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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Gena Clark Dooley

Nora Gena Dooley

Gena Dooley

Gena Clark Dooley, age 54, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mrs. Dooley was born April 08, 1963 to the late Arval Anderson & Ethel Carpenter Clark.

She was of the Holiness faith, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and she loved to care for other people.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Lynn Horn, and three brothers, Gary Douglas, Danny Dale, Continue reading Gena Clark Dooley

2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths

The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on the Commonwealth last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.

According to a report released today by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, fatal overdoses totaled 1,404 in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. Of those cases, toxicology data was Continue reading 2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths

Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

Mitch McConnell

Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. In the years since, it has failed and hurt countless families along the way. Now, with the health plan Senate Republicans unveiled, we finally have the chance to move beyond this failed law with smarter health solutions.

Democrats said Obamacare would lower costs. It didn’t. From 2013 to 2017, Obamacare premiums have on average doubled in a Continue reading Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

KBWC Hosts Inaugural Combat Sports Symposium

On Saturday, approximately 30 combat sports athletes, trainers, and promoters gathered in Louisville for the inaugural Combat Sports Symposium sponsored by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission (KBWC).

The event was the first of its kind in the region and featured four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield as the keynote speaker. The symposium focused on the latest developments in Continue reading KBWC Hosts Inaugural Combat Sports Symposium

The Village Idiot to Host Man o’ War Mural Unveiling Party

An unveiling party to celebrate a commemorative mural of the legendary racehorse Man o’ War will take place at the local pub The Village Idiot on Thursday, June 29, at 4 p.m.

Commissioned by LexArts and sponsored by Mt. Brilliant Farm, the 30’ x 30’ mural was painted by Mexico City native and longtime Lexington resident Agustin Zarate. It is part of the Kentucky Horse Park’s Man o’ War Celebration, presented by Windstream, which Continue reading The Village Idiot to Host Man o’ War Mural Unveiling Party

Attempted Murder of a Police Officer Investigation

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at approximately 4:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance on an officer involved shooting that had taken place on Cowhorn Road near Jones Hollow Road in McCreary County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that McCreary County Deputy Sheriff Frank Brown conducted a traffic stop on an older model red Continue reading Attempted Murder of a Police Officer Investigation

Circuit riding preachers were challenged and determined

Jadon Gibson

The state of Virginia acquired the Natural Tunnel and 100 surrounding acres in Scott County in 1967. In 1971 an additional 850 adjoining acreage was acquired and the Natural Tunnel State Park was opened.

Called the Eighth Wonder of the World by 4-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, Natural Tunnel has attracted thousands of visitors to the area for over a century. Natural Tunnel was thousands of years in the making as groundwater dissolved limestone and other material. Stock Creek took the path of least resistance, through the cave on its way to the Clinch River, after the tunnel was formed. Continue reading Circuit riding preachers were challenged and determined

OBITUARIES JUN. 18-25, 2017

Douglas C. Harris

Douglas C. Harris

Douglas C. Harris, age 68, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Warren County Ohio on January 22, 1949 to the late Chester Harry and Evalyn Bunnell Harris.

Mr. Harris was a lifelong member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). He was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State fan, and enjoyed watching Sci Fi and collecting elephants.
Other than his parents he was also preceded in death by a niece, Evie Harris. Continue reading OBITUARIES JUN. 18-25, 2017

Richmond Raceway’s Saturday Night Showdown Fires Up

Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will have the 3/10-mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” back in competition on Saturday July 1 as the track will present its 3rd Annual Saturday Night Showdown event that will pay $1,000 to win for the AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks and $750 to win for the Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinders, plus the Sonic Late Models and Eagle Financial Services Open Wheel Modifieds will be in action, plus the Mini-Cup/Cyclones will join the racing card for action on July 1. Continue reading Richmond Raceway’s Saturday Night Showdown Fires Up

Gov. Bevin Continues Fighting for Kentuckians Right-to-Work

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today filed a motion to dismiss the purely political, frivolous lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters challenging Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Act. This lawsuit threatens to hurt Kentucky’s families, robbing them of high-paying job opportunities. The historic new law protects employees in the Commonwealth from being forced to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Continues Fighting for Kentuckians Right-to-Work