A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Sunday evening for most of Eastern Kentucky. Another round of heavy rain is likely early on Sunday and could lead to new high water problems. Remember if you come across a flooded road way to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The federal government has sued a former Fort Knox contractor who attorneys say steered hundreds of thousands of military contracting dollars into his own company, saying he misused his military assignment to create a lucrative retirement for himself.
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II issued a temporary restraining order last week barring Gary Meredith and his company, Meredith & Associates from withdrawing any of the money he received from the $2 million contract he created before ending his tenure with the government. Heyburn gave the two sides until Sept. 11 to reach a settlement.
Prosecutors said Meredith made $653,428 for his work as the subcontractor on the deal.
Meredith's attorney, Erwin Roberts of Louisville, told The Associated Press he's been discussing a possible settlement with federal officials.
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