Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas & James Rich at KY Artisan Center

Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich
Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich

BeSpoken Design partners Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich will demonstrate their techniques using polymer clay to design jewelry on Saturday, September 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center. Continue reading Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas & James Rich at KY Artisan Center

Juvenile Justice Earns High Marks for Zero-Tolerance Policy toward Sexual Misconduct

DJJ
DJJ
In a testament to safety and good management, the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that all of its residential youth facilities have received a perfect score on compliance audits for the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

The law, known as PREA, seeks to improve the detection, prevention and prosecution of sexual harassment and abuse in correctional Continue reading Juvenile Justice Earns High Marks for Zero-Tolerance Policy toward Sexual Misconduct

MADISON CO. BIRTHS AUG. 23-26, 2016

BIRTHS
BIRTHS

Aug. 23, 2016 – Tyesha Jackson & Jonathan Evans – Richmond – Girl
Aug. 23, 2016 – Billie & James Bevins – Berea – Boy
Aug. 23, 2016 – Rachel Phelps & Tyjuan Mason – Richmond – Girl
Aug. 24, 2016 – Jennifer & Brad Flannery – Berea – Girl
Aug. 24, 2016 – Gena & Paul Whitaker Jr. – Brodhead – Boy
(Click Continue reading for more birth announcements) Continue reading MADISON CO. BIRTHS AUG. 23-26, 2016

Statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover on Greg Stumbo’s Last-Ditch Cling to Power

House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover
House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover

“Today, Greg Stumbo and House Democrats made a mockery of state government. Prior to the meeting, Democrat House members were handed prepared questions from Stumbo’s office to ask to the unassuming state workers who were shamefully used as props in this never-ending circus. Kentucky taxpayers picked up the $30,000 tab for a meeting that included absolutely no new information, and in fact contained word-for-word information that has been presented in legislative committees over the past several Continue reading Statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover on Greg Stumbo’s Last-Ditch Cling to Power

Speaker Stumbo’s Threats of Impeachment are Desperate Attempt to Save Political Career

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Democrats stand to lose control of the House for the first time in 95 years. Today’s desperate political stunts orchestrated by Speaker Greg Stumbo show why so many Kentuckians are ready for new leadership in the House.

House Democrats have failed for years to address the failing pensions of state workers and teachers and have blocked efforts at transparency for these pensions. Now, to distract voters from the facts, Greg Stumbo Continue reading Speaker Stumbo’s Threats of Impeachment are Desperate Attempt to Save Political Career

James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins
James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins

James Archie Hoskins, 83, of Middlesboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. He was born in Pineville on April 18, 1933 a son of the late Robert and Mary Cledith Elliott Hoskins.

He had worked in carpentry and saw mills for many years. He loved to play the guitar and sing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Hoskins, brothers and sisters, Farmer and Yvonne Hoskins, Bobby and Rosie Hoskins, Bill and Merle Hoskins and Kathleen Continue reading James Archie Hoskins

WASHINGTON MONTHLY’ RANKS BEREA COLLEGE NO. 1 TWICE

Berea College
Berea College

Washington Monthly ranked Berea College as the nation’s top liberal arts college and also ranked Berea College as number 1 in the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the South category again this year. Berea’s top rank in the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings Guide comes from its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions Continue reading WASHINGTON MONTHLY’ RANKS BEREA COLLEGE NO. 1 TWICE

KSP charges Man with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Kentucky State Police Detectives from Post 11, London arrested David B. Haas, 53, of London, KY on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Haas was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes against Children investigation. Detective Justin Oliver began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child Continue reading KSP charges Man with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

After years of gridlock in our nation’s capital, in 2014 the voters chose to end the dysfunction in Washington by electing a Republican Senate. Kentuckians honored me with the opportunity to serve them once again, and as Senate Majority Leader I promised to put the Senate back to work on behalf of Kentuckians and the American people.

A year and a half later, it’s clear the Senate really is back to work. We’ve passed important bills, many of which have become law, to Continue reading Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that temporarily closed I-75 southbound near the 85 mile marker this afternoon just after 2:00 pm.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2005 Cadillac passenger car and a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by David C. McDowell, 67 years old of Louisville collided while trying to avoid a previous collision near the Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

The house with golden windows

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Six year-old Mary Evans was excited about starting school.

She thought about it for weeks and anxiously awaited attending with the other boys and girls. Her eight year-old cousin talked to Mary about school and she could hardly wait for opening day.

Mary’s dad arose early and ate a hearty breakfast before leaving for work in the coal mine like most other mornings. He paused to leave a small purse, made from rubber, by Mary’s plate where she would Continue reading The house with golden windows

OBITUARIES AUG. 21-28, 2016

Dennis Rice
Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice

Dennis Rice, 85, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Baptist Health – Lexington after a brief illness. Mr. Rice was born on May 15, 1931, in Madison County, Kentucky and grew up in Estill County. He was the son of the late Charlie Clay Rice and Allie Miller Rice.

Mr. Rice was a graduate of Estill County High School. He retired from the Okonite Cable Company in 1997 after 27 years of service. He was a member of member Clarksville Baptist Church but attended Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church. Continue reading OBITUARIES AUG. 21-28, 2016