ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.
Troopers arrived on scene and located Vicki S. Conner, 57, of Corbin deceased of an apparent gunshot wound. Conner was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE: Upon further investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued for Murder, for Nicholas M. Rucker, 38, of Corbin the boyfriend of the victim.
KSP is requesting that anyone with additional information concerning this investigation or the whereabouts of Mr. Rucker is asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.
As we look forward to cookouts, shopping, and celebrations this Memorial Day weekend, it is imperative to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. They are the brave men and women who fought and died while protecting our freedom, a privilege we take advantage of here in the United States. These American heroes deserve our upmost honor and respect. Collectively, I ask that we pay tribute and reflect on the true meaning of our three-day weekend.
The Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Water has recognized 37 surface water treatment plants in Kentucky for meeting the goals of Kentucky’s Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP), for 2018.
AWOP is a multi-state initiative administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of AWOP is to encourage drinking water systems to voluntarily achieve optimization goals that are more stringent than current regulations. Twenty-six states, including Kentucky, participate in AWOP. All of Kentucky’s public water systems are encouraged to participate in AWOP in order to provide the highest quality drinking water to their customers. Continue reading Kentucky Water Treatment Plants Exceed Quality Standards→
In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Flag Code, both American and state flags at public office buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until 12:00 noon (local time) on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.
Beshear: Action Needed to Better Protect Kentuckians from Online Crimes
Attorney General Andy Beshear and 47 attorneys general this week urged Congress once again to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to ensure state and local authorities are able to protect citizens from online crimes.
Beshear said the CDA needs to be clarified to provide local law enforcement the authority to stop companies that provide platforms that make illegal online activities, like identity theft, black market opioid sales and deceptive artificial technology, possible.
In November, 1986 a body was discovered in the Strunk community of McCreary County. Although the Kentucky State Police pursued several potential leads for information, the case eventually went cold and the victim was not identified.
In 2016, McCreary County Coroner Tim Corder and Kentucky State Police Detective Billy Correll renewed efforts to identify the remains.
The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, will hold nine regional forums this summer to give the public, providers and other partners an overview of how a new federal law will help keep at-risk families together and prevent youth from entering the foster care system.
Transitioning military personnel and veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience are now eligible to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified in Kentucky.
Through a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), the University of Louisville (UofL), and the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs (KCMA), Kentucky launched the Veterans Accelerated Learning for Licensed Occupations (VALLO) initiative to provide occupational certifications for veterans and transitioning military personnel seeking employment opportunities. Continue reading Kentucky Launches Initiative to Fast Track Veterans to Aircraft Mechanics Careers→
On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Whitley County 911 about a shooting that had taken place at a residence on KY HWY 1064 in the Woodbine community of Whitley County.
Unemployment rates fell in 89 Kentucky counties between April 2018 and April 2019, rose in 21 and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette County, 2.9 percent; Boone, Campbell and Oldham, counties, 3 percent each; Kenton, Scott and Shelby counties, 3.1 percent each; Anderson County, 3.2 percent; and Franklin, Jessamine, Spencer and Warren counties, 3.3 percent each. Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for April 2019→
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) announced that up to $502,838 in grant funding has been awarded to five counties for rubber-modified asphalt projects utilizing crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.
The grant funding will be used for the application of chip seal or asphalt overlay on county or metro government roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines one or more layers of asphalt with one or more layers of fine aggregate, and can extend the life of a road by four to eight years. Asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt applied over an existing asphalt surface, and can extend the road life by seven to 10 years.
Attorney General Andy Beshear and a coalition of 20 attorneys general filed their reply brief in Texas v. U.S. Wednesday. It is the final step in the fight to preserve health care protections before oral arguments in July.
Today’s brief argues that every provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains valid, and Beshear said he is proud to be leading Kentucky’s efforts to preserve access to affordable health care for more than 1.3 million Kentuckians and tens of millions of Americans.
On Monday, May 20, 2019 at approximately 3:26 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic collision on KY HWY 30 at the intersection of Sugar Camp Road in Laurel County.
Upon arrival, Trooper Michelle Lang determined that a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer operated by Russell C. Gilliam, 67, of London was traveling eastbound on Sugar Camp Road when he crossed KY HWY 30 and struck a 1999 Titan motorcycle traveling southbound on KY HWY 30 operated by Elvis L. Johnson, 42, of London. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash / Laurel Co.→
Beshear: Nearly $220,000 in Grants Awarded to Prevent Child Abuse
Nearly $220,000 in grant funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF) has been allocated to help child sexual abuse prevention organizations protect children across the state, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.
Beshear said the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board, attached to the Office of the Attorney General, announced grant recipients for the 2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2019.
The state’s 15 Children’s Advocacy Centers will receive in excess of $74,000 to cover costs related to more than 990 child sexual abuse medical exams. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL→