The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which was once at the center of controversy, is now creating 12 new appointed positions across the state.
The Cabinet was at the center of an investigation into allegations that officials in Governor Fletcher’s administration steered protected state jobs to political supporters.
The new deputy executive directors will be responsible for personnel decisions. Those decisions were previously made by cabinet officials in Frankfort, Ky.
Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert said six of the new directors have already been appointed. Nighbert also said the new administrators will not seek out the Governor’s political supporters for state jobs.