Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that up to $444,988 in grant funding has been awarded for rubber-modified asphalt projects that use crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.

The grants will be used for the application of chip seal or asphalt overlay to county or metro government roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines asphalt with fine aggregate, and can extend a road’s life up to eight years. Asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt applied over an existing asphalt surface, and can extend the road life from seven to 10 years. Continue reading Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal Traffic Collision

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 3:37 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Somerset Police Department requesting assistance on a fatal collision that occurred after a vehicle pursuit that was initiated by a Science Hill Police Officer, at the intersection of South US HWY 27 and Adams Street in Somerset Pulaski County. Continue reading Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal Traffic Collision

September Two-For-One Camping Deal Offered at Kentucky State Park Campgrounds

The campground at Paintsville Lake State Park

Kentucky State Parks are offering a weekday camping special during the month of September!

Guests can purchase one night of camping Sunday through Thursday and get a second consecutive night Sunday through Thursday free. The offer is good Sept. 4-27, 2018.

When making reservations online, guests should use the promo code “Fall2018.”

Three Kentucky State Parks have slightly different camping offers. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park guests can use this promotion any day of the week from Sept. 4 to 30, 2018.

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Gov. Bevin expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to include associate’s degrees and high school dual credit courses

Matt Bevin

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an Executive Order July 11, expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) to include students enrolled in certificate, diploma, and associate of applied science degree in the state’s top five high-demand workforce sectors. Additionally, the scholarship will now be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education (CTE) courses in pathways in Kentucky’s top five high-demand sectors leading to industry-recognized certifications.

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DFI Annual Report: Financial Services Industry Remains Strong Across Kentucky

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) released its 2017 annual report today at http://kfi.ky.gov/publications/Pages/annualreports.aspx.

The report summarizes the status of state-chartered banks, credit unions, lenders, and investment firms and professionals operating in Kentucky. It highlights DFI’s work to promote reasonable regulation and consumer protection industry-wide. The report also notes industry trends and changes across the state.

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Madison Co. Sheriff’s Jul. 11, 2018

ARRESTED

Detroit’s Most Wanted captured: On Monday, July 9, 2018 around 11:30 a.m., the United States Marshal Service Kentucky Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Franklin Flood at a residence in Berea KY without incident.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office currently has three deputies assigned to the fugitive apprehension team. Deputy Kevin Crutcher and Deputy Jeff Bol assisted the United States Marshal Service in the arrest of Franklin Flood. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Jul. 11, 2018

Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry’s Voice Just Got Stronger

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) announced that the Kentucky Hotel and Lodging Association (KH&LA) has merged into KTIA. This merger follows national trends of trade associations merging to eliminate duplicative efforts, while strengthening existing associations through tahe unification and coordination of actions within the industry. Members of the KH&LA voted to merge their activities into KTIA, where many members were already involved. The merger includes the establishment of the Hotel & Lodging Council within KTIA to advise staff and the KTIA board on hotel issues. Continue reading Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry’s Voice Just Got Stronger

BEREA POLICE REPORT JUL. 11, 2018

ARRESTED

Hindering Apprehension: On 07/08/2018 officers were called to Knight’s Inn in reference to subject who possibly had outstanding warrants. They made contact with several subjects in one of the rooms, and eventually located subjects hiding in the bathroom. One of the subjects who had been hiding, gave a false name to the officers and a female who was with him tried to confirm the false identity. A second female had initially stated that there was no one in the room before the two were found hiding.

Officers arrested 38 year old Tasha Alexander of Berea KY, 60 year old Linda Baker of Crab Orchard KY, and 40 year old Steven Saylor of Berea KY.

Alexander and Baker were both charged with Hindering Prosecution or Apprehension 2nd Degree.

Saylor was charged with Giving an Officer False Identifying Information, in addition to his 5 outstanding arrest warrants. Continue reading BEREA POLICE REPORT JUL. 11, 2018