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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Weight Loss Surgery Proven to Help Those Struggling with Excess Body Fat

More than one in three Kentucky adults are classified as obese. Obesity is linked to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and joint pain. Individuals struggling with an obesity-related condition, who have a body mass index of 35 or above, and those who have had difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise alone, may be a candidate for weight loss surgery.

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Mayor Fraley proclaims Sept. 17 – 23 as Constitution Week in Berea

Mayor Bruce Fraley signed a proclamation Tuesday honoring the Constitution of the United States of America. Accepting the proclamation on behalf of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were Wanda Lombardo and Judith Carr. The proclamation asks citizens to reaffirm the ideals set forth by the framers of the Constitution.  The proclamation reads as follows: 

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Donald James Moore

Donald James Moore

Donald James Moore, 68, of Berea, departed peacefully for his heavenly home Sunday, September 15, 2019 at UK Medical Center. Don was born July 27, 1951 in Berea, son of the late Daniel J. and Eleanor McIntosh Moore.

He moved to Berea as a young boy with his parents and siblings. While in Berea, he met his wife of 47 years. Don was a member of White Lick Baptist Church and attended the Men’s Sunday School Class, a member of and Chaplain to Berea American Legion Cleveland Frost Post 50. He was a retiree of Dresser Industries and the United States Army Reserve where he served for over 20 years.

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Berea Police Report 9/18/2019

ARRESTED

Criminal Trespass:  On 09/16/2019 officers were called to the Dollar General on Village Drive in reference to a subject who had previously been banned from the property.  The subject was located and tried to jerk away from the officer as he was being placed under arrest. 

Officers charged 37 year old Fredrick Williams of Berea KY with Criminal Trespassing 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest. 

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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEKS ENDING 9/13/2019

Regular Inspections with no follow up due SCORE

GOLDEN CORRAL AMBERLY WAY, RICHMOND 97 THAI SMILE RESTAURANT LEIGHWAY DR. RICHMOND 98 ROLLING ACRES FARM GOGGINS LN. RICHMOND 100 STEAK N SHAKE COLBY TAYLOR DR. RICHMOND 97 GROW & LEARN PLAZA DR. BEREA 100 76 FUEL CENTER DOGWOOD DR. BEREA 98 BLUEGRASS BP BEREA RD. RICHMOND 95 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PAINT LICK RD. BEREA 100 TERRACE NURSING BROOKLYN AVE. BEREA 100 BRIGHT BEGINNING JEFFERSON ST. BEREA 100 MAIN ST. GULF W. MAIN ST. RICHMOND 97

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KSP Charges Morgan Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On September 17, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Patton M. Blevins, 35, on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

Blevins 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 communicating with a juvenile online and directing the child to produce files of child sexual exploitation. 

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Gov. Bevin Joins 20-State Coalition in Support of Trump Administration Pro-Coal Energy Rule

Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin last week joined a coalition of officials from 20 states in supporting the Trump Administration’s pro-coal, Affordable Clean Energy rule as it faces a challenge in court by Democratic attorneys general.

The coalition, in a motion filed on Sept. 12, seeks to intervene in support of the Trump Administration’s repeal of former President Obama’s so-called Clean Power Plan.

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New federal law gives Kentucky chance to better support families, reduce number of children in foster care

Jessica Brown is Executive Advisor and the Family First Prevention Services Act lead for the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

This summer, Kentucky social workers, educators, judges, prosecutors, non-profit leaders, state legislators, and many others traveled across the state to learn about the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, its implementation in Kentucky, and what it will mean for families in the Commonwealth.

The Family First Regional Convenings sought to share information about the federal legislation, the anticipated changes in Kentucky over the coming months and years, and reflections from those directly affected by the changes.

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Public Health Hosts Children’s Environmental Health Poster Contest

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is inviting school-age children Kindergarten through 8th grade across the Commonwealth to create and submit original artwork for a chance to win cash prizes in a poster contest focusing on environmental health. This contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and Kentucky Population Health Institute.

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Gov. Bevin Announces Launch of ‘Hope and Help’ Initiative to Combat Substance Use Disorder

Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced a new statewide public awareness effort to continue the Commonwealth’s historic momentum in combating the opioid epidemic. The Governor’s Office, in collaboration with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s (JPSC) Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), is launching the “Hope and Help” initiative to provide vital resources to individuals struggling with substance use disorder.

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