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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

KYs reputation as national P3 leader continues to grow, state Rep. Leslie Combs says

Rep. Leslie Combs
Rep. Leslie Combs

State Rep. Leslie Combs, the sponsor of Kentuckys new public-private partnership (P3) law, said that interest in what has become model legislation continues to grow, both around the commonwealth and across the country.

In addition to speaking during several national conferences this past spring and summer, she is poised to be featured at several others this fall, and has recently addressed or soon will meetings hosted by local Continue reading KYs reputation as national P3 leader continues to grow, state Rep. Leslie Combs says

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Walk to End Alzheimers
Walk to End Alzheimers

WHAT: Berea area residents will unite to raise awareness and funds to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2015, the Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised approximately $50,000, contributing to more than $77.5 million raised nationwide for care, Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Richmond Police Report Sept. 23, 2016

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ARRESTED

Fleeing and Evading Police: On 09/22/2016 at 0109 hrs, Richmond Police were out at the Copper Still on Water St. in reference to a large crowd. A fight broke out and units had to disperse the crowd. Soon after the crowd cleared the area, multiple gunshots were heard in the area. 911 received several calls. Available officers searched the downtown area reference to multiple shots fired calls. The search then went to area of South Madison Avenue. Upon arrival, officers detained Dantae Hill, 23 of Richmond, Kentucky and Tyler M. Brann, 21 Richmond, Kentucky, along with two other subjects. One subject, Anthony K. Gerald, 21 of Richmond, Kentucky ran from the scene, but was located in the Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 23, 2016

CERAMIC ARTIST BILL WHITT TO DEMONSTRATE HANDBUILT CLAY BOTTLES AND JUGS AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Potter Bill Whitt demonstrates at the Kentucky Artisan Center creating handbuilt jugs and bottles.
Potter Bill Whitt demonstrates at the Kentucky Artisan Center creating handbuilt jugs and bottles.

Waco potter Bill Whitt will demonstrate how he hand builds clay bottles and jugs on Saturday, October 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Continue reading CERAMIC ARTIST BILL WHITT TO DEMONSTRATE HANDBUILT CLAY BOTTLES AND JUGS AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Reps. Marzian, Owens & Wayne offer praise, concern over Kentucky Supreme Court ruling

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

State Reps. Mary Lou Marzian, Darryl Owens and Jim Wayne today praised the central ruling of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision that reversed Governor Bevin’s $18 million cuts to public postsecondary schools last fiscal year. While disappointed that the judge did not grant them standing, they vowed continue to appear as a “Friend of the Court” to the Continue reading Reps. Marzian, Owens & Wayne offer praise, concern over Kentucky Supreme Court ruling

Statement on Today’s Supreme Court of Kentucky Ruling in University Allotment Case

Press Secretary Amanda Stamper
Press Secretary Amanda Stamper

Below is a statement from Press Secretary Amanda Stamper on today’s Supreme Court of Kentucky ruling in university allotment case:

“We are disappointed in the Court’s decision today and strongly disagree with its reasoning. The Attorney General clearly does not understand the severity of the pension problem which became the nation’s worst funded plan under the watch of his father’s Continue reading Statement on Today’s Supreme Court of Kentucky Ruling in University Allotment Case

Foley Middle Time Capsule

Foley Warriors
Foley Warriors

During construction at Foley Middle School, a time capsule from 1995 was unearthed. The school is now attempting to locate the students involved so they can invite them to our Grand Re-Opening ceremony on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.

If you know any of the following people, (Again, they would have been students at Foley in 1995.) please ask them to call the school at 859-625-6140 Continue reading Foley Middle Time Capsule

44TH ANNUAL KIWANIS CHARITY AUCTION

auction
auction

The Kiwanis Club of Richmond will host its 44th Annual Kiwanis Charity Auction from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Madison Central High School. The auction will be carried live and on WEKY-AM 1340.

For more details or to see a list of services, products or items to be auctioned, visit www.kiwanisauction2016.com or the Kiwanis Club of Richmond Kentucky page on Facebook.

“Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans”

Pagoda Chair by Billie Bradford Literal Chair by Mark Needham Good Morning Mrs. Bradshaw repurposed childrens chair by John Dixon.
Pagoda Chair by Billie Bradford Literal Chair by Mark Needham Good Morning Mrs. Bradshaw repurposed childrens chair by John Dixon.

The next gallery exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” will feature ingeniously designed chairs of all sizes. Artists have created newly made functional seating as well as miniatures, re- Continue reading “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans”

BOARD HEIGHTENS DUTIES OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AGENCY FORCHT BANK OFFICER APPOINTED BOARD SECRETARY

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Kentucky’s Task Force on Crimes Against Children, Inc., has been elevated to more than just an organization to prevent child abuse. Its Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to increase its level of responsibility to include not only the prevention of child abuse and exploitation but also any crime against a child. This includes, but not necessarily limited to, bullying, child human trafficking for sexual exploitation, child Continue reading BOARD HEIGHTENS DUTIES OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AGENCY FORCHT BANK OFFICER APPOINTED BOARD SECRETARY

STATEMENT From House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Greg Stumbo
Greg Stumbo

“I predict today’s decision is the first of what will be a series of Kentucky Supreme Court rulings against Governor Bevin’s illegal actions. The court’s opinion strongly re-confirms the legislature’s spending authority as the constitution’s framers intended, and it gives our public postsecondary schools and our college students the money they should have had all along. While I am certainly pleased about the overall ruling, I am worried about the effect it will have on legislative standing in future Continue reading STATEMENT From House Speaker Greg Stumbo

Unemployment rates down in 82 KY counties in Aug. 2016

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Unemployment rates fell in 82 Kentucky counties between August 2015 and August 2016, rose in 36 and stayed the same in Montgomery and Wayne counties, 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 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 3.1 Continue reading Unemployment rates down in 82 KY counties in Aug. 2016

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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ARRESTED

On September 20, 2016, at approximately 9:16 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 14-Ashland, arrested Steven D. Duncil, 34, on charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Duncil 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