Facebook post causes controversy, investigation in Local 6 area


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

UPDATE (5 p.m.):

Newcomb Oil Company has issued a statement in regards to a controversial Facebook posting.

Laura Blair, Public Relations Manager at Newcomb Oil, the Corporate office of FiveStar says that they were made aware of a Facebook posting earlier today and immediately started an investigation involving police.

Upon investigation, it was revealed that the profile was a fake and was not the profile of a FiveStar employee.

Contacting Facebook, the profile was taken down, blocked, and the post removed.

Blair has stated the FiveStar is an equal opportunity employer and they do not condone discrimination of any type.

An investigation involving police is ongoing.

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.):

The Paducah Police Department has been investigating since 12:30 p.m. today into a fake Facebook account, posing as an assistant manager of the Hinkleville Road FiveStar.

The posting was made from a fake profile, parading pictures and claiming to be Raschelle Courtney, an assistant manager at the Hinkleville Road FiveStar.

The post was made on various city-related groups and forums.

As threats have been made against the FiveStar and its employees, the Paducah Police are reported to be pressing charges pending investigation.

Original Story:

 PADUCAH, Ky - A controversial Facebook post, soliciting for hire, is sweeping the Local 6 area-related internet forums.

A woman, posted an employment opportunity on various Local 6 area-relevant Facebook groups, but specified in her post, "no blacks or towel heads".

The employment post was for a FiveStar at 3900 Hinkleville Road.

The specified FiveStar was not available for comment.