Attorney General Andy Beshear joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general in sending letters to the U.S. streaming industry urging them to take proactive steps to protect young viewers from tobacco imagery in video content.
The letters were sent to Amazon.com, Apple, AT&T, CBS Corporation, Comcast Corporation, Discovery, The Walt Disney Company, Google, Lionsgate, Netflix, Sony, Viacom and Walmart.
A new project is under way to help Kentucky high school students learn more about prevention and healthy coping strategies to deal with bullying, substance use, and teen suicide through a creative partnership with the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities (BHDID), the state’s Regional Prevention Centers, HoriZen Media, and The Rising Center.
The Berea Police Department would like to remind motorist that school starts back Wednesday, August 14th for both Madison County and Berea Independent Schools.
With the increased traffic, motorists should also be aware that the road construction on Richmond Road and with Old US 25 being closed for bridge repairs will impact travel times. Our officers will be directing traffic at several intersections to assist with the traffic flow.
Expect traffic delays from 7 AM to 8:30 AM as well as 2 PM to 3:30 PM.
Per Richmond Utilities: ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR on Big Hill Avenue in front of The Richmond Register Building starting around 8:40 a.m.
Motorists, be aware of a detour in this area. Outbound traffic to Berea (US 25 S) lane will be open all day. Incoming traffic (US 25 N) will detour to Altamont Street or to Race Street, and then proceed back to Big Hill Avenue.
Detour signs will be posted. This will work will take most of the day.
Scheduled preventive maintenance for Mt. Vernon Road/US 25 in Madison County. The Cape Seal treatment slows deterioration of pavement, reduces upkeep and the costs of construction. In addition, it provides motorists with increased safety. The anticipated completion date for the project is September 30.
Monday, August 5 through Monday, September 30 • Alternating lane closures will be in effect between milepoints 0 and 2.86 (a distance of 3 miles) o The section begins at the Rockcastle-Madison County line and extends north to KY 21 o Flaggers will be onsite to guide and direct motorists
The speed limit will be 25 MPH through the work zone.
Gov. Matt Bevin continued his fight for the unborn by filing a legal brief in federal court yesterday defending two pro-life laws passed by the 2019 General Assembly, a ban on discriminatory abortions and a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
EMW Women’s Surgical Center, which performs 3,000 abortions in Kentucky annually, hired the ACLU to sue Kentucky over the constitutionality of HB5 and SB9. HB5 bans abortions based upon the race, sex, or disability of the unborn child. Gov. Bevin’s brief argues that the U.S. Supreme Court has never decided whether an abortion provider can perform discriminatory abortions. The brief provides expert testimony establishing that discriminatory abortions happen in Kentucky, noting nearly one out of every two unborn children with Down syndrome in Kentucky is aborted.
A new Hepatitis C treatment service will provide an immediate impact for people living in southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee.
With the assistance of a USDA grant, Dayspring Health purchased a FibroScan machine for its clinic in Jellico, TN. Previously, patients were traveling to Lexington, KY or Knoxville, TN to receive a liver scan to start treatment.
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that a tip from a hospice employee in Maysville led his office and seven other state attorneys general to investigate and ultimately shut down a sham hospice charity.
In a settlement agreement with the New Hope Foundation Inc. (New Hope), of Nashville, Tennessee, and its officers and directors, the organization will dissolve and three of its officers are banned from any charity or fundraising activities in perpetuity.
Update for closures on northbound I-75 in Fayette County.The temporary closures are necessary for milling and resurfacing operations to progress.
The work includes Interstate 64 at the split. The entire project is anticipated to be completed Thursday, August 15. Thursday evening, August 1/Friday morning, August 2 – 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday
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If you are on the hunt for a job, watch out for scammers, Attorney General Andy Beshear warned today.
Beshear said his office has received employment scam complaints from residents in Boone, Boyle, Fayette, Franklin, Hardin, Jefferson, Johnson, Madison, Shelby, Taylor and Woodford counties totaling more than $24,000 in losses this year.
SCAM ALERT: Over the last few weeks several people have been the victim of a new type of scam. The offender advertises an apartment or home for rent on Facebook Marketplace. The victim in each case arranged to meet with offender and pay them for the first month’s rent.
They all met with a female who took cash from them and then gave them a handwritten receipt. After paying money to the offender, the victim never hears from them again.
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that the pending Passport Health Plan purchase has been reviewed and cleared by his office.
Passport Health Plan is a Louisville nonprofit, community-based health plan administering Kentucky Medicaid and Medicare benefits. The anticipated purchaser, Evolent Health Inc., is a for-profit company that provides health care delivery and payment solutions in the U.S. Evolent has provided services to Passport since 2016.
The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the Early Stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings, and activities.
Berea City Council member Emily LaDouceur was on hand at a meeting of the Richmond City Commission Tuesday night in support of a proclamation urging citizen education about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that he has defeated his eighth straight motion to dismiss by an opioid manufacturer or distributor in Kentucky’s court system.
Judge James Schrand last week issued an order denying Walgreens’ motion to dismiss in Boone Circuit Court.
Circuit judges in Fayette, Floyd, Hardin, Madison and McCracken counties have denied motions to dismiss by Teva Pharmaceuticals, AmerisourceBergen, Insys Therapeutics, Mallinckrodt and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals respectively. Motions to dismiss were filed in Franklin Circuit Court by Endo Pharmaceuticals and McKesson Corporation; both were denied as well.