Nelson E. O’Donnell

Nelson E. O’Donnell

Mr. Nelson E. O’Donnell, 67, of Newby, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at his home. Nelson was born in the Newby Community of Madison County on February 1, 1952 to the late William “Bill” and Lucy Newby O’Donnell.

Nelson had a lifelong career in law enforcement which started back in the early 1970’s when he became a Park Ranger for the White Hall State Shrine. Then in 1974 he joined the Kentucky State Police and worked in various positions including, narcotics, undercover detective, as well as serving for 8 years on the Governors Detail. In 1994, after 20 years of service,

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Cram the Cruiser

Join the Berea Police Department November 18th for Cram the Cruiser located outside of Berea Walmart from 12pm-4pm.

There will also be a Cram the Cruiser November 19th at the Folk Center during the meet and greet from 12pm-4pm. All food will go to needy families in our community.

Remember this is the season for giving let’s help out our neighbors.

KSP Arrests Owsley Co. High School Teacher for Sexual Offenses

ARRESTED

BOONEVILLE, KY. (November 14, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted on November 11, 2019 about allegations of an Owsley County High School Teacher who had sexual contact with two students. 

As a result of the initial investigation, James S. Cornett, 40 years old of Beattyville, KY, has been arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree. He was lodged in Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County. 

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Stop Wildlife Disease at the State Border

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2019) – Modern gun seasons for deer in surrounding states open as soon as this weekend. It’s a good time for big game hunters traveling outside of Kentucky to review the rules on bringing their harvests home.

Kentucky prohibits anyone from bringing whole carcasses of deer or elk into Kentucky from another state. This also applies to other big game, such as caribou or moose. Hunters may transport deer and elk carcasses taken in Kentucky anywhere in the state.

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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases October 2019 unemployment report

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2019) – Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary October 2019 unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). The unemployment rate for October 2019 was down from the 4.4 percent reported for September 2019.

The preliminary October 2019 jobless rate was unchanged compared to the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in October 2018.

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Get Your Flu Shot Now, Be Protected for the Holidays

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2019) – The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is encouraging Kentuckians to get vaccinated against the flu, as the holiday season is approaching.

“As the holidays approach, people will be traveling and families will gather together, increasing the potential for exposure to the flu,” said Dr. Angela Dearinger, Commissioner of DPH. “We are strongly urging anyone who hasn’t received a flu vaccine, particularly those at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with local health departments or other providers.”

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Michelle Denise Skirvin

Michelle Denise Skirvin

Michelle Denise Skirvin, age 53, passed away Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital in Berea, KY. Michelle was born Mar. 10, 1966 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Richard and Caroline Zint Skirvin.

Michelle had a special love for animals especially her dog Corky and her cat Blue.

Michelle is survived by her wife of 15yrs. Gracie Sizemore of Berea, KY., 3 brothers, Richard Skirvin and his wife Linda, Keith Skirvin, Doug Skirvin, 2 nephews, Bryan Skirvin, Alex Skirvin all of Ohio, 3 step children, Earlene Holstein, Evan Sizemore, Elliot Sizemore, 8 grandchildren, Joshua, Jason, Tava, Clyde, Sadie, Alice, Ryder, and Willow.

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KSP: Death Investigation in Wayne Co.

Monticello, KY. (November 12, 2019) – On Tuesday November 11, 2019 at approximately 11:00 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was contacted by Wayne County 911 requesting assistance at KY 1545 and KY 92 West, involving a shooting investigation at an apartment complex in Monticello.

Preliminary investigation indicates that:

Christopher Polston, age 30 of Monticello made entry in the apartment of his estranged child’s mother, Mandy Kinnett, age 37 of Monticello.

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ROLLING THUNDER, INC KENTUCKY CHAPTER 5

Event #1​: Thursday November 14, 2019 11:00 am  Roy Kidd Stadium  Roy and Sue Kidd Way, Richmond, KY 40475    ​POW☆​​MIA Chair of Honor Dedication     

Event #2: Saturday November 16, 2019 12:30 pm Roy Kidd Stadium  Roy and Sue Kidd Way, Richmond, KY 40475   ​POW☆​​MIA Chair of Honor Unveiling

“As a community we can never forget about the ones we left behind on the battlefield. Our primary  mission at Rolling Thunder is to remember. We are honored that we have the opportunity to bring  awareness to the public so they know we will never forget their sacrifice,” said Todd Matonich, a United  States Navy Veteran and President at Rolling Thunder ​ ® ​ , Inc. Kentucky 5.

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Kentucky awarded $30.4 million in competitive federal funds to improve rural infrastructure

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2019)  The Bourbon County Fiscal Court, Taylor County Fiscal Court and City of Paducah are the recipients of competitive Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) federal grants totaling $30.4 million to fund projects that improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement in Kentucky. The grant covers 60 percent of the combined total costs of the three projects. 

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Braeden Combs

Robert Combs

Robert Braeden Patton Combs, age 18, departed this life after a tragic accident in Butler County on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Braeden was born in Lexington, KY on June 1, 2001 to Alison Patton Holland and Robert Shannon Combs.

He was a former student of Edmonson County and Madison Central High Schools.

At the age of fifteen, he became a junior volunteer firefighter and remained an active member of the Chalybeate and Bear Creek Volunteer Fire Departments. He was employed by the Edmonson County Road Department, a job he was extremely proud of. Most recently, he had started training to obtain his CDL license. For a period of time, while residing in Richmond, he was an employee of Miller Tire and Auto Care, and also an associate at the Waco Volunteer Fire Department.

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