Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations East executed search warrants on three Richmond area businesses that were operating as fronts for illegal gambling.
The initial investigation with the three businesses began after a complaint regarding the Fraudulent use of an EBT Card. The businesses, T&T Entertainment, Richmond Internet Café, and All-In Internet Café have been under investigation since March of 2018.
The investigation is ongoing with possible charges pending at this time.
State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts jumped 20.9 percent in May with revenues of $850.0 million. May’s receipts compare favorably to the $703.1 million collected in May 2018. Through the first eleven months of FY19, the General Fund has grown 6.0 percent. The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts. After May’s collections are included, General Fund revenues could fall 20.6 percent in June and still meet the official estimate.
I have been a U.S. Army officer responsible for the welfare of other soldiers, a business owner responsible for the livelihoods of my employees, and now a governor responsible to more than 4 million Kentuckians and 30,000 state employees.
Governor Matt Bevin ceremonially signed House Bill 158 into law this week at the Kentucky State Capitol. The new law, in part, codifies a foster child bill of rights.
“We felt it was time to elevate these rights and codify them in state statute through an act of the General Assembly so that these youth will have one statute to go to, so they know what their rights are each and every day,” said Eric Clark, Commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services.
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Estill County on Spout Springs Rd. (KY-82) near Trammell Lane, north of Irvine just before 11:50 am today.
The initial investigation indicates that Hager K. Rice, 56 years old of Richmond, was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla west on Spout Springs Road. Rice lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a 2016 Ford Fusion operated by Haley Puckett, 20 years old of Irvine.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced the Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, Kentucky was awarded an $11 million federal competitive grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Senator McConnell contacted the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of their application and in support of this economic development project. Continue reading McConnell Helps Secure $11 Million Grant for Blue Grass Airport→
Cattle dot the hillsides all across the Commonwealth, in fact more than two million of them, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Cattle are raised on 38,657 farms in the state, which is just more than half of all farms. Cattle and calf sales totaled $1.0 billion in the state, or 17 percent of all agricultural sales, making it the commodity with the second largest value of sales. Continue reading Cattle Production is a Major Contributor to Kentucky Agriculture→
For its third year, the Bluegrass BBQ Fest will return to the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington on June 7-8 to launch the summer season with a two-day community celebration of the region’s tastiest barbecue.
The growing festival attracts the area’s top pitmasters to showcase their culinary talents, along with a full accompaniment of musical entertainment, family activities and craft beer and bourbon selections. This year’s star barbecue performers will include Staxx BBQ, J. Render’s, City Barbecue, Red State, Thai barbecue by Jasmine Rice, Edley’s, Kentucky Strong and more. To cool down the palate, ice cream and Italian ice will be scooped on site by dessert sellers including Crank & Boom, Sav’s Chill and Repicci’s. Continue reading Bluegrass BBQ Fest Kicks Off→
Beshear, FBI: Training Available to Help Law Enforcement Pinpoint Violent Criminals
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today his office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have partnered to provide training for law enforcement officers across the state that will help them pinpoint and link violent criminals.
In July, Beshear’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Cold Case Unit and the FBI will host two intensive trainings for detectives, homicide and sex crime investigators and cold case and missing persons units on the national Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP).
Gov. Matt Bevin ceremonially signed eight military-focused bills today in a ceremony at the Boone National Guard Center. The bills, passed by the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly, demonstrate Kentucky’s commitment to veterans, those currently serving and their family members.
Kentucky to Expand School-Based Healthcare Services for Children
Gov. Matt Bevin today announced that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office→
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.