A former Cabinet for Health and Family Services employee has been indicted on charges of helping a Frankfort man she lived with commit welfare fraud. The welfare recipient, Bashawn Watts, 43, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday of two counts of intent to defraud, scheme, artifice to obtain benefits greater than $10,000, a Class C felony, from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, and the Child Care Assistance Program.
Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will soon decide whether to grant shock probation for a 29-year-old woman he sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison for the stabbing death of a Frankfort man. Meisha Nichols was sentenced in February on charges of reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence after she stabbed Thomas Ellison more than 20 times at his home in 2015, resulting in his death.
Two Lexington men have been indicted on charges of attempting to lure minors online for sex in two separate cases, and one allegedly attempted to trade children. The Attorney General’s Office was alerted by online activity that 32-year-old Timothy Poynter of Lexington was interested in securing sex online.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".