Justice Secretary Tilley Honors Troopers and Officers At KSP Awards Ceremony

Kentucky State Police award recipients include (left to right) CVE Officer First Class Michael R. Hamblin (2016 Jason Cammack Officer of the Year); Officer Michael R. Curry (2016 Facilities Security Officer of the Year); Sr. Trooper James ‘Clint’ Collins (2016 Trooper of the Year); Detective Craig A. Miller (2016 Detective of the Year); Trooper First Class Billy Gregory (2016 Public Affairs Officer of the Year) and Detective Edward “Alex” Wesley, II (2016 Arson Investigator of the Year).

Justice Secretary John Tilley joined Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 79 KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21.

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Honor Flights Do More Than Honor Veterans

Jeff Rubin

A few weeks ago, I received a call from a friend of mine named Mike. He had called to ask me if I would pass along some information regarding “Honor Flights.” There are two, in fact.  One takes off September 6th and the other on October 14th. As I was unfamiliar with the term, let alone the program, I inquired further.  What I learned about Honor Flights has been inspirational to me and nothing short of a life affirming, personally rewarding, and moving experience for all who have benefited from its mission. I further discovered however, that the nature of these flights added a sense of urgency to an objective that was becoming more and more critical every day. Continue reading Honor Flights Do More Than Honor Veterans

KY Has Highest Hepatitis C Rate

Kentucky is no stranger to the hepatitis C virus. More than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health. The contagious liver disease can cause liver cancer or cirrhosis, and is spread by contact with an infected person’s blood. It is often contracted by sharing needles or other equipment to inject illegal drugs, sexual contact with someone who has an STD or HIV infection, or getting a shot, tattoo or piercing when the needle has infected blood on it. It can also be passed on to babies at birth by a mother with the disease. Continue reading KY Has Highest Hepatitis C Rate

Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves

The 26th Annual Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Resort Park will be held July 24-30.

The weeklong event focuses on special programs that show life on the Kentucky frontier in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitors can enjoy a step back in time in the pioneer camp near the Carter Caves campground registration building.

Re-enactors will demonstrate skills that were needed for life on frontier Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, July 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year’s event will also feature two special performances by Private William Greathouse, War of 1812 soldier, and Jemima Boone, child of Daniel Boone. These performances are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council as part of its Kentucky Chautauqua program.

Greathouse, as portrayed by Harry Smith, will be Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. and Boone, as portrayed by Betsy B. Smith, will be Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Both performances will be at the park amphitheater located near the Caveland Lodge and are free.

For a list of special activities and programs for the entire week, like us on Facebook or contact the office of recreation at 606-286-4411. Carter Caves State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground including horse campground with full hook ups, and a restaurant featuring Kentucky fare.

KentuckyOne Health Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and KentuckyOne Health is working to raise awareness among community members.

To help educate men and women on the importance of heart health, staff from KentuckyOne Health Heart & Vascular Imaging will offer free screenings on Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The screenings will be offered at KentuckyOne Health Heart & Vascular Imaging, located at 1042 Center Drive in Richmond. No appointments are necessary for the screenings. Continue reading KentuckyOne Health Offers Free Heart Health Screenings

Freddy Carpenter Triumphs in Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial

Richmond Raceway would present the 30th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event on Saturday evening, sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series, and Freddy Carpenter of Parkersburg, WV would pick up his first win in the track’s marque event and score the $10,059 to win top prize. Continue reading Freddy Carpenter Triumphs in Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial

The Hillsville Courthouse Shootout, Part 4

Jadon Gibson

Jezebel Goad, daughter of the Carroll County Clerk, ran to the courtroom when she heard gunfire soon after 8 a.m. on March 14, 1912. The courthouse is in Hillsville, Virginia. She saw her father and recognized immediately that he was in extreme danger. She grabbed his arm and attempted to pull him from the room but he pushed her away and continued shooting.

Jezebel noticed someone was holding the door and preventing members of the jury and others from getting away. She grabbed the individual by the arm and pulled him from the door. Several jurymen quickly scampered through the doorway and escaped. Continue reading The Hillsville Courthouse Shootout, Part 4

OBITUARIES JULY 16-23, 2017

Frances Adams

Frances Adams

Frances “Fran” Adams, 59, died suddenly Monday, July 19, 2017 at her residence. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Born November 18, 1957 in Berea, daughter of the late Oakley and Ada Anglin Adams.

Fran worked as a floral designer for years at Hilton’s Florist. She loved flea markets, yard sales, music, (especially classic rock and country) dancing and driving her convertible. Some say she never left the house without getting all dressed up. Continue reading OBITUARIES JULY 16-23, 2017

Richmond Police Department Awards Banquet

Richmond Police Officer of the Year Officer Hunter Harrison.

Richmond Police Officer of the Year

Officer Hunter Harrison was awarded the 2016 law enforcement officer of the year. Harrison was honored for excelling in investigation efforts related to street level narcotics cases, specifically heroin trafficking cases in Richmond. Continue reading Richmond Police Department Awards Banquet