U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell received word today from Army officials that Fort Knox will be gaining the Army’s Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) that will bring several hundred ROTC cadets to the Kentucky base.
“This is great news for the Ft. Knox community,” Senator McConnell said. “The leadership development training course is expected to bring hundreds of ROTC cadets to Ft. Knox for annual summer training, providing an economic boost to the installation and the community. This news could not have come at a better time for the local community.”
Senator McConnell is a long-time champion on behalf of Ft. Knox and its servicemembers and has advocated vigorously to bring the Army course to
On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London served several arrest warrants on subjects in Whitley County.
The warrants were issued as a result of a nine-month investigation into illegal drug activity.
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Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Contact: Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard
Public Affairs Branch
Ph: 502-782-1780 or 859-338-3432
WHAT: Labor Day Enforcement – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign
WHEN: Begins Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Ends Monday, September 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
WHY: KSP will utilize increased enforcement, saturation patrols and safety checkpoints to reduce the number of injury and fatal collisions on Kentucky
Keys to Great Parenting will be winding down our summer session on September 12, 2013. The next round of free parenting classes will be due to start on October 10, 2013. If you are interested, please give Pam Francis a call to register. Children do not attend classes. For more information, please call 623-4072.
Our next Grandparents As Parents (GAP) meeting will be on September 3, 2013, from 10:00am to noon at the Artisan Center in Berea. Bring a lunch or purchase your lunch there….but this outing is for just Grandparents….’our time’. See you then. For more information, please contact Pam Francis, 623-4072.
‘Save the Date’…..for our Second Sunday event on October 13, 2013 from 2 to 4pm. We will be having our annual ‘Baby Buggy Parade’ for little ones 4 years old and younger. Decorate your strollers and your babies for this fun time. We will check in at 2:45 pm and we will start the parade at 3 pm. It is a great opportunity for a fun afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy the many activities available for you and your family. For more information, please contact Pam Francis, 623-
WANTED: This female stole a purse at Richmond Walmart on 08/14/2013 at 11:57. Do you know her name. If you do call Officer Stokes at 859 623-1162.
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Aug. 22,2013 – Pamela & Joshua Jenkins – Richmond – Boy
Aug. 23,2013 – Sangita & Posraj Bhujel – Richmond – Boy
Aug. 23,2013 – Heather Green & Lucas King – Berea – Girl
Aug. 23,2013 – Karisha Todd & Jacob Buck – Richmond – Boy
Aug. 23,2013 – Pam & Bobby Hunter – Booneville – Boy
Aug. 23,2013 – Crissy Clark & Nick Floyd – Berea – Boy
Aug. 25,2013 – Tasha Maher & Justin Patrick – Irvine – Boy
Aug. 26,2013 – Renaye & Rodney Bowman – McKee – Girl
Aug. 26,2013 – Krystyn Lawson & David Barrett – Richmond – Boy
Aug. 27,2013 – Lindsey & Daniel Garrison – Richmond – Girl
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On Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at approximately 11:10 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a two vehicle traffic crash, with a fatality, on HWY 92 near KY, 592 junction, in the Pine Knot community of McCreary County.
Upon arrival Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed determined that, a black, 2010 Hyundai Genesis, operated by Benjamin Strunk, 23, of Revelo, Ky, was traveling West bound on Ky 92 in the East bound lane at a high rate of speed while allegedly involved in a street race with another vehicle and struck a Purple, 2007, Chrysler, PT Cruiser operated by Steven Maggiora, 53 of Strunk, Ky that was traveling East bound on Ky
Prepare to be mystified as Spencers: Theatre of Illusion makes a stop at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts on Friday, September 13th at 7:30pm. This is not your run-of-the-mill magic show; and the Spencers are not your typical magicians. The Spencers carry a lot of equipment in their 65 foot customized truck and trailer, but a rabbit and a top hat are not in the
Connie Stephens age 54, wife of Kenny Stephens of Berea, died Monday August 26, 2013 in Lexington KY. Connie had been a Wal Mart employee and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She is the daughter of Lonnie Abrams of Richmond and Aline Chasteen Abrams of Berea.
Connie is also survived by her children: Jamie (Aaron) Banther of Virginia Beach, VA, and Dustin Hazelwood of Berea, her sister Tonia (Richard) Tillery of Berea, her grandchildren Keenan Banther and Elijah Banther, her niece Briana (Joseph) Parker and nephew Austin Tillery, and niece Payton Damrell.
Funeral services will be Thursday Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Davis and Bro. Marshall Abrams officiating. Burial will be in the Abney-Macedonia Cemetery at Scaffold Cane. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Tillery, Austin Tillery, Seth Allen, Logan Allen, Joseph “Speedy” Parker, Jared Spurlock, Brandon Spurlock, and John Buttry. Honorary pallbearers will be Mathew Stephens, Zack Chasteen, Dylan Flannery, and Jared Thompson.
Every 10 years after each national census, Kentucky’s Constitution requires the State Legislature to realign our voting districts according to population. The Governor called the Legislature back into Special Session to accomplish just this. The 34th Senatorial District is now made up of Madison and Rockcastle counties with a portion southern Fayette. The new plan in the Senate divides the minimum number of counties and no precincts. It was developed with input from all members of the Senate, Republicans and Democrats. It is not a partisan, politically driven map, no incumbents are drawn together, and the map meets all the tenets of a constitutionally correct redistricting plan.
It is a long-standing tradition that each chamber draws its own district lines with an unwritten agreement to approve each other’s plan. While I was
Public Intoxication Arrests: On 08/21/2013 Officers were called to St. Joseph Berea in reference to two females who were possibly under the influence. Both subjects were located in the parking lot and they were both unsteady on their feet and had slurred speech.
Officers arrested 48 year old Glenna Hallock of Berea Ky and 49 year old Debra Lunsford of Berea Ky. They were both charged with Public
Theft Charge: On 08/26/2013, polic3e charged Brendan A. Strunck, age 22, Fifth Street, in connection with the theft of a vehicle.
On 08/22/2013, a relative of Strunck’s reported that he had stolen her Dodge Durango, valued at $3500.00. The vehicle was in possession of the owner’s grandson at the time Strunck misappropriated it.
On 08/23/2013, the vehicle was located parked on W. Walnut Street and returned to the owner.
On 08/26/2013, Strunck was located and interviewed, after which he was charged for Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 and lodged in the MCDC.
Burglary of Residence: On 08/26/2013, a resident in the 300 block of Hill
Visit the beautiful watercolors by renowned artist Shirley Jeter at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street, now through September 27. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. The theme for this exhibit is “Going Coastal” and features amazing scenes of life near the ocean guaranteed to calm the senses and make one long for the easy life. Shirley’s exhibit includes over 100 original watercolors as well as note cards and reproductions. Sizes of the painting vary and many of already matted and
Motorists using KY 82 in Estill County should be prepared for a traffic pattern change and possible delays this weekend, as repairs to a bridge will necessitate the use of a one-lane detour.
A new deck is being installed on the KY 82 bridge over Twin Creek at mile point 1.52. While this work is ongoing, traffic will be detoured onto a single-lane diversion. Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals from 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, until 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. This will affect travel between Irvine and Clay City.
Vehicles wider than 14 feet will not be able to use the detour and will have to find an alternate route.
On Thursday, Sept 12, 2013 at 6:30pm Bluegrass Heritage Museum speaker for the evening will be Bill Farmer, fort manager of Fort Boonesborough State Park. He will discuss iron implements such as tools, weapons, and cooking utensils.
All programs at the museum are free and take place at the museum located at 217 South Main St in downtown Winchester.
We have a handicapped accessible side entrance; refreshments. Doors open at 6:00pm. Come early and browse the exhibits.
Drug Arrest: On 08/23/2013, police charged John W. Medley, age 37, Merrick Drive, for several drug offenses following a traffic stop.
At approximately 1:40 P.M., an RPD Detective observed Medley driving a vehicle on N. Second Street. The detective was aware that Medley’s operator’s license had been suspended and promptly stopped the vehicle. When Medley was removed from his vehicle, he attempted to discard two pill bottles that were retrieved by the detective. The bottles were found to contain 26 hydrocodone pills, 20 oxycodone pills, and nine buprenorphine pills. A subsequent search of Medley’s person produced a bag of marijuana and 30
Preliminary statistics* indicate that four people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Carter, Jefferson and Logan. All three involved the suspected use of alcohol. The victim in Logan County was not wearing a seat belt.
One single fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in Bell County.
Through Aug. 25, preliminary statistics* indicate that 401 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 82 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 307 motor vehicle fatalities, 155 victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-eight of the 57 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The six ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One