Flooding is a major concern today across Eastern Kentucky as rivers continue to rise after the heavy rain and snow melt of the last few days. Now as the rain has transitioned to sleet and snow roads will become treacherous and ice covered. Flood Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for most of the day. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
There is some controversy surrounding former Governor Fletcher’s new position as a consultant at the Pikeville Medical Center.
State records show about two months before former Governor Ernie Fletcher left office last year, a $3.4 million payment was made in exchange for the hospital dropping Medicaid claims for additional reimbursement.
Fletcher's former general counsel says the settlement was reached through the health and family services cabinet and not through the governor's office.
A lawyer for the Pikeville medical center says he does not believe there is a connection to Fletcher’s consulting deal.