David Williams

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An independent political group that backed Republican David Williams' failed bid for Kentucky governor has paid a $4,500 fine as part of an agreement to settle allegations it tried to shield the identity of its major contributor - who turned out to be Williams' father-in-law at the time.

The fine was part of an agreement between the group, Restoring America, and the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance in Frankfort.

Williams Approved Special Raises For Senate Staff

Jan 18, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Before leaving his post as Senate President, David Williams approved pay raises of between 2 percent and 14 percent for eight staff members of the state Senate.

The Courier-Journal reports the special pay raises went to his chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, as well as two other members of his Republican leadership staff, and to four staff members of minority Senate Democrats.

The pay increases came during a budget year that provided no increases to rank-and-file workers.


FRANKFORT, Ky.  --  Kentucky Senate President David Williams would consider a judicial appointment if an offer is made, his spokesman said Thursday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has not ruled out longtime political opponent Senate President David Williams for an open judicial seat in Williams’ district.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  --  Kentucky Senate President David Williams and his wife are divorcing after nine years of marriage, a high-profile partnership that was strained by the "rough-and-tumble pressures" of politics and his failed run for governor, according to his soon-to-be ex-spouse.