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Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 8 items )  

8 Rural Kentucky Water, Wastewater Projects to See $10.7M USDA Investment
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Kentucky office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky State Director Hilda Legg today announced the USDA is investing over $10.7 million in eight water and wastewater projects across rural Kentucky. "Whether large or small, these water and wastewater infrastructure projects are crucial to rural economic development and good quality of life," said Legg.  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Hall, H.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- 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 that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from World War II are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. (This identification was initially published Aug. 15, 2019.) Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall, 20, of Floyd County, Kentucky, accounted for on August 14, will be bur  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney Appoints Decorated LMPD Officer As District's New Law Enforcement Coordinator
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell M. Coleman, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced today the appointment of Sergeant Eric Black (Retired), previously of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), as the U.S. Attorney's new Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Western District of Kentucky. "We back the blue, both because our culture seeks to be humble partners with law enforcement an  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Boyd County Man Indicted for Robbing Bluegrass Community Federal Credit Union in Ashland
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A Boyd County man was indicted Thursday on a charge of robbing the Bluegrass Community Federal Credit Union (BCFCU), located in Ashland, Kentucky. Danny P. Chaffin, 37, of Boyd County, was charged with taking over $12,000 from BCFCU, a federally insured financial institution, on April 5, 2019. On Thursday, a grand jury in Lexington returned the single  more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Former Mammoth Cave Employee Sentenced to Prison for Theft
PADUCAH, Kentucky, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Russell M. Coleman, issued the following news release: United States Chief Judge Greg Stivers has sentenced Leslie Lewis to 2 years imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release following the sentence, and ordered him to pay restitution of $169,322 for theft of public money. "Instead of serving as a steward to protect Mammoth Cave National Park, Ms. Lewis stole from one of the most iconic public spaces in our   more

Ky. U.S. Attorney: Kentucky Physician Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Distributing Opioids
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: A Floyd County, Kentucky-based physician pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in unlawfully distributing opioids by pre-signing blank prescriptions that were ultimately completed by others and delivered to patients not seen by him. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Robert M. D  more

National Park Service Awards $4.3 Million to Protect More Than 782 Acres of Battlefield Land Across Seven States
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service today announced $4,313,407.02 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to help protect 782.86 acres of significant battlefields in Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia threatened with damage or destruction by suburban development. "Through public-private partnerships, local c  more

U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the Association of the United States Army Sign Partnership Agreement
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Oct. 15 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the Association of the United States Army finalized a partnership agreement during a signing ceremony at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. today. USAREC Commanding General Maj. Gen. Frank Muth and AUSA President and CEO Retired Gen. Carter Ham signed the memorandum of understanding officiating a formal partnership between the two organization  more