Friday, May 06, 2011
EKB Capsule News...Kentucky...5-7-'11
- The Magoffin County Coroner's Office is considering the death of four year old Cameron Bryce Mullins of Salyersville a homicide. Mullins died just days before Christmas. A few days before his death, he was flown from a local hospital to Cabell-Huntington Hospital where he later died. The autopsy report from the Kentucky Medical Examiner lists assault as the cause of death. The autopsy report was also forwarded to the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office for review because that is the state where Mullins died.
- The Golden Years Rest Home in Jenkins has received a Type-A Citation. A resident was allegedly taken to the emergency room for treatment of wrist injuries in March after an altercation, and six residents claimed there was no staff member on the floor at the time. The administrator says he expects to appeal because a staff member had just stepped out for a moment and was there 15 seconds later.
- Perry County Commonwealth's Attorney Teresa Reed has confirmed an investigation into the November 2010 election is underway. All of the county's voting machines were recently impounded after some candidates said they believed voting machines were rigged.
- The state treasurer's office released names Friday of the sixteen lawmakers who have reimbursed the state treasury more than $44,000 for wages they received for a recess in a special legislative session last month. The state Constitution required lawmakers to be paid after the legislature was left in limbo for about two weeks in March with the House adjourned and the Senate in recess. The treasurer's office reported that Senator Jack Westwood returned $3,309 and Senators Bob Leeper, Joe Bowen, Ernie Harris, Jimmy Higdon, Paul Hornback, Tom Jensen, Vernie McGaha, John Schickel, Brandon Smith, Denise Harper Angel, Jared Carpenter, David Givens and Ken Winters each returned $2,827. Representatives Jim Wayne returned $3,029 and Brent Yonts returned $947.
- Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has received an additional $70,460 in campaign contributions since April 16th, bringing his campaign total to nearly $1.3 million. Williams filed a report Friday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance showing his most recent fundraising and spending. The report shows Williams, who has been running television ads for several weeks, with about $200,000 on hand less than two weeks before the May 17th primary election. He spent more than $500,000 in roughly a two-week period ending May 2nd. Williams faces Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw in the GOP primary.