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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Kirksville VFD Report 10/10/2019

On Oct. 10, 2019 around 2:45am the Kirksville Volunteer Fire Department, Madison County Fire Department, and White Hall Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area of Poosey Ridge Road and Dry Branch for a residential structure fire.

Engine 18 arrived on scene and found a small fire inside the residence. Crews quickly stretched a hose line to extinguish the fire preventing further damage to the structure.

No injuries reported.

KSP Arrests Ohio Co. Woman for Promoting Human Trafficking

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The Kentucky State Police, Henderson Post has arrested an Ohio County woman as a result of a month long human trafficking investigation.

The initial investigation started in September when social services notified KSP Post 16 that Crystal Smiley, 34 years old, was trying to sell her child to a family member.

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KSP Charges Kenton Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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 On October 09, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Kevin R. Master, 26, on charges related to unlawful possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Master was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor was discovered in an international shipment addressed to Erlanger, Kentucky.

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Future of Rooftop Solar Uncertain as Kentucky Regulators Weigh Changes to Net Metering

Kentucky’s Legislature has approved changes to Kentucky’s net metering law which undermines access to solar power for many Kentuckians. The new law makes it harder for people to use solar power to reduce their energy bills and threatens the viability of Kentucky’s small solar businesses. Traditional net metering enables customers to connect solar panels to the utility grid and receive credits for any excess power they supply to the utility. With this one-for-one credit, one solar kilowatt-hour produced by the customer is equal to one kilowatt-hour bought from the utility.

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KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Lee County

On Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 1:30 am in reference to a fatal stabbing that occurred on KY 52 west in Lee County.

KSP Post 7 Troopers and the Beattyville Police Department responded to the scene and discovered one man deceased. The initial investigation indicates, the deceased was fatally stabbed during an altercation with another man. 

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Treasurer Allison Ball Shatters Unclaimed Property Record with Historic Returns

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball has returned more unclaimed property than any State Treasurer in Kentucky history in a four year term, her office announced today. Since taking office, she’s returned over $84 Million in unclaimed property.

“Returning people’s property back to them is a priority of mine as Treasurer,” Treasurer Ball said. “I am proud to have returned a historic amount of unclaimed property because every dollar returned is money back in the pocket of its rightful owner.”

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National Fire Prevention Week

Berea Firefighter Jared Rigsby checks a smoke alarm to make sure the batteries are working as part of National Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 6-12.

Check smoke alarm batteries during National Fire Prevention Week

The Berea Fire Department is reminding citizens to regularly change the batteries in their smoke alarms and to test smoke alarm batteries every month. The National Fire Protection Association notes that working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%.

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