Gov. Bevin Talks Pension, Infrastructure, and Tourism at Community Forum

HARTFORD, KY (WFIE) – Sharing concerns and creating conversations.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin opened the floor to field those questions in a community forum in Ohio County.

The Governor kicked off the community forum with a bit of good news, announcing a nearly $350,000 investment in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on three Ohio County roads.

This money will be going towards parts of Weedman Loop, New Cut Road, and Arnold Leach Road.

“We look at the prioritization of projects based on need, based on safety, based on economic impact, we rank them across the state,” Governor Bevin explained.

Governor Bevin took questions from the crowd explaining nothing was off limits, and the state pension came up early on. Bevin says the topic was a big reason why he ran for Governor. He also blamed previous administrations for kicking the can down the road and explained where the situation stands.

“We’re less than one. Less than one person working for every retiree. It’s inverted. It’s not a defined benefit plan anymore. It is financially, statistically, numerically, actuarially impossible for the system to be sustained based on the way the system was designed,” Gov. Bevin told those attending. Entire Story here from Source 14 News