Category Archives: News

Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Jobless rates down in 91 Kentucky counties in May 2016

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties between May 2015 and May 2016, rose in 24 counties, and remained the same in five (Letcher, Marshall, Menifee, Powell and Webster), according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.3 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, Continue reading Jobless rates down in 91 Kentucky counties in May 2016

KSP Investigates Traffic Crash with Fatality

Fatal Crash
Fatal Crash

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at approximately 6:34 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on US 421 in Clay County.

Upon arrival Trooper Josh Wilson determined that a 2004 Ford Taurus, operated by Michael L Harris, 60, of Manchester was traveling on US 421 when the single vehicle crash Continue reading KSP Investigates Traffic Crash with Fatality

Statement from Governor Bevin’s Office Regarding Attorney General’s Frivolous Political Lawsuits

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

The following is a statement from Communications Director Jessica Ditto:

“Six short months ago, Attorney General, Andy Beshear, personally selected as his top law enforcement deputy a lawyer who recently pled guilty to federal bribery charges. Since then, Attorney General Beshear has attempted to change the subject by filing frivolous lawsuits and traveling around the state handing out fake checks for funds he had no role in securing. Continue reading Statement from Governor Bevin’s Office Regarding Attorney General’s Frivolous Political Lawsuits

FABRIC JEWELRY KEEPERS CREATED BY SUE REEVES AT KENTUCKY ARTISAN CENTER

Artist Sue Reeves sewing her jewelry keepers; stages of creating jewelry keepers; finished opened and closed keepers by Reeves.
Artist Sue Reeves sewing her jewelry keepers; stages of creating jewelry keepers; finished opened and closed keepers by Reeves.

On Saturday, July 9, Sue Reeves, of Richmond, will cut, stitch together, add a lining and then gather colorful fabrics into beautiful and functional jewelry keepers for travelling.

Reeves began making her jewelry keepers when she realized the need for a safe and handy travel compartment for her jewelry.

Berea Police Report June 22, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

DUI Arrest: On 06/19/2016 officers received a complaint of a reckless driver on Chestnut Street. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver and the passenger both showed obvious signs of impairment.

Officers arrested 39 year old Misty Murphy of Waco KY and 21 year old Quinton King of Richmond KY. Murphy was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense. King was charged with Public Intoxication Continue reading Berea Police Report June 22, 2016

Gov. Matt Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth.

As a first step towards the implementation of the plan, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced a comprehensive Section Continue reading Gov. Matt Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

KSP Drug Investigation and Arrest

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Monday, June 20, 2016 at approximately 10:30 pm Troopers from the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, conducted an investigation into suspected drug activity at a residence on West Pine Hill Road, London, KY.

During the investigation Trooper Ben Graves discovered Marijuana, prescription medications, drug paraphernalia and cash. There was Continue reading KSP Drug Investigation and Arrest

McConnell Statement on Governor Bevin’s Medicaid Announcement

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the announcement by Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) on his plans to work towards finding a solution to address rising Medicaid costs in Kentucky:

“In my travels across Kentucky, I routinely hear from constituents about how disastrous Obamacare has been for them and their families. Obamacare’s record has been one of Continue reading McConnell Statement on Governor Bevin’s Medicaid Announcement

KSP Continues Investigating the Disappearance of Brookelyn Farthing

Brookelyn Farthing
Brookelyn Farthing

Today marks three years since Brookelyn Farthing disappeared, and the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for the public’s help as they continue the investigation.

On June 23, 2013 the Kentucky State Police began investigating the disappearance of Brookelyn Farthing following a fire at 113 Dillon Court in Madison County. Some of Brookelyn Farthing’s personal belongings were recovered from Continue reading KSP Continues Investigating the Disappearance of Brookelyn Farthing

SACRED THREADS TRAVEL EXHIBIT

Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit
Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit

Sacred Threads is an exhibition of quilts about life’s journeys: joy, inspiration, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, grief and healing. This biennial exhibition was established to provide a safe venue for quilters who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey.

The objective is to create a dignified exhibition of artwork that touches on both spiritual and personal levels all those who view it. We want to share with others the experiences of quilters whose stories may be a source of healing and strength.

Union Church will host the Sacred Threads Travel Exhibit during the month of July. The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, from Continue reading SACRED THREADS TRAVEL EXHIBIT

Gov. Bevin Announces Kentucky-led Council on Criminal Justice Reform

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

With prisons at capacity, overdose deaths on the rise, and families fractured by incarceration, Gov. Matt Bevin today announced plans to seek a smarter, compassionate, evidence-based approach to criminal justice in Kentucky.

Standing in the Capitol Rotunda with a broad coalition of lawmakers, advocates and policy leaders, Gov. Bevin introduced his newly-formed Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council. The 23-member panel will seek Continue reading Gov. Bevin Announces Kentucky-led Council on Criminal Justice Reform