Saturday - February 22, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 9 items )  

Army Recruiting Command: August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Aug. 5 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month in the Army. This is the Army's tenth annual observance of this call to action for Soldiers, Army civilians, family members and retirees to be aware of the dangers posed by terrorism and to be prepared to help combat terrorism.Terrorist attacks have continued at an alarming pace this year. Vigilance and awareness remain critical to countering threats as the online r  more

HHS Secretary Azar Issues Remarks at Innovative Readiness Training
MANCHESTER, Kentucky, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the following remarks by Secretary Alex M. Azar II at the Innovative Readiness Training with Vice President Mike Pence: Thanks to the roaring economy under President Trump, there's no better time to be focused on new education and training opportunities for America's workers. At HHS, we do a lot of work to help members of needy families get their first job and achieve self-sufficiency. The Pledge to America'  more

Kentucky Contractor to Pay $92,979 for Wages Violations Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: Following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation, Henson Construction LLC - a commercial contractor based in Louisville, Kentucky - will pay $92,979 in back wages to 10 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investigators found the employer paid overtime-eligible managers flat salaries with  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Feds/LMPD Complete Raids Targeting Violent Crime in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell M. Coleman, issued the following news release: * * * - Operation Iron Grip, a new level of multi-agency collaboration, leads to more than 50 arrests and 13 seized firearms * * * During a two-week period starting July 22, 2019, and ending August 2, 2019, the United States Marshals Service; Louisville Metro Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Admi  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Oak Ridge, Tennessee Doctor, Boca Raton, Florida Pain Clinic Owner Sentenced for Oxycodone Trafficking Conspiracy
LONDON, Kentucky, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Timothy Dennis Gowder, 72, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Anwar Mithavayani, 56, of Boca Raton, Florida, were sentenced to lengthy terms in federal prison by United States District Judge Robert E. Wier for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and other drugs, and for money laundering. Gowder received a sentence of 21 years of imprisonment. Mithavayani received  more

Student Conservation Association to Receive $339,839 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $339,839 cooperative agreement to the Student Conservation Association of Arlington, Virginia, for interns to assist in guided cave tours at the Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The agency description of the grant states: "This project project supports Resource Education and Management at Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA) to provide park guides for visitor services, dis  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Operation Coal Country Innovative Readiness Training
MANCHESTER, Kentucky, Aug. 10 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Operation Coal Country Innovative Readiness Training at Eastern Kentucky University: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, Kentucky! (Applause.) Thank you for that very warm welcome. It is an honor to be with all of you today. To Governor Bevin, to Secretary Azar, to my friend Congressman Rogers, to Senator Stivers, to Captain Jon Polos and the whole team here, members of the Governor's   more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Press Gaggle at Eastern Kentucky University
MANCHESTER, Kentucky, Aug. 9 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at a press gaggle at Eastern Kentucky University: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you all for being here. I'm truly grateful to have the opportunity to be here with Secretary Azar, as well as Governor Bevin and Congressman Rogers, really, to celebrate the progress that Kentucky has made. It was heart wrenching to reflect on the statistics of what was happening here in Kentucky over much of   more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks Upon Arrival at London-Corbin Airport in Kentucky
LONDON, Kentucky, Aug. 9 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence upon arrival at the London-Corbin Airport: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hi, everybody. Q Hey. Q Any message for the coal miners in Harlan County? THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, first off, it is great to be in Kentucky with, really, I think one of the most successful governors in America. Governor Matt Bevin has seen 50,000 jobs created, and he's stood strong for the right to life, the values to make Easte  more