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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

STATEMENT: From House Democratic Leadership, on today’s Labor Cabinet ruling affecting teachers

“This administration has tried every trick in the book to undermine our teachers and their supporters. Its Labor Cabinet threatens them with fines for exercising their right to be heard on legislation directly affecting them; its Finance and Administration Cabinet all but locks the doors to the Capitol to shut down any form of dissent; and the governor calls them thugs and tries to take away their retirement. Our teachers — and all of Kentucky — deserve better than this.”  — House Democratic Leaders Rocky Adkins, Derrick Graham and Joni Jenkins

Labor Secretary David Dickerson Announces Completion of “Sickout” Investigation

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson announced today that the Cabinet’s Office of Inspector General has completed the investigation into whether Kentucky teachers engaged in an illegal work stoppage, also known as a “sick out,” during the 2019 session of the General Assembly. The investigation found that 1,074 teachers did violate Kentucky law, which clearly prohibits work stoppages.

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The 17th Annual TCBA Golf for Missions Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Richmond’s Battlefield Golf Club. This fundraiser provides needed support for the Tates Creek Baptist Association’s various partnerships mission activities.

Individual – $50 or 4-Person Team – $200 Registration fee includes:
Greens & Cart Fees
Door Prizes
Lunch Registration Deadline: September 1

Hole Sponsor – $100 
Sponsor name displayed on a sign at one of the 18 holes. Cart Sponsor – $50 
Sponsor name displayed on one golf cart sign. Sponsorship Deadline: August 19

Donations of door prizes are also welcomed.

Please visit to get involved.

Greyhound Bus Wreck Shuts down I-75

8/15/2019 The Mount Vernon and Brodhead Fire Departments cleared the scene of an accident involving a Greyhound bus and a commercial vehicle on I-75 north bound near the 71 mile marker.

A total of 17 people were transported to Rockcastle and Madison County hospitals by multiple crews from Rockcastle and Madison County EMS agencies.

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Murray, KY – Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating the death of an inmate from the Calloway County Jail. KSP was notified of an inmate death on Thursday August 15, 2019. An inmate in the Calloway County Jail was discovered unresponsive after laying down in his bunk. KSP and the Calloway County Corner responded to the jail. Joe P. Barnett 78, of Murray KY was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled. No foul play is suspected.


Gov. Bevin Announces Nearly $3.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants

Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today joined federal, state and local officials in Georgetown to announce $3,471,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for housing rehabilitation projects across the Commonwealth.

These federal funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Kentucky Department for Local Government (DLG), will benefit 45 families in central, north, east and west Kentucky.

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McConnell Recovering from Successful Surgery to Repair Fracture

Mitch McConnell

David Popp, Communications Director for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), issued the following statement regarding Leader McConnell:

“Senator McConnell had successful surgery yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky to repair a fracture in his shoulder. The surgery was performed without incident, and the Leader is grateful to the surgical team for their skill.”

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases July 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary July 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for July 2019 was up from the 4.1 percent reported for June 2019.

The preliminary July 2019 jobless rate was down 0.1 percentage points from the 4.4 percent recorded for the state in July 2018.

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Michael Lester Bradley

Michael Lester Bradley

Michael Lester Bradley, age 40, husband of Becky, of Brodhead, KY, passed away on August 14, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Michael was born on October 24, 1978, a son of Derotha Elliot Bradley and the late Michael Ray Bradley, in Barbourville, KY.

He was a member and a trustee of Jacob’s Well Baptist Church. He was united in marriage to his wife Becky on February 21st, 2015. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, basketball, and watching all UK sports.

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Boyd Van Winkle

Boyd Van Winkle

Boyd “Shorty” Van Winkle, age 87, of Berea, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Baptist Health in Richmond. Shorty was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Cassius Winfred and Elva Eversole Van Winkle.

He was a mechanic by trade for Berea College where he retired.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Darlene Parker Van Winkle; and five siblings, Earl Van Winkle, Orville Van Winkle, Everett Van Winkle, Gilberta Smith, Theda Abrams, and Ruby Rice.

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Berea Police Department traffic accident report for July 2019

The Berea Police Department reported responding to 42 traffic accidents during the month of July, according to their most recent numbers.

The number and locations of those traffic accidents were as follows: Six accidents each: Jill Street, I-75 South, Walnut Meadow Road. Five accidents: Richmond Road. Three accidents: Chestnut Street. Two accidents: Glades Road, Big Hill, Scaffold Cane. One accident: Adams Street, Peggy Flats Road, Pauline Drive, Paint Lick Road, Paint Lick, Mt. Vernon Road, McKinney Drive, Mayde Road, KY 1016, Kayla Drive.

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