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Ferguson 2011

Ferguson 2011

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Published by James Bruggers
Former MSD human resources chief gets paid $140,000 to keep his allegations silent.
Former MSD human resources chief gets paid $140,000 to keep his allegations silent.

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GOD KNOWS IT KILLS ME EVERY DAY,BUT I’M PROUD OF THE WAY HE WENT.”
 Karen Hill, mother of National Guard Sgt. Jonathan Adam Hughes
From left: Senior Airman Ashton Goodman, Sgt. David Neil Wimberg, Sgt. Jonathan Adam Hughes
THAT’S THE WORST FEAR AS A MOM
PEOPLE WILL FORGET.”
 Patricia Montgomery, mother of Spc. Ryan Montgomery
From left: Spc. Ryan Montgomery, Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Echols, Cpl. Joshua Moore
Once a year, on Memorial Day,we pay tribute to those who havedied while serving our country.But for some families in Kentuckyand Indiana, the loss is felt moredeeply, every day.Tricia Wimberg, for example,has been known to take a lawn chair to Zachary Taylor NationalCemetery, where sometimes she’lltalk to her son, Sgt. David Wim-berg, who died in 2005 in Iraq.Allyson Echols has a living lega-cy of her husband, Lance Cpl.Thomas Echols. Their daughter, Julia, was born not long after Tom was killed in Iraq in 2006.And Mark Goodman’s daugh-ter, Senior Airman Ashton Goodman, is still making a dif-ference in the lives of women in Afghanistan through a grant es-tablished in her name followingher death in 2009.
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silent about allegations he’d madeabout waste, fraud and misman-agement within the agency, TheCourier-Journal has found.AcopyoftheDec.15settlement,whichthenewspaperacquiredun-der the Kentucky Open Recordslaw, shows that MSD denied thevalidity of Jerry Ferguson’s allega-tions but agreed
to provide (him)withcertainconditions,”includingthe money, which was slightly lessthan a year’s salary at the time of his departure.Five months after firing its hu-man resources director last year,the Metropolitan Sewer Districtpaid him $140,000 as part of a set-tlement that required him to keepFerguson,whowasamemberof the agency’s executive team, alsoagreedtoturnovertoMSDalldoc-umentation he had accumulatedfor a threatened lawsuit understate whistleblower protections.Ferguson’s accusations aboutthe agency had been outlined in a letter his lawyer, Garry Adams,senttoMSDsixweeksafterhiscli-ent was fired, for undisclosed rea-sons, on Aug. 12, 2010. MSD de-clined to provide a copy of the let-ter to the newspaper. Assistant le-gal counsel Stephanie Harris saidreleasing Ferguson’s claims would
constitute an unwarranted inva-sion of personal privacy” and re-veal
preliminary correspondencein which opinions are merely ex-pressed.”But the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter, which claimedsome employees or contractors
 MSD paid fired official $140,000
By James Bruggers
 jbruggers@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal
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Deal boostedpension of formerMSD human re-sources director’spredecessor.
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Deal kept him quieton waste allegations
Valhalla Golf Clubhas already collected a dazzling stack of cre-dentials to certify it asone of the top 100American courses. Jack Nicklaus designed it.TigerWoodswonama-jortitlehere.TheAmer-ican team soaked Val-halla with champagneduring its Ryder Cupvictory three years ago.Today, Valhalla’s list of un-forgettable moments is primedto grow. Check the leaderboardas we move into the final roundof the Senior PGA Champion-ship presented by KitchenAid.It’s a stretch to say that youhavetoproveyou’vewonaPGA Tour major championship toplay in one of the final Sundaygroups. But not much.Six guys who have won combined18 majors are packedintothetopdozenplayersontheSenior PGA leaderboard.
We all put on our pants thesame,” Hale Irwin said.
We allplay golf. Let’s go see what hap-pens.”Let’sdo.StartwithIr-win, the co-leader at9-under-par,207.Hesur-vived a three-putt, dou-ble-bogey 7 on the finalhole to shoot a 2-under70onamuddySaturday.All Irwin has done iswin three U.S. Opensand more events (45)than anybody on theChampions Tour, including thelast Senior PGA Championshipthat was played here in 2004.He’salso65years,11monthsandnearly 4 weeks old.ThatmeansaHaleIrwinvic-tory today would make him theoldest winner ever on theChampions Tour by nearlythree years.
What’s that old granddaddoing?”askedTomWatson,whoshot a 68 Saturday to park him-selfat8-under,onebehindIrwin andco-leaderKiyoshiMurotaof  Japan.
I mean, geez, what’s that
 The legendof Valhalla isabout to grow
By Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal
Hale Irwin peers over a hill in the rough along the 17th fairwaySaturday at the Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.
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