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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Mother Nature Claims Third Straight Checkered Flag

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz absolutely cannot catch a break with what has been an extremely wet weather pattern in Kentucky for most of the month of May as the promotional trio has had to cancel their third straight scheduled event due to Mother Nature.

Heavy rains fell over the track area on late Tuesday and into early Wednesday, which was followed by a nice day of drying on Thursday, Continue reading Mother Nature Claims Third Straight Checkered Flag

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Are Critical to a Better Community

Jeff Rubin
Jeff Rubin

Over 56,000 children are being raised by grandparents in Kentucky according to a fact sheet posted by Kinship Families Coalition. This has earned our state the dubious distinction of leading the nation in a growing and disturbing trend of Grandparents raising Grandchildren.

To put this in perspective, The National Center on Grandfamilies, (grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren) a program of Generations United, places the number of children living with “Grandfamilies” at 7.8 million, of whom some 2.6 million are exclusively being raised by grandparents. Continue reading Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Are Critical to a Better Community

David Moore

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David G. Moore

David G. Moore, age 76, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was a native of Jackson County, born to the late Gus and Pearl Matthews Moore.

Mr. Moore was of the Baptist faith, an avid outdoors-man, he loved to fish and hunt. He was retired heavy equipment operator from the U.S. Forest Service.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Sylvia J. Miller Moore of Berea, his daughters, Denise (Todd) Garvin of Lexington, and Tammy Spires of Berea. Three grandchildren, Chelsey (Jared) Hawkins, Paige & Continue reading David Moore

KY participates in national ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are reminding motorists to buckle up as law enforcement agencies throughout the state join the nationwide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization May 23 through June 5.

“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want those traveling our roadways to do the one Continue reading KY participates in national ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

WOODTURNING ON THE LATHE DEMONSTRATED BY JAMIE DONALDSON AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Jamie Donaldson turns wood for visitors at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; close-up of a burl turned bowl by Donaldson.
Jamie Donaldson turns wood for visitors at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; close-up of a burl turned bowl by Donaldson.

On Saturday, May 28, Jamie Donaldson, of Georgetown, will demonstrate turning wood on the lathe from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Donaldson has demonstrated woodturning both nationally and internationally and is the founder of the Bluegrass Area Woodturners Association.

Drug Arrest and Investigation

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ARRESTED

On Thursday, May 19, 2016 at approximately 1:45 AM, Trooper James Royal stopped a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado for a minor traffic violation on KY HWY 461 in the Mount Vernon Community of Rockcastle County.

After a roadside interview was conducted, Trooper Royal noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the passenger side of the vehicle.During a search of the vehicle, a back-pack was located in the passenger side floor along with several plastic baggies. The baggies Continue reading Drug Arrest and Investigation

Jackson Co. Resident Completes KSP Training

Jackson Co. Resident Completes KSP Training
Jackson Co. Resident Completes KSP Training

Gray Hawk resident Brody Keck (center), a dispatcher at Kentucky State Police Post 7 in Richmond, received his KSP Telecommunications Academy diploma from KSP Deputy Commissioner Alex Payne (right) and Shelly Clark, KSP Post 5-Campbellsburg Telecommunicator and KSP Telecommunications Continue reading Jackson Co. Resident Completes KSP Training

Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent in April 2016

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for April 2016 dropped to 5.3 percent from a revised 5.6 percent in March 2016, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

The preliminary April 2016 jobless rate was identical to the rate recorded for the state in April 2015.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April 2016 was 5 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Continue reading Kentucky’s jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent in April 2016

Continued Higher Education Cuts Place KY Among Worst in Country

KCEP
KCEP

Kentucky is continuing its tumble to the bottom as one of the worst states in funding cuts to higher education, a new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities shows. Kentucky ranks 6th-worst among states in percentage cuts to higher education since 2008 and is in the bottom 10 among states in other funding categories, according to the report. This disinvestment once again Continue reading Continued Higher Education Cuts Place KY Among Worst in Country

Berea Welcome Center Carvers ‘Cut it Up’ at KY Artisan Center

Chip-carved wooden tiles by William Bondurant; David Buzzard carves a figure; hand-hewn bowls by Ron McWhorter.
Chip-carved wooden tiles by William Bondurant; David Buzzard carves a figure; hand-hewn bowls by Ron McWhorter.

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will ‘Cut-It-Up as they demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, May 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Continue reading Berea Welcome Center Carvers ‘Cut it Up’ at KY Artisan Center

Court Rules in Favor of Gov. Matt Bevin

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

“We are grateful for the court’s prompt decision confirming our ability to manage the Commonwealth’s finances in a fiscally responsible manner. We appreciate that the court ruled as we anticipated, acknowledging that Attorney General Beshear’s position was ‘both an irresponsible one and an unsustainable one for a government to take.’ While others focus on politically motivated attacks, we continue to focus on strengthening Kentucky’s fiscal foundation.”

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On May 17, 2016, at approximately 1:13 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested
Joseph T. Anderson, 26, on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Anderson 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 of child sexual exploitation on Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Obama Administration Applies More Red Tape on Small Businesses

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement after the Department of Labor released their finalized rule regulating overtime pay:

“Our economy continues to be stuck in the worst recovery since World War II and the only solution the Obama Administration can come up with is more red tape that will hurt our nation’s working middle class. Just like Obamacare’s 30 hour work week, this Continue reading Obama Administration Applies More Red Tape on Small Businesses