Berea Police Report Jan. 17, 2018


Burglary/Receiving Stolen Property: On 01/14/2018 officers were called to a residence on Short Line Pike in reference to a burglary. When they arrived, they located a female standing outside of the residence holding a pick hammer. The owner of the home stated that she had been inside without permission and had made threats to him. The homeowner also stated that two male subjects were with her, and they attempted to steal his side by side ATV. The ATV had been loaded on to a trailer that was being pulled by the truck that the subjects arrived in. The two subjects ran before officers arrived, but they were located a short distance away and taken into custody. The truck that they were driving was a stolen vehicle out of Richmond. Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 17, 2018

UPDATE: Murder Investigation

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 2:39 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Whitley County 911 of a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on Jordan Hollow Road in Whitley County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered Curtis Lawson, 55, of Siler, KY deceased of an apparent stab wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading UPDATE: Murder Investigation

Beshear, AGs Take Legal Action to Stop Rollback of Net Neutrality

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear has taken legal action against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its rollback of net neutrality regulations.

Beshear joins a coalition of state attorneys general in a legal fight to protect families from the harmful actions recently taken by the FCC.

“I’m opposing the repeal of net neutrality because of the destructive nature it will have on every Kentuckian from farmers to college students who use free and open internet to thrive and prosper,” Beshear said. “As a state and as a nation, we cannot turn our backs on the hard working people of this country by letting the federal government walk all over them and take away their level playing field.”

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KSP Conducts Murder Investigation in Jackson County

ARRESTED

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 5:00 pm yesterday evening following a fatal shooting that occurred outside of a residence on KY-89 North in Jackson County, near the Estill County line.

The initial investigation alleges that Jason R. Gabbard, 44 years old of McKee, KY, was fatally shot by his father, Larry R. Gabbard, 62 years old of McKee, during an altercation. Jason Gabbard was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner and has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Continue reading KSP Conducts Murder Investigation in Jackson County

Deborah Williamson Named Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Workplace Standards

Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey today announced the appointment of Deborah Williamson as the Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Workplace Standards.

“Deborah Williamson brings an enormous wealth of experience and knowledge to the Department of Workplace Standards,” Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey said. “Dr. Williamson has already made a huge impact on the Registered Apprenticeship program by authoring the grant application that secured $896,000 in federal funding. As a proven executive leader and educator, Dr. Williamson’s creative vision will help the department achieve its mission of advancing a well-trained workforce, protecting the worker and educating employers in workplace safety.” Continue reading Deborah Williamson Named Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Workplace Standards

Beshear Establishes Cold Case Unit to Seek Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear said a newly created unit in his office focused solely on investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cold cases will be instrumental in maintaining his ongoing commitment to seek justice for victims of crime.

“Now that a majority of our untested SAFE kits have been tested, this unit can begin working with local and state officials to investigate and prosecute cold cases across Kentucky,” Beshear said. “While we still have a lot of work to do, today’s announcement is a giant step forward in keeping our promise to victims, many who have been waiting years, even decades, for movement or closure on their cases.”

Continue reading Beshear Establishes Cold Case Unit to Seek Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Crash

On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 3:24 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on US HWY 25 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Jeremy Elliotte determined that a 2002 Chevrolet cavalier operated by Kyle A. Stoerger, 28, of Jellico, TN was traveling southbound when he crossed the center-line and struck a 2001 Ford F-250 head-on which was traveling northbound operated by Martin O. Myers, 41, of Williamsburg. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash

KSP – Murder Investigation

WANTED

On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 2:39 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by the Whitley County 911 of a stabbing that had taken place at a residence on Jordan Hollow Road in Whitley County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives discovered Curtis Lawson, 55, of Siler, KY deceased of an apparent stab wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading KSP – Murder Investigation

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Aubrey Moles, age 83, widower of Bernetta Lunsford Moles died Friday, January 12, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 22, 1934 in Weeksbury, KY to the late James Matthew and Minnie Akers Moles.

Mr. Moles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was of the Christian faith and was retired from Environmental Services. Continue reading Charles Moles

UP-COMING ALZHEIMER EVENTS

One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding Dementia Signs & Symptoms
Join us for an educational session focused on the warning signs of dementia and a discussion of different causes of dementia, including vascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Lewy Body Dementia. Please bring your questions about dementia detection, brain changes including behaviors and cognitive changes of various forms of dementia. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact Hardin Stevens at the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging at 859-323-2997 or [email protected] to register. Deadline to register is January 18th. Program provided by the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm EST
Location: Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center
145 Newcomb Avenue
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Large Conference Room

Contact W. Anne Harris for directions at (606)256-7835.

Death from rabies

Jadon Gibson

“From the time I first heard he had been bitten by the wolf, I anticipated the consequence with horror,” Joseph Doddridge wrote. “I was even more concerned because he relied on a physician who had the reputation of curing the bite of a mad animal with a single pill and offered no other medical aid.”

On the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before his death he had the appearance of a person with a fever. On Sunday the hydrophobia set in. Continue reading Death from rabies

OBITUARIES JAN. 7-14, 2018

Charles Moles

Charles Moles

Charles Aubrey Moles, age 83, widower of Bernetta Lunsford Moles died Friday, January 12, 2017 at The Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 22, 1934 in Weeksbury, KY to the late James Matthew and Minnie Akers Moles.

Mr. Moles was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he was of the Christian faith and was retired from Environmental Services. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 7-14, 2018