Food Stamp Fraud In Kentucky

Food Stamp Fraud In Kentucky The owner of a market in a Kentucky county that is among the poorest in the nation racked up $2.1 million in food-stamp fraud in a little over five years, a federal grand jury has charged.The jury returned an indictment Thursday against Billy Joe Goe, owner of Joe’s Meat…

Recycling Christmas Trees For Fish

Recycling Christmas Trees For Fish The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect natural Christmas trees starting Thursday to provide food and protection for fish in lakes throughout the state.The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January. Donated trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and…

McConnell Touts Benfits For Kentucky

McConnell Touts Benfits For Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.McConnell said his Senate leadership position allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight,” and he had a direct hand in securing $400 million for a new veterans hospital…

State Of Emergency For Cumberland

State Of Emergency For Cumberland The mayor of the City of Cumberland has declared a state of emergency following an oil spill Sunday upstream from the city’s water supply in the Cumberland River.”Hazmat has already been on scene and cleaned up the spill,” said Mayor of Cumberland Charles Raleigh.The Kentucky Division of Water is…

Donating Christmas Trees For Fish

Donating Christmas Trees For Fish The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect natural Christmas trees starting Thursday to provide food and protection for fish in lakes throughout the state.The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January. Donated trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and…

Mild Weather Conditions

Mild Weather Conditions Forecasters say some spots may be dealing with some patchy fog this morning. Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s for lows, but then quickly warm up as we go throughout the morning hours.We will stay dry throughout the day and have a nice mixture of sun and clouds. High temperatures…

University Of Kentucky Wage Increase

University Of Kentucky Wage Increase The University of Kentucky has announced a $2 increase in the starting wages for regular employees.University President Eli Capilouto says the increase from $10.40 to $12.50 an hour is “the right thing to do.” The increase would begin on July 1.It’s one of several improvements in benefits for employees…

Food Stamp Indictment

Food Stamp Indictment The owner of a market in an eastern Kentucky county has been charged with food stamp fraud totaling more than $2 million.A federal grand jury indicted Billy Joe Goe, owner of Joe’s Meat Market in Owsley County, and his son Robert Goe on Thursday.The Herald-Leader reports both men face one charge…

Governor Beshear Won’t Follow Trump’s Order

Governor Beshear Won’t Follow Trump’s Order Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt refugee resettlement.The Democratic governor wrote in a letter this week to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Kentucky has accepted refugees for more than three decades.Beshear said refugees in several cities…