Beshear, Trust Fund Board Provide $32,000 to Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

Andy Beshear

Today Attorney General Andy Beshear presented Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) with more than $32,000 to help the program continue to combat child sexual abuse in Kentucky.

Beshear joined PCAK, law enforcement, mental health and medical officials along with Department of Community Base Services social workers and Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) officers at the annual Kids Are Worth It! Conference in Louisville.

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22nd Annual Spoonbread Festival Offers 3 Days of Affordable Family Fun

BEREA, Ky. – Mark your calendars for three days of fun at the Spoonbread Festival this weekend, September 21-23. The Spoonbread Festival is proud to offer free parking, free admission, free inflatables for children and several other free family activities.

Presenting sponsors for the 2018 Spoonbread Festival are: Berea Chamber of Commerce, Berea Tourism Commission, City of Berea, Kentucky One Health Saint Joseph Berea, Peoples Bank, The Berea Citizen and the Richmond Register. Continue reading 22nd Annual Spoonbread Festival Offers 3 Days of Affordable Family Fun

First 72 On You – Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched First 72 On Youinformation campaign during the month of September – National Preparedness Month (NPM), to increase emergency preparedness efforts for Kentuckians and their families. This week’s spotlight is on preparing older adults for disasters and emergencies.

Older adults may be more vulnerable than younger adults during a disaster because they are more likely to have impaired physical mobility, decreased hearing and vision, chronic health conditions or social and economic limitations that may interfere with their ability to prepare for and respond to disasters.

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Life and Times of Clifton Branham, conclusion

Jadon Gibson

Life and Times of Clifton Branham, conclusion

Clifton Branham found trouble at nearly every turn after being paroled from the Kentucky State Prison in 1902.

He celebrated Christmas with friends in Clintwood but they were drinking heavily. He decided to return to Pound, VA. as he felt there may be trouble if he remained there. Dave Fleming had been causing him trouble since he returned to the area and soon caught up with Clifton and his daughter on the mountain roadway. Continue reading Life and Times of Clifton Branham, conclusion

Criminal Abuse Investigation and arrest / Pulaski Co.

ARRESTED

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, at approximately 11:15 PM, Pulaski County 911 received a report about a female possibly passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle with a small child on Bourbon Road in the Somerset community of Pulaski County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Willie Cowan located Roxanna M. Williams, 33, of Somerset in the vehicle and determined that she was under the influence of drugs and took her into custody. Trooper Cowan also located a small juvenile walking around outside of the vehicle alone and contacted Pulaski County Social Services. Continue reading Criminal Abuse Investigation and arrest / Pulaski Co.

McConnell Statement on Hurricane Florence

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Florence:

“Earlier today I spoke with U.S. Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Scott (R-SC) regarding Hurricane Florence and its impact on North Carolina and South Carolina. They briefed me on the devastating impact and loss of life during the early stages of this disaster and I assured them the U.S. Senate is ready to act when needed, along with the House and President Trump, as the federal government continues its efforts to aid the states affected by this terrible storm. Continue reading McConnell Statement on Hurricane Florence

OBITUARIES SEPT. 9-16, 2018

Roger Wayne Botkins

Roger Wayne Botkins

Roger Wayne Botkins age 80 of Richmond, passed away Friday evening at Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Roger was born in Aberdeen, Kentucky to the late Andrew Brown and Margaret Elizabeth Murphy Botkins.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Linda Johnson Botkins.

He was retired from Westinghouse Industries and Berea Community School system. Continue reading OBITUARIES SEPT. 9-16, 2018

Nourish Your Skin

Liz Kingsland, Fayette County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences will be presenting Nourish Your Skin, September 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington KY. Skin is the largest organ in the body, it serves as a protective barrier to help prevent harmful substances from entering the body. Your diet, damaging sun rays, chemicals, pollution and smoke all can affect the skin. Nourishing our skin and taking care of it is important at any age, this lesson will discuss how to arm your skin with sunscreen and antioxidants, give hygiene tips, and how to eat for healthy skin. This program is open to the public and is free. For more information call 859-257-5582 or email [email protected].

UPCOMING SEPTEMBER ALZHEIMER EVENTS

Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Planning for future financial needs should happen as early as possible when or before someone develops a dementia. Learn about financial issues to consider, what programs are available to help, and how to put plans in place. Guest speaker will be financial advisor Matt Lockett of Edward Jones. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association . Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900.

Location: Jessamine County Public Library, 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville
Date: Monday, Septebmer 17th
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Alzheimer’s Association located at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington
Date: Monday, September 24th
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Woodford County Public Library, 115 N. Main Street, Versailles

Ale-8-One invites fans to help preserve the future and beauty of the Red River Gorge with “It’s Our Bluegrass. Make It Last” campaign

Ale-8-One is proud of its Kentucky roots, including the refreshing ginger and citrus soda it’s been family-crafting for 92 years and the beautiful outdoor spaces in the Commonwealth. Among the company’s favorite natural locales is the Red River Gorge, a world-renowned haven for hikers, bikers, climbers and paddlers. For a number of years, Ale-8 has worked with environmental non-profits and 1% for the Planet. As part of its ongoing commitment, Ale-8 is launching a fan-engagement campaign called “It’s Our Bluegrass. Make It Last.” in support of the Kentucky outdoors and the Red River Gorge.

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Census Data Shows Too Many Kentuckians Still Struggling to Afford Basic Necessities

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data today showing continued progress in our economy overall but a relatively large share of Kentuckians still struggling to afford the basics, especially people of color, and a lack of progress for communities in eastern Kentucky.

The data shows 17.2 percent of Kentuckians lived below the poverty line in 2017. The state’s poverty rate is an improvement from the 18.5 percent rate in 2016, reflecting ongoing gains in the economy since 2010 from the harms of the Great Recession. However, Kentucky’s poverty rate is still substantially higher than it was in 2001, when it was 15.4 percent. Continue reading Census Data Shows Too Many Kentuckians Still Struggling to Afford Basic Necessities