Madison County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard

Madison County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard with Governor Steven Beshear

Madison County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard with Governor Steven Beshear

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard was honored to present the State colors at the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service. This was held to honor the fallen officers who were killed in the line of duty. This ceremony was held at the Department of

Richmond Police Report May 23, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Escape Arrest: On 05/22/2014, police arrested Whitley M. Bundy, age 25, Dennis Street, on the strength of a warrant charging her for escape.

At approximately 12:41 P.M., an officer was dispatched to Kroger to investigate a shoplifting incident. Upon arrival, the officer learned that employees had observed Bundy and Dustin L. Smith, age 26, Dennis Street,

Taylor & Rader will face off in 89th District House Race this Fall

Rader vs Taylor

Rader vs Taylor

When redistricting occurred last August it bought Southern Madison County into the 89th House District, which also includes the Northern portion of Laurel County and all of Jackson County. In Tuesday’s Primary Election Joey Taylor was unopposed in the Democrat Primary, Marie Rader edged out

Kentucky Youth Storytelling Contest

KY Storytelling Association

KY Storytelling Association

The Kentucky Storytelling Association sponsors a Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition open to youth who are ages 8-17 at entry deadline June 1st.

A 7-11 minute story may be submitted on DVD no later than June 1st of each year. Winners selected will receive a cash prize of $100.00; a plaque or medal designating them as a Kentucky Torchbearer; One Year Free Membership in Kentucky Storytelling Association; recognition and an opportunity to tell on stage at the KSA annual Conference in November and other events.

Rules, judging guidelines, entry form and permission slip can be found at http://www.kystory.org.
for more information or contact KYS Chair Gwenda Huff-Johnson, by email kys@kystory.org.

Richmond Police Report May 22, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


RSP Charges: On 05/21/2014, police charged Edwin T. Cornelison, age 54, Turpin Drive, and Matthew K. Cornelison, age 46, Berea, for receiving stolen property in connection with removing items from a burned residence.

At approximately 1:30 P.M., and officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report that men were removing scrap metal from a vacant and burned home on the street. Upon arrival, the officer

Veterans Looking for Presidential Leadership on Fixing Growing VA Scandal

McConnell’s “Freedom to Fish” Provision Passes Senate

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s “Freedom to Fish” provision passed the Senate today as part of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA) Conference Report. It passed the House of Representatives earlier this week and now goes to the President for his signature.

The provision, which was secured in the Conference Report by Senator McConnell, continues a “permanent ban” on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ability to enforce any attempt to restrict public access to fish the tailwaters of the Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams in Kentucky – some of the most popular fishing areas in the state – by giving states the ability to determine how best to regulate public access to these areas. The language

Betty’s Feta Walnut Nibbles

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Street Closed in Richmond Due to Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Storm Damage

Storm damage on North Popular caused by a large tree that fell across power lines. A total of 5 poles were splintered and wires were pulled from homes, no injuries were reported. The damage was isolated to that area and contractors are working to repair the damage.

North Popular remains closed until further notice.

Goody Bag Items Needed for State Librarian’s Conference

KASL

Janet Bailey Burch to Demonstrate Low-relief Wood Carvings at KY Artisan Center

Wooden low-relief dog sculptures by Janet Bailey Burch

Wooden low-relief dog sculptures by Janet Bailey Burch

On Saturday, May 24, Janet Bailey Burch, of Crestwood, KY will create low-relief wood carvings of man’s best friend – dogs – from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Burch has been working in wood since childhood and earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Living on a farm outside Crestwood, she has spent many years working with horses – teaching, training, showing and judging – and her familiarity with animals is first-hand.

Burch has also raised a variety of dogs over the years, and after doing numerous dog portrait commissions, she has expanded her sculpting

Kentucky Tour de Cure

Stop Diabetes

Stop Diabetes

Kentucky Tour de Cure Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Norton Commons, Prospect, KY 6:30 am check in; ride starts staggered according to length

Cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association with families and beginner route lengths ranging from 1 to 5 miles, and up to 20, 40 and 60 mile routes.

Tour de Cure offers a great day of cycling and fun through beautiful Kentucky back roads, as well as the personal satisfaction of completing a ride and doing your part in the fight against diabetes affecting 1.5 million Kentuckians.

To pre-register www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure (502)452-6072 dmuller@diabetes.org

Christa Smith Creates Wooden ‘Bridal Boxes’ at KY Artisan Center

Painted wooden bridal boxes demonstrated by Christa Smith at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Painted wooden bridal boxes demonstrated by Christa Smith at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On Saturday, May 31, Christa Smith, of Elizabethtown, will bring in the bridal season by demonstrating traditional Bavarian painted wooden bridal boxes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Born in Germany, Smith moved to America and became fascinated with the cultural contributions German immigrants had made. She began creating traditional crafted items that she had known in Germany, such as chalk ware

Golf Scramble

Crossroads Fellowship Church

Madison County Births May 13-20, 2014

Announcements

Announcements

May 13, 2014 – Rubicelia Rosaldo & Benjamin Rodriguez – Berea – Girl
May 13, 2014 – Sarah & Justin Lear – Berea – Girl
May 13, 2014 – Angel Gordon & Kaylieb Thompson – Irvine – Boy
May 14, 2014 – Angel Bishop & Joshua White – Irvine – Boy
May 14, 2014 – Angela & Phillip Sturgill – Berea – Boy
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VA Crisis: Those Entrusted to Care for Our Heroes Need to be Held Accountable

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

This Memorial Day is an appropriate time to remember that our nation makes a pact with every soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine who wears the uniform. The pact runs in two directions: just as the servicemember pledges his or her life to defend our country and our freedoms, our nation is obliged to see that each servicemember is well equipped, well trained, and treated with respect.

This respect includes all the healthcare benefits that were promised to veterans that receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Health Administration Center. Americans are rightly proud of this basic promise.

That’s why I am utterly appalled at the recent allegations of dysfunction in the VA health system. While I have been raising concerns with the VA for years

KSP Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Fatal Accident

Fatal Accident

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, just after 6:00 pm EDT, in rural Owsley County. The collision occurred near the intersection of Venable School Road, approximately 6 miles west of Booneville on Highway 30.

Initial investigation has revealed that a black 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Matthew J. Lane, 53 years old of Groveport, OH, was traveling east on Highway 30. The driver lost control of the motorcycle while navigating a curve, colliding head-on with a commercial vehicle that was traveling west. Matthew Lane was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Owsley County Coroner. Pamela Lane, 52 years old of

McConnell on VA Scandal: ‘It’s Time for Serious Action and Accountability.’

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the scandal at the VA:

“While the President finally spoke out on this scandal today, it’s time for serious action and accountability. When the website for Obamacare wasn’t working, President Obama publicly and repeatedly pledged to get it working. I’m disappointed he has not pledged as loudly and as repeatedly to do the right thing for our nation’s veterans. They deserve more attention than a failed website. The House is passing a VA accountability bill today and the Senate should take it up and pass it without delay.

“The disability claims backlog is a national disgrace, which is why I called the Obama Administration to task for mishandling these claims last year, and

Senator McConnell Meets with DEA Administrator; Discusses Hemp Seed Seizure

DEA Administrator Leonhart (left) and Senator McConnell during their meeting in his office in the U.S. Capitol.

DEA Administrator Leonhart (left) and Senator McConnell during their meeting in his office in the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart on Wednesday to discuss the DEA’s actions in Kentucky in seizing imported industrial hemp seeds intended for lawful pilot projects overseen by universities and the KY

KSP Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash


On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at approximately 5:52 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a motorcycle traffic crash involving a fatality on north highway 66 in Clay County.

Upon arrival Trooper Jarrod Smith determined that a 1987, Suzuki Motorcycle operated by John Routh, 35, of Oneida, was traveling on north highway 66 when he lost control of his motorcycle, left the roadway and struck an embankment.

Routh, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected and was pronounced dead

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