Louisville news: Commissioner of Grifting, Richie Farmer, hired his sexy-time lady's friend too [News]

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  • "Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is defending the hire of his girlfriend to the department as a special assistant." [WFPL]
     
  • "Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer acknowledged Thursday that two weeks after hiring his girlfriend for a $5,000-a-month job he also hired one of her friends for a $24,000-a-year position at a commodity distribution center in Louisville." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "State Sen. Tim Shaughnessy has asked Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw to stop collecting an added fee from customers using debit and credit cards, or to acknowledge that collecting the fee is her own doing." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "The keen-eyed Tom Owen has reported that the bronze scales of justice once held in front of Metro Hall are missing and Mayor Fischer is asking citizens to help restore the piece of Louisville history." [Broken Sidewalk]
     
  • "[Owner of the Courier-Journal] Gannett just announced mandatory furloughs for the first quarter." [Insider Louisville]
     
  • "Louisville’s My Morning Jacket was nominated today for a Grammy award in the best alternative album category, for 'Circuital.'" [Courier-Journal]

Photo of Richie Farmer, courtesy of Kentucky Department of Agriculture

About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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