Work Ready Skills Initiative receives 41 applications in second round

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet received 41 project applications —totaling more than $165 million in requests— for second-round funding consideration through the Commonwealth’s new $100 million statewide workforce development bond fund, the Work Ready Skills Initiative.
The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee awarded approximately $65.5 million of the $100 million bond in the first round of the Initiative, announced in January. The Committee expects to award the remaining funds, approximately $34.5 million, after reviewing applications and conducting interviews for round two.

“We were astounded by the number of applicants and the quality of the Continue reading Work Ready Skills Initiative receives 41 applications in second round

MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 10

Jadon Gibson

Mary Ingles and Duchess exhibited signs of extreme physical and mental strain after escaping from the Shawnee Indians in October of 1755. They immediately began a lengthy trek through the wilderness in hopes of finding their way back to the pioneer settlements.

Their moccasins wore out and their clothes grew ragged. This was compounded by wintry days that came earlier than usual. The injuries they sustained and the lack of adequate clothing caused Duchess to second guess her decision to follow Continue reading MARY INGLES, EARLY AMERICAN HEROINE, Part 10

OBITUARIES MAR. 12-19, 2017

Judith Leeds Benge

Judith Leeds Benge, 65, of Richmond, passed away early Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Baptist Health – Lexington. She was born November 3, 1951, in Hollywood, Florida, to the late Robert Leon and Georganne Mander Leeds.

Judith was a retired Hospice employee and enjoyed playing Bunco, reading, scrapbooking, and most of all watching her granddaughters dance.

Judy was the widow of Russell Benge, Jr., and she is survived by one daughter, Susan Benge Swope (Warren Douglas) of Berea, and one Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 12-19, 2017

ATF, KSP offer reward for information on armed violent felon

WANTED

LONDON, Ky. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) – have announced a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of Bobby Green.

Green, a convicted felon, is wanted on two outstanding state arrest warrants charging him with wanton endangerment of a police officer, 2nd degree; possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree; fleeing or evading police, on foot and with a motor vehicle, 1st degree; and theft by unlawful taking. Continue reading ATF, KSP offer reward for information on armed violent felon

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

John Anthony Mocker, Jr. has been appointed to the Tourism Development Finance Authority.

John Anthony Mocker, Jr., of Union, is vice president and partner of LB Industries, a major processor and distributor of steel pipe serving national and international markets. Mocker shall serve for a term Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Richmond Police Report Mar. 16, 2017

ARRESTED

Wanton Endangerment: On 03/12/2017, Richmond police arrested Brian Lewis ,34 and Melissa Hacker Lewis, 29 Bahama Ct. Richmond, Kentucky.

Brian Lewis was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Controlled Substance 1st (Methamphetamine).

Melissa Hacker Lewis was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st, Possession of Continue reading Richmond Police Report Mar. 16, 2017

Senator McConnell Comments on Passage of Charter Schools Legislation in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following comments today regarding passage of charter schools legislation in Kentucky:

“I applaud the Kentucky General Assembly for passing charter school legislation. The flexibility offered by public charter schools encourages teachers and administrators to use good judgment in innovative ways to produce positive results for Kentucky children. Continue reading Senator McConnell Comments on Passage of Charter Schools Legislation in Kentucky