Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent in July 2016

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KY SEAL

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July 2016 dipped to 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in June 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary July 2016 jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.3 percent rate recorded for Continue reading Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 4.9 percent in July 2016

Tylor Thompson

Tylor Thompson
Tylor Thompson

Tylor Thompson

Joshua Joel Tylor Thompson, 27, of Richmond, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was a life-long resident of Madison County born, June 28, 1989. Tylor was an employee of Appalachian Foothills Contracting and former employee of Leak Eliminator.

Survivors include his parents, Angelia and Joel Thompson III; girlfriend, Megan Potter; 2 siblings, Tannor (Marcus) McDaniels, Duder Thompson; uncle, Keith (Janice) Ruble; niece, Oakley McDaniels; nephew, Ryker McDaniels; paternal grandparents, Jane Continue reading Tylor Thompson

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Offer Wellness Information at Kentucky State Fair

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KY SEAL

Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information and expert guidance on health, wellness and family assistance programs at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit.

The fair is Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, and the CHFS exhibit will feature information to help support the strategies of Gov. Matt Bevin’s Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Continue reading Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Offer Wellness Information at Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky State Parks Caves Re-opened

Horn Hollow Cave
Horn Hollow Cave

Two caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park have reopened for self-guided tours.

Laurel and Horn Hollow caves were closed in 2009 due to the spread of white-nose syndrome among bat populations. White-nose syndrome was found at Carter Caves in 2013. There was interest in reopening Laurel and Horn Hollow caves and the emphasis now is focused on limiting the spread of the Continue reading Kentucky State Parks Caves Re-opened

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

Fatal Crash
Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that claimed the life of a Richmond resident on Interstate 75, between Richmond and Berea late last night.

The initial investigation indicates that just after 11:00 pm last night, Joshua T. Thompson, 27 years old of Richmond, was traveling north in a Kia Forte on I-75 near mile marker 82, and rear-ended a tractor trailer Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison Co.

29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial History

1988- Brian Asbury, Butch Shay, Steve Francis, E.M. Snowden, Jr., Rick Johnson, Ed Hounshell, Ron Allen, Richard Smith, Ramey Taylor, Robert Earl

1989- Jim Curry, Terry Eaglin, Butch Shay, Dwain Horn, E.M. Snowden, Jr., Mike Bullock, Ramey Taylor, Mike Thomas, Junior Continue reading 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial Richmond Raceway

Attorney General Seeks to Silence Judge-Executives in Supreme Court University Allotment Case

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KY SEAL

Attorney General Andy Beshear is trying to silence the voices of County Judge-Executives from all across Kentucky (Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Bell, Crittenden, Trigg, Garrard, Simpson, Warren and Jessamine counties) who have asked to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of Gov. Bevin. In an unusual move, the Attorney General has asked the court not to consider the Judge-Executives’ brief in the case which could impact the ability of local executives across the Continue reading Attorney General Seeks to Silence Judge-Executives in Supreme Court University Allotment Case

Berea Police Report Aug. 16, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Public Intoxication: On 08/13/2016 officers were called to America’s Best Value Inn in reference to a subject causing a disturbance. He was located lying down in a stairway and showed several signs of impairment. As he was being placed in the cruiser, the subject kicked the door and caused damage to it.

Officers arrested 45 year old Floyd Neeley of Berea KY and charged him with Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Continue reading Berea Police Report Aug. 16, 2016