Double Dipping - Part 1

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.