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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Operation Broken Cart

Richmond Police Dpt.

On August 7, 8, & 9, 2018, the Richmond Police Department conducted a joint operation with local retail loss prevention officers in Richmond, KY to target and identify individuals involved in a retail theft. It was our mission to make an impact in our community by showing zero tolerance to shoplifting and other crimes that derive from theft.

When the operation ended, there were a total of 41 shoplifting charges, 21 drug charges, 13 warrants served, and 11 other related charges. In total, 56 people were charged with various crimes.

KSP Conducts Missing Person Investigation in Madison Co.

MISSING

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting a missing person investigation after a Madison County teenager was reported as missing.

The initial investigation indicates that Aric D. Wilcher Jr., 16 years old of Richmond, KY, was last seen at home during the morning hours of Saturday, August 11, 2018. He is described as being a white male that is 5’10” tall with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about his location is asked to contact local law enforcement or call KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Jordan Grevious.

Madison Co Sheriff’s Report Aug. 13, 2018

ARRESTED

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was called on Saturday, August 11, 2018, around 7:30 a.m. to a non-injury hit and run collision at a residence on Moberly Road.

The collision investigation led Deputy Brian Eaves to Charlie Norris Road where he made contact with Shaun Simpson. Simpson admitted to being the driver of the run vehicle. Continue reading Madison Co Sheriff’s Report Aug. 13, 2018

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Jackson County

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called on Friday, August 10, 2018, just after 7:20 pm, in reference to a two-vehicle collision that occurred on US-421, north of McKee in Jackson County.

The initial investigation indicates that Melinda A. Parker, 28 years old of London, KY, was driving North on US-421 in a black Pontiac passenger car with a young child, and crossed the center line before colliding head-on with a red Ford truck operated by Frank Revel. As Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Jackson County

The 31st Annual Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial

The 31st Annual Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial at Richmond Raceway Saturday, August 18th Richmond Raceway hosts the Sunoco Race Fuels 31st Annual Schaeffer’s Oil Iron Man Championship Series Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial.

Come out to see the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron Man Championship Series Late Models racing for $10,059 to win, The Gutter Guy Modifieds racing for a $1059 to win, the ARBodies KDRA Super Stocks racing for $759 to win, and The Baker Iron and Metal Four Cylinders running for 559 to win.

Grandstand opens at 4 with admission being $25 for adults with children 10 and under free.

Life and times of Clifton Branham, part 3

Clifton Branham ran away from home when he was 12 years old. He returned to the area near Pound, Virginia, when he was 16. His folks were surprised to see him. He learned that his father had bought a piece of land and built a house on the top of Cumberland Mountain.

Our mountain area was wild and sparsely populated in the years following the Civil War.
Continue reading Life and times of Clifton Branham, part 3

New Kentucky State Police Cadets Report For Training

Lt. Kyle Nall, commander of the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort, welcomed the new cadets at their initial formation on Aug. 12.

Sixty-one recruits from throughout the Commonwealth and one other state reported to the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort today to begin 25 weeks of training that will determine whether they have what it takes to join “The Thin Gray Line.” Their ranks are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency which experienced a large number of retirements recently. Continue reading New Kentucky State Police Cadets Report For Training

OBITUARIES AUGUST 5-12, 2018

Christopher Lee Morgan

Christopher Lee Morgan

Christopher Lee Morgan, age 42 of Berea, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at his home. Christopher was born in Livonia, Michigan to Frances Ruth Morgan and the late Terry Lee Morgan.

He was employed by KI, USA of Berea.

Christopher is survived by his wife Rosa Moore Morgan; daughter, Emily Leeann Morgan; his mother Frances Ruth Morgan; one sister, Connie Marie (Michael) Galvan; niece and nephews, Heather (Troy) Fraley, Derek Galvan, Tanner Fraley, and Hunter Fraley. Continue reading OBITUARIES AUGUST 5-12, 2018

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Building Renovation Update

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts barrel vault ceiling with plaster removed. A full 3-D scan of the main metal roof super structure begins Aug. 13 and the overall analysis of structural integrity is estimated to take two weeks.

The aggressive work pace continues on the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCA) building in preparation for shows to resume Sept. 1, after a major roof fire on June 13.

This week’s progress update includes:

Plaster Removal from Barrel Ceiling: Plaster removal began July 23 and was completed today. Structural engineers have determined approximately 75% of the metal roof decking will need to be replaced. A full 3-D scan of the main metal roof super structure begins Aug. 13 and the overall analysis is estimated to take two weeks. Based on visual indications, the main damage seems to have occurred on the roof decking and roof covering, not the roof super structure. Continue reading Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Building Renovation Update

GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR JULY 2018

State Budget Director John Chilton announced today Kentucky’s General Fund receipts for July, the first month of Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), totaled $830.2 million, a 4.7 percent increase compared to July 2017 receipts.

The official revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts. Based on July’s receipts, General Fund revenues need to increase 3.2 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate. The FY19 Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR JULY 2018