Kentucky Businesses Set All-Time Low Occupational Injury Rate

According to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Kentucky employers reported the lowest incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the state’s history.

Based on a mathematical calculation that describes the number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees, Kentucky’s rate improved from 3.8 in 2014 to 3.7 in 2015 – reflecting the most recent data available. This rate has steadily declined since it was first Continue reading Kentucky Businesses Set All-Time Low Occupational Injury Rate

Registration Now Open for the 5th Annual KY Century Challenge & the Newly Established KY Cycling Challenge

Unbridled Adventure

Organizers of the Kentucky Century Challenge are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th Annual Kentucky Century Challenge and the newly established Kentucky Cycling Challenge.

The Challenges feature five of the most popular touring rides in Kentucky, and are generously supported by new Platinum Sponsor Ale-8-One and Gold Sponsors Graviss Continue reading Registration Now Open for the 5th Annual KY Century Challenge & the Newly Established KY Cycling Challenge

Treasurer Ball appoints new Chief of Staff; hires Rand Paul D.C. staffer

ALLISON BALL

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced today that she has promoted her current Communications Director, OJ Oleka, to serve as Chief of Staff and Assistant State Treasurer.

“For the past year, OJ has shaped the message coming out of my office,” Treasurer Ball said in a statement. “He has been a leader in developing policy goals and has developed a strong understanding of all functions within Continue reading Treasurer Ball appoints new Chief of Staff; hires Rand Paul D.C. staffer

Kindergarten Age Requirement Change and Early Admission Information for Madison Co. Schools

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students must turn five (5) on or before August 1 for admission to kindergarten. Previously, students were required to turn 5 on or before October 1 for admission. The change is reflected in KRS 158.030. Madison County Schools will be hosting kindergarten registration at all four kindergarten academies Continue reading Kindergarten Age Requirement Change and Early Admission Information for Madison Co. Schools

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Carter

Donnie Ray Carter

Donnie Ray Carter, age 56, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home.

He was a native of Madison County, he loved U.K. Basketball and the Pittsburg Steelers. Donnie also loved to go to yard sales.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Carter, and a sister Debbie Lee Miller.

He is survived by his Mother, Beulah Anglin Carter, his children Christopher Thomas, Holly (Stephan) Carter Davis, and Zachary Carter all of Berea. Also surviving are his brothers and sister, Dale (Tina) Carter and Tracy Carter, and Brenda (Ricky) Ingram all of Continue reading Donnie Ray Carter

Berea Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

ARRESTED

Shoplifting Arrests: On 01/21/2017 officers were called to Walmart in reference to two shoplifters. Store employees observed two females remove merchandise from the packaging before concealing it. The two then attempted to leave the store.

Officers arrested 44 year old Edna Sparks of Berea KY and 35 year old Christal Johnson of Berea KY.

They were both charged Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Richmond Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Death Investigation

Richmond police responded to a man hit and killed by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75 in Madison County near the 87 mile marker. Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison says Charles Gilbert, 20, of Madison County, died in Sunday night’s crash. Cornelison said investigators think Gilbert was walking parallel to the slow lane when he was hit by a southbound semi near mile marker 87 in Richmond. Investigators don’t know why Gilbert was Continue reading Richmond Police Report Jan. 23, 2017

Beshear Warns of IRS, Tax-Related Identity Scams

Scam Alert

As tax season begins, Attorney General Andy Beshear issued a scam alert to help Kentucky families avoid falling victim to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax-related identity fraud.

The start date for electronic filing of tax year 2016 federal and Kentucky returns begins Jan. 23, 2017, and, as a Continue reading Beshear Warns of IRS, Tax-Related Identity Scams

LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

The Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Kentucky, and the Kentucky Association of Gerontology are hosting Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in room 113 at the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort to bring awareness to the increased occurrences of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other dementias. They will address Continue reading LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 2

Jadon Gibson

It was a time of danger and unrest on the borderland. The latter 1700’s found more and more settlers moving westward causing a great consternation among the Indians. Their ancestors had lived and hunted on the land for many generations. Another negative factor was the influence the French and English brought by inciting the Indians. Lastly the lack of communications in the territory led to individuals not knowing at any particular time if they were at peace or at war. It was a difficult time for all involved. There were atrocities on both sides. Continue reading Mary Ingles, early American heroine, part 2

KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

Death Investigation

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon after a vehicle was spotted in a Madison County creek, and is now conducting a death investigation.

KSP Post 7 and Madison County First Responders responded to Silver Creek at the end of Duck Branch Road near Poosey Ridge Road in rural Madison County, and located a Dark Gray Toyota passenger vehicle partially submerged in the water. A male was located inside the vehicle, and pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner Continue reading KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 10:30 this morning in reference to a fatal collision that occurred on KY 1781 in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that Johnnie Estep, 59 years old of Waynesburg, was driving a Silver Nissan Frontier south on KY 1781 near Broughtontown Road. The vehicle travelled across the oncoming lane of traffic before striking a tree off the left side of the roadway. Estep appeared to be unrestrained at the time of the collision, and Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams, 70, passed from this life to more life on January 20, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1946 in Berea, Kentucky to Casper Williams and Mary Meade Williams Huff.

He became a Christian at the age of seven and loved Jesus his whole life. He attended Berea High School and was the Salutatorian of his class. He played every sport in high school and was athletic most of his life. David graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and majored in Political Science. He spent four years in the Air Force and Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017