Saturday Night Showdown Set for Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will return the 3/10 mile clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” back to action this Saturday night May 16 as the track will present the Saturday Night Showdown that will feature the American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks in action racing for $1,000 to win and Four Cylinders in action racing for $500 to win, plus a Continue reading Saturday Night Showdown Set for Richmond Raceway

Local family produces golf tournament benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

Area golfers will come together to support the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter on Saturday, May 30, 2015 for the 4th annual A Round to Remember™ Golf Tournament. The event, held at Connemara Golf Course, is produced by local golfer and Association supporter, Paul Bimschleger and his family. Paul lost his wife, Patricia, in 2011 to Alzheimer’s disease. He and his family have raised over $73,000 for Continue reading Local family produces golf tournament benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

Derek Downing to Demonstrate Basketry at KY Artisan Center

Derek Downing demonstrates basketry at the center; a variety of reed and sea grass baskets by Downing.
Derek Downing demonstrates basketry at the center; a variety of reed and sea grass baskets by Downing.

On Saturday, May 23, Lexington basket-maker Derek Downing will demonstrate seagrass and reed basketry from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Continue reading Derek Downing to Demonstrate Basketry at KY Artisan Center

Update (Arrest Made) – KSP Conducts Death Investigation

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post has arrested one man as a result of an ongoing investigation into the death of Roy E. Combs.

Don E. Attaway, 46 years old of Richmond, was arrested earlier today and has been lodged in the Clark County Detention Center charged with Murder. It is alleged that Attaway was involved with the altercation that resulted in the death of Roy Combs.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Michael Keeton.

Original news release is below:

(Winchester, KY) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 12:30 a.m. EDT today, following a fight that left one man dead and another man injured off of Athens-Boonesboro Road in Clark County. Investigators from KSP Post 7, Clark County Continue reading Update (Arrest Made) – KSP Conducts Death Investigation

KSP Conducts Death Investigation

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 12:30 a.m. EDT today, following a fight that left one man dead and another man injured off of Athens-Boonesboro Road in Clark County. Investigators from KSP Post 7, Clark County Coroner’s Office, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, and located Roy E. Combs, 25 years old of Richmond, deceased at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that Roy Combs died as a result of a gunshot wound, following an altercation. The initial investigation also indicates that one other person sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the same altercation. The events that led to the shooting are still under investigation. There have not been any arrests Continue reading KSP Conducts Death Investigation

Final Call for entries Ky Youth Storytelling Event

KENTUCKY YOUTH STORYTELLING – It is not too late to enter this year. Kentucky has often sent a champion to NYSS – You won’t know until you try, if you can tell with top performers. But even the trying is FUN!

Entries are now being accepted for the Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition open to youth ages 8-17 at entry deadline June 1st.

Entrants must submit a 7-11 minute story on DVD no later than June 1st of each year. Winners will receive a cash prize of $100.00; a plaque designating Continue reading Final Call for entries Ky Youth Storytelling Event

Senate Democrats Accept Leader McConnell’s Bipartisan Path Forward on Trade

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today offering a path forward on bipartisan trade legislation:

“This morning, I restated my commitment to working with Senators in a serious way to move our country ahead on trade in the economy of the 21st century. I said that we need to allow debate on this important issue to begin, and that our colleagues across the aisle need to stop blocking us from doing so.

“That’s the view from our side, it’s the view from the White House, and it’s the view of serious people from across the political spectrum.

“I’ve repeatedly stated my commitment to serious, bipartisan ways forward on this issue. Now ‘serious and bipartisan’ does not mean agreeing to impossible Continue reading Senate Democrats Accept Leader McConnell’s Bipartisan Path Forward on Trade

KSP Post 11 Honors Fallen Trooper

From left to right – KSP LT. John Yates, Trooper Parrish Baker, Trooper Adam Childress, Trooper Lloyd Cochran, Trooper Joel Woods, KSP Captain Todd Dalton and KSP SGT Greg Hill. Also present but not pictured was KSP Detective Tracy Haynes, Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron and Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Academy alumni member Geniata Foster.
From left to right – KSP LT. John Yates, Trooper Parrish Baker, Trooper Adam Childress, Trooper Lloyd Cochran, Trooper Joel Woods, KSP Captain Todd Dalton and KSP SGT Greg Hill. Also present but not pictured was KSP Detective Tracy Haynes, Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron and Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Academy alumni member Geniata Foster.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 1:00 PM, KSP Post 11 personnel placed a wreath at the grave of Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson, at the Elk Springs Cemetery in Wayne County as part of the Kentucky State Police’s annual Continue reading KSP Post 11 Honors Fallen Trooper

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison County

Fatal Accident
Fatal Accident

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal collision that happened just before 5:30 p.m. last night on Jacks Creek Road in Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates that Abigail E. Melton of Lagrange, KY, lost control of her 2004 Dodge Neon while driving east on Jacks Creek Road, and collided with a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt that was traveling west, operated by David Ballard of Richmond.

As a result of the collision, the front passenger in Melton’s vehicle, Alyssa M. Moorman, 20 years old of Dayton, OH, sustained fatal injuries and was Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison County

McConnell Co-Sponsors Adoptive Family Relief Act

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell co-sponsored legislation that would assist families adopting from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The bipartisan Adoptive Family Relief Act, introduced today by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), would allow the U.S. Department of State to waive fees for adoptive families who must continually renew the visas for their adopted children who remain unable to travel to the U.S., such as in the case of the ongoing exit permit suspension in the DRC.

Since September 2013, the DRC has refused to issue exit permits to children who were legally adopted by American families – more than 350 families have been impacted, including approximately 20 in Kentucky. Under current law, a Continue reading McConnell Co-Sponsors Adoptive Family Relief Act

SIGNIFICANT RECORDING AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ORIGINATED BY CHANCE MEETINGS AT BEREA COLLEGE

Loyal Jones
Loyal Jones

What do Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Sesame Street, and Old Regular Baptists have in common? All of them have recordings named by the Library of Congress as American treasures. But one selection has a common connection to Berea College.

James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, recently announced the latest list of recordings to be added to the library’s National Recording Registry. Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 sound recordings—which are at least 10 years old—that are recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy. “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation,” Billington said. Continue reading SIGNIFICANT RECORDING AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ORIGINATED BY CHANCE MEETINGS AT BEREA COLLEGE

Kentucky Cuts to Higher Education Place it Among Worst in Country

KCEP
KCEP

A new report on state trends in funding for higher education places Kentucky at or near the bottom in several categories for its continued cuts to public college and university funding. That disinvestment threatens to limit access to higher education and opportunities for economic growth.

Even as most states have begun to restore funding for higher education after cuts during the recession, Kentucky has continued to reduce funding as Continue reading Kentucky Cuts to Higher Education Place it Among Worst in Country

KSP Investigates Collision in Madison County

Injury Accident
Injury Accident

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a single vehicle collision that happened around 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning, on HWY 21, just west of Berea.

The initial investigation has revealed that Jeffrey Grider, 52 years old of Berea, was driving a 2007 Ford Escape east on HWY-21 toward Berea, when he drove off the left side of the road and struck a culvert. Grider was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Berea, where he was pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner.

The ongoing investigation indicates that Jeffrey Grider died as a result of a medical emergency that happened while he was operating his vehicle, which led to the collision.

The investigation is being conducted by Trooper Aaron Hall. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Madison County EMS, Madison County Fire & Rescue, and the Madison County Coroner.

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 8, 2015

Food Service Inspector
Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE

Clark’s Pump-N-Shop #89, 274 Paint Lick Rd., Berea 95%
Southern Hills Food Mart, 946 Commercial Dr., Richmond 97%
Subway #24541, 101 Peggy Flats Rd., Berea 93%
Subway #39538, 820 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 98%
Subway #32851, 240 Brenwood Dr., Berea 98%
(Click read more for more food inspections) Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 8, 2015

KSP Investigates Escaped Inmate in Madison County

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

(Update) The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, has been contacted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and told that their deputies have found and arrested Alexandria L. Smith, 27 years old of Richmond. Smith has been lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Ken Bradley.

(Original release)

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is looking for an inmate that escaped from the Madison County Detention Center at approximately 2:00 pm Continue reading KSP Investigates Escaped Inmate in Madison County