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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.


Andy Beshear

Beshear Demands Governor Rescind Unlawful ‘Sickout’ Subpoenas

Attorney General Andy Beshear is calling on the governor and the Labor Cabinet to rescind the unlawful subpoenas recently sent to local school districts. He has given them 10 days to take action.

The subpoenas seek records and the names of teachers who may have participated in recent “sickouts.” They were issued by the Labor Cabinet as part of a supposed inquiry into possible violations of labor law. The education commissioner recently stated such violations could result in $1,000 fines to individual teachers. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL



Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection and the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

Berea Municipal Utilities restores power

Crews from Berea Municipal Utilities (BMU) restored power to about 325 customers Sunday after high winds caused power outages around town.

BMU Director Kevin Howard said calls about outages started coming in at about 10 a.m., affecting Gabbardtown, Scaffold Cane, Leslie Drive, Bridge Avenue, Fentress Lane, Hillside Drive, and Pinnacle View. Many of the outages were caused by tree limbs falling onto power lines. Continue reading Berea Municipal Utilities restores power


Michael G. Adams

(FRANKFORT, KY) January 11 – Declaring “I’m running to make it easy to vote, and hard to cheat,” Paducah native and prominent Republican election attorney Michael G. Adams formally launched his 2019 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State in remarks at the Kentucky State Capitol.

Adams highlighted his extensive experience as a trusted hand guiding a national political committee, candidates around the country, and high-level federal and state officials on compliance with election laws and ethics laws, which makes him arguably the most qualified candidate ever to seek Continue reading GOP ELECTION ATTORNEY MICHAEL G. ADAMS LAUNCHES SECRETARY OF STATE CAMPAIGN

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Kentucky Residents Affected by National Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon

The Department for Public Health (DPH) announced today that 16 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of Salmonella Carrau that has been linked by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pre-cut melon including cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew. DPH is advising that the public should discard any pre-cut melon or fruit salads that contain pre-cut melon. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Death Investigation / Laurel County

On Sunday, April 14, 2019 at approximately 7:46 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Sugar Lane in the Lily community of Laurel County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis and KSP Detectives arrived on scene and learned the Lily Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:25 PM and discovered Charles R. Barton, 58, of Lily deceased inside the residence after extinguishing the flames. Continue reading Death Investigation / Laurel County

George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

George Ella Lyon – photo credit Ann W. Olson

George Ella Lyon, Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2015-16, will speak at Berea College’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, May 5 at 2 p.m.

An American author and poet, Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages. Her teaching takes the form of workshops, conferences and author visits to as many as 40 schools a year. Aside from publishing, she also taught writing at a number of colleges, including the University of Kentucky, Centre College, Transylvania University and Radford University. She has also acted as an executive committee member for the Women’s Writers Conference. Continue reading George Ella Lyon to Speak at Berea College Commencement

Lee Dain Neal

Lee Dain Neal

Lee Dain Neal

Lee Dain Watts Neal was born in Richmond, KY March 8, 1947. Departed this life April 11, 2019, went home to be with her mother and father, Lee Morris and John Watts, one daughter, Belinda Faye Neal, three brothers, James, Leslie Thomas, and Robert Watts, one sister, Velma S Watts.

She confessed her hope in Christ at the age of 12, became a member at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Richmond, KY. Continue reading Lee Dain Neal

Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Visit Horse Country

The Kentucky Horse Park is excited to announce its partnership with Visit Horse Country, the premier resource for equine-related tours in Kentucky. The Park will serve as a convenient location for guests to purchase one-of-a-kind equine tours based on their specific interests.

“The Kentucky Horse Park was developed to get people close to the horse, and for more than 40 years has done an excellent job pursuing that mission. We’re proud to be joining the resources and experiences of our privately-owned locations as a complement to the work of the Commonwealth at the park,” said Anne Sabatino Continue reading Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Visit Horse Country

Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth

Jadon Gibson

Jim Ross had no interest in sleeping after his visitors left on the evening of February 7, 1889. He was to be hanged in Brandenburg, Kentucky, the following day.

“I was there,” Ross, a black man, answered to a news reporter’s question about the murder of Benedict Rhodes. “I was holding the light.

“I’ll tell you the whole story about what happened. I was boarding at the home of Walter Parker who lived near the dead man. Continue reading Jim Ross wouldn’t die with a lie in his mouth