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Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Army Recruiter Helped Five Illinois Siblings Enlist
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Jan. 11 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news on Jan. 10: It's fairly common to enlist two siblings from the same family, sometimes three, but it is a truly rare occurrence when one recruiter enlists five individuals from one family. Sgt. 1st Class Amber Hansen, an Army recruiter assigned to the Peru Recruiting Station in Peru, Illinois, helped to enlist all five siblings of the Wierzbicki family over the past two years. The kids involved their par  more

Army Recruiting Discredits Military Draft Texts
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Jan. 8 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: A number of fraudulent text messages informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft have circulated throughout the country this week. U.S. Army Recruiting Command has received multiple calls and emails about these fake text messages and wants to ensure Americans understand these texts are false and were not initiated by this command or the U.S. Army. The decision to enact a draft is   more

Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Kentucky office issued the following news release: Know a Kentucky farmer or forester who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2020 Kentucky Leopold Award. Sand County Foundation offsite link image presents the Leopold Conservation Award to private landowners in 20 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. I  more

St. Louis Fed Louisville Branch Announces Changes to Board of Directors
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 11 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the following changes to its Louisville Branch board of directors, effective Jan. 1: Emerson M. Goodwin, vice president of operations at KentuckyCare in Paducah, Ky., has been appointed to fill the unexpired portion of a three-year term on the board. He will also serve as board chair. Patrick J. Glotzbach, director of New Independent Ban  more

The White House Sent 21 Nominations to Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- The White House issued the following news release: Daniel Asia, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2024, vice Bruce Carter, term expired. Jennifer Yue Barber, of Kentucky, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. Jennifer Yue Barber, of Kentucky, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America to th  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Awards $7.5 Million in Grants for America's Marine Highways
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced more than $7.5 million in grants to nine Marine Highway projects. The funding, provided by MARAD's America's Marine Highway Program, will go towards enhancing existing services in Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington "This $7.5 million   more

USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Kentucky office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA's premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule - now available on the Federal Register - takes effect o  more