Kentucky News

Kentucky Accused Of Discrimination On Bridge Project

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- A construction company is claiming discrimination when it comes to how Kentucky handed out contracts for the Ohio River Bridges project. A lawsuit filed by Mathis and Sons of Louisville says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet stripped its minority-owned business status despite recommendations to the contrary. The company's owner says the state prefers…

New Scam In Pulaski County

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Somerset, KY) -- Pulaski County Sheriff Michael Gayer is warning citizens of a phone scam. The caller shows a number recognizable by the receiver then requests credit card and bank data. Lieutenant Brett Whitaker said, quote, "Scammers are constantly finding new and sneaky ways to prey on unsuspecting victims."

Caregiver Accused Of Fraud

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Police in Lexington are accusing a caregiver of defrauding an elderly couple. Officers say Karlen Jett managed to get thousands of dollars with forged checks and stolen jewels. Jett is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on two counts of exploiting adults and tampering with evidence.

Custom Cooler Opens In Elkton

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Elkton,KY) -- Governor Steve Beshear is welcoming a new company in Elkton. Custom Cooler Incorporated makes custom walk-in freezers and is adding new hires to the payroll. Beshear thanks the international company for bringing high-paying jobs to Kentucky, and choosing Elkton to manufacture and ship its products around the world.

State Rep Indicted For Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Posted On July 30, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- State Representative Ben Waide is being indicted for allegedly violating campaign finance laws. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says Waide accepted ten-thousand-dollars from Liberty Rehab and submitted six-thousand-dollars in receipts for campaign expenses that he didn't incur. Waide is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin County Court on August 29th. He faces…