KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On June 23, 2016, at approximately 10:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Post 5-Campbellsburg, arrested Daniel C. Swart, 39, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Swart was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Kentucky State Penitentiary Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score

DOC
DOC

Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP) in Eddyville received a near-perfect audit score on its recent re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA). The prison received a total score of 99.1 percent.

“I am very proud of the Kentucky State Penitentiary staff,” said Corrections Commission Rodney Ballard. “This score speaks volumes about their Continue reading Kentucky State Penitentiary Receives Near-Perfect Audit Score

Dr. Noelle Hunter appointed Executive Director of Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Dr. Noelle Hunter
Dr. Noelle Hunter

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced the appointment of Dr. Noelle Hunter as Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS).

“Dr. Hunter brings a vast wealth of knowledge and life experience to the KOHS,” said Sec. Thomas. “Combined with her passion and dedication to helping others, we believe she is a true Continue reading Dr. Noelle Hunter appointed Executive Director of Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

National Law Enforcement Task Force Sweeps U.S. In Search Of Child Predators

KSP
KSP

In coordination with the National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth initiated 73 investigations and made 17 arrests during “Operation Broken Heart III” in the months of April and May.

The majority of these arrests were a result of the proactive investigation of online networks, which are routinely used in the Continue reading National Law Enforcement Task Force Sweeps U.S. In Search Of Child Predators

Representative Bratcher Introduces Blue Lives Matter Legislation to Protect Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS

Representative Kevin Bratcher
Representative Kevin Bratcher

Following recently passed legislation in Louisiana, Representative Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, filed House Bill 12 making it a hate crime to target police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel in Kentucky. If passed, Kentucky would become only the second state in the nation where public safety workers are considered a protected class under hate-crime Continue reading Representative Bratcher Introduces Blue Lives Matter Legislation to Protect Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS

GM to Invest $290 Million in Corvette Plant Upgrades

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million to improve technology and processes at its Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

“GM has a long tradition of commitment to southcentral Kentucky and to producing, in Warren County, the finest sports cars in America,” said Gov. Bevin. “This benefits our entire state, both as a source of pride and as a tremendous Continue reading GM to Invest $290 Million in Corvette Plant Upgrades

Monotype Printmaking Demonstrated by Liz Foley at KY Artisan Center

“Enso-Clarity” and “Circles in the Square” – both monotype prints by Liz Foley, of Lexington.
“Enso-Clarity” and “Circles in the Square” – both monotype prints by Liz Foley, of Lexington.

On Saturday, June 25, Liz Foley, of Lexington, will demonstrate how she creates and prints her one-of-a-kind monotypes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center. Foley teaches 3-D art at the Sayre School in Lexington and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.

WET FELTED VESSELS DEMONSTRATED BY CATHY VIGOR AT KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER

Felted vessel with Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick by Cathy Vigor
Felted vessel with Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick by Cathy Vigor

Lexington artist Cathy Vigor will demonstrate the steps of wet felting wool and creating a vessel on Saturday, July 2 at the Center.

Vigor will be showing how wool can be felted with water and agitation into felt, a strong malleable material.

She will form the felted wool into vessels and offer children the chance to make a felted bead.

Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch

Madison Co. Sheriff Department
Madison Co. Sheriff Department

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 11 for an opportunity to meet kids throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, for a fun and educational experience. The Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch is a summer camp sponsored by Kentucky Sheriffs Association for children, and is designed to build self-esteem, moral character and teach them to respect themselves, others and law enforcement Continue reading Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch

Travel from light to dark and back again with United Methodist church’s Cave Quest

Cave Quest
Cave Quest

Ever wanted to explore a cave … and never leave the safety of above-ground in Berea, Ky.?

Children of all ages are welcome to create cave slime, build stalagmites, and explore the dark recesses of caving with the help of glow lights during Berea United Methodist Church’s Continue reading Travel from light to dark and back again with United Methodist church’s Cave Quest

McConnell Statement on SCOTUS Immigration Ruling

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the lower court’s decision in United States v. Texas, preventing the implementation of the president’s unlawful executive overreach on immigration:

“Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court will prevent the Obama Administration from moving forward with its unlawful executive action on immigration. The President took action he’d previously said, many times, that he lacked the legal authority to take. This ruling further Continue reading McConnell Statement on SCOTUS Immigration Ruling

McKee Certified as Kentucky Trail Town

Unbridled Adventure
Unbridled Adventure

Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet Secretary Don Parkinson announced McKee as the newest certified Kentucky Trail Town.

McKee is the 14th community in Kentucky receiving this designation. They join Dawson Springs, Livingston, Morehead, Olive Hill, London, Stearns, Elkhorn City, Jamestown, Manchester, Berea, Columbia, Royalton and the Harlan County Tri Cities of Continue reading McKee Certified as Kentucky Trail Town