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DEA Beefs Up Ohio Valley Opioid Enforcement

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday enhanced federal enforcement targeting opioids in the Ohio Valley region, including a new Drug Enforcement Administration field division in Louisville. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Sessions said the Louisville field division will be the first new DEA division established in 20 years. He said it will have about 90… Read More

Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Gets Hearing In Coal Country

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Last month the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt chose an eastern Kentucky mining town as the venue to announce his intent to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule that sought to limit greenhouse gas emissions. On Tuesday the agency returned to coal country to conduct its only public hearing on the matter… Read More

Sexual Harassment Investigation to Cost Kentucky Taxpayers $50K

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An investigation of sexual harassment allegations against four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky will cost taxpayers up to $50,000. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Legislative Research Commission’s contract with a Louisville law firm to investigate the matter is worth up to $50,000 to conduct a human resources investigation and to provide legal… Read More