KY Receives $6.5 Million in Service Grants

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today that Kentucky has received more than $6.5 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 23 programs with more than 800 total members.

Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages Americans of all ages in service. The remaining programs are funded through formula grant funds that are allocated to Kentucky by CNCS based on state population. Continue reading KY Receives $6.5 Million in Service Grants

McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement tonight regarding President Trump’s address to the nation:

“Tonight President Trump reaffirmed to the American people the painful lesson glaringly brought to our shores on September 11, 2001: the United States cannot permit terrorist organizations such as ISIL, al Qaeda or its affiliates to train, recruit and plot from ungoverned sanctuaries–whether within Afghanistan, in the tribal areas of Pakistan, or anywhere else. I commend the President and his national security team for a thoughtful review of our engagement in the region. Continue reading McConnell Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation

The Hillsville Courthouse Shootout, part 8

Jadon Gibson

Floyd Allen blamed his problems on politics, saying that Dexter Goad and others conspired against the Allens because of their work for the democratic party.

Judge Robert Jackson, of Roanoke, VA, who presided over the circuit court of Carroll County prior to his retirement, had known the Allens for years and he wrote a letter to Virginia Governor William Hodges Mann of his recollections. Continue reading The Hillsville Courthouse Shootout, part 8

OBITUARIES AUG. 13-20, 2017

Mary Louise Holley

Mary Louise Holley

Mary Louise Holley, age 75, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Mary was born in Flint, Michigan to the late Stacey and Marcell Holmes O’Brien.

She was a homemaker and member of the New Heights Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one daughter Loretta Sue Koffroth and one brother Curtis O’Brien. Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 13-20, 2017

Eddie Stewart KDRA Super Stock Nationals Victor at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway would present the 3rd Annual AR Bodies KDRA Super Stock Nationals on Saturday evening and Eddie Stewart of Manchester, KY would score the victory and the $2,500 payday. Other feature event winners included in Derek Fisher of Olympia, KY in Sonic Late Models, Jimmy Robinson of Richmond, KY in Eagle Financial Services Open Wheel Modifieds, and Jeremie Bretz of Maysville, KY in Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinders. Continue reading Eddie Stewart KDRA Super Stock Nationals Victor at Richmond Raceway

Berea College Students Returning

Berea College students return to classes for the fall semester on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. While classes don’t begin until Wednesday, students are already back in town and active in and around campus. Watch for increased foot and bicycle traffic in the college square and campus areas. Please be sure to pay special attention at all crosswalks and intersections on the following streets: Chestnut, Main, Estill, Center, Short, Prospect, Scaffold Cane, Ellipse, and KY HWY 595.

KSP Arson Investigation/Arrests


On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at approximately 10:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Somerset Fire Department requesting assistance with a fire investigation at the Kroger Market Place in the Somerset community of Pulaski County.

Upon arrival, KSP Arson Investigator Alex Wesley determined that several subjects had intentionally set a fire inside the store. Upon further investigation and with the assistance of the Somerset Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office several suspects were developed and arrested. Continue reading KSP Arson Investigation/Arrests