Washington, DC – 615 thousand dollars in grants will be used to support four cooperative conservation efforts in Kentucky. Interior Secretary Gail Norton says the projects which will benefit range from protecting bat habitats in Mammoth Cave to restoring endangered mussels in the Green River.
Washington, DC – A federal judge has ruled that the government can seek billions of dollars in tobacco industry profits as part of a civil racketeering suit against cigarette companies. The tobacco industry had argued in a motion that the government should not be allowed to seek 280 billion dollars that Justice Department lawyers allege was earned through fraud.
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Parks Commissioner George Ward has announced a new "professional appearance" policy. He's informed park managers at fifty state parks and historical sites that employees must keep their hair clean and trim, which means above the collar for men.
The employees will also be required to cover all tattoos with long sleeves or bandages, if necessary. They will also be required to remove visible body piercings. Women employees will be allowed to wear ear rings in the lobes.
Louisville, KY – The Campaign of Democratic Candidate Tony Miller says Republican incumbent Anne Northup is spending too much and promoting herself about meetings on a new Medicare benefit. In particular, the Miller camp points to a mailing to older constituents about meetings on the benefit.
Miller says Northup charges taxpayers for what amounts to a campaign mailer. He is also criticizing the use of glossy photos in the mailer, including a picture of Northup.
Frankfort, KY – A State employee questioned during an investigation that led to the firing of a State Park Manager has asked for a probe of her own. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park employee Augusta Graham claims Commerce Cabinet attorneys misled her about whether she needed a lawyer present.