Gov. Bevin Appoints William E. Summers to KY Housing Corporation

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today made the following appointment to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

William E. Summers has been appointed to the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Board of Directors.

William E. Summers, of Louisville, is a banker. Summers has been designated as Chairman of the Board and shall serve for a term expiring October 30, 2020. He will represent professional experience in auditing, financial accounting, municipal Continue reading Gov. Bevin Appoints William E. Summers to KY Housing Corporation

Beshear Warns of Facebook Customer Service Scam

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Beshear is warning Kentuckians that a popular web search could result in them becoming a victim of a scam.

Reports suggest “Facebook customer service” is searched for about 27,000 times a month in the U.S. and scams linked to those searches are being reported.

“A quick online search for a Facebook customer service phone number could connect Kentuckians to a real, live con artist and not a legitimate Facebook employee,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians need to Continue reading Beshear Warns of Facebook Customer Service Scam

RICHMOND POLICE REPORT FEB. 22, 2017

ARRESTED & CITED

Burglary and Criminal Trespass: On 02/20/2017, Richmond police arrested Elicia Cooper,30 of Villa Drive Richmond, Kentucky with Burglary 3rd and Criminal Trespass 3rd, along with Peggy Eversole, 26 of Turpin Drive, Richmond, Kentucky.

Both were arrested at Richmond Walmart. Cooper had been trespassed in the past for shoplifting at Walmart.

Eversole was cited for shoplifting.

Cooper was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Continue reading RICHMOND POLICE REPORT FEB. 22, 2017

SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC

SISSOKO & SEGAL

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal who collaborate to create hybrid chamber music. Sissoko, who plays the traditional kora, a lute-harp from Mali, and Segal, a French cellist who plays for the trip-hop band Bumcello, will present Night Music: Blending West African and Baroque Traditions at Phelps Stokes Chapel on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. This convocation, part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert series, is Continue reading SISSOKO & SEGAL BLEND BAROQUE AND WEST AFRICAN MUSIC

KY Horse Racing Commission Reaches Agreement in Out-Of-Competition Sample Violation

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has reached an agreement with horse trainer and owner Otabek Umarov for a five-year suspension and $5,000 fine following his refusal to comply with equine drug testing regulations.

On April 30, 2016, Umarov prevented Commission personnel from collecting an out-of-competition sample from his horse, Looks to Spare, at Churchill Downs. State regulations permit the Commission Continue reading KY Horse Racing Commission Reaches Agreement in Out-Of-Competition Sample Violation

Beshear, KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs Announce Video Contest

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined Eileen Recktenwald, director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP), to announce the #VoiceofJustice video contest via Facebook Live.

Beshear’s Office and KASAP created the contest to raise awareness and bring transparency to campus sexual assault.

Despite one in five women and one in 16 men being sexually assaulted while in college in 2015, only 36 sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement on Kentucky’s public university Continue reading Beshear, KY Association of Sexual Assault Programs Announce Video Contest

Berea College Student Groups To Hold Refugee Simulation “Walk A Mile in My Shoes”

Student groups at Berea College have planned a dynamic learning experience to provide a glimpse into what many immigrants and refugees endure when fleeing from their homes and seeking safety in a new community. The simulation, which begins at 1:00 p.m. on February 25, seeks to bring a balanced conversation to immigration policy that affirms both the perspective of refugees and that of the receiving community. Continue reading Berea College Student Groups To Hold Refugee Simulation “Walk A Mile in My Shoes”

Gov. Bevin Appoints Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today appointed Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive.

Dupree has more than 30 years experience in the securities industry, currently serving as an investment advisor with Dupree Financial Group, which he founded in 2003.

He also hosts the Tom Dupree Show on AM 630 WLAP radio in Lexington. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Lexington and have Continue reading Gov. Bevin Appoints Thomas P. Dupree, Jr. as Fayette County Judge/Executive

Labor Cabinet Offers Free Workplace Law Posters

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet today issued a reminder to employers that it provides, at no charge, posters summarizing Kentucky’s wage and hour, wage discrimination, child labor, and occupational safety and health laws. Employers are required by law to display posters of these laws in a conspicuous and accessible place on the premise where any person is employed. Employers must also post a notice about its workers’ compensation insurance and certain information about the employee’s rights under workers’ Continue reading Labor Cabinet Offers Free Workplace Law Posters

Richmond Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

ARRESTED

Robbery 1st Degree: On 02/17/2017, Richmond Police arrested Jesse Riddell 27 of North Madison Ave. and took him into custody for outstanding warrants. Riddell was the suspect in both recent robberies at CVS Pharmacy. and a search warrant for Riddell’s apartment on North Madison Ave. Officers located clothing worn by the suspect in the security video from both Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

Doodlebug Cake Day in Berea This Wednesday

Meghan Smith

The City of Berea recently honored Berea entrepreneur and national baking champion Meghan Smith, 19, in a resolution declaring Wednesday, February 22, 2017, as “Doodlebug Cake Day.”

Mayor Connelly’s proclamation comes on the heels of Smith’s second straight triumph on the Food Network show, Cake Wars. Smith became the youngest winner of Cake Wars in 2016, capturing the top spot on February 22 of last year. She was declared the 2017 winner in January. Referencing her back-to-back wins, the mayor praised Smith’s participation on the national stage, which he noted has focused the national spotlight on Berea Continue reading Doodlebug Cake Day in Berea This Wednesday

Bennett named executive director of state environmental education council

Kentucky native Billy Bennett has been named the executive director of the Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) in the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Bennett, who has 10 years of experience in environmental education, was the director of the Center for Environmental Education and part-time faculty in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) prior to his appointment as executive director. He also served as the chair of the Kentucky Continue reading Bennett named executive director of state environmental education council

Berea Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

ARRESTED

Alcohol Intoxication: On 02/19/2017 an officer observed two people at the Berea Skate Park just before 3:00am. Both subjects had a strong odor of alcohol and showed other signs of intoxication.

Officers arrested 18 year old Andrew Allen of Berea KY and 18 year old Randall Pigg Jr of Berea KY.

They were both charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place. Continue reading Berea Police Report Feb. 20, 2017

Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief in Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has joined with 25 other states in filing an amicus brief in Peruta v. San Diego County, an important Second Amendment case challenging the constitutionality of a California law restricting citizens’ rights to carry handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

“As states and individuals, we must stand united against arbitrary government overreach and this unconstitutional attack on the Continue reading Gov. Bevin Joins in Filing Amicus Brief in Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court

Beshear: AG Investigator Named Officer of the Year

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that an investigator in his office has been named the Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force Officer of the Year for 2016.

Anthony Janutolo is a member of the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Criminal Investigations and assigned to the Appalachia HIDTA or AHIDTA Task Force in London. Continue reading Beshear: AG Investigator Named Officer of the Year

Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory

Due to a water line break off Moberly Road in Richmond the Richmond Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for the entire city of Richmond. Due to the break many people do not have water service at the moment. A Richmond Utilities spokesman tells they have crews at the scene of the break working on the problem. Work will continue through out the night. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

The Madison County Utility district along with the Kirksville Water District are under a boil water advisory as well.

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison

Gary Harrison, age 60, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Saint Joseph Berea. He was born in Sand Gap on January 29th 1957. He was of the Holiness faith, loved to ride his motorcycle and was a great mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Harrison of Berea, KY., his father, Ralph (Vada) Harrison of McKee, KY., his daughters, Jennifer (George) Clark of Mount Vernon, KY., Christina (Jesse) Potter, two step daughters, Regina (Buddy) Durham and Sharon (Tim) Pigg all of Berea, KY., one step son, Curtis (Amber) Sparks of Paint Lick, KY., Continue reading Gary Harrison