Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Relocates to KHEAA Building

The Kentucky Cabinet Tourism, Arts and Heritage and the Kentucky Department of Tourism today announced a new office location in Frankfort, Kentucky, effective Monday, December 12.

The address of the new location is 100 Airport Road, Second Floor, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Other contact information, including phone numbers, remains the same. Continue reading Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Relocates to KHEAA Building

Gerald Wayne Pearson

Gerald W. Pearson

Gerald Wayne Pearson

Gerald Wayne Pearson age 90 of Brown Street, passed away at the VA Medical Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Gerald was born in Madison County to the late Carl Eli and Clara Pearson.

He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church, lifetime member of the DAV, had been a member of the Waco Masonic Lodge #338 F&AM for over 60 years, and was a WWII U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Continue reading Gerald Wayne Pearson

Harold K. Combs

Harold Combs Jr

Harold Combs Jr

MSgt Harold K. Combs, retired, passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly, Monday, December 5, 2016. At his home in Clinton, Utah. Harold was born January 3, 1959 in Biloxi, Mississippi, son of the late Harold K. Combs, Sr. And Joyce Rivell Combs Nelson. Harold was an Air Force brat but he and his parents called Kentucky home.

Harold was a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield and retired from the Air Force in 1998. He spent the last 28 years working at Hill Air Force Base as a serviceman and civilian. Harold loved the outdoors Continue reading Harold K. Combs

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On December 7, 2016, at approximately 7:29 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen M. Stargle, 21, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Stargle was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Beshear Secures nearly $335,000 for State General Fund from Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company’s Antipsychotic Drug

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that his office will be transferring nearly $335,000 to the state’s General Fund from a multistate settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb for unfair or deceptive trade practices with its atypical antipsychotic drug, Abilify.

Beshear and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office led the investigation and negotiations of the Continue reading Beshear Secures nearly $335,000 for State General Fund from Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company’s Antipsychotic Drug

Berea Police Report Dec. 8, 2016

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(UPDATE) After further investigation we have determined that Ernest Powell Jr is a false name that was given to the arresting officer. The subject’s correct name is Darrelle Landon Walton 25 years old from Detroit MI. Walton had an active arrest warrant for parole violation. He will face an additional charge of Giving an Officer a False Name or Address.

Shoplifter charged with Attempted Murder: On 12/08/2016 just before 1:00am officers were called Shell on Peggy Flats Road in reference to two shoplifters. The caller stated that they took 7 cartons of cigarettes totaling $377.93, Continue reading Berea Police Report Dec. 8, 2016

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PART THE CLOUD GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SCIENTIST FOR RESEARCH CRITICAL TO ACCELERATING NEW ALZHEIMER’S DRUG THERAPIES

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded Dr. Linda Van Eldik, of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, a Part the Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AWARDS PART THE CLOUD GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SCIENTIST FOR RESEARCH CRITICAL TO ACCELERATING NEW ALZHEIMER’S DRUG THERAPIES

Sherrie Cocanougher Turns Silverware to Jewelry

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On Saturday, Dec. 10, Sherrie Cocanougher, of Parksville, will demonstrate how she creates jewelry from recycled sterling silver flatware from10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Cocanougher’s signature design incorporates vintage silverware into her bracelets and necklaces. Searching in antique stores and rummage sales, she finds odd silverware pieces, which she tumbles in a rock Continue reading Sherrie Cocanougher Turns Silverware to Jewelry

McConnell-Led Senate Sends Critical Medical Research & Innovation Legislation to the President’s Desk

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised today’s Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill that will help Kentuckians by promoting critical investments in research and treatment development and helping cut through unnecessary regulations that could hinder the development of life-saving cures, while also protecting patient safety. The legislation, which passed 94-5, also includes provisions to help enhance mental health programs and fight opioid abuse. Continue reading McConnell-Led Senate Sends Critical Medical Research & Innovation Legislation to the President’s Desk

BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS AT KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER

Hand hewn oval wooden bowls by Ron McWhorter; Santa carving by David Buzzard; chip carving on tiles and spoons by Will Bondurant – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.
Hand hewn oval wooden bowls by Ron McWhorter; Santa carving by David Buzzard; chip carving on tiles and spoons by Will Bondurant – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, December 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Continue reading BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS AT KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER

Kentucky Department of Revenue Reminds Taxpayers to Recognize Phishing Scams

Kentucky Department of Revenue Finance
Kentucky Department of Revenue Finance

As part of “National Tax Security Awareness Week,” Dec. 5 – 9, the Kentucky Department of Revenue is cautioning taxpayers to avoid identity theft by watching for phishing scams that can increase around the tax season.

The department, along with the IRS, and public and private tax industry partners, reminds taxpayers that the easiest way for an identity thief to steal Continue reading Kentucky Department of Revenue Reminds Taxpayers to Recognize Phishing Scams

Beshear Announces ‘Tool Kit’ to Support Law Enforcement in SAFE Kit Backlog Investigations, Prosecutions

Andy Beshear
Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today released a set of resources to support Kentucky’s law enforcement community in investigating and prosecuting the results of sexual assault forensic exam kits.

The law enforcement tool kit is another step the Office of the Attorney General is taking to help sexual assault victims receive justice. Continue reading Beshear Announces ‘Tool Kit’ to Support Law Enforcement in SAFE Kit Backlog Investigations, Prosecutions