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…

KY Schools Prepare For “In God We Trust”

KY Schools Prepare For “In God We Trust” Schools across Kentucky are working to fulfill a new state law requiring the national motto “In God We Trust” be displayed in a prominent place before classes begin.The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some school districts, including Jessamine and Franklin, have put up plaques while some, including Jefferson…

Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase In Kids

Traumatic Brain Injuries Increase In Kids Traumatic brain injuries among children and teens in the United States are most often associated with everyday consumer products and activities, such as home furnishings and fixtures or sports, according to a new study.About 72% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits among children are attributable to consumer…

KY Politicians Will Attend Summer Picnic Event

KY Politicians Will Attend Summer Picnic Event Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become one of the many politicians to RSVP to a picnic next Saturday.McConnell will join other politicians at the 139th St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic.Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear will also attending the outing.Beshear is challenging Bevin in…

Bidding On Blackjewel

Bidding On Blackjewel A federal judge approved a bidding process for mines owned by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk in Charleston on Friday approved a motion by Blackjewel on a proposal made by Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy.Contura has offered $20.6 million as the main bidder for three mines owned by…

Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen

Interstate 75 Lanes Reopen The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near North Corbin are back open after being temporarily closed in response to a semi crash in Laurel County.Police say that the crash happened near mile marker 33 around 11 p.m.Police had the interstate blocked at exit 29, this was lifted shortly after 5…