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Free Tree Seedlings‏

Tree Seedlings

Tree Seedlings


Madison County Conservation District will be offering free tree seedlings to all Madison County residents on Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 9:00 to 3:30.

Species available are: White Pine, Redbud, Mockernut Hickory, White Oak and Black Walnut.

Drug Arrest and Investigation

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at approximately 1:52 AM, KSP SGT Steve Walker stopped a 2004 Ford Explorer for a minor traffic violation on KY HWY 80 West in Laurel County.

SGT Walker suspected that the driver, Shawn B. Asher, 26, of London was under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle, 28 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine was located along with two (2) handguns, one (1) set of scales, a portable handheld police radio and a (more…)

Robbery Investigation

Robbery Investigation

Robbery Investigation

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at approximately 7:56 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a robbery at the Richard White Wood Products logging yard located off KY HWY 11 in Clay County.

Upon arrival, KSP Detective Nick Metcalf determined that two male subjects approached a Richard White Products employee as he arrived for work. The two males allegedly entered the office, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado company pickup truck with an undisclosed amount of company cash, as well as, an undisclosed amount of the victim’s personal (more…)

KY-Afield Fishing Report April 18, 2015

KYTC Minute – April 16, 2015

Danny Cheeks

Danny Cheeks

Danny Cheeks


Danny Cheeks

Danny Cheeks, 47 husband of Penny Owens Cheeks, passed away Sunday April 12, 2015 at the U.K. medical Center. Danny was born September 24, 1967 in Richmond, KY to Judy Ann Agee Cheeks and to the late Bobby Wayne Cheeks.

Danny was a driver for Uncle Charlie’s for many years, he loved to watch the University of Kentucky play basketball and was of the Baptist faith.

Other than his wife Penny and his mother Judy, he is survived by a daughter Kelsey Anne Cheeks of Waco, KY a step son Kenneth Wayne Hall Jr. his maternal grandmother Mattie Louise Agee, and his aunts and uncles Linda (Kenny) Johns, Steve (Helen) Rhodus, Jerry (Emily) Agee, as well as numerous cousins and lots and lots of friends.

Funeral services for Danny will be 1:00 pm Thursday April 16, 2015 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 pm Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the (more…)

The Impact of Aging on Berea and Kentucky

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin

The impact of aging is being felt by more and more communities across Kentucky, as it is across the nation. Yet despite the warning signs of our changing demographics it remains a topic many of us seem to not want to talk about or apparently even consider. Is it any wonder then that, we are ill-prepared for what is now taking place?

The latest U.S. census shows; over 40% of Kentucky’s population is over the age of 45. The implications cannot be ignored. Consider its impact on families and business. In 2012, the National Caregiver Alliance reported that almost 29% (65.7 million) of the U.S. adult population provided care to someone who was ill, disabled or aged. Of those providing care, one out of six were working either full time or part time and the average age of a caregiver was 49.2 years of (more…)

De Animals a-Comin

De Animals a-Comin

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Shaker Portrayal April 26 at KY Artisan Center

Mary Settles

Mary Settles

On Sunday, April 26, actor Janet Scott, of Lexington, will portray Mary Settles, “The Last Shaker at Pleasant Hill” at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. The performance will be at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Born in Louisville on Oct. 21, 1835, Mary Settles survived a broken marriage, religious persecution, war on her doorstep and economic decline with the support of her Shaker family and her devotion to God. Mary’s mother died soon after she was born, and she was raised by her father. Interested in learning from an early age, she attended public school and became a teacher. She married Frank Settles in 1854, with (more…)

Richmond Raceway’s Richmond Rumble Cancelled

Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway’s Richmond Rumble Cancelled on FRIDAY April 17 Due to Wet Condtions; Spring Shootout Still ON for SATURDAY April 18

Richmond, KY- April 12, 2015- Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz have cancelled the Richmond Rumble that was scheduled for FRIDAY April 17 due to the wet condtions of the grounds at the track after heavy rains on Tuesday that caused flooding in and around the area at the (more…)

Berea Planning Commission 4-14-2015

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Update (Grand Jury Findings) – KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison County

Grand Jury Findings

Grand Jury Findings

Update: This morning, the Kentucky State Police investigation into the Officer Involved shooting that occurred on September 13, 2014, involving Jesse Aaron Gibbons, was presented to the Madison County Grand Jury.

A copy of the investigation will be available when the case is closed and submitted to the KSP Records Branch. All requests for the investigation will be (more…)

KY’s Undocumented Immigrants’ Tax Contributions Would Increase Under Reform

KCEP

KCEP

Undocumented immigrants living and paying taxes in Kentucky would increase their contributions under the Obama administration’s executive actions, according to a new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Such payments would increase even more under comprehensive immigration reform.

ITEP’s study, “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions,” estimates that 48,000 undocumented immigrants in Kentucky currently pay (more…)

CRS Debunks Senate Dems’ Rationale for Filibustering Anti Slavery Legislation

Rep. Rita Smart named co-chair of new Subcommittee on Tourism Development

Rita Smart

Rita Smart

Recognizing her involvement in the tourism industry, House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed state Rep. Rita Smart as the co-chair of the General Assembly’s newly created Subcommittee on Tourism Development.

“I think Rita is an ideal chair of this committee, because as an owner of a bed and breakfast, she understands perfectly what businesses are needing from the state to help them attract tourism dollars,” Speaker Stumbo said. “I’m confident the solutions this committee recommends will be the foundation for legislation that makes a true difference in making one of Kentucky’s largest (more…)

Berea College Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition”

Berea College

Berea College

Berea College, which continues as a leader in turning the Bluegrass State “green,” has been named one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Berea College in the 2015 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ (more…)

Representative Shell Reappointed to Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee

Jonathan Shell

Jonathan Shell

Representative Jonathan Shell, R-Lancaster, has been reappointed to the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee in Frankfort. House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover reappointed Rep. Shell to serve on the statutory committee earlier this week.

“Rep. Shell has shown outstanding leadership during his time in Frankfort, including his work on this committee,” Leader Hoover said. “Given his background and experience as a tobacco farmer, he has become an important asset in management of MSA funds in Kentucky which is why I (more…)

Pressure Mounts on Senate Democrats to End Their Filibuster of Anti Slavery Legislation

What the Research Says About “Right to Work” laws

KCEP

KCEP

The effort to promote “right to work” laws with local governments in Kentucky is founded on claims about job and economic growth that are unsupported by the research, according to a new report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.
The report looks at the most careful previous studies on RTW that show the law is not associated with an increase in jobs, but with lower wages and (more…)

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