Business Babes Society Scholarship

Business Babes Society
Business Babes Society

The Business Babes Society is offering a $1,000 Scholarship. The $1,000 award will be announced during the week of April 22, 2015. The scholarship is available to any female high school student graduating from a Madison County KY high school in May 2015.

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. The scholarship winner will be announced during the week of April 22, 2015. The scholarship will be presented during the graduation ceremony of the scholarship winner.

For more information on the scholarship click on the following link: http://businessbabessociety.org/BBS-Scholarship

Richmond Raceway to Have Test and Tune Open Practice

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are set to present a glimpse into “The Dawn of a New Era” at Richmond Raceway this Saturday April 4 as the 3/10 mile clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” will be open for a test and tune open practice evening.

Drivers in all divisions that plan to compete at Richmond Raceway in 2015 are invited to attend the open practice event and the great race fans of the area are also invited out to check out some of the improvements that have been Continue reading Richmond Raceway to Have Test and Tune Open Practice

Obituaries Mar. 22-29, 2015

Jonna S. Ladenburger
Jonna S. Ladenburger

Jonna S. Ladenburger

Jonna S. Ladenburger (nee Bush), 56, passed away Thursday March 26, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Ky.

She worked for St. Elizabeth Healthcare in medical records for 24 years. Jonna was a long-time member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. She was an active volunteer and received a special award from the United Methodist Women for her outstanding work in the field of missions. She also volunteered for Cinderella’s Closet and Tender Mercies.

Survivors include: her husband, Jeff Ladenburger of Villa Hills; daughter Meredith Ladenburger of New York, N.Y.; son Ross Ladenburger of Villa Hills; parents Harry and Betty Bush of Richmond, Ky.; sister Rosalind (Bruce) Continue reading Obituaries Mar. 22-29, 2015

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

Historical, life-saving legislation was achieved by the Kentucky General Assembly during the final hours of the 2015 session. Senate Bill 192, a comprehensive approach to combat the scourge of heroin addiction in Kentucky reached final passage after countless hours of bipartisan work throughout the session. This was the third consecutive year that the Senate has led the charge on an anti-heroin bill, and it was a huge relief when SB 192 was signed into law Wednesday morning by Governor Beshear.

Effective immediately because of an emergency clause, the new anti-heroin law will provide necessary tools to curb its deadly impact in our state. Penalties for dealing and trafficking increase to keep these criminals off the Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

EKU Names Lochmueller Director of Athletics

Steve Lochmueller
Steve Lochmueller

Steve Lochmueller, already a familiar name to many Kentuckians, brings an entrepreneurial vision, business savvy and proven leadership skills in diverse settings as the next Director of Athletics at Eastern Kentucky University.

In announcing the decision on Friday, March 27, EKU President Michael Benson said Lochmueller’s “unique skill set” makes him ideally suited for the position.

“Steve is the son of a former student-athlete, coach and teacher; played college basketball at the highest level under legendary coaches; and has served on various athletics-affiliated boards,” Benson noted. “He has been Continue reading EKU Names Lochmueller Director of Athletics

Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

WANTED
WANTED

The Madison County Sheriff’s office is currently working this case. If anyone may know or have information about this person please contact the sheriff’s office at 859-623-1511. Deputy Eric Short is needing information.

Theft occurred March 20, 2015 around noon. Subject entered Union City Christian Church through an unlocked door, before eventually leaving and Continue reading Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

McConnell Amendment to Help Adoptive Families Passes Senate

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

The United States Senate approved a bipartisan amendment offered by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would urge the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to allow children who have been legally adopted by American citizens to leave the DRC for the United States. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) co-sponsored the amendment to the 2015 U.S. Senate Budget Resolution, which passed this morning.

On September 25, 2013, the DRC government suspended the issuance of exit permits, which has prohibited legally adopted children from departing the DRC with their adoptive parents. The McConnell-Klobuchar amendment puts the Senate on record as supporting the promotion of “the return of children who have been legally adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Continue reading McConnell Amendment to Help Adoptive Families Passes Senate

Legislative Update from state Rep. Rita Smart‏

Rita Smart
Rita Smart

The 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history and there is much to report. In the House Majority, we began work in January with an ambitious agenda to address Kentucky’s growing heroin epidemic; stabilize the state’s Road Fund; and secure protective orders for dating couples in cases of domestic violence or stalking. We also sought to preserve the state’s future Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments which are helping diversify Kentucky’s farms; provide critical health care and offer early childhood development services throughout the Commonwealth.

In these areas and more, we proved successful and, for a short, 30-day session held in odd-numbered years, I’m thankful for all we were able to accomplish for Kentucky’s citizens in such a limited amount of time.

On the session’s last day, we reached compromise with the Senate on a comprehensive effort to provide more options for the treatment of heroin Continue reading Legislative Update from state Rep. Rita Smart‏

KYTC Minute – March 26, 2015

It recommended that rather than using a third party consulting agency to do personal air monitoring for our employees that work inside bridge containments when we’re removing lead paint. It’s obviously a hazardous, toxic substance. They have to wear personal protective equipment and they have to wear monitoring pumps to check the levels of exposure to the lead substances that they may encounter. This system utilizes in-house folks to do that — and the equipment with tremendous savings. I’m glad to see the Cabinet’s going to be able to utilize this and save money. More than anything it’s going to be more effective towards protecting our folks out in the field.

Electric Outage Update

BMU
BMU

The early morning outage was caused by a KY Utilities transmission line fault near Lake Reba. The fault caused low voltage at our substations and damaged some of our substation equipment.

Everything is back to normal at this time.

We will require another short (10 minute outage) at our Rash Road Substation once materials are delivered and installed.