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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

“Have a Seat: Chairs by KY Artisans”

Photos, left to right: “Campaign Chair” by Karine and Matthew Maynard; “Altoid Settee” by Chuck Pearson; “Yes, Mrs. Bradford” by John Dixon

The gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” is on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, showcasing the work of 33 Kentucky artists now through March 18, 2017.

Works in this exhibit are constructed from a wide range of materials including forged iron and steel, wood, sheet metal, felted wool, wire, Continue reading “Have a Seat: Chairs by KY Artisans”

KSP Accepting Applications for Trooper Island Camp

KSP

KSP is accepting applications for children to attend Trooper Island Camp this summer. Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.

Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem- Continue reading KSP Accepting Applications for Trooper Island Camp

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter

A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and exciting third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we make sure we maximize our time here in Frankfort.

We passed nearly 20 bills this week with topics ranging from tobacco use on school property to campaign finance reform to transportation issues. One of the most noteworthy bills, however, is Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

Gov. Bevin

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

Harry J. Rothgerber, James T. Henderson and LeAnna Marie Homandberg have been appointed to the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board.

Harry J. Rothgerber, of Louisville, is a retired attorney. Rothgerber shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 20, 2019. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

DOCJT graduates 21 dispatchers from Public Safety Dispatch Academy

Twenty-one law enforcement dispatchers graduated Friday from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
The graduates hail from communications centers across the state, and comprise DOCJT’s 110th telecommunications academy class, Continue reading DOCJT graduates 21 dispatchers from Public Safety Dispatch Academy

KSP Death Investigation

Death Investigation

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 8:15 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call of a residential structure fire with a fatality on Childers Ridge Road in McCreary County.

KSP Arson Investigator Detective Brian Lewis arrived on the scene and discovered the victim Grover C. Abbot, 70, of Stearns deceased inside the residence.

The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. However, Continue reading KSP Death Investigation

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED

On February 16, 2017, at approximately 10:50 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Joseph A. Koger, 28, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Koger was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Beshear, AARP Partnering with Faith-based Community to Prevent Scams

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today joined AARP of Kentucky and members of the faith-based community to launch a partnership to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.

The Interfaith Travel Series Scam Alerts, hosted by Beshear’s Office of Senior Protection, will hold events at more than 20 different locations around the state with members of the faith-based community. Continue reading Beshear, AARP Partnering with Faith-based Community to Prevent Scams

Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

Secretary Hal Heiner today announced that Anderson and Graves counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Carter, Clinton and Pendleton counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 35 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Continue reading Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison Co.

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Update: The Kentucky State Police has confirmed that Kenneth B. Huntzinger, 51 years old of Richmond, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the University of Kentucky Hospital this evening. He will be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the KSP Critical Continue reading KSP Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Madison Co.

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses


On February 15, 2017, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Robert M. McIntosh, 45, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

McIntosh 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 Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Shawnna Southerland Stitches Fabric into Bowls at Artisan Center

Southerland showing finished bowls during a demonstration; detail of a colorful bowl by Southerland; close-up of Southerland beginning to stitch a piece during her demonstration

Berea fiber artist Shawnna Southerland will machine stitch lengths of fabric into coiled fiber bowls on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Continue reading Shawnna Southerland Stitches Fabric into Bowls at Artisan Center