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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Jackson-Adams mudslinging campaign of 1828

Jadon Gibson

The campaign for president between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams in 1828 was one of the most bitter in American history. Mudslinging was brought to a low art form.

It was a rematch of the 1824 election when Old Hickory won a majority of both the popular and electoral vote but other candidates got enough votes to send it to the House of Representatives. Henry Clay, the Speaker of the House, pushed the election in favor of John Quincy Adams. When Adams tabbed Clay as the new Secretary of State a few days later Jackson and others cried “foul,” calling it corrupt. Many say this was a watershed moment in the founding of the Democratic party.

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LEARN TO DYE WITH PLANTS ON THURSDAY

Berea Weaving and Fiber Guild

The Berea Weaving and Fiber Guild will host a free workshop with Berea’s own master dyer, Jerry Workman, as he demonstrates how to dye wool using various plant materials. 

Before analine dyes were invented, our ancestors used natural materials such as walnut bark, marigolds, onion skins and various plants to add color to the yarn and fabric they created.  In this workshop, we will learn how the plants are prepared, and experience the magic of seeing the colors they create. 

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OBITUARIES JUN. 9-16, 2019

Loretta Gulley

Loretta Lackey Gulley, 83, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at her home. She was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on Friday, July 12, 1935 the daughter of the late Beecham and Cordie Ward Lackey.

She was a retired dietician with Madison County Schools having worked at Clark Moores Middle School for many years. She was a member of the Poosey Methodist Church and in later years really enjoyed going to Better Burger Restaurant and visiting with her friends.

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PSC Clears Road for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled today that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are not utilities and therefore should not be subject to regulation.

The ruling, contained in an order issued today, is intended to remove any ambiguity over the legal status of EV charging stations and pave the way for the deployment of more such stations in Kentucky. The PSC noted in the order that Kentucky has lagged behind neighboring states in the availability of public EV charging stations, with only 94 in the state thus far.

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FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear Secures $2.2 Million in Student Loan Debt Relief for ITT Tech Students

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today his Office of Consumer Protection has secured $2.2 million in student loan debt relief for 325 former Kentucky students of the failed for-profit college ITT Tech. Beshear’s office and 10 other attorneys general led a 43-state coalition to reach a settlement with Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC (CUSO), which offered deceptive loans to finance students’ tuition at ITT Tech locations in Louisville and Lexington in Kentucky and across the country. Nationally, the settlement will result in debt relief of more than $168 million for more than 18,000 former ITT students.

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Medicaid waiver to expand coverage and increase access to care for Kentuckians with Substance Use Disorder

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is set to expand access to treatment and recovery services for individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) through a portion of its 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver, beginning July 1. This program further amplifies the Commonwealth’s overall efforts to fight the opioid crisis, as well as other substance addictions.

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KSP Charges Lewis Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offense

ARRESTED

On June 13, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch conducted an interview with a juvenile in reference to sexually explicit messages between her and Bobbie L. Ison, 46. Information was obtained during the interview and charges were sought for Bobbie L. Ison and Mary M. Ison, 38.

Bobbie L. Ison was investigated as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect exchanging sexually explicit messages online with a juvenile.

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Gov. Bevin Recognizes the Sacrifice of a Recently Identified Kentucky World War II Sailor

Navy Seaman 1st Class Millard Burk Jr

Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky sailor who died in World War II, but whose remains have just been positively identified.

Navy Seaman 1st Class Millard Burk, Jr., 19, of Pikeville, died during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Dec. 7, 1941, Burk was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Burk.

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Gov. Bevin Wins Landmark Supreme Court Case Reaffirming Executive Reorganization Power

Gov. Bevin

Today, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Gov. Matt Bevin’s clear executive power to reorganize boards and commissions for the benefit of Kentuckians, a power that Kentucky Governors have exercised for decades. Attorney General Andy Beshear has spent much of the last three and a half years pursuing politically motived lawsuits to challenge this otherwise unquestioned power used by his father over 100 times and by AG Beshear’s own office every single year that he has been Attorney General.

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