Beshear Transfers $2.8 million in Settlement Money to State’s General Fund

Andy Beshear
Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced he will transfer nearly $2.8 million in the state’s General Fund from his office’s settlement with Volkswagen.

The $2,777,280 payment from the German automaker for willfully violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act represents state civil penalties.

Beshear said lawmakers may spend the multi-million-dollar payment to the general fund on their priorities toward better serving the Continue reading Beshear Transfers $2.8 million in Settlement Money to State’s General Fund

By land and water, part 4

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Col. John Donelson’s boat caravan, destined for the present site of Nashville, was slowed for nearly two months by a hard freeze in late 1779. Once the floating continued there were numerous attacks by menacing Indians, notwithstanding the hardships of rough waters on primitive flatboats, dugouts and canoes.

Approximately 260 women , children and older men were aboard during the circuitous thousand-mile journey from northeast Continue reading By land and water, part 4

OBITUARIES NOV. 27 – Dec 4, 2016

James  Johnson
James Johnson

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James “J Ray” Johnson age 75, husband of Patricia Tuggle Johnson, died Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. James was a brick mason; he was born in Madison County to the late John R. Johnson and Anna Mae Malicote Johnson.

He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. James was also preceded in death by his sons Lowell Wayne Johnson and Roy Dean Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV. 27 – Dec 4, 2016

ILLEGAL ALCOHOL OPERATION HALTED BY ABC INVESTIGATOR

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An investigator for the Kentucky Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has thwarted a local man’s attempts to sell stolen alcohol.

Earlier this month, ABC Investigator Willie Skeens was notified by Georgetown police that Brian Middleton, a local third-party contractor, was attempting to sell stolen liquor, ranging from bourbon to specialty tequila, out of the trunk of his car. Continue reading ILLEGAL ALCOHOL OPERATION HALTED BY ABC INVESTIGATOR

Gov. Matt Bevin Integrates Real Estate Boards into New Authority

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In continuation of his efforts to provide Kentuckians with efficient and effective government, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order today altering the Office of Occupations and Professions to form the Department of Professional Licensing and establishing the Kentucky Real Estate Authority. The order also modifies the structure of and reorganizes four state real estate boards, including the Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Board of Auctioneers and the Kentucky Board Continue reading Gov. Matt Bevin Integrates Real Estate Boards into New Authority

Lifeline Program Changes Take Effect Today

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Major changes begin today for the Lifeline program that subsidizes telecommunications services for low-income customers.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which sets the rules for the Lifeline program, earlier this year added broadband to the list of subsidized services. The Lifeline program currently offers subsidies only for voice service for either Continue reading Lifeline Program Changes Take Effect Today

MEMORY CAFÉ

The Memory Cafe
The Memory Cafe

The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences. The Memory Café will meet on Monday, December 12th from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch located at 1733 Russell Cave Road. The Memory Continue reading MEMORY CAFÉ

James Johnson

James  Johnson
James Johnson

James Johnson

James “J Ray” Johnson age 75, husband of Patricia Tuggle Johnson, died Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. James was a brick mason; he was born in Madison County to the late John R. Johnson and Anna Mae Malicote Johnson. He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

James was also preceded in death by his sons Lowell Wayne Johnson Continue reading James Johnson

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man Hiding in Trunk

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ARRESTED

According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, on December 1, 2016, around 1:41 p.m., Deputy Josh Petry conducted a traffic stop on Hallie Irvine Street and Hillsdale Avenue for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, Deputy Petry determined the driver, Montana Kelley was driving without a valid operator’s license. Deputy Petry removed Montana Kelley from the car as well as a passenger, Beverly Horn Jr. While searching the driver and passenger, Deputy Petry seized six Continue reading Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man Hiding in Trunk