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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Gov. Matt Bevin Integrates Real Estate Boards into New Authority

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In continuation of his efforts to provide Kentuckians with efficient and effective government, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order today altering the Office of Occupations and Professions to form the Department of Professional Licensing and establishing the Kentucky Real Estate Authority. The order also modifies the structure of and reorganizes four state real estate boards, including the Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Board of Auctioneers and the Kentucky Board Continue reading Gov. Matt Bevin Integrates Real Estate Boards into New Authority

Lifeline Program Changes Take Effect Today

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Major changes begin today for the Lifeline program that subsidizes telecommunications services for low-income customers.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which sets the rules for the Lifeline program, earlier this year added broadband to the list of subsidized services. The Lifeline program currently offers subsidies only for voice service for either Continue reading Lifeline Program Changes Take Effect Today

MEMORY CAFÉ

The Memory Cafe
The Memory Cafe

The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences. The Memory Café will meet on Monday, December 12th from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Lexington Public Library, Northside Branch located at 1733 Russell Cave Road. The Memory Continue reading MEMORY CAFÉ

James Johnson

James  Johnson
James Johnson

James Johnson

James “J Ray” Johnson age 75, husband of Patricia Tuggle Johnson, died Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond KY. James was a brick mason; he was born in Madison County to the late John R. Johnson and Anna Mae Malicote Johnson. He was also a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

James was also preceded in death by his sons Lowell Wayne Johnson Continue reading James Johnson

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man Hiding in Trunk

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ARRESTED

According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, on December 1, 2016, around 1:41 p.m., Deputy Josh Petry conducted a traffic stop on Hallie Irvine Street and Hillsdale Avenue for a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, Deputy Petry determined the driver, Montana Kelley was driving without a valid operator’s license. Deputy Petry removed Montana Kelley from the car as well as a passenger, Beverly Horn Jr. While searching the driver and passenger, Deputy Petry seized six Continue reading Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Man Hiding in Trunk

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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ARRESTED

On December 1, 2016, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Lloyd C. Wilson, 64, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Wilson 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

Temporary Lane Closures

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Lane Closure

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary lane closures are scheduled for US 25 in Berea, Madison County. The closures are necessary for KYTC District 7 Maintenance forces to perform slope mowing operations. Friday, Dec. 2 – 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

US 25:
• alternating lane closures will be in place between Glades Road and Walker Branch Road. The location will be between mile points 5.0 Continue reading Temporary Lane Closures

Labor Cabinet Collects $52,442.67 in Unpaid Wages in November

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Last month, the Labor Cabinet recouped $52,442.67 in unpaid wages for Kentucky workers. This brings the total amount recovered for the year to $1,574,638.72.

Unpaid overtime, withheld final paychecks, illegal deductions of pay and lower pay than the legal minimum wage requirement are among the types of wage and hour violations that the Cabinet prosecutes. Other examples include unpaid breaks, time-clock shaving, mandatory tip-pooling and prevailing Continue reading Labor Cabinet Collects $52,442.67 in Unpaid Wages in November

KY Residential Heating Fuel Prices Among Lowest in Nation

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The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence today announced that heading into the winter heating season the state’s residential propane and residential No. 2 heating oil prices are among the lowest nationwide. Warm weather, along with steady crude oil prices are the main drivers for costs, reported by the U. S. Energy Information Continue reading KY Residential Heating Fuel Prices Among Lowest in Nation

Paul Buhrmester Demonstrates Gourd Ornaments at Kentucky Artisan Center

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Gourd Ornaments by Gourd Ornaments

On Saturday, Dec. 3, Paul Buhrmester, of Bowling Green, will demonstrate his embellished and cut decorative gourd ornaments from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Buhrmester embellishes the gourds he grows in his garden by using an art form called pyrography- the art or technique of decorating Continue reading Paul Buhrmester Demonstrates Gourd Ornaments at Kentucky Artisan Center

KSP Post 7 to conduct periodic Traffic Safety Checkpoint

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KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will Continue reading KSP Post 7 to conduct periodic Traffic Safety Checkpoint