Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Sunday, March 18 until sunset on Monday, March 19, as a mark of respect for fallen Pikeville Police Department Officer Scotty Hamilton.
“I am grateful for the men and women who lay their lives on the line to protect our communities every day and every night,” said Gov. Bevin. “Please pray for God’s grace and healing for the community of Pikeville, the local and state police officers involved, and the family of Officer Hamilton.”
On March 11, around midnight, Garrard Police Officer Josh Gibson initiated a traffic stop on Lexington Road in north Garrard. Suspecting that narcotics might be in the vehicle, Gibson requested Garrard Officer Willard bring Murphy, the newest K-9 Unit, to assist. Murphy hit on the passenger door, giving officers probable Continue reading K-9 unit Murphy’s first arrest→
The City of Berea Public Works Department has begun clean-up efforts in the wake of this week’s storm. Crews began picking up downed tree limbs on Tuesday. In the meantime, officials urge patience. “We’ll be doing this however long it takes to clean it up,” said Public Works Director Dwayne Brumley. Officials ask residents to stack downed limbs and brush off of city sidewalks and out of streets and gutters. Public Works staff began the effort after clearing snow from 26 miles of city streets, not including state roads within city limits.
Gregory K. Johnson, Commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, announced his retirement today at the Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting after nearly four decades of public service in natural resources, wildlife management, and agriculture.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of colorectal cancer to help save lives. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, and the second leading cause of death in men. In 2013, the latest year data was provided, Kentucky ranked fourth in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, according to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Continue reading Help Prevent Colon Cancer Through Screening Options→
Thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway program will give the Commonwealth’s roadsides a “Spring Clean” from March 19-25 during the first cleanup outing of 2018.
As Adopt-a-Highway groups remove unsightly litter to make way for spring flowers, green grass and budding trees, KYTC reminds motorists that when Adopt-a-Highway volunteers are present, roadsides are active work zones. Whether it is Spring Clean week or Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, which will occur April 9-13, drivers are expected to slow down and to travel through work zones with extra caution.
Kinsley Grace Whitton infant daughter to Courtney Whitton and Brandon Dawson passed away Sunday March 11, 2018 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Kinsley is survived by her parents, her maternal grandparents Chad Whitton and Theresa Whitton, paternal grandparents Cal and Joyce Dawson, her uncles; Jarred Whitton, Clay Whitton, and James Dawson, and her aunt Taylor Dawson. Continue reading Kinsley Grace Whitton→
Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties and rose in one county (Carter County) between January 2017 and January 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.9 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 3 percent; Oldham County, 3.1 percent; Marion and Scott counties, 3.2 percent each; Campbell and Shelby counties, 3.3 percent each; and Allen, Jessamine and Monroe counties, 3.4 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for January 2018→
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 2:30 am this morning, and notified of a shooting that occurred at a residence on East Rice Lane in Madison County.
The initial investigation indicates that one man was shot during an altercation at the residence, and was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, the alleged shooter James E. Snowden, 52 years old of Richmond, was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree. Ronda G. Jones, 39 years old of Richmond, was also arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Assault 1st Degree. Both subjects have been lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Continue reading KSP Investigates Overnight Shooting in Madison Co.→
KentuckyOne Health is pleased to announce a new affiliation agreement with Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. This new agreement will bring greater alignment and support with Saint Joseph Hospital and the Lexington-based KentuckyOne Health.
Chickasaw dancers will present traditional songs and dances and guests can learn about other aspects of Chickasaw life on April 7 at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.
The performances will be at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. at the park. Chickasaw cultural demonstrations of stickball games, flute music, drums, bow and arrows, regalia and storytelling will be offered throughout the day. Food will also be available at the park.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is conducting an investigation after a Lee County man was reported as missing.
The initial investigation indicates that Steven Carter Best, 38 years old of Beattyville, KY was last seen at his residence on February 3, 2018, wearing a Batman beanie, camouflage pants, a grey jacket or hooded sweatshirt, and brown boots. He is described as being 5’11” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement or call KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Ethan Lakes.