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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement today honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“When he delivered his most famous speech over 50 years ago, Dr. King reached out to people of different backgrounds, races, and creeds. He implored them to find the basic aspects of humanity that unite us all and encouraged them to stand together to achieve the promises of our founding ideals. Continue reading McConnell Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

KY Horse Park Withdraws from Consideration for Hosting 2022 World Equestrian Games to Chart Its Own Course

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted today to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022.

Commission members expressed concerns regarding staging of the games and the potential conflict that hosting would create with the Continue reading KY Horse Park Withdraws from Consideration for Hosting 2022 World Equestrian Games to Chart Its Own Course

McConnell Helps Secure Funding to Assist Laid Off Coal Miners

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commented today regarding the Department of Labor’s $11 million competitive grant awarded to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP).

Senator McConnell, who contacted Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez on behalf of the EKCEP’s competitive grant application, said: “Our coal miners, particularly in eastern Kentucky, have suffered enormously over the Continue reading McConnell Helps Secure Funding to Assist Laid Off Coal Miners

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Betty B. Cook, Janet L. Stephens and Angela Denise Minter have been appointed to the Governor’s Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee.

Betty B. Cook, of Somerset, to replace Dwight Sears, of Somerset, who has resigned. Ms. Cook shall serve for the remainder of the Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Virginia Petty Creates Miniature Natural Material Baskets at KY Artisan Center

Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center

On Saturday, Jan. 14, Virginia Petty will demonstrate how she creates her miniature baskets from natural plant materials. Her demonstration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Continue reading Virginia Petty Creates Miniature Natural Material Baskets at KY Artisan Center

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann Ingram

Mary Ann McCormick Ingram, 57, of Berea, formerly of Winchester, wife for 39 years to Perry Ingram, passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Winchester on October 24, 1959, to Mary Jo McCormick and the late John McCormick Sr.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by son, Phillip (Ashley) Ingram, daughters, Amy (Vince) McKeehan and Sarah (Travis) Haney, mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Grace Ingram, Continue reading Mary Ann Ingram

Flu Level Raised to Widespread in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is raising the influenza (flu) level in the state from “regional” to “widespread.” Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

“With widespread flu activity reported in Kentucky, now is a good time to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot”, said Continue reading Flu Level Raised to Widespread in Kentucky

Gov. Bevin, Sec. Gill to Promote Kentucky at North American International Auto Show

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin and Cabinet for Economic Development Sec. Terry Gill are in Detroit today, promoting Kentucky and speaking with automotive industry leaders at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

NAIAS, which runs through Jan. 22, is considered one of the world’s largest and most prestigious automotive industry showcases. More than 800,000 people expected to attend. The event features dozens of Continue reading Gov. Bevin, Sec. Gill to Promote Kentucky at North American International Auto Show