Kentucky U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers http://wkms.org en Feds Move Forward with Plans to Build Kentucky Prison http://wkms.org/post/feds-move-forward-plans-build-kentucky-prison <p></p><p>The Federal Bureau of Prisons is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Kentucky, commissioning an environmental impact study on two potential sites in the southeastern part of the state.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says both locations are in Letcher County. The plan to build a federal prison in Kentucky has been in the works since 2006, when Rogers secured $5 million in Congress to begin the planning process. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:09:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30621 at http://wkms.org Feds Move Forward with Plans to Build Kentucky Prison Watchdog Group Names Congressman Rogers Among Most Corrupt Lawmakers http://wkms.org/post/watchdog-group-names-congressman-rogers-among-most-corrupt-lawmakers A national watchdog group has named Congressman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., among the most corrupt lawmakers in the country.<p>Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-partisan group, released its <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/105728015/CREW-Most-Corrupt-Members-of-Congress-Report-2012">annual <em>Most Corrupt Members of Congress</em> report</a> Wednesday, which lists 12 members it alleges have engaged in misconduct.<p>The report calls out Rogers for directing millions of dollars in earmarks to a Kentucky-based company that has contributed to his campaign. Phoenix Products Co. located in Maceo, Ky., has been paid $6.5 million by the U.S. Army for hundreds of leak-proof drip pans for military helicopters.<p>Earlier this year, <em>The New York Times </em>reported that Phoenix Products was paid $17,000 per drip pan, but that competitor businesses said similar products cost only $2,500.<p>Melanie Sloan is executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. She says Rogers is a frequent offender, and constituents concerned about fiscal responsibility should be alarmed.<p>"While these may be made in Kentucky this is hurting America. We have a huge deficit. We can’t afford all of our bills. And here it is we’re paying over $14,500 extra for each drip pan. And that’s taxpayer money. So we should all be concerned,” she says.<p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:07:47 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 22021 at http://wkms.org Watchdog Group Names Congressman Rogers Among Most Corrupt Lawmakers