Government http://wkms.org en Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-law-enforcement-agencies-bolster-weaponry-federal-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky law enforcement agencies have received armored cars, aircraft, thousands of automatic weapons and more from a controversial U.S. military equipment transfer program that has been under fire in the wake of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:45:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43169 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Law Enforcement Agencies Bolster Weaponry Via Federal Program State Trooper's Resignation Leads to Investigation http://wkms.org/post/state-troopers-resignation-leads-investigation <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Kentucky State Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Trooper Donald Crawford, who resigned from Post 1 in Mayfield last week after nine&nbsp;years on the force. </span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:31:33 +0000 Allison Crawford 43166 at http://wkms.org State Trooper's Resignation Leads to Investigation Lake Barkley Lock Re-Opens to Public Viewing http://wkms.org/post/lake-barkley-lock-re-opens-public-viewing <p>The Barkley Navigation Lock is now open through September to visitors after more than a decade of being closed to the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:47:54 +0000 Rob Canning 43150 at http://wkms.org Lake Barkley Lock Re-Opens to Public Viewing Christian County Attorney Appeals to Lawmakers for Higher Staffing to Combat Drug Abuse http://wkms.org/post/christian-county-attorney-appeals-lawmakers-higher-staffing-combat-drug-abuse <p>The annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference wrapped up today in Lexington.&nbsp;</p><p>The conference allowed prosecutors to share ideas with lawmakers on how to combat the Commonwealth’s prevalent legal issues, such as a juvenile crime rate brought upon by an explosion in synthetic drug abuse.</p><p>Christian County Attorney Mike Foster appealed for increased personnel funding.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:50:09 +0000 Rob Canning 43076 at http://wkms.org Christian County Attorney Appeals to Lawmakers for Higher Staffing to Combat Drug Abuse Kentucky Retirement Systems to Get $23 Million in Big Bank of America Settlement http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-retirement-systems-get-23-million-big-bank-america-settlement <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Bank of America has agreed to pay $23 million in restitution to Kentucky Retirement Systems over fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crash.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The agreement is part of a $16.65 billion settlement with six states attorneys general, which the U.S. Department of Justice announced in a news conference Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:27:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43066 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Retirement Systems to Get $23 Million in Big Bank of America Settlement Some Kentucky State Parks in the Region See Increased Attendance http://wkms.org/post/some-kentucky-state-parks-region-see-increased-attendance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few state parks in our region are seeing increased attendance rates this summer season.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:49:16 +0000 Parker Franklin 43051 at http://wkms.org Some Kentucky State Parks in the Region See Increased Attendance Grimes Responds to Bus Accusations http://wkms.org/post/grimes-responds-bus-accusations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes denies that her campaign may have violated federal campaign finance laws.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:42:27 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43050 at http://wkms.org Grimes Responds to Bus Accusations Bank of America to Pay $23 Million to KRS http://wkms.org/post/bank-america-pay-23-million-krs <p>Bank of America has agreed to pay $23 million in restitution to Kentucky Retirement Systems over fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crash.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:00:36 +0000 Jonathan Meador 43040 at http://wkms.org Bank of America to Pay $23 Million to KRS Murray ABC Report Shows Steady Revenue, Higher DUIs http://wkms.org/post/murray-abc-report-shows-steady-revenue-higher-duis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Murray’s revenue from alcohol sales is steady this quarter, with alcohol-related crime showing no dramatic increase.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:30:03 +0000 Rob Canning 43032 at http://wkms.org Murray ABC Report Shows Steady Revenue, Higher DUIs Class Action Lawsuit Filed In IL over Electric Rates http://wkms.org/post/class-action-lawsuit-filed-il-over-electric-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A class action lawsuit has been filed against Southern Illinois’ Prairie State Energy Campus on behalf of electricity </span>ratepayers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Batavia, Illinois</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:18:26 +0000 Parker Franklin 43020 at http://wkms.org Class Action Lawsuit Filed In IL over Electric Rates