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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

OBITUARIES JUN 17-24, 2018

Linda Begley

Linda Begley

Linda Lewis Begley, age 60, wife of 45 years to Lewis Rhodes “Joe” Begley died Thursday June 21, 2018 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Linda was born on December 1, 1957, in Berea, Ky., to the late James “Cobb” and Luie Carpenter Lewis.

Linda was a homemaker, a past employee of Berea Health & Rehabilitation, liked to cook for her family, crafting, enjoyed flower gardening, and wearing her jewelry. Linda was a member of the Middletown Baptist Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES JUN 17-24, 2018

Linda Begley

Linda Begley

Linda Begley

Linda Lewis Begley, age 60, wife of 45 years to Lewis Rhodes “Joe” Begley died Thursday June 21, 2018 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Linda was born on December 1, 1957, in Berea, Ky., to the late James “Cobb” and Luie Carpenter Lewis.

Linda was a homemaker, a past employee of Berea Health & Rehabilitation, liked to cook for her family, crafting, enjoyed flower gardening, and wearing her jewelry. Linda was a member of the Middletown Baptist Church.

Other than her husband, Linda is survived by two daughters, Louise Begley of Berea, Ky., Patty Begley Hayes and her husband Andrew of Berea, Ky., one son, Brady Begley of Lexington, Ky., a sister-in-law Frances Lewis of Berea, Ky., three grandchildren, Aubrey Hayes, Ally Hayes, and Joey Begley. Continue reading Linda Begley

Kentucky Insurers Submit Preliminary Insurance Rates

Insurance carriers have submitted proposed rates to the Department of Insurance (DOI) for the 2019 individual and small group health insurance markets.

The individual market preliminary filings confirm two insurers will serve the Kentucky market. Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky (Anthem) has requested an average rate increase of 3.5 percent across 13 different plan offerings. Anthem has also proposed an expansion of its service area to cover an additional 17 counties over its 2018 offering—a move that will provide additional options for health coverage in those counties. CareSource has also requested an average rate increase of 19.4 percent for its 12 different plan offerings. In 2019, CareSource expects to offer plans in the same 61 counties it presently serves. Continue reading Kentucky Insurers Submit Preliminary Insurance Rates

MADISON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT 6/22/2018

ARRESTED

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Deputy Roy Johnson responded to Slate Lick Road in reference to a drug complaint.

Deputy Johnson was unable to locate any persons at the residence however, he observed a male German Shepherd with multiple sores over his body and missing fur on most of the hind quarter of the animal. The dog was also extremely emaciated and its claws were over grown. The German Shepherd with assistance of the Humane Society was taken to Barnes Mill Animal hospital for treatment. Continue reading MADISON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT 6/22/2018

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrest two for Endangering Welfare of a Minor

ARRESTED

Just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Deputy Donovan Nolan was flagged down on Merrick Drive by a person who had witnessed a male child running naked in the roadway. The witness mentioned to Deputy Nolan the child was nearly struck by a vehicle on Merrick Drive.

Deputy Nolan made contact with the child’s mother at her apartment and upon inspection, Deputy Nolan contacted the Cabinet for Health and Family Services due to the deplorable living conditions. Upon recommendations of social services, the child along with six additional children found inside the apartment were removed from the residence. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrest two for Endangering Welfare of a Minor

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Estill County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 9:00 pm last night, in reference to a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Millers Creek Road (HWY-1571), just east of Ravenna in Estill County.

The initial investigation indicates that Stephen D. Rison, 48 years old of Irvine, was driving east on HWY-1571, where he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline before colliding with a vehicle being operated by 39-year-old Aimee Elliott. As a result of Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Estill County

Murder Investigation and Arrest / Laurel Co.

ARRESTED

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at approximately 1:50 PM, KSP Troopers located and arrested Larry D. Hensley, 52, of London at a residence on Village Street in Laurel County.

Hensley has been the subject of a 6-month long investigation after Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call in January 2018 to check on his mother’s welfare. Lue F. Hensley, 81, of London was located in her residence on Rocky Continue reading Murder Investigation and Arrest / Laurel Co.

State releases county unemployment data for May 2018

Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between May 2017 and May 2018, rose in Owen and Spencer counties and remained the same in Oldham County, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent. It was followed by Campbell and Scott counties, 3.1 percent each; Boone and Fayette counties, 3.2 percent each; Allen, Kenton and Warren counties, 3.3 percent each; and Marion and Shelby counties, 3.4 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for May 2018

McConnell Statement on the President’s Executive Order

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the executive order signed today by President Trump:

“The safety of Americans and the security of our nation require that people who illegally cross our border are not simply released into the United States. But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status. Continue reading McConnell Statement on the President’s Executive Order

Central Bank announces that Kristy Napier has joined Central Bank as Retail Manager in Berea

Kristy Napier

Central Bank Market President, Jeff Fultz, has announced that Kristy Napier has joined Central Bank as retail manager.

Kristy brings nearly 6 years of banking experience to her new role as retail manager of the bank’s Berea banking center. She has also worked as an insurance and real estate agent. A graduate of Madison Southern High School, she has been a resident of Madison County for 28 years.