Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson are urging Kentuckians to find volunteer opportunities this weekend to honor Dr. King’s legacy as part of the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Governor Beshear stated whether you join a community volunteer effort or organize your own event or small project, your participation can make a difference in our Commonwealth.
Lieutenant Governor Abramson also remarked this willingness to help neighbors or clean up our neighborhoods is part of what makes Kentucky such a terrific place to live and raise a family.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, January 21st.
This year, the Presidential inauguration coincides with the King holiday, and President Obama is also urging all Americans to volunteer.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his office filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Spencerian College, which is owned by the Sullivan University System after the for-profit school allegedly misrepresented job placement numbers to consumers.
This marks the fourth lawsuit Attorney General Conway has filed as part of his ongoing investigation of the for-profit college industry.
The complaint, which was filed in Jefferson Circuit Court, claims that Spencerian College violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act by making unfair, false, misleading and deceptive statements in its publications and on its website regarding the rate at which its students were able to find jobs in their field of study.
Attorney General Conway claims since at least 2007, Spencerian College reported placement rates to students through its website and by way of a published interview book, that certain fields of study had a 100 percent job placement rate, however, the rates were significantly different, sometimes with a differential of up to 40 percent.
Spencerian College removed the conflicting graduation placement rates from its website after a civil investigative demand from the Office of the Attorney General was received.
The Attorney General’s complaint seeks an injunction against Spencerian College to prohibit further deceptive trade practices and seeks civil penalties of $2,000 per violation and recovery of investigative costs and attorney’s fees.
Three Kentucky Water Plants recently received national awards for excellent consumer reports.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the winners of the 2011 Region 4 Consumer Confidence Report Excellence Awards with three of the six categories were won by Kentucky systems.
The six categories included small, medium and large surface water and ground water systems.
Cynthiana Municipal Water Works won in the medium surface water system category, Fonde Water System in Pineville won in the small ground water system category and Calvert City Municipal Water Department won in the medium ground water system category.
The U.S. EPA requires community water systems to make annual drinking water quality reports available to the public with each report required tonotify customers of sources used, any detected contaminants and compliance with regulations and education information.
Clarksville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for a robbery where he shot the victim in the foot.
A news release says officers responded to the area of 31 Lincoln Drive after 911 received a call that a man had been robbed and shot in the foot. The 33-year old male victim initially told police he had just been walking toward Austin Peay when he was flagged down by two victims and robbed.
The story reportedly quickly changed and police determined the victim had been drinking and attempting to buy drugs from his robbers. During the course of the robbery, he was shot in the foot.
Police have named one of the suspects as 19-year old Mark Austin Ellis, who has a long list of other warrants on file in addition to the new one for aggravated robbery. The other warrants include charges of domestic assault, criminal trespass and several other felonies.
The victim was taken to Gateway Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and anyone knowing Ellis’ whereabouts should call 931-645-8477.
A wreck in Trigg County Tuesday afternoon sent two women to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Kentucky State Police say 39-year old Kelly Hendricks of Princeton was southbound on Rocky Ridge Road around 3pm and was crossing Cerulean Road. Ms. Hendricks drove into the path of 42-year old Jason Morris of Cadiz, who was unable to stop and ran into her passenger side.
Ms. Hendricks and her passenger, 30-year old Ashley Hendricks of Cadiz, were taken to Trigg County Hospital, before being transferred to Vanderbilt.
A spokesperson at the Nashville hospital says Kelly Hendricks was treated and released, while Ashley remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Morris went uninjured and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.