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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox

Waldo Fox age 78, husband of Christine Potter Fox, died Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY. Waldo was retired from Okonite Company, he was born in West Virginia to the late Willard Clark and Clarice Mirene Waldo Fox, and he was a member of the Baptist Faith.

Waldo is survived by his wife Christine Fox, his children: Phillip (Charli) Fox, James (Paula) Fox, and Sandy (Jody) Hellard, his sisters: Rose Gillett, and Violet Minitch, and his grandchildren: Brian (Alisha) Fox, Chelsea Fox, Brooke (Roly) Thacker, Destiny (Chris) Little, Emilea Fox, Addisyn Fox, and Kerrigan Fox, his great grandchildren: Alex Fox, Chris Fox, Gabby Fox, Sadie Fox, Bayleigh Thacker, Eli Thacker, Lilly Thacker, and Ayden Little, his step grandchildren: Continue reading Waldo Fox

Madison Co. resident honored BY KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS

Frankfort, Ky. – The Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) has honored the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) government affairs team with its Outstanding Legislative Service Award for their support of law enforcement during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly regular session.

KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney of Madison County and Bryanna Carroll, KLC’s director of governmental affairs, were instrumental in the passage of legislation backed by the state’s police chiefs and law enforcement, said KACP Executive Director Shawn Butler. Continue reading Madison Co. resident honored BY KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS

KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

ARRESTED

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Responded to a Theft of Mail Matter complaint near Georgetown in Scott County. After finding the suspect a pursuit started. This lead to shots being fired and later the suspect was apprehended.

A Scott County Deputy responded to a complaint of a person stealing mail in the area of Paris Pike. A deputy encountered the suspect vehicle, a grey 2003 Buick Le Sabre. When the deputy attempted to make contact with the suspect, the vehicle fled the scene. The deputy then began to pursue the suspect. The suspect was speeding and driving reckless toward Fayette County. Continue reading KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Saint Joseph Berea Encouraging Colon Cancer Screenings Ahead of Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Health screenings are important year-round to help detect diseases like colon cancer early on. As the month of March approaches, Saint Joseph Berea is helping to raise awareness about the prevalence of colon cancer in Kentucky, and the importance of scheduling a screening, in recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Kentucky leads the nation in colon cancer rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the United States, colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Continue reading Saint Joseph Berea Encouraging Colon Cancer Screenings Ahead of Colon Cancer Awareness Month

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear, AGs Seek Stronger Identity Theft Protections by Banks, Credit Card Companies

Attorney General Andy Beshear and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general are seeking stronger safeguards of federal rules that require certain businesses like banks and credit card companies to detect and prevent identity theft.

The group of 31 attorneys general is urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to not only continue the 2007 federal requirements, known as the Identity Theft Rules, but also update them to keep pace with the ingenuity of identity thieves.

Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

From the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Kentucky State Parks

Nick Price

Nick Price has been promoted to serve as the park manager at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced today.

Price had been serving as the acting park manager since last year. Price began working at the state park in 2011 as a parks program leader and later became a supervisor.

Price, a Louisville native, is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. Continue reading From the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Kentucky State Parks

COALITION URGES KENTUCKY HOUSE TO PASS CLEAN TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS BILL

The tobacco-free schools bill has passed unanimously out of the Kentucky House Committee on Health and Family Services and is now awaiting action by the full House. The bill (House Bill 11) is endorsed by the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow, which comprises more than 180 organizations committed to improving health by reducing tobacco use in Kentucky. The bill would prohibit tobacco use on, or in, property that is owned or operated by school boards in Kentucky at all times. Enforcement is to be determined by local school boards. Continue reading COALITION URGES KENTUCKY HOUSE TO PASS CLEAN TOBACCO-FREE SCHOOLS BILL

MACED to Invest A Half Million Dollars Toward Solar in Letcher County

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is working with four organizations in Letcher County to finance installation of solar on their buildings in 2019.

The four community-led organizations in Letcher County include Hemphill Community Center, Kings Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service, Inc. (HOMES, Inc.), and Appalshop. With utility rates on the rise in Eastern Kentucky, the solar installations support the sustainment of each organization’s critical mission to provide resources to Eastern Kentuckians. Continue reading MACED to Invest A Half Million Dollars Toward Solar in Letcher County

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

By U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Highlights Kentucky Priorities in Funding Bill

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised passage of the government funding bill today that delivers necessary resources to keep our country safe, continue important programs, and benefit Kentucky communities. Most notably, the legislation provides $22.54 billion in total border security funding, a priority for the Trump administration and Senator McConnell. Of that amount, $1.375 billion will be used to build 55 new miles of walls and physical barriers along the southwest border, where career experts agree there is the greatest need. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

From the Office of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Public Hearing Set Feb. 27 For Grant at Carter Caves State Resort Park Campground Upgrades

The Kentucky State Parks will hold a public hearing Feb. 27 for a grant to help make campground improvements at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

The hearing will be at 6 p.m. EST at Carter Caves State Resort Park, 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, as part of the Kentucky Department of Parks Land and Water Conservation Fund grant process. Continue reading From the Office of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

On February 13, 2019, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William G. Randolph, 28, on a charge related to unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.

Randolph 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 had been communicating with a minor online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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Investigation, Arrest of Tennessee Man on Sex Crimes by AG’s Cyber Investigators Leads to 25-year Federal Prison Sentence

A 2017 investigation and arrest of an online predator by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team has led to a 25-year federal prison sentence.

In October of 2017, cyber investigators arrested Billie Gene Spears, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, 47, after he traveled to Frankfort seeking sex with a minor. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

BURN BAN

Another forest fire hazard season will soon be upon us, and forestry officials are reminding people to be mindful of when and where they burn things.

This forest fire hazard season is February 15 through April 30.

During this time, it is illegal to burn any material capable of spreading fire between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Burning is also illegal within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land.

If you are unsure of whether you can burn or not, contact your local Kentucky Division of Forestry Office.

From the Office’s of Rep. Kim Moser and Sen. Ralph Alvarado

Statewide Tobacco-Free Schools Bill Right Approach to Surging Teen Tobacco Use

Students, educators, health advocates and business leaders are urging the legislature in 2019 to make all Kentucky school districts tobacco-free. As health professionals and lawmakers, we believe this is the sensible approach to protecting our kids from tobacco exposure. Now is also the right time to enact this law, given the recent proliferation of vaping and e-cigarette use among adolescents and teens. Continue reading From the Office’s of Rep. Kim Moser and Sen. Ralph Alvarado