The Staff at BereaOnline is saddened to report that Madison County Sheriff Jerry Ray Combs passed away Monday evening of an apparent heart attack while in his garden at his Berea Home, he was 61 years old.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry’s wife Tracey and the rest of his family.
Friday May 24, 2013 from 3PM to 9PM
Location: Church on the Rock at 1049 Berea Rd Funeral
Saturday May 25, 2013 at 11AM
Location: Church on the Rock 1049 Berea Rd
Combs Family Cemetery on the Combs Farm off Highway 1016
The Madison County Sheriff office is investigating a Wanton Endangerment case. On 5-20-13 at 7:30 p.m. a Madison County Deputy off duty, Michelle Albertson was at her residence when she observed a 2001 red and tan Suzuki drive by and was being operated by a small child that could barely see over the steering wheel.
The vehicle was also occupied by a white male in the passenger seat. Deputy Albertson got into her unit and located the subject as they pulled into driveway of 124 Frances Drive, Richmond, Kentucky. The passenger identified as Robert Buckner exited the vehicle and was extremely intoxicated.
Mr. Buckner was arrested for wanton endangerment 2nd and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was lodged into the Madison County Detention Center
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell praised the House of Representatives today for passing his measure placing a two-year moratorium on the Army Corps plan to implement barriers and restrict fishing accesses to the tailwaters of the Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams along the Cumberland River. Representative Ed Whitfield led the effort to move the provision through the House.
Since the House has not taken up the Water Resources Development Act, which includes a permanent ban on implementing barriers, Sen. McConnell pushed through the Senate a measure dealing with the immediate threat by placing a two-year moratorium on installing barriers on the river. This
Robbery Arrest: On 05/21/2013, police charged Robert L. King, age 37, Georgetown, KY, in connection with a strong-armed robbery that occurred in January 2013.
On 01/29/2013, a clerk at CVS pharmacy, 255 E. Main Street, reported that an unknown male subject had stolen money from the cash register and fled from the business.
The clerk reported that at 9:36 P.M., a white male entered the store and shortly thereafter approached the counter with a package of cookies. The male then provided the clerk with some change to pay for the cookies. When the clerk opened the cash register, the male struck the clerk in the face with his hand and reached into the cash register. The clerk was able to shut the
May 21, 2013- In a joint letter to medical providers in the region, Madison County Health Department and Baptist Health Richmond announced a new partnership intended to make sure that people with diabetes can get the support they need despite continued cuts to local public health funding.
For seven years, MCHD has been home to a special diabetes program called the Diabetes Center of Excellence, or DCOE. The DCOE has helped
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragic loss of life caused by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma:
“We’re all thinking today about the tragic loss of life out in Oklahoma yesterday. This morning I’d like to take just a moment to express my condolences to all who lost family and friends in this horrible disaster. It’s been a truly heartbreaking loss of life, dozens injured and killed yesterday, including many children. The tornado that tore through Moore, flattened entire neighborhoods, just before students were to be released for summer recess. I
Madison County Fiscal Court along with the entire Madison County Community join together to offer our sincerest condolences to the entire Combs Family for the loss of Sheriff Jerry Combs. We also extended our deepest sympathy to the entire Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the many individuals that were touched by Sheriff Combs.
Funeral Arrangements will be posted on this site when they become available.
Sheriff Jerry R. Combs was a lifelong resident of Madison County and was born & raised in Southern Madison County near the City of Berea. He is one of six children and was born to parents Elvin & Betty Combs. Sheriff Combs as a young man attended Madison Central High School and then Eastern
It is with a sad heart the Madison County Sheriff’s Office announces the passing of Sheriff Combs.
On Monday, May 20, 2013 at 8:21 p.m. Sheriff Jerry R. Combs, age 61 was found unresponsive at the home of his parents while working outside in the yard.
He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Berea. Sheriff Combs was pronounced deceased at 9:31 p.m. by Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea, Kentucky.
Madison County Chief Deputy, Mike Coyle was quoted “While our hearts are heavy at the loss of our Sheriff and friend, we want the public to know we will continue the mission that Sheriff Jerry R. Combs would have wanted for our community.”
Funeral arrangements are pending. Davis and Powell Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Keep the Combs’ family and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers.
The Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with the Madison County Cooperative Extension will be presenting a workshop for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or some other type of dementia.
In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this workshop to learn helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. Specific topics covered include behavioral changes, medication, safety, living options and role/relationship changes. This is a program meant especially for families; please no professionals.
Date: May 23, 2013 Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm Location: Madison County Cooperative Extension office 230 Duncannon Ln. Richmond, KY
Robbery Arrests: On 05/17/2013, police arrested Jason W. Osborne, age 33, Wellington Court, and Pernell Evans, age 48, Bellevue Drive, in connection with the unlawful entry into a residence and forceful removal of a television.
At approximately 11:02 A.M., officers responded to an apartment in the 600 block of Hampton Way to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers learned that Osborne and Evans had forced open the back door and unlawfully entered the residence. Osborne was armed with a tire
Jane Moberly Boyd passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at her home in Richmond, Ky. She was born August 13, 1948, in Fayette County, Ky., to the late Russell and Chlotile (Reynolds) Moberly.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of First Baptist Church on the Bypass. As a retired kindergarten teacher from Kit Carson Elementary School, she left many good memories with many students. As a Bible school teacher and as a volunteer missionary, her eternal legacy will continue from many State Mission Trips and International Mission Trips, which include Panama, Malta and Portugal. “Well done thy good and faithful