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Alice Faye Gabbard

Alice Faye Johnson Gabbard, age 75, of Paint Lick, KY, wife of Dallis Gabbard for 58 years, passed over to her heavenly home Tuesday June 18, 2019 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY. Faye was born November 9, 1943 in Berea, KY to the late Miley & Myrtle Malicote Johnson.

Faye was a retired employee of Motor Wheel after 20 years of service, she loved raising flowers for everyone to see, loved her church, and especially loved her family. She was a member of Church On The Rock.

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Kentucky CHFS secures $5 million federal grant for youth support services

Kentucky’s Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities has secured another $5 million federal grant to continue the successful TAYLRD program (Transition Age Youth Launching Realized Dreams) through March of 2024.

TAYLRD allows Kentucky youth ages 16 to 25 to easily access high-quality, developmentally appropriate, youth-driven support services to help them achieve their goals and transition into adulthood successfully.

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PPC Announces Leadership Change at HBC

Duane S. Curry

The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet (PPC) announces the appointment of Duane S. Curry as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC). PPC Secretary K. Gail Russell announced the appointment, which is effective immediately.

Curry, who replaces former Deputy Commissioner Tim House, has served as Director of the Division of Building Code Enforcement since his appointment to HBC in January 2016. As Director, he was responsible for the oversight and enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to the Kentucky Building Code.

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New Fishing and Hunting Regulations Proposed

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new steps to make it more convenient for people to obtain their hunter education certification, set elk permit quotas for the 2020-21 season and adopted fishing regulations for newly introduced cutthroat trout at its June 7 quarterly meeting.

The commission is a nine-member board, comprised of volunteers who serve four-year terms after nomination by licensed hunters and anglers, appointed by the governor, and confirmed by the Kentucky senate. The commission recommends hunting, fishing and boating regulations on behalf of the sportsmen and sportswomen of the Commonwealth.

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BEREA POLICE REPORT 6-18-2019

ARRESTED

Assault Arrests:  On 06/13/2019 officers responded to an assault in the 200 block of Baugh Street.  The victim had been assaulted by two different subjects, one of them being a family member. 

Officers arrested 28 year old Bradley Smith of Berea KY and 24 year old Caitlyn Hammons of Berea KY.  They were both charged with Assault 2nd Degree. 

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Rape Arrest:  On 06/12/2019 investigators arrested 19 year old Michael Granillo of McKee KY after an investigation revealed that he had sexual contact with a 13 year old victim. 

Granillo was charged with Rape 2nd Degree. 

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Federal official tours homes in Berea, Mount Vernon for National Homeownership Month

USDA Administrator of Rural Development’s Rural Housing Service Bruce Lammers today toured housing initiatives in Kentucky as part of National Homeownership Month.

USDA Single Family Housing programs have served more than 4.4 million families in rural America since President Harry S. Truman signed the Housing Act in 1949.

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Richmond Police Report 6-18-2019

The family of Savannah Spurlock is offering a $15,000 reward for the first tip that leads directly to the safe return or recovery of Savannah Spurlock, or for the first tip that leads to the successful arrest and conviction of the responsible person(s). Full reward details can be found on the family’s missing Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/missingsavannahspurlock/

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A Statement from Lieutenant Governor Hampton

Jenean Hampton

Blake Brickman, Governor Matt Bevin’s Chief of Staff, has admitted he is responsible for the unauthorized personnel action terminating employment of Adrienne Southworth, my Deputy Chief of Staff.  Brickman has clearly overstepped his boundaries.  Every Kentuckian should be concerned that an unelected bureaucrat appears to have power over the office of the Lieutenant Governor, a constitutional officer duly elected by the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  I am perplexed by the vacuous decision to deprive an active, productive Lieutenant Governor of her staff.  But after watching politics for over 45 years, I am not surprised by the false allegations and character attacks which have ensued.

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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear: For-Profit American National College Violated Consumer Protection Act

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a Fayette Circuit Court’s finding that American National University, formerly known as National College of Kentucky, willfully violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. 

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Beshears Open ‘Hope Gallery’ Exhibit Featuring Artwork from Children Served by Family Scholar House

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear last week joined wife Britainy Beshear, children served by Louisville’s Family Scholar House and the organization’s vice president of programs and services Kristie Adams to open a new Hope Gallery art exhibit in Frankfort. 

The Hope Gallery, located in the main lobby of the Office of the Attorney General in the state Capitol, features artwork from 16 children served by Family Scholar House, a non-profit organization in Louisville that supports single parents and foster care alumni pursuing post-secondary education and their children. 

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