KY Hiring Teachers

KY Hiring Teachers Kentucky education officials say a growing teacher shortage has become critical and they are launching a recruitment campaign.Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis says recruitment efforts could include using programs like Teach for America, working with universities on alternative certification routes and hiring based on work experience. Source: MG News Return…

Beshear Promotes Term Limits

Beshear Promotes Term Limits Democrat Andy Beshear has proposed term limits and a lifetime lobbying ban for Kentucky lawmakers as part of an ethics plan for state government.The gubernatorial candidate’s plan, released Tuesday, includes financial disclosure provisions and pay restrictions aimed squarely at incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.It calls for limiting state representatives to…

KY Doctor Sentenced

KY Doctor Sentenced A judge has sentenced a Kentucky doctor to 30 months in prison for illegally prescribing controlled substances.The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky says 64-year-old Michael Lee Cummings of Albany was sentenced last week. He also was ordered to pay a $400,000 fine and reimburse the Bureau of…

Capital One Data Breech Affects Thousands

Capital One Data Breech Affects Thousands A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications, the bank said Monday as federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case.Paige A. Thompson – who also goes by the handle “erratic” – was charged with a single count of computer…

Looking For Child Advocate Volunteers

Looking For Child Advocate Volunteers Officials with a program for Judi’s Place for Kids called “CASA” are looking for volunteers.”CASA” stands for “Court Appointed Special Advocate.”This branch serves Pike, Floyd, and Magoffin Counties.Typically, a CASA volunteer will spend around 18-months on a child’s case.They can only take one case at a time.Program director Shawna…

Job Opportunities For Blackjewel Miners

Job Opportunities For Blackjewel Miners Thursday marks one month since Blackjewel miners have been without a paycheck after the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.An Eastern Kentucky organization is trying to help Blackjewel miners find new job opportunities beyond the mines.Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, also known as EKCEP, will host two job fairs…