FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - As a federal investigation is pressed into
how Kentucky awarded highway contracts, a published report says a
former official at the center of the probe was getting both a
salary and retirement benefits.
The Courier-Journal in Louisville reported on Tuesday that
former highway engineer James W. Rummage was rehired as a
consultant only two months after he retired from the Transportation
Cabinet last year and that his retirement was preceded by a raise
The newspaper says then- Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert
approved both the raise and the rehiring, according to Rummage's
An affidavit filed last week claims Rummage gave confidential
cost estimates for road projects to a contractor.
No charges have been filed.