Beshear’s Cyber Investigators Partner with Ohio Law Enforcement in Arrest, Alleged Child Predator Charges of Columbus Man

ARRESTED

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit today announced the arrest and indictment of a 25-year-old Columbus, Ohio man for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Beshear said following an investigation by his office and a 14-count indictment by a Franklin County grand jury May 15, Devan M. Fell, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested May 25 by the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff’s Department.

Fell, who is currently being housed in the Franklin County Jail in Ohio, is being charged with 14 counts of the unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. Continue reading Beshear’s Cyber Investigators Partner with Ohio Law Enforcement in Arrest, Alleged Child Predator Charges of Columbus Man

PROGRAM BY PHONE: DIET & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: HOW CAN WE REDUCE OUR RISK?

Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce one’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease. What is the Mediterranean diet, and what dietary changes can we make quickly and easily? Join us to learn more about this diet and how it supports brain health. Presented by Registered Dietician Emmaline Rasmussen of the Continue reading PROGRAM BY PHONE: DIET & ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: HOW CAN WE REDUCE OUR RISK?

Making a Lasting Contribution to Our Country

Mitch McConnell

The Senate is working with President Trump to secure significant accomplishments for the American people, from combating the opioid epidemic to providing the largest year-on-year increase in defense funding in 15 years. However, there’s one key issue I want to especially highlight because it can set our nation on the right path for generations to come. It’s the Senate’s successes in confirming President Trump’s highly-qualified nominees to serve as federal judges. Continue reading Making a Lasting Contribution to Our Country

Beshear: New Medicare Card coming in the Mail, Don’t Fall Victim to Scammers

Andy Beshear

Ahead of the federal government mailing more than 900,000 Kentucky Medicare recipients new I.D. cards, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning enrollees to be on the lookout for scams.

The mailing of the new cards, which are designed to help minimize fraud by replacing the members’ Social Security numbers with 11-digit I.D. numbers, are triggering scam warnings across the nation. Kentuckians are expected to start receiving the cards in their mailbox starting soon. Continue reading Beshear: New Medicare Card coming in the Mail, Don’t Fall Victim to Scammers

Bevin Administration Files Official Response to Attorney General’s Political Lawsuit Against SB 151

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team filed in Franklin Circuit Court yesterday their official response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s political lawsuit against Senate Bill 151, Kentucky’s recently enacted pension reform law.

SB 151, the Commonwealth’s most meaningful attempt to protect the pensions of Kentucky’s public workers and teachers, was passed by both houses of the General Assembly on March 29 and signed into law by Gov. Bevin on April 10. Less than 24 hours later, the ever-opportunistic AG Beshear brought suit against the measure.

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Two Newly-Passed Resolutions Bode Well for KY Seniors

Dee Antimisiaris (right) and Jeff Rubin (center), chairs of the Age-Friendly and Substance Abuse Subcommittees of the Kentucky Institute on Aging, recently congratulated State Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, on her sponsorship of joint resolutions benefiting senior residents in Kentucky.

Two resolutions recently introduced by State Representative
Addia Wuchner, House District 66 (Boone) and Chair of Health, Welfare, and Family Services and adopted by the House during the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, in time Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in every May, may bode well for the future of Kentucky seniors. Continue reading Two Newly-Passed Resolutions Bode Well for KY Seniors

Beshear Calls on Federal Lawmakers to Increase Penalties on Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers

Andy Beshear

As part of his ongoing fight against the pipeline of opioids flooding Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on federal lawmakers to pass legislation that significantly increases the size of fines levied against irresponsible drug manufacturers.

The legislation would increase the civil penalty from $10,000 to $100,000 per violation and doubles the maximum criminal penalty from $250,000 to $500,000 per violation for drug manufacturers who fail to legally report suspiciously large volumes of their drugs to state and federal authorities. Continue reading Beshear Calls on Federal Lawmakers to Increase Penalties on Irresponsible Drug Manufacturers

State releases county unemployment data for April 2018

Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Campbell, Oldham and Shelby counties, 2.9 percent each; Fayette, Scott and Spencer counties, 3 percent each; and Boone, Kenton, Marion, Warren and Washington counties, 3.1 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for April 2018

Acting DPH Commissioner to Discuss Hepatitis A

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is hosting a Facebook LIVE discussion on the Hepatitis A outbreak today at 11 a.m. (EDT). Go to the CHFS Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/kychfs/ ) to watch. Acting Commissioner for the Department for Public Health (DPH), Dr. Jeffrey Howard, will provide useful data for the general public and answer questions about Hepatitis A.

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Five officers to be honored tomorrow at Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Five Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony tomorrow, May 24 at the memorial monument site in Richmond, Ky.

The name of Louisville Metro Police Officer Nicholas Rodman, who died in the line of duty March 29, 2017, will be added to the memorial. Additionally, Louisville Police Officer James Harrison, Clarkson Police Officer John Skaggs, Salyersville Police Officer Lewis Marshall and Kentucky State Police Trooper David Gibbs will be added and honored among their family, friends and comrades. Continue reading Five officers to be honored tomorrow at Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Gov. Bevin Receives Confirmation of SBA Disaster Loans for Kentucky

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today received confirmation that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved disaster assistance loans for the severe storms and heavy flooding that affected the Commonwealth from Feb. 21 through March 21, 2018. SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses who sustained damage during the approved time period.

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