Gov. Bevin Announces Creation of KY Work Matters Task Force

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the creation of the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force at a press conference with federal and state officials and other special guests in the State Capitol Rotunda.

The new 23-member task force will bring together every department of state government that has a hand in workforce development with members of the private sector. Their mission is to address barriers to employment and promote workforce inclusion among people with disabilities, foster children, disabled veterans, and individuals burdened by substance abuse or criminal records. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Announces Creation of KY Work Matters Task Force

Kentucky Horse Park to Host Man o’ War Movie Night

The Man o’ War Celebration, presented by Windstream, continues at the Kentucky Horse Park with a special movie night on June 24 from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Keeneland Kids Club, the event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous racehorse and is part of a season-long series of Man o’ War-themed events hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park. Continue reading Kentucky Horse Park to Host Man o’ War Movie Night

Gov. Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Three Fort Campbell Soldiers

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of three Fort Campbell soldiers—Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina—who died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

According to the Department of Defense, the Fort Campbell soldiers died on June 10 in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained there. The incident is under Continue reading Gov. Bevin Recognizes Sacrifice of Three Fort Campbell Soldiers

Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shop Shooting for July Opening

Smokin Jax BBQ Shop

The folks at Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shop on Richmond Road worked over the weekend to transform a Shell station into one of Berea’s newest restaurants. In a clever twist, the space that was formerly a carwash will be converted for drive-thru service. The restaurant will also have dining space for about 30-35 customers, and the Jackson family is shooting for an opening in July.

Richmond Raceway Updates Schedule

Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are announcing an adjustment to the racing schedule at the 3/10-mile semi-banked clay oval better known as “The Beast of the East” that involves the race dates on June 24 and July 1.

There will now be NO racing at Richmond Raceway on Saturday June 24, as track co-promoter Larry Yantz will be making a trip to Continue reading Richmond Raceway Updates Schedule

KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

KSP

Temperatures are on the rise this week and KSP is warning parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. KidsandCars.org reports that 39 children died in the U.S. during 2016 from vehicular heat stroke with 11 deaths already in 2017. Continue reading KSP Warns Warmer Weather Poses Danger For Children

Events leading up to Talt Hall’s hanging

Jadon Gibson

When Doc M. B. Taylor was returned to Wise, Virginia, to stand trial for the Ira Mullins murders he was put in a cell adjoining that of his old nemesis, Talton Hall. Hall had exhausted all of his appeals and was awaiting the hangman’s noose.

The Fox feared Talt Hall and offered to shake hands to heal old wounds. Hall responded by cursing and striking at him with his manacles.

“I ain’t shakin’ hands with no one that kills women and children,” Talt Continue reading Events leading up to Talt Hall’s hanging

Richmond Raceway’s Butch Shay Memorial

Richmond Raceway

After being off last week, Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will have the 3/10-mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” back in action on Saturday June 17 with the 3rd Annual Butch Shay Memorial, featuring Sonic Late Models paying $2,100 to win and the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series paying $2,100 to win, along with a full racing program for the AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks and Baker Iron and Metal Stock Four Cylinders. Continue reading Richmond Raceway’s Butch Shay Memorial

OBITUARIES JUN. 4-11, 2017

Trudy Cates

Trudy Cates

Trudy Fields Cates, 71, of Berea died at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington Sunday, June 4, 2017 following a short illness. She was born in Big Branch, KY in Perry County on October 8, 1945 and had been a resident of Berea most of her life.

She was a homemaker and attended Owsley Fork Baptist Church. She was gifted with the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, spend 3 hours talking with them and became a friend for life. She enjoyed her flowers and was known to many for sending Continue reading OBITUARIES JUN. 4-11, 2017

PKMBC SERMON 6-11-2017

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KSP Investigates Early Morning Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred just before 5:00 am this morning on KY HWY-52, east of Danville in Boyle County.

KSP Post 7 was contacted by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office after they received a call of a gold passenger car in the middle of the road that had sustained significant damage in a collision. The initial Continue reading KSP Investigates Early Morning Fatal Collision

Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Designates Hemp History Week

Mitch McConnell

To highlight the vast economic potential of industrial hemp for America’s agricultural industry, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution designating June 5-11, “Hemp History Week.”

Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced the bipartisan resolution Wednesday. The Hemp History Week resolution passed the Senate unanimously last night. Continue reading Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Designates Hemp History Week

KY Attorney General Working with TN Law Enforcement on Vehicular Homicide Cases

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that his office is working with Tennessee law enforcement to focus on the effective prosecution of vehicular homicide cases.

The annual training event, being held in Pigeon Forge June 13-15, brings together Kentucky commonwealth’s attorneys with prosecutors from the Tennessee District Attorney’s Office and crash reconstruction officers from both states. Continue reading KY Attorney General Working with TN Law Enforcement on Vehicular Homicide Cases