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.
There will be no school Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, will be NTI Day 1 for Madison County Schools. This NTI Day will give the district extra time to disinfect buildings and give students and staff extra time to recover from illnesses. Teachers will be available throughout the day by phone or e-mail.
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”→
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.
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→
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’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.
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.
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.