KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On December 14, 2017, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Marcus Tate, 34, on charges related to possession and distribution/viewing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Tate was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Give the Gift of Safety This Holiday Season

 As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is recognizing Toy Safety  Awareness Month during this holiday season.

Although toys are intended to be fun and enjoyable, there are some health risks associated with toys that are not made properly. Before you make a purchase, the Kentucky Department for Public Health encourages all shoppers to make safe toys a priority this holiday season by following the recommendations for the American Academy of Pediatrics and Safe Kids:

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FREE WORKSHOP

After the holidays, don’t miss out on a free workshop on the Dos and Don’ts of Business Insurance. Sponsored by the Berea Business Development Office, this workshop is available for all in the community on Thursday, January 4 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Tolle Building on Chestnut St.

Drew Alexander from Central Bank in Richmond will be facilitating the workshop. Register at https://businessinsurancedosanddonts.eventbrite.com or call 986-8528, ext. 2164 with any questions.

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED

On December 12, 2017, at approximately 5:44 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Leonard Riley, 42, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Riley was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect in possession of images depicting child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Tax Reform Progress Continues

Mitch McConnell

The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) regarding progress on tax reform between the House and the Senate:

“Later today, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act conference committee will host an open meeting to discuss its progress in resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The conferees have been working diligently to produce a report that both chambers can vote on soon. Once they complete their work, Congress will be able to fulfill our commitment to the American people and deliver real tax reform. Continue reading Tax Reform Progress Continues

In 2017 Beshear Intensified Fight against Pervasive State Drug Epidemic

Andy Beshear

At the end of his second year in office, Attorney General Andy Beshear sees more than ever that the single greatest threat to Kentucky is its pervasive substance abuse epidemic.

“This is the challenge of our lifetime, and how we rise to that challenge will determine if we move forward or fall backward as a state in protecting families, creating jobs and improving our daily lives,” Beshear said.

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Funding Gap Between Kentucky’s Wealthy and Poor School Districts Climbing Toward Pre-KERA Levels

KCEP

A new report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows the funding disparity between Kentucky’s wealthiest and poorest school districts is getting closer to the level it was before a landmark Kentucky Supreme Court case led to comprehensive school funding reform in the early 1990s. Continue reading Funding Gap Between Kentucky’s Wealthy and Poor School Districts Climbing Toward Pre-KERA Levels

Treasurer Allison Ball Celebrates Successful First Year of STABLE Kentucky

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A year ago today, Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball launched STABLE Kentucky, a savings and investment program for Kentuckians with disabilities at no cost to Kentucky taxpayers. Today, STABLE Kentucky is a leader among ABLE Accounts nationally and has a market value of over $528,000. Treasurer Ball released a video commemorating the occasion.

“Over the last year, I have heard great things about the positive impact STABLE Kentucky Accounts are having on the lives of Continue reading Treasurer Allison Ball Celebrates Successful First Year of STABLE Kentucky

McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

Mitch McConnell

The following are prepared remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) regarding the harmful, Obama-era internet regulation and the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to repeal it:

“One of the great advances of our time has been the development and expansion of the Internet and wireless technologies. The Internet connects people across the globe in an unprecedented way. It brings together producers and consumers, students and educators, and even members of the Senate with our constituents. It’s difficult to exaggerate the impact the Internet has on our society and our economy each and every day. Even a few decades ago, the technologies many of us take for granted today would have been totally unfathomable. Continue reading McConnell Supports FCC Proposal To Restore Internet Freedom

Richmond Raceway Awards Banquet Set

As their final act as Richmond Raceway track promoters, the promotion trio of Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are pleased to announce the 2017 Awards Banquet details, as they will take place on Friday December 15 at the Union City Ruritan Club and Fire Department, which is about five miles from Richmond Raceway. Also, the new track promoters that will be taking over the track beginning with the 2018 season will also be in attendance and will be officially introduced and will meet and greet with the racers and race fans. Continue reading Richmond Raceway Awards Banquet Set