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KSP Investigates an Officer Involved Shooting

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(March 23, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 11:00 pm last night at a residence just east of Booneville.

The initial investigation indicates that the Owsley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment on Booneville Home Road. While investigating the alleged altercation, the Sheriff’s Office encountered a suspect armed with a knife inside the residence at which time shots were fired, fatally injuring the Continue reading KSP Investigates an Officer Involved Shooting

New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

The Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation is alerting boaters of a recent change in federal law regarding the registration and renewal process for vessels.

Beginning January 2018, boat owners will need to verify all Hull Identification Numbers (HIN) when renewing or applying for new registrations. All HIN registrations must be valid and formatted correctly in order to be compliant with the new law. Continue reading New federal law to affect the 2018 boating season

KY’s February 2017 unemployment rate decreases

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February 2017 was down 0.1 percent from the January 2017 rate of 5.0 percent, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary February 2017 jobless rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the 5.2 percent rate recorded for the state in Continue reading KY’s February 2017 unemployment rate decreases

KSP TO HOST THE 2ND ANNUAL TROOPER JASON VANHOOK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 2nd annual 2017 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 01, 2017. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat ( 2 people per boat ) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in person at Post 11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Registrations received by mail or email will be assigned a boat number upon receipt of payment and given out the day of the Continue reading KSP TO HOST THE 2ND ANNUAL TROOPER JASON VANHOOK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT

Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

Zakiyya S. Ashe

The Berea College Center for International Education is proud to announce that Berea College Nominee Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000.

Ashe will engage in purposeful exploration—traveling the world for 365 days—after she graduates in May.

Her project, “Hidden Minorities: Connection through Animation and Graphic Novels,” will take her through Australia, Singapore, South Continue reading Prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Awarded to Berea College Student

ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible is returning to Berea College and will become public on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

The St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition consists of 1,150 pages bound into seven volumes, each 2 feet by 3 feet when open and weighing Continue reading ST. JOHN’S BIBLE RETURNS, FIND PERMANENT HOME AT BEREA COLLEGE

Jack Hale

Jack Hale

Jack Hale

Jack Hale, 86, of Berea, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Berea Health Care. Jack was born in Jackson County, Kentucky to the late Robert and Myrtle Edith Thomas Hale.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and attended the Pilot Knob Baptist Church. He was a member of the Berea Masonic Lodge #617, where he had earned his 50-year member pin. He was also a member of the Oleika Shrine.

After he returned from service he went to school and worked as a body repair man, afterwards he began working for Delta Natural Continue reading Jack Hale

Beshear: Hardin County Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a Hardin County man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Timothy Scott Walters, 50, of Elizabethtown, has been charged with one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system for the purpose of procuring a minor for a Continue reading Beshear: Hardin County Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor

Senator McConnell Comments on Governor Bevin Signing Charter Schools Legislation into Law

Mitch McConnell

U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following comments today regarding Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) signing Charter Schools legislation into law:

“I commend the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Matt Bevin for their work to make charter schools happen in the Commonwealth. This is great news for Kentucky’s students and parents. The flexibility offered by public charter schools Continue reading Senator McConnell Comments on Governor Bevin Signing Charter Schools Legislation into Law