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Burglary Charge: On 07/21/2014, police charged Justin T. Smith, age 22, Edgar Drive, Richmond, in connection with a burglary and assault.
On 07/20/2014, at approximately 12:15 A.M., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive in reference to a reported burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that the two adult residents were watching a movie in the garage with the garage door partially open when two men entered the garage and grabbed the male resident. They struck the (more…)
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met personally with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate Agriculture Committee. During the meeting, Senator McConnell pressed her regarding the EPA’s latest round of regulations and its impact on Kentucky farmers, small businesses, coal miners and families. The Republican members on the committee called the meeting to discuss EPA’s proposed Water of the United States (WOTUS) regulations, which would expand federal authority over waterways across the country.
“This proposed rule by the Obama Administration would have a devastating impact on Kentucky’s farmers, coal industry, landowners, and other small (more…)
Jul. 14, 2014 – Brittney Valenzuela & Evan Brown – Richmond – Girl
Jul. 15, 2014 – Amanda Pittman & Joseph Stasi – Richmond – Boy
Jul. 16, 2014 – Danielle & Tyrus Robinson – Berea – Boy
Jul. 16, 2014 – Petra Wilkerson – Richmond – Boy
Jul. 18, 2014 – Lacy Saxton & Jeremy Jones – Mt. Vernon – Boy
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Babylon International Market, 298 S. Second St., Richmond 99%
Berea Folk Center Kitchen, 212 Jefferson St., Berea 100%
Casa Café, 433 Professional Dr., Richmond 97%
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McConnell-Supported Jobs Bill Signed into Law; Will Help Kentuckians Gain New Skills to Become More Competitive
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today regarding the President signing the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act into law:
“Kentucky has always had a strong history of manufacturing, and that is something we need to maintain. As this and other industries continue to modernize, we need to equip our state’s workers with the education and training that allows them to take advantage of new opportunities. That’s why I proudly supported the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a bill to streamline and improve our nation’s job training and workforce (more…)
State Rep. Leslie Combs, the General Assembly’s leading advocate for expanding public-private partnerships (P3) in Kentucky, recently took part in a national meeting focused on this growing trend in state and local government.
“We are seeing a lot of governments across the country partner with private businesses on projects that range from building multi-billion dollar bridges to running government programs like lotteries and utilities,” said Rep. Combs, D-Pikeville. “My goal is to expand those types of opportunities here in our state, because it will enable us in many cases to provide projects and services that government alone could not (more…)
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell cosponsored legislation to help protect correctional officers and staff at Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities. Kentucky has five federal correctional facilities in Manchester, Pine Knot, Ashland, Inez, and Lexington, that employ almost 2,000 Kentuckians.
The Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act (S.2309), named in honor of a fallen federal correctional officer killed at U.S. Penitentiary Canaan in Pennsylvania last year, is a bipartisan bill designed to allow officers who respond to emergency situations inside a federal prison to be allowed to carry and use pepper spray to help reduce violent acts inside (more…)
In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky. As I travel throughout the Commonwealth, one thing could not be clearer: Kentuckians want more and better-paying jobs, and they are willing to work hard to get them.
Our government needs to adopt policies that will not only encourage job growth, but also encourage the creation of better-paying jobs. One way we can do this in Kentucky is to ensure that we prepare workers with the skills that employers are looking for, skills (more…)
Madison County Schools Back to School Night information and School Supply Lists are now available on the district’s website.
Click on the link below to view the list for each school.
Additional information will be added to the page as it is made available.
Drug Arrests: On 07/19/2014, police charged Anthony Greathouse, Jr., age 28, Nicholasville, KY, and Leslie L. Steele, age 49, E. Main Street, for drug trafficking offenses stemming from separate investigations.
In November and December 2013, the RPD Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of heroin from Greathouse on three separate occasions during a covert investigation.
On 07/19/2014, at approximately 11:02 P.M., Greathouse was located on Race Street and taken into custody. He was charged for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 3 counts, and lodged in the MCDC.
In May 2014, the RPD Narcotics Unit purchased a total of 15 oxycodone pills from Luther on two separate occasions during a covert investigation.
On 07/19/2014, Luther was arrested at his residence. Five oxycodone pills were recovered in the living room of the residence while six alprazolam pills (more…)
Lexington Division of Police Investigators are working to identify and make contact with the suspect connected with the robbery of Chase Bank.On July 19, 2014, just before 11:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Chase Bank, at 2260 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY, in reference to a armed robbery.
According to witnesses, a male, white suspect entered the bank, and while armed with a handgun, he made a verbal demand for money. The employees (more…)