The state Personnel Board has voted to investigate multiple merit system and employee abuses that allegedly took place in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The alleged abuses took place under then Commissioner Richie Farmer, and were detailed earlier this year in a scathing audit of the department.
Investigators are searching for a woman they say traded her infant to a Corbin couple for a 1999 Dodge pickup truck, which she then sold for $800. Laurel County Sheriff John Root says 30-year-old Heather Kaminskey is wanted on charges of human trafficking, but hasn't been seen in Laurel County for several days.
The Associated Press reports that government inspectors have been keeping watch over coal operators through aerial surveillance in Central Appalachia, a region in which mountaintop removal mining has been controversial. The Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement has spent more than $477,000 over the past four years for helicopter flights.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 64 in Louisville will soon encounter another traffic change as construction continues on the I-64/I-65 interchange. The exit ramps from eastbound and westbound I-64 to southbound I-65 are scheduled for closure this weekend.
An AWOL Ft. Campbell soldier convicted of planning to blow up a restaurant full of Texas soldiers will represent himself when he’s sentenced next month. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told U.S. District Judge Walter Smith during a Thursday hearing in Waco, Texas, that he and his attorneys weren’t communicating effectively.