state Senate voted 28-8 Monday to double the campaign contribution limits for candidates in an election cycle. The bill does not impact the May 19 primary for governor, but it would be in effect for the November general election if the House of Representatives approves it. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he supports the bill.