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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Kentucky Senate: It’s Time to Make Kentucky Schools Tobacco Free

Kentucky students need a statewide tobacco-free schools law to protect them from secondhand smoke, e-cigarette aerosol and tobacco product messaging at school. Nearly 60 percent of Kentucky kids attend schools that do not have such policies, so they smell, breathe and otherwise absorb tobacco emissions and Continue reading Kentucky Senate: It’s Time to Make Kentucky Schools Tobacco Free

Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Executes Search Warrant related to Alcohol Sales in Dry Territory

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control executed a search warrant at American Patriots, an establishment in Laurel County. The search uncovered over 100 bottles of distilled spirits, around 1,000 bottles of malt beverages, several gallons of moonshine, and at least six illegal gambling machines. Continue reading Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Executes Search Warrant related to Alcohol Sales in Dry Territory

April Robinson

April Robinson

April Robinson

April Robinson age 45, wife of Joe Robinson Jr., died Saturday March 16, 2019 in an accident in Brazil, Indiana. April was born in Johnson County, Indiana to Paul and Teresa Cole Osborne of Berea, KY.

She was a loving mother and truck driver for Ryder Integrated Logistics, and she was a member of the Berea Evangelistic Church in Berea, Kentucky.

April was preceded in death by a son Jasper William Jack Harris. Continue reading April Robinson

MSHS News

Madison Co. Schools announce two new appointments at Madison Southern High School. Robert Hammonds will be the new associate principal at MSHS. Jay Simmons will serve as athletics director.

Mr. Hammonds most recently served as the athletic director at MSHS. Previously, he spent 9 years as an assistant principal at Letcher County Central High School. Mr. Hammonds has filled a variety of roles throughout his career including assistant principal, athletics director, social studies teacher, and coach of multiple sports. Continue reading MSHS News

KSP Murder Investigation Update

ARRESTED

Original Release: On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at approximately 6:20 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from Baptist Health Corbin Hospital advising that a pregnant adult female had been brought to the ER with a gunshot wound and requested police.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives learned Geri D. Johnson, 29, of Williamsburg had died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The infant was delivered and transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and was listed in critical Continue reading KSP Murder Investigation Update

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear Launches Investigation into Inflated Prescription Drug Prices

Attorney General Andy Beshear has launched an investigation into allegations that state pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have overcharged the state health insurance programs for prescription drugs and discriminated against independent pharmacies.

Beshear is seeking details on how the PBMs, hired by state Medicaid managed-care organizations and the state employee health plan, have determined, billed and paid drug reimbursement rates over the past five years in Kentucky. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases February 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary February 2019 unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for February 2019 was down from the 4.2 percent reported for January 2019. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet

Free java, donut sticks at Berea Police Department’s Coffee with Cop

The Berea Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, March 23, at McDonald’s restaurant at 101 Glades Road, Berea. The event is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. and the coffee and donut sticks are free.

Police Chief David Gregory said the informal meet-and-greet is a chance for citizens to get to know their police officers, express their concerns, and perhaps learn a little bit more about how officers do their jobs. Continue reading Free java, donut sticks at Berea Police Department’s Coffee with Cop

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Gov. Bevin

The action of Bardstown and other Kentucky National Guard members at Firebase Tomahawk in Vietnam 50 years ago will be a highlight of the Vietnam Veterans Day/Vietnam Commemoration event at the State Capitol on Friday, March 29.

After Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the keynote address, BG Thomas R. Ice, who served with the Second Battalion, 138th Field Artillery in Vietnam, will address the importance of the deployment of the 138th Field Artillery to Vietnam. There will also be artifacts from the unit on display. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

UK, Kentucky Department for Public Health Collaboration Aims to Eliminate New HIV Infections in the Commonwealth

A collaborative program aimed at preventing new HIV infections in Kentucky, as well as expanding education and care for persons living with HIV, is being launched in Northern Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth. Continue reading UK, Kentucky Department for Public Health Collaboration Aims to Eliminate New HIV Infections in the Commonwealth

Berea Police Report 3-20-2019

ARRESTED

DUI/Drug Arrest: On 03/13/2019 officers were called to the parking lot of Lee’s Famous Recipe in reference to someone passed out in a vehicle. Contact was made with the driver, and a handgun was observed in her pants pocket as she stepped out of the vehicle. She showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest. A small plastic bag containing suspected Methamphetamine and 4 Diazepam tablets were located inside of her purse. Continue reading Berea Police Report 3-20-2019

From the Department of Public Advocacy Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Public Forum Notice We Want to Hear from You!

On April 30-May 2, 2019 representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program will visit Kentucky Protection and Advocacy for the State of Kentucky in Frankfort.

SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send written comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by the Kentucky Protection and Advocacy.

Please email your comments to [email protected]