The Kentucky Attorney General's Election Fraud Hotline is open from 6am until 7pm today, to accept calls about possible election fraud. The Office of the Attorney General, by law, cannot provide details regarding specific complaints or possible pending investigations. However, the Office has revealed that calls were received from four counties this morning.
State Officials in Kentucky today announced that the state has been selected by the National Governor's Association to work with other states to develop policies promoting efficient education funding. The group will also study flexibility in the awarding of high school credits.
Consultants hired last week to help Kentucky's Blue Ribbon Commission on tax reform stressed the importance of tax policies and business climates in surrounding states. A new rating released today by Chief Executive Magazine places Tennessee and Indiana in the top five states, in terms of having business-friendly climates.
The charges stem from an investigation by the new Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit , which was created last September. The Corbin, Kentucky Social Security Administration Office reported suspected fraud during a continuing disability review. Authorities say the defendants were involved in a scheme to cash a Supplemental Security Income check issued to Eric Partain, after he died.
A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort Tuesday. The group is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and is made up of business leaders from across the state.
The Office of the Budget Director for the State of Kentucky says General Fund receipts were up significantly last month. State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says General Fund receipts grew 8.4 percent in March, compared to March of last year.
The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says jobless rates declined in 114 of the state’s counties from January of last year to January of 2012. State officials say Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 6.9 percent. Webster, Fayette, Union, Oldham, and Henderson Counties are among those listed with relatively low rates, ranging from 7.2 to 7.9 percent.
As the death toll rises across the country, Kentucky Emergency Management has confirmed that at least twelve people were killed in the bluegrass state by Friday's outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes.