OBITUARIES APR. 10-17, 2016

Sarah Matheny
Sarah Matheny

Sarah Onalee Matheny

Sarah Onalee Hall Matheny, 88, of Berea, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at her residence following an illness. She was a Molus, Kentucky (Harlan County) native born December 19, 1927, daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Smith Hall.

She was a homemaker, member of Crestview Holy Sanctuary and had been a resident of Berea most of her adult life.

Survivors include 4 children, Dennis (Helen) Matheny, Marsha (Herschel) Wilson, Sandy (Ray) Sparks, David (Cheryl) Matheny; 4 Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 10-17, 2016

Justin Rattliff Sweeps Ultimate BoB 2nd Annual Spring Shootout at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Battle of the Bluegrass series racing returned for the first time since 2009 on Saturday evening at Richmond Raceway as the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Series would sanction the 2nd Annual Spring Shootout and Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY would lead all 40 laps en route to a $4,000 payday. Other feature event winners included in Keith Smith of Stanton, KY in Phantom Racing Gear Modifieds, Brandon Hutchinson of Hi Hat, KY in AR Bodies KDRA Super Stocks, and Dave Continue reading Justin Rattliff Sweeps Ultimate BoB 2nd Annual Spring Shootout at Richmond Raceway

House leaders champion budget that addresses pension crisis, funds new scholarship program

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Following the General Assembly’s near-unanimous approval this evening of a budget that will run state government for the next two years, House Democratic leaders said they were “extremely pleased” that proposals the chamber championed were included.

“This budget is a great blueprint that will move the commonwealth forward while putting our retirement systems for state employees and teachers on much firmer footing financially,” the five leaders said in a joint statement. “It is difficult to Continue reading House leaders champion budget that addresses pension crisis, funds new scholarship program

Rita Smart LEGISLATIVE UPDATE April 16, 2016

Rita Smart
Rita Smart

We succeeded this week in passing a two-year, $21.5 billion biennial budget for the Commonwealth that restores funding for some of our most effective programs in K-12 education, and lessens the blow of deep cuts the governor proposed for our public colleges and universities.

Throughout the negotiation process, the House Majority fought to protect public education and the positive momentum our students and teachers have made, while also taking historic steps to strengthen Kentucky’s pension systems for retired teachers and state employees. Continue reading Rita Smart LEGISLATIVE UPDATE April 16, 2016

GOVERNOR APPLAUDS BUDGET PASSAGE

Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin

“The citizens of Kentucky appreciate the hard work that was put into this bipartisan budget agreement. I personally thank Senate President Stivers, House Speaker Stumbo and the members of the General Assembly for ensuring that we keep our commitment to state employees, teachers and retirees. I am proud to say that we have invested more in our state pensions than ever before. This was the right and necessary thing to do.

“Everyone came together bringing different viewpoints to the table. The result is that we have a budget that is going to put Kentucky on Continue reading GOVERNOR APPLAUDS BUDGET PASSAGE

KSP Post 11, London to host the 2016 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

KSP
KSP

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 2016 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 23, 2016. It will be held at the General Burnside Island State Park Boat Ramp located at 8801 South HWY 27, Burnside, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat ( 2 people per boat ) with a 5-fish limit. Payout will be Continue reading KSP Post 11, London to host the 2016 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ON THE RISE IN KY

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

Approximately 69,000 Kentuckians have Alzheimer’s disease. Already the 6th leading cause of death in Kentucky, Kentuckians have seen a 73% increase in Alzheimer’s death since 2000. Alzheimer’s disease cannot be ignored. Federal and state officials, physicians, educators and families are asking more questions about Alzheimer’s Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ON THE RISE IN KY

Richmond Police Report Apr. 15, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Identity Theft Charge: On 04/13/2016, police charged Kenneth J. Marlowe, age 37, London, KY, for identity theft after he provided false information regarding his true identity.

At approximately 7:20 P.M., an officer investigating a complaint of a male looking into vehicles on Bay View Drive located and detained the male. During the course of the contact, the male claimed to have no identification and provided the officer with a social security number that belonged to Continue reading Richmond Police Report Apr. 15, 2016