The Daily NewsAs shoppers rush to snag discounts Friday, officials warn that it’s peak season for scam artists. “We hear from people every day that have been scammed one way or another. Scam artists come out of the woodwork during a time like this,” said Reanna Smith-Hamblin, spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau’s Louisville office. “Especially during tough times, you get excited you found something good at a good price.” In some cases, that price is too good to be true. People should be cautious of fake advertising and make sure they carefully read an entire ad, especially the fine print, Smith-Hamblin said.
A Northpoint Training Center inmate suffered minor injuries Tuesday when he was exposed to a discarded meth lab while picking up trash along Hogue Hollow Road in southern Boyle County. Deputy Sheriff Jody Adams said the inmate, who was not identified, may have inhaled some chemical residue when the bottom of a bag he was collecting broke open and spilled materials and ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
Three days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and resisting arrest, David Young has resigned as superintendent of Laurel County Schools. At a special called meeting Tuesday morning, the Laurel County Board of Education met in executive session after which it was announced that Young had tendered his resignation. The board named Deputy Superintendent Denise Grieble as the interim superintendent.
Since June, the Mason County School District has been under investigation by the Office of Education Accountability in Frankfort. The OEA was created by the Kentucky General Assembly to investigate complaints against Kentucky school districts and is a separate entity from the Department of Education. According to Karen Timmel, division manager of investigations at OEA, the agency's primary charge is to investigate violations of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, however, if during an investigation other issues outside the realm of KERA are uncovered, OEA refers those activities elsewhere.
The University of Kentucky is notifying 878 people of a breach of protected health information from a lost business phone. The phone was lost on Sept. 25 and was never recovered, UK HealthCare spokesman Kristi Lopez said. UK took out a classified ad in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday, saying the phone had access to email that might have included information about health conditions with medical record numbers "and, in some cases, names."
Sam Mullet outside his home in Bergholz, Ohio, earlier this year.
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"The FBI and local sheriff's deputies this morning raided an Amish compound in Ohio and arrested seven men, including reputed breakaway sect leader Sam Mullet, on federal hate crimes charges and related state violations in connection to a series of beard-cutting attacks against other Amish across Ohio," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich answers a question at Tuesday's Republican presidential debate in Washington, D.C.
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is getting lots of attention for his remarks about immigration in Wednesday night's debate. Gingrich has been moving up in the polls and last night he broke with his fellow candidates by saying that some illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. Though his statements were in line with other GOP candidates from years past, the aftershocks show just how narrow the immigration debate has been in recent years.
Gingrich spouted the typical Repubican line in last night's debate,