Former Highway Official Got Salary And Retirement

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
in pay.

The newspaper says then- Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert
approved both the raise and the rehiring, according to Rummage's
personnel file.

An affidavit filed last week claims Rummage gave confidential
cost estimates for road projects to a contractor.

No charges have been filed.

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  • by ladybug on Aug 14, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    Sounds like "double dipping" and " The Good Old Boy Society " is still alive and doing REALLY well.
  • by Brent Location: eky on Aug 14, 2008 at 03:54 AM
    typical Bush / McCain tactics
  • by taxpayer Location: southern KY on Aug 12, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    no wonder we don't have any money in the state budget. raise gas tax and any tax they can so they the politicians can get more money for their pocket
  • by Zach on Aug 12, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    the huge republican vacuum sucking up all the tax dollars for selfish gain, sounds about the norm.
  • by david on Aug 12, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    Anyone surprised?
  • by jessica on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:27 AM
    Those republicans and their asociates can smell a dollar a mile away.
  • by amy on Aug 12, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    Leave it to the republicans and they will find a loophole to acquire the $$$ legal or illegal.
  • by briscoe Location: ky on Aug 12, 2008 at 08:33 AM
    yeah sally. it was going on long before fletcher with the democrats and it's still going on after fletcher. and that don't suprise me.
  • by sally Location: winchester on Aug 12, 2008 at 06:54 AM
    Anything under that Fletcher administration does not surprise me.


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