Following a hearing officer's stinging rebuke of the Department of Corrections' handling of a merit system promotion and disclosures of the involvement of House Majority Leader Hon. Rocky Adkins (D-Sandy Hook) in the matter, the Lexington Herald-Leader urges reform in this editorial: Keep Lawmakers Out of Merit Hiring.
The case is before the Kentucky Personnel Board and is Hershel Adkins v. Department of Corrections, Appeal No. 2011-147 and you can read the hearing officer's Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order. Robert Abell represented the employee, Hershel Adkins. You can also read the Brief and Reply Brief filed with the Personnel Board.