Gov. Matt Bevin has a credibility problem of his own making.
Bevin too often retreats to “trust me” when questions arise that he doesn’t want to answer.
Most recently, his administration has remained mum on a deal that appears to have netted him a $3 million home on 10 acres in one of Louisville’s priciest suburbs for the bargain price of $1.6 million.
Although both parties in the transaction are limited liability companies, the selling LLC in this special transaction was owned by Bevin supporter Neil Ramsey, whom Bevin appointed to the board of the Kentucky Retirement Systems last summer when he overhauled that body. Ramsey and his wife gave Bevin’s campaign and the Republican Party in Kentucky a total of $24,000 in 2015 and 2016, plus another $15,000 toward Bevin’s inauguration, according to reporting by the The Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus. While it appears the Bevin family has moved into the home, the purchaser is Anchorage Place LLC, whose ownership is not identified in public records.