Monday - February 24, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 18 items )  

$3.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in Shelbyville, Brooks, Shepherdsville, New Castle, Taylorsville, Eminence, Louisville, Warsaw, Owenton and Mt. Washington, Kentucky. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3,905,051. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The f  more

$6.8 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for Head Start services in Hazard, Blackey, Hyden, Yerkes, Littcarr, Whitesburg, Jenkins, Stinnett, Emmalena, Wooton, Hindman, Topmost, Mayking and Yeaddiss, Kentucky. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6,768,121. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social servic  more

2019 U.S. Army Recruiting Command Civilian Employees of the Year Announced
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: U.S. Army Recruiting Command congratulates its 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year, who were selected from the headquarters and brigade-level winners. The winners and runners up are as follows: Organizational Support Employee of the Year: Karen Johnston, secretary, 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion Program Support Employee of the Year: Andrew Patterson, human resources assistant, New England Battalion  more

975,412 Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in Kentucky
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the expansion of head start services in Covington, Newport, Erlanger and Florence, Kentucky. The estimated total program funding available was cited as 975,412. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent   more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Givens, J.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today Army Pfc. Jacob W. Givens, 30, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was accounted for on June 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published June 20, 2019.) In October 1944, Givens was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division which was engaged against enemy forces in th  more

Kentucky Air Guard Member Receives Air Force Cross
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: A special operations Airman from the Kentucky Air National Guard received the nation's second-highest medal for combat valor Sept. 13, for his actions on an Afghanistan battlefield. Gen. David L. Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, presented the Air Force Cross to Staff Sgt. Daniel P. Keller, a combat controller in the Kentucky Air Guard's 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, in a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National G  more

Kentucky Students to Speak With NASA Astronauts on Space Station
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- NASA issued the following news release: Students from Kentucky will have an opportunity this week to talk live with NASA astronauts currently working and living aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 10:50 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 13, on NASA Television and the agency's website. (https://www.nasa.gov/live) NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan will answer questions from middle school students attending Jefferson County Public   more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Former Owner of Trailblazers Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Barry E. Sanders, 63, the former owner and CEO of Trailblazers, Inc., an auto and truck parts supply business formerly located in Lexington, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday to violating U.S. bankruptcy laws. Appearing in U.S. District Court, Sanders admitted that while Trailblazers, Inc., was in the process of contemplating bankruptcy in   more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Lexington Man Sentenced to 200 Months for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - The Defendant qualified as an Armed Career Criminal * * * Clark D. Young, 32, of Lexington, was sentenced today, to 200 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Joseph M. Hood, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine. In July 2018, officers with the Lexington Police Department, located You  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Meth Distributor Sentenced to 15 Years
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell M. Coleman, issued the following news release: * * * - Eric Todd was convicted by jury in federal court in May * * * U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings has sentenced Eric Todd, of Louisville, to a sentence of 188 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute approximately 230 grams of crystal methamphetamine, announced United States Attorne  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Somerset Man Convicted of Running $2.2 Million Ponzi Scheme
LONDON, Kentucky, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A Somerset, Ky., man was found guilty yesterday, by a federal jury sitting in London, of conspiring with co-conspirator Jason T. Castenir to run a complex and long-running Ponzi scheme. During the scheme, they defrauded dozens of victims out of over $2.2 million, through three fake investments. After a brief deliberation following an eight-day trial, th  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Two Convicted for Concealing Corporate Contributions to U.S. Senate Campaign
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A federal jury sitting in Frankfort found Gerald G. Lundergan, of Lexington, Ky., and Dale C. Emmons, of Richmond, Ky., guilty of conspiring to use more than $206,670 of corporate funds to make contributions to the campaign of a candidate for United States Senate and for causing the concealment of these contributions from the Federal Election Commissi  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: West Virginia Pharmacist Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking in Eastern Kentucky
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Jackson Noel, a pharmacist operating Buffalo Drug Inc., in Buffalo WV., was found guilty on Tuesday of conspiring to dispense and distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone. Proof at trial established that as part of the conspiracy Noel unlawfully dispensed oxycodone and oxymorphone pills from the pharmacy to out-of-state customers, including customers fro  more

Make-A-Wish Families Enjoy Time With Thunderbirds Ahead of Grissom Airshow
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news: By Courtney Dotson-Essett The high flying Thunderbirds came to a halt on Sept. 6, 2019 for a very special reason-the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Four children from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Make-A-Wish organization came to Grissom to spend time on the base, and with the famous Thunderbirds ahead of the Grissom Air and Space Expo Sept. 7-8, 2019. Make-A-Wish is a non-profit  more

NASS - Kentucky Field Office: September 1 Kentucky Crop Production Forecast
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Kentucky Field Office issued the following news release: Corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 266 million bushels, down 2 percent from the August forecast, but up 23 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 177 bushels per acre, down 4.0 bushels from last month and up 2.0 bushels from the 2018 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 1.50 million acres  more

Principal Deputy Assistant A.G. Sullivan Issues Remarks at Kentucky Victim Advocate & Support Services Program Announcement
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs issued the following remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan at the Kentucky Victim Advocate and Support Services Program announcement: "I bring greetings from our Attorney General, Bill Barr, who sends his congratulations, and his thanks to the brave men and women of the Kentucky State Police who work so hard to protect the citizens of this great state. "Let me  more

U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command Tests Readiness in Face of Hurricane Dorian
CLEARWATER, Florida, Sept. 3 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Andrew D. Cecil Measuring readiness can be difficult. One way to measure readiness is to stress the system and evaluate the response. How the team responds when information, guidance and changes are swirling around them speaks to the resiliency of the unit. The Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) did just this with the evacuation of nine UH-60 helicopters from Clearwater, Florida to Fort Knox, Kentucky  more

White House: ONDCP Designates 13 New Counties to Curb Drug Trafficking
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued the following news release: Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced it is adding 13 additional counties across 12 states to its existing High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. Designation of these areas will facilitate coordination among Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement partners focused on disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking orga  more