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Federal Tipoffs Involving Kentucky Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Army Recruiter Helped Five Illinois Siblings Enlist
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command issued the following news on Jan. 13: 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 involve  more

Fort Knox Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps issued the following story: The U.S. Army Cadet Command (USACC) gathered with the Fort Knox and neighboring Kentucky community for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance on Jan. 16 at Fort Knox Saber and Quill. In an event hosted together with Fort Knox, the Kentuckian Blues Society, Inc. and the Omicron Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, USACC encouraged attendees to ponder the meaning of the  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory's Jimmy Thornton Explores New Uses for Artificial Intelligence in Energy
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news on Jan. 13: During his career with NETL, U.S. Army veteran Jimmy Thornton has worked tirelessly to advance new technology development for Fossil Energy (FE), and that remains true today with current efforts to investigate uses for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for FE technology development. Born in Kentucky and growing up in Campbells Cre  more

Public Input Sought on 2020 Draft Barkley Shoreline Management Plan
GRAND RIVERS, Kentucky, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Lake Barkley Resource Manager's Office invites the public to attend one of three public workshops and provide input concerning the upcoming Lake Barkley Shoreline Management Plan five-year review. The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations: Feb. 3: Stewart County Visitor Center in Dover, Tenn. Feb. 11: Lake Barkley State Resort Park (Sunrise Room) in Cadiz, Ky. F  more

U.S. Army Recruiting Command: Top Recruiters 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2020
FORT KNOX, Kentucky, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news on Jan. 15: The secretary of the Army will recognize the Army's top recruiters at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon Jan. 21. The Honorable Ryan Murphy is scheduled to highlight 16 recruiters from across U.S. Army Recruiting Command for their success in the first quarter of fiscal 2020. Based on numbers from October through December, USAREC selected the top recruiters from each brigade and one from the   more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Federal Child Labor Law Violations at Restaurant Locations in 9 States
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Manna Inc. - a Louisville, Kentucky-based franchisee of 99 Wendy's and Fazoli's restaurants in nine states - will pay a civil money penalty of $157,114 for violating child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investigators determined Manna Inc. violated child lab  more

USDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Jan. 15 -- 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) reminds historically underserved producers, who are participating in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. This option allows them to get conservation practice payments in advance of practice implementation. "The advance payment option mak  more