Barbara Barrett Belcher


Barbara Barrett Belcher

Barbara Barrett Belcher, 75, wife of Jim, passed away early Tuesday morning, May 22, 2018 at her home in Berea.

Her favorite expression was “live well, laugh often, love much;” this was something she embodied each day of her life, even as her health declined in later years.

She retired from Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Madison County after 29 years of service as a teller. She was involved with the Berea chapter of Business and Professional Women for many years, had been a competitive bowler, and was a member of Berea Church of God. In retirement, she enjoyed spending her time operating a booth at the Berea Flea Market. Continue reading Barbara Barrett Belcher

Bernice Ellen Cheeks

Bernice Ellen Cheeks

Bernice Ellen Cheeks

Bernice Ellen Alexander Cheeks, 78, passed away on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018, at the Lee County Care and Rehab Center in Beattyville. She was born in Madison County on May 28, 1939 to the late Jesse and Fairy Alexander.

She was a Private Duty Nurse and enjoyed spending time in the garden. Ms. Cheeks was a very strong woman who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She attended the Richmond House of Prayer. Continue reading Bernice Ellen Cheeks

Marshall Co. Couple Plead Guilty to Insurance Fraud

A Marshall County couple have plead guilty to several criminal charges in connection to an investigation conducted by the Kentucky Department of Insurance’s (DOI) Division of Insurance Fraud Investigation.

Tim and Becky King, owners of Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraudulent insurance acts (over $500), one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition ($500-$10,000), one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, and two misdemeanor counts of fraudulent insurance acts ($500 or less).

Continue reading Marshall Co. Couple Plead Guilty to Insurance Fraud

Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility to Close

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced today the Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility will be closed due to state budget constraints. The facility currently serves 14 residents with acquired brain injuries (ABI) or geriatric residents with long-term care needs.

Eastern State Hospital, a state-owned psychiatric facility, is managed by UK HealthCare and primarily serves patients with acute mental health needs. The current action impacts only the long-term care facility, and all other services will remain intact. Continue reading Eastern State Hospital Long Term Care Facility to Close

Attorney General Beshear Again Fails to Defend Kentucky Law Protecting Dignity of Unborn Children

While Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team is fighting an attempt by the ACLU and a Louisville abortion clinic to overturn the recently enacted House Bill 454, Kentucky’s attorney general is continuing his track record of failing to defend the Commonwealth’s unborn.

Attorney General Andy Beshear has reached an agreement with the ACLU and the abortion clinic to be dismissed from the lawsuit Continue reading Attorney General Beshear Again Fails to Defend Kentucky Law Protecting Dignity of Unborn Children

Officer Involved Shooting Investigation / Harlan County

Kentucky State Police Post 10, Harlan Detectives are on the scene of an Officer Involved Shooting incident that took place at a residence located on Country Estates Road in the Baxter community of Harlan County.

Preliminary Investigation indicates that at approximately 2:45 PM, Two Troopers arrived at the residence on Country Estates Road Continue reading Officer Involved Shooting Investigation / Harlan County

Pearl Bryan didn’t deserve it! Part 2

Jadon Gibson

Saturday morning, February 1, 1896, was a busy morning one for Sheriff Jake Plummer of Campbell County, Kentucky . A young lady had been found brutally murdered in his jurisdiction, near an orchard just outside of Fort Thomas. Detectives Crim and McDermott, investigators from Cincinnati, showed up to assist, initially scouring over the crime area for clues.

News of the horrific murder traveled quickly and gawkers soon were entering the area. The Covington officers expelled the curiosity seekers and began searching for the head of the deceased woman as she had been decapitated. It could not be found. Continue reading Pearl Bryan didn’t deserve it! Part 2

Tick Season Underway Across Kentucky

With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. Continue reading Tick Season Underway Across Kentucky