Double Dipping - Part 1

By: Lori Mitchell
By: Lori Mitchell

Tommy Loving hung up his hat after more than 26 years of service with Kentucky State Police. But the former trooper had no plans to stop working.

"Actually, the reason I retired is because my father wanted me to come to a family business. After a few months, I realized fathers and sons often don't mix well in business."

So Loving went out and got another government job as director of the Bowling Green - Warren County Drug Task Force, earning two paychecks.

"Yea, it's a perk. But then again, I put in lots of nights and weekends on the road and what not, so I certainly don't feel I have anything to apologize for."

Loving is not alone. Thousands of government workers across the Kentucky have raised their incomes by retiring, then landing other state jobs.

"The experience I brought to the table was an asset to the city and county. It also allowed me to stay in a law enforcement related field that I enjoyed."

Join us tomorrow night on WBKO at 6:00 for part 2 of our special assignment "double dipping" to hear why some local leaders and state legislators say it's o.k., and others say it is not.


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