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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Kentucky Office for the Blind to Provide Employment Opportunities at State Cafeterias

In support of Governor Bevin’s Kentucky Work Matters Task Force, blind and visually impaired Kentuckians will soon have increased career opportunities in the food service industry.

The Kentucky Office for the Blind will assume management later this spring of two cafeterias which primarily serve state employees. The cafeterias are located at the Transportation Cabinet and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Continue reading Kentucky Office for the Blind to Provide Employment Opportunities at State Cafeterias

Gary William Dillon

Gary William Dillon

Gary William Dillon

Gary William Dillon, age 60, passed away Monday April 22, 2018 at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was born March 3, 1958 in Kings Lynn Norfolk, England to John J. and Margaret M. Dougan Dillon.

Gary was a very generous man, loved children as they loved him, a Loyal friend and devoted son. Gary was an avid Harley rider, loved Nascar and was a good friend of Bill W. Continue reading Gary William Dillon

Beshear, Task Force Streamline Human Trafficking Notification Process to Better Assist Victims, Investigations

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Catholic Charities of Louisville today released the 2017 Human Trafficking Task Force Report that focuses on the state’s coordinated efforts to fight human trafficking.

The report highlights Kentucky’s new streamlined notification process that better assists in investigations and follow-up victim services for reported cases of human trafficking across the state.

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Richmond Raceway News

Raceway

The Gutter Guy Modifieds Special 1200 to Win Results:
11 Open Wheel Modifieds signed in for a chance to win 1200 dollars this Saturday. With defending track champion Jimmy Robinson setting quicktime, winning heat one, and starting on the pole many thought he had the show in the bag. Blake Brown however had other ideas, after qualifying 8th quick he came out in heat two and put on a show. Blake Brown outlasted the three way battle for the lead between Continue reading Richmond Raceway News

Senate Will Confirm Pompeo as Next Secretary of State

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following announcement Monday regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to serve as U.S. Secretary of State:

“The Pompeo nomination has now been reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee, and there are sufficient votes in the Senate to ensure that he will be confirmed this week as our nation’s next Secretary of State.”

The Leader’s floor remarks on the Pompeo nomination today are here.

Governor Bevin recognizes student poster contest winners during Public Service Recognition Week

Matt Bevin

Governor Matthew Bevin today recognized nine of the Commonwealth’s most talented young artists as he announced the 2018 Public Service Recognition Week poster contest winners.

During a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion, Gov. Bevin and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas Stephens praised the talent and creativity of the winners. “More than 1,300 Continue reading Governor Bevin recognizes student poster contest winners during Public Service Recognition Week

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and Continue reading Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

James Edward Chrisman

James Edward Chrisman

James Edward Chrisman

Rev. James Edward “Jimmy” Chrisman, 74, of Berea, died on April 23, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. He was born on August 28, 1943 in Middletown, OH, and was the son of the late George Carr and Lucy Chrisman.

Jimmy was a devout Christian who loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served Him as a Baptist Minister for 56 years and was a commissioned Kentucky Colonel. Continue reading James Edward Chrisman

State releases annual county unemployment data for 2017

Annual unemployment rates decreased in 80 Kentucky counties in 2017 compared to 2016, rose in 24 and stayed the same in 16, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The annual jobless rate for Woodford County was the lowest in the Commonwealth in 2017 at 3.3 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.5 percent; Fayette and Shelby counties, 3.6 percent each; Scott County, 3.7 percent; Campbell, Jessamine, Monroe and Spencer counties, 3.8 percent each; and Boone County, 3.9 percent. Continue reading State releases annual county unemployment data for 2017

Beshear: Kentucky Can, Should Require Free, Open Internet

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear says Kentucky has the authority to ensure Kentucky families have high-quality internet despite current federal rollbacks of net neutrality.

Beshear is among more than 20 state attorneys general fighting actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that retreat from previous broadband protections requiring internet providers to remain “neutral” in the services it provides to customers.

Continue reading Beshear: Kentucky Can, Should Require Free, Open Internet

Daniel Boone’s courtship and marriage

Jadon Gibson

In springtime a young man’s or maiden’s, fancy turns to thoughts of love.

We studied Davey Crockett’s difficulty in wooing and winning his wife. Daniel Boone had much less difficulty. When Daniel reached that point in life he began making usable pieces of furniture and acquiring other items with the thought of setting up housekeeping.

He met Rebecca Bryan at the wedding of his sister to Rebecca’s brother. Although she was just 15 years of age, she looked hearty and her smile made Daniel’s knees weak. Continue reading Daniel Boone’s courtship and marriage