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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Friday that he has appointed Spencer A. Coates of Bowling Green, Kentucky, to serve on the National Commission on Hunger. This new commission is made up of 10 individuals selected by members of Congressional leadership. Senator McConnell, as Senate Republican Leader, was able to appoint two members to serve.
The National Commission on Hunger will make recommendations to Congress and the Secretary of Agriculture on how to modernize and improve the federal government food assistance programs, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and (more…)
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April with a wide range of products and activities. The center’s current gallery exhibit “Repurposed & Recycled” showcases both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works made from a wide array of unusual (more…)
Theft: On 04/10/2014, a guest at the LaQuinta Inn reported that an Xbox gaming system and three video games were stolen from his room during the daytime hours. Estimated loss: $365.00
Theft: On 04/10/2014, an employee of Best Western, 100 Eastern Bypass, reported that her white Apple iPhone 4S was stolen from her purse in the laundry room of the hotel during the early morning hours. Estimated loss: $475.00
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-1162.
On April 1, Kentucky State Police telecommunicators started providing dispatching service to 131 Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) Conservation Officers throughout the state.
According to Lt. Col. Jack Miniard, director of the KSP Operations Division, KDFWR approached KSP last fall regarding the new arrangement. “Conservation officers across the state were being dispatched from a central location in Frankfort,” he said. “They wanted to dispatch their officers from local KSP posts to enhance local (more…)
During the third week of April, Kentucky State Police telecommunications personnel at Post 7 in Richmond, KY will join more than 200,000 fellow communicators throughout the United States being recognized for their long hours and dedication to public safety.
Often called “the unsung heroes of public safety” or the “first” first responders, since they are usually the first to receive requests for emergency services from the public, they play a vital role in the successful delivery of public safety services to those in need. Every day, Kentucky residents depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of these special men and (more…)
In celebration, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk Association’s Trust for Life will be hosting a joint Berea and Richmond Chamber Luncheon on April 25, 2014 at the Madison County Extension Office. Shelley Snyder, Executive Director of the Trust will be the guest speaker.
In addition, I am searching for a few Madison County residents who have either been organ recipients or who are immediate family members of organ (more…)
On Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to a single vehicle collision on Furnace Junction Road in rural Estill County.
Initial investigation has revealed that a 1995 Dodge Neon, operated by Marinda Lewis, 39 years old of Ravenna, was traveling north on Furnace Junction Road. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned, causing the driver to be ejected. It appears that Lewis was not wearing her seatbelt.
Marinda Lewis was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Estill County Coroner.
There were not any passengers in the vehicle.
Trooper Zach Pennington is the investigating officer and was assisted at the (more…)
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement tonight on the reported resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the President’s reported pick to nominate as her successor Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell:
“It’s fitting that nearly one year after the primary legislative architect of Obamacare predicted it would be a train wreck that the government official most responsible for overseeing it reportedly is resigning. Regardless of the administration’s public explanation for the Secretary’s exit, Obamacare (more…)
The Madison County Fiscal Court purchased 4 new sheriff’s patrol units. These will go to deputies to better serve Madison County Citizens and the county. This would not have been possible without the help of the Madison (more…)
Home Invasion Investigation: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a home invasion case in the Union City Area of Madison County.
As a result of this investigation, this department has developed a suspect in this case. The suspect is identified as Aaron Douglas Tate, age 32 of the Richmond area.
The suspect Tate has charges of Burglary 2nd, and Criminal Mischief 2nd. The suspect Tate is also facing other charges of Child Support and Fugitive (more…)
Prostitution Arrests: On 04/09/2014, police charged Erin M. Murphy, age 25, Mt. Vernon, KY, and James J. Phelps, age 40, Park Place Drive, for several offenses after responding to an indecent exposure complaint.
At approximately 5:23 P.M., officers were dispatched to the area of Race Street and S. Maple Street to investigate a report of a female walking around naked and then entering a vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer observed Murphy (more…)
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5th Annual Berea Police Department’s 10K Race and 5K Walk Foot Pursuit, all proceeds benefit “Supporting Hero’s”
You may sign up online at the following link
Alice Lloyd College Professor Carves Wheel-Thrown Pottery at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
On Saturday, April 12, Alice Lloyd College professor Mike Ware will be throwing pottery on the wheel and carving the clay surface with intricate patterns from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at (more…)
The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
A collection point will be set up at the Laurel County Health Department located at 525 Whitley Street in London, KY.
All citizens that wish to participate may dispose of their current or outdated unwanted medication either in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the (more…)