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Crime

Fraud charges thrown out over attorney general investigator’s ‘false’ testimony

In a quick action on Monday, the three counts of alleged Medicaid fraud against the former owner of Bluegrass Autism in Danville were dismissed amid allegations of misconduct against an attorney general’s office investigator. The motion to dismiss alleges that Attorney General Investigator Reed Wilbers, who was the only prosecution witness to appear before the grand jury, made “patently false and misleading statements.”

State

$1 billion aid proposal for coal areas has strong support in poll

A poll released Monday found strong support for a proposal to speed up the release of $1 billion for reclamation projects in places hurt by a downturn in coal jobs. The poll was conducted in Kentucky and six other coal states in the region. The proposal showed overall support of 89 percent for the measure, called the RECLAIM Act.

Videos

Families of drug addicts sharing 'horrific experience' to raise awareness

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey speaks in Lexington, Ky., on Sept. 20, 2016, about a group of family members of drug overdose victims who share their experiences to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse.
Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com
Families of drug addicts sharing 'horrific experience' to raise awareness 2:39

Families of drug addicts sharing 'horrific experience' to raise awareness

Friend remembers Mark Sawaf as 'real fun person' 1:28

Friend remembers Mark Sawaf as 'real fun person'

Will high-speed internet save Eastern Kentucky? 1:34

Will high-speed internet save Eastern Kentucky?

Andy Beshear on UK's lawsuit against student newspaper 1:07

Andy Beshear on UK's lawsuit against student newspaper