Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Fri January 3, 2014
Federal Prosecutors Want 27 Months in Prison For Farmer
Federal prosecutors want former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Rich Farmer to serve 27-months in prison and pay $120,500 in restitution to the state.
In a sentencing memo filed Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Taylor says failing to punish Farmer's conduct will lead to it becoming "part of the culture of government." Farmer pleaded guilty in September to two counts of misappropriating government resources while overseeing the Agriculture Department.
Before becoming the two-term commissioner, Farmer was a standout University of Kentucky basketball player.
Farmer is scheduled to be sentenced January 14th.