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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

KSP Charges Lawrence Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On January 17, 2019, at approximately 8:23 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested James M. Combs, 65, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Combs was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect distributed files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Lawrence Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Central Bank Announces Response to Federal Government Shutdown – Special Customer Assistance

Chairman, President & CEO Luther Deaton, Jr. announces Central Bank’s response to the federal government shutdown.

“Central Bank has always made the communities we serve our top priority,” stated Luther Deaton. “We recognize that we have customers who are impacted by the federal government shutdown and we feel it is our duty to help support them through this time.” Continue reading Central Bank Announces Response to Federal Government Shutdown – Special Customer Assistance

Berea College to be Featured on “CBS This Morning: Saturday”

Berea College

Michelle Miller, co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” and Vidya Singh, the CBS program’s producer, recently came to campus to feature Berea in a story about the College’s no-tuition policy and how Berea makes a high-quality education accessible to students who can least afford it. By contrast tuition costs and student debt is dramatically rising at colleges nationwide.

The CBS segment will focus on Dave Bell ‘19, a senior computer science major from Morgantown, West Virginia. Miller interviewed Dave and followed him to his classes, work assignment and athletic practice to capture what a typical “day in the life” is like for a Berea College student. Like most of Berea’s students, Dave is a first-generation, full-need student who excels academically and in the Labor Program. Continue reading Berea College to be Featured on “CBS This Morning: Saturday”

From the Office of Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida.

Chief Warrant Officer Farmer was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He died Jan. 16, 2019, in Manbij, Syria, as a result of wounds sustained from a suicide improvised explosive device.

Continue reading From the Office of Gov. Matt Bevin

From the Office of Kentucky Retirement Systems

Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Adkins as Interim Executive Director, Office of Operations, effective January 16, 2019. In this role, Ms. Adkins will oversee the Divisions of Enterprise and Technology Services, Procurement and Office Services, Accounting, and Employer Reporting Compliance and Education. “Rebecca’s work at KRS has resulted in her involvement in almost every department including those for which she is taking over responsibility,” said David Eager, Executive Director of KRS. Continue reading From the Office of Kentucky Retirement Systems

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

McConnell Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Combat International Parental Child Abduction

Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution that designates April 2019 as “Countering International Parental Child Abduction” month and instructs the federal government to educate state and local law enforcement about the issue and how to combat it. The resolution is co-sponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Releases December 2018 Unemployment Report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary December 2018 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for December 2018 was down from the 4.5 percent reported for November 2018.

The preliminary December 2018 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.5 percent recorded for the state in December 2017. Continue reading Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Releases December 2018 Unemployment Report

ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED

Road Closed

Madison County Road Department will be closing Cedar Hill Drive on January 28, 2019 through February 7, 2019, for culvert repair work.

The project will be removing existing steel culvert and installing a new concrete box culvert. This will not impact any residents entering to access their homes rather only hinder those who use Cedar Hill Drive as a shortcut from Pinuer Acres to Wilderness Trail Road.

Madison Co. Sherrif’s Report Jan. 17, 2019

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Love’s Travel Plaza in Richmond on January 16, 2019 around 3:11 a.m. in regards to two persons sitting at a fuel pump “passed out” with a small child in the car.

Deputy Stacey Cummins and Deputy Josh Stone arrived at Love’s and attempted to make contact with the man and the woman. After several attempts, the deputies were able to wake the occupants in the vehicle.

The initial investigation revealed, the occupants may have ingested heroin prior to reaching Love’s. The child was uninjured and removed from the vehicle. The Kentucky Department of Community Based Services were notified for assistance. Continue reading Madison Co. Sherrif’s Report Jan. 17, 2019

Berea City Council approves appointments for commissions, legislative committees

On Tuesday, the Berea City Council approved Mayor Bruce Fraley’s appointments and re-appointments for both city commissions and standing legislative council committees. Chuck Conley (left) and George Wyatt were re-appointed to the Madison County Airport Board.

The Berea City Council approved the re-appointment of citizens to local commissions, but there were also some new names among those tapped to serve.

Mayor Bruce Fraley re-appointed Madison County Airport Board members Chuck Conley and George Wyatt, both of whom made presentations Tuesday regarding to progress of airport improvement efforts. Continue reading Berea City Council approves appointments for commissions, legislative committees