American Legion Post 50 hosted the Memorial Day program at Berea Cemetery on Sunday in a ceremony that featured the Madison Southern High School Air Force ROTC and the Madison County Veterans Honor Guard. Continue reading Fraley: We need to develop a sense of gratitude for our service men and women
Ellen Mae McKenna
Ellen Mae McKenna, age 42, passed away Thursday May 23, 2019 at her residence in Richmond, KY. Ellen was born May 24, 1977 in Richmond, KY to Rosita Gash Pennington and the late Wilbert Alexander.
Ellen loved the Arts and Crafts of this area and drawing and painting with many different colors. Ellen was of the Baptist faith. Continue reading OBITUARIES MAY 19-26, 2019
ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.
Troopers arrived on scene and located Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. Conner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE: Upon further investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for Murder, for Nicholas M. Rucker, 38, of Corbin the boyfriend of the victim.
KSP is requesting that anyone with additional information concerning this investigation or the whereabouts of Mr. Rucker is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.
As we look forward to cookouts, shopping, and celebrations this Memorial Day weekend, it is imperative to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. They are the brave men and women who fought and died while protecting our freedom, a privilege we take advantage of here in the United States. These American heroes deserve our upmost honor and respect. Collectively, I ask that we pay tribute and reflect on the true meaning of our three-day weekend.
The Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Water has recognized 37 surface water treatment plants in Kentucky for meeting the goals of Kentucky’s Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP), for 2018.
AWOP is a multi-state initiative administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of AWOP is to encourage drinking water systems to voluntarily achieve optimization goals that are more stringent than current regulations. Twenty-six states, including Kentucky, participate in AWOP. All of Kentucky’s public water systems are encouraged to participate in AWOP in order to provide the highest quality drinking water to their customers. Continue reading Kentucky Water Treatment Plants Exceed Quality Standards
In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Flag Code, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until 12:00 noon (local time) on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.
Beshear: Action Needed to Better Protect Kentuckians from Online Crimes
Attorney General Andy Beshear and 47 attorneys general this week urged Congress once again to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to ensure state and local authorities are able to protect citizens from online crimes.
Beshear said the CDA needs to be clarified to provide local law enforcement the authority to stop companies that provide platforms that make illegal online activities, like identity theft, black market opioid sales and deceptive artificial technology, possible.
Update on Department for Public Health (DPH) Proposed Tattoo Regulations
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in response to concerns regarding a proposed update of the regulation dealing with tattoos, said today that the concerns are being heard.
On April 15, 2019, CHFS filed a proposed amendment to update the tattoo regulation, 902 KAR 45:065. The intent of these regulatory revisions was aimed at addressing changes that have occurred in the tattoo industry over the last 15 years, the length of time since the regulation was last updated. Continue reading From the Office of Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
KET viewers in Lexington, Richmond, Nicholasville and surrounding counties may experience service interruptions over the next two weeks while work is done to the WKLE transmitter and antennae. The service interruptions will likely occur between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as the transmitter must be shut off while work is done on the tower. Service should return to normal outside that time period. Continue reading KET viewers may experience service interruptions while work is done to WKLE-Lexington-Richmond service tower
In November, 1986 a body was discovered in the Strunk community of McCreary County. Although the Kentucky State Police pursued several potential leads for information, the case eventually went cold and the victim was not identified.
In 2016, McCreary County Coroner Tim Corder and Kentucky State Police Detective Billy Correll renewed efforts to identify the remains.
In late 2017, after an extensive search for information, a missing person from Norfolk, Virginia was identified as a possible match to the remains. The investigation led the Coroner and Detective to contact a family member of the missing person who resides in California. Continue reading Body Identified after Thirty-Three Years / McCreary Co.
The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will hold nine regional forums this summer to give the public, providers and other partners an overview of how a new federal law will help keep at-risk families together and prevent youth from entering the foster care system.
May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation
WHEREAS, emergency medical service is a vital public service; and Continue reading Mayor Fraley proclaims May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week
Transitioning military personnel and veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience are now eligible to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified in Kentucky.
Through a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), the University of Louisville (UofL), and the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs (KCMA), Kentucky launched the Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) initiative to provide occupational certifications for veterans and transitioning military personnel seeking employment opportunities. Continue reading Kentucky Launches Initiative to Fast Track Veterans to Aircraft Mechanics Careers
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.
Troopers arrived on scene and located Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. Conner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Continue reading Death Investigation / Whitley Co.
Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019, rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 2.9 percent; Boone, Campbell and Oldham, counties, 3 percent each; Kenton, Scott and Shelby counties, 3.1 percent each; Anderson County, 3.2 percent; and Franklin, Jessamine, Spencer and Warren counties, 3.3 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for April 2019
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) announced that up to $502,838 in grant funding has been awarded to five counties for rubber-modified asphalt projects utilizing crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.
The grant funding will be used for the application of chip seal or asphalt overlay on county or metro government roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate, and can extend the life of a road by four to eight years. Asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt applied over an existing asphalt surface, and can extend the road life by seven to 10 years.
Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 20 attorneys general filed their reply brief in Texas v. U.S. Wednesday. It is the final step in the fight to preserve health care protections before oral arguments in July.
Today’s brief argues that every provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains valid, and Beshear said he is proud to be leading Kentucky’s efforts to preserve access to affordable health care for more than 1.3 million Kentuckians and tens of millions of Americans.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred by a former Baptist Health employee in October of 2018.
The initial investigation alleges that Alvin C. Buckmaster, 49 years old of Berea, sexually assaulted a female while he was employed as a nurse. As a result of the ongoing investigation, Buckmaster was arrested yesterday afternoon and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center charged with Sexual Abuse 1st Degree. Continue reading Madison Co. Man Arrested following KSP Investigation