Michael Gary McDonald

Michael Gary McDonald

Michael Gary McDonald

Michael Gary McDonald, age 52, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington Kentucky. Michael was born in Oceanside California to Douglas McDonald and the late Donna Alexander.

He was a proud Army Veteran, a UK Wild Cats fan, a Diehard Nascar fan, and loved his family and friends. Michael was of the Baptist faith.

Other than his father Michael is also survived by his wife Dena McDonald, four sons, Jay Brown of Berea, Kai McDonald of Berea, Continue reading Michael Gary McDonald

Report Reveals How KY Pension Systems Became the Worst Funded in the Nation

The PFM Group today presented an alarming report to the Public Pension Oversight Board detailing the factors that made Kentucky’s pension systems the worst funded systems in the United States. The report revealed that the systems have had a combined $6.9 billion negative cash flow since 2005 as benefits paid to retirees plus program expenses greatly exceeded appropriated funding. According to the report, if this negative cash flow is not corrected, the ability to make payments to current and future retirees is at risk. Continue reading Report Reveals How KY Pension Systems Became the Worst Funded in the Nation

Richmond Raceway Closed May 27

Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will off this Saturday night May 27, but racing action will return to the 3/10-mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” on Saturday June 3 as the track will present its annual Four Cylinder Fury event, which pays $1,000 to win for the Stock Four Cylinder division. Also on the Saturday June 3 racing program will be the track’s Late Models, Continue reading Richmond Raceway Closed May 27

I-75 in Rockcastle Co. to be restricted to one lane

Road Work

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that Interstate 75 will be restricted to one lane in both directions between milepoints 50 and 74 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 23.

The restrictions are necessary to allow mobile striping operations to restripe portions of the interstate at a low-rate of speed. Continue reading I-75 in Rockcastle Co. to be restricted to one lane

KSP – Murder Investigation

Murder Investigation

Kentucky State Police Detectives are investigating the discovery of a body located in a wooded area off Sol Hollow Road in the Oneida community of Clay County.

The remains were located by Troopers on Thursday, May 04, 2017 at approximately 6:15 PM.

The remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy. Continue reading KSP – Murder Investigation

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 11:00 pm last night on US HWY-421 North in Jackson County.

The initial investigation indicates that a 1997 Ford Ranger was traveling north on US-421, when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck crossed the center-line and collided head-on with a 1970 Chevrolet pick-up truck operated by Jack D. Jones, 55 years Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Traffic Crash


On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a three-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on US HWY 27 in Stearns community of McCreary County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Donnie Jones determined that a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by Michael S. Crabtree, 37, of Somerset was traveling northbound on US HWY 27 when he crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Honda motorcycle head-on operated by Jimmy D. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Mitch McConnell

As many as two million Americans are struggling with prescription drug addiction across the nation. Tragically, heroin and opioid overdoses claim an average of 91 lives every day. This startling trend continues to get worse, especially here in Kentucky.

But together, we can do more to fight back, and I will continue to assist those in Kentucky who are working to fight the epidemic. Continue reading Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Bad Talt held for trial in Wise

Jadon Gibson

Doc M.B. Taylor was still a U.S. Marshal in good standing when he took a train from Norton, Virginia to Memphis to take charge of Bad Talt Hall and return him to the mountains for incarceration in the Wise County Jail.

Doc Taylor was a knowledgeable and complex man to say the least. In the years after the Civil War he was a house doctor calling on the sick and injured where they lived. He also preached at churches and small meeting houses in the mountain area of southeast Kentucky and the Continue reading Bad Talt held for trial in Wise

OBITUARIES MAY 14-21, 2017

Christopher Allen King

Christopher Allen King

Christopher Allen King, 32, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 in Lexington. He was born November 11, 1984, in Paducah, KY to Bruce King of Bowling Green, and Connie Keilholz Camp, of Richmond.

Christopher enjoyed driving go carts and loved music. He enjoyed growing plants and appreciated their beauty.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Allen King of Murrelles Inlet, South Carolina, one sister, Courtney King of North Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 14-21, 2017

Carpenter Cashes Bonus/Iron-Man Series Mike Roland Memorial Check at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series and Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series would sanction the 1st Annual Mike Roland Memorial on Saturday evening at Richmond Raceway for $10,000 to win Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, WV would lead all fifty laps and would visit victory lane. The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the program and Continue reading Carpenter Cashes Bonus/Iron-Man Series Mike Roland Memorial Check at Richmond Raceway