Hopkinsville Community College President, Dr. Jim Selbe has been placed on leave until further notice.
Director of Marketing and Communications at H-C-C, Rena Young could not provide any information about the matter, but confirmed Dr. Selbe was placed on leave as of yesterday.
The country has been at war for over a decade and during that time thousands of military families have spent the holidays separated from their loved ones.
However, this weekend Staff Sergeant Jason Calloway, who is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team was able to make it just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his spouse and two small children.
Staff Sergeant Calloway’s wife of 7-years, Monica, anxiously awaited his arrival Saturday night and spoke about the big surprise waiting for her two-small children.
Kentucky students wanting to drop out of school may soon find themselves in a tougher position.
Governor Steve Beshear thanked the House Education Committee for passing a proposed bill that raises the drop-out age.
Governor Beshear was quoted as saying he applauded the committee’s repeated support of the Graduation Bill, which raises the drop out age to 18-years old, instead of 16-years old.
Beshear added he looked forward to working with both the House and the Senate to pass this bill to keep youths in school.
Kentucky has joined other states and the federal government in reaching a multi-million dollar settlement with a corporation accused of conducting illegal kickback schemes.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that Kentucky is among several other states to receive a portion of a $12 million settlement with Victory Pharma, Incorporated to compensate Medicaid, Medicare and various federal healthcare programs for harm suffered as a result of its conduct.
Attorney General Conway stated the settlement resolves allegations that San Diego, California based V-P-I paid unlawful kickbacks to health care professionals to prescribe four of its drugs to their patients.
Attorney General Conway added the Kentucky Medicaid program will receive a total of $426,843 from the settlement.
Since January 2008, The Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control recovered over $292 million dollars for the state and federal Medicaid programs.
For the second time this week, officials with the 101st Airborne Division will be hosting a welcome home ceremony for local troops returning from their nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.
About 103 soldiers assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade are scheduled to return to the local post Friday morning.
Military officials say they previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and their arrival coincided with the anticipated “surge” announced by the Commander-in-Chief just three months prior, and conducted more than 18,000 missions in support of the troops during that time.
The soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan is support of Operation Enduring Freedom.