State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts rose 3.5 percent in October with revenues of $826.0 million. This compares to $798.4 million collected in October 2017. Through the four months of the fiscal year (FY19), the General Fund has grown 4.2 percent.
Billy Keith “Bill” Eden, 87, of West Columbia, SC went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born in Berea, KY, the son of the late Jesse Arthur Eden and the late Gladys Norvelle Eden.
Bill was a dedicated husband and father, survived by his wife of 53 years, Lucy Wise Eden; children, Cindy (Laird) Thompson, Randy (Sharon) Eden, Melody (Mike) Collins and Billie Kay (Jeff) Morris; grandchildren, Jacob and Nicholas Thompson, Evan Eden, Grant and Keith Gouveia, Jonathan Eden, Mic Collins, Jesse, Cole, Faith and Sam Morris, and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Delores Eden Kucera. Continue reading Billy Keith Eden→
The Memory Café is a monthly social group providing a safe, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can enjoy time together and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. Designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers; please no professionals. Continue reading UPCOMING NOVEMBER ALZHEIMER EVENTS→
Update: The Berea Fire Department responded to blaze at 530 Walnut Meadow Road at 2:42 a.m. Friday morning. Berea city firefighters and first responders from the Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad were still on the scene this morning. Traffic on Walnut Meadow Road was slowed considerably, though officers from the Berea Police Department guided motorists through the congestion.
Attorney General Andy Beshear and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) are working to help Kentuckians avoid mail scams that could be hiding in their mailbox.
The Stamp Out Mail Scams awareness campaign, which was unveiled Thursday at Lexington’s Nandino Post Office, provides posters on how to identify, avoid and report common mail scams in 700 post offices across the state.
In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald Trump, and with respect for victims of last night’s tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California, both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Nov. 10, 2018, to honor the victims and their families.
All individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor the victims and families of this tragedy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the November Crop Production report today, showing a decrease in the soybean production forecast.
“October rainfall took a toll on soybean yields,” said David Knopf, director of the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Office in Kentucky. “Too much rain has caused the quantity and quality to diminish, and slowed the progress of harvest. On a positive note, the corn yield is forecast to be a record high.” Continue reading Kentucky Soybeans Suffer From Too Much Rain→
Scam Alert: The Berea Police Department have taken several reports of people falling victim to a secret shopper scam at Walmart. The scam is advertised on Facebook where people can sign up for it. They are then sent a letter and a check. They are instructed to deposit the check at their bank, then withdraw cash. They are told to go to Walmart and purchase three blank money orders in different amounts. At some point they are provided an address where they are supposed to send the money orders. This is a scam. Please spread the word. No legitimate survey will ever ask you Continue reading Berea Police Report 11-9-2018→
Governor Matt Bevin, First Lady Glenna Bevin, and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) officials recently honored several families from across the Commonwealth for their service as adoptive and foster parents to some of the state’s most vulnerable children.
“We are determined to make Kentucky the gold standard — to make this truly as fine a place to be a foster child as anywhere in America,” said Gov. Bevin. “Thank you for caring enough to step outside of your comfort zone and to take on this incredible responsibility. This makes a powerful difference in the Commonwealth.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
“I thank Jeff Sessions for his dedicated service as Attorney General. Throughout his career, as a prosecutor, a Senator and as Attorney General, he remained steadfast in his commitment to the rule of law and his love of our great nation. I wish him well and look forward to working with him in any future endeavors.”
We all heard the uproar and the hysteria in Kentucky over the past year. Some people in Kentucky were led to believe that “Republicans took away pensions”. That’s ludicrous of course; but this was a reality to those led to believe it by the Kentucky Teachers Association (KEA) and a Democratic party desperate to regain power. They encouraged voters to “Remember in November” as they stoked fear into the minds of our dedicated and hardworking teachers, officers, and other state employees. Continue reading No Blue Wave in Kentucky, Not Even a Ripple→