Alvarado Interviews On Mountain Gospel

Alvarado Interviews On Mountain Gospel Ralph Alvarado, 28th District Ky Senator, and candidate for Lieutenant Governor visited Breathitt county Wednesday for an interview on Mountain Gospel and for a meet and greet at Thatchers Downtown in Jackson. The Senator says Governor Bevin has ser the state on the right track. Source: MG…

Keeping Out The Fish

Keeping Out The Fish Officials say they have begun constructing a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley as an experimental and environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish known as Asian carp.The Paducah Sun reports the bio-acoustic fish fence at Barkley Dam in western Kentucky will be evaluated…

Getting Credit For Using Solar Panels

Getting Credit For Using Solar Panels Kentucky regulators are seeking input on implementing a new law changing the way utility customers receive credit for electricity generated from solar panels and other renewable sources.The Kentucky Public Service Commission says public comments will be useful in future rate cases that will determine net metering rates for…

Getting The National Motto Back In Schools

Getting The National Motto Back In Schools A recent law passed through the General Assembly, requiring all schools in the state of Kentucky to display the national motto, “In God We Trust” somewhere prominent on campus.Superintendent Danny Adkins says the Floyd County School District will be in compliance by the start of the fall…

Social Security Fraud Case Update

Social Security Fraud Case Update Former attorney, Eric C Conn is currently serving a 27-year sentence in federal prison for defrauding the social security system out of more than $600 million several years ago.Ned Pillersdorf, a Prestonsburg attorney representing some of Conn’s former clients held a meeting at the old Pikeville Courthouse on Tuesday…

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…