Sue Webb Whaley

Sue Webb Whaley
Sue Webb Whaley

Mrs. Sue Carolyn Webb Whaley, 73, widow of James Milton Whaley, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Baptist-Health in Richmond. Mrs. Whaley, the daughter of the late Orville Webb and Julie Elizabeth Cain Webb, was born in Madison County on June 26, 1943.

She was a retired English and French Teacher from Madison Central High School. She had also taught at Eastern Kentucky University and The National College of Business. Her community involvement included Kentucky Education Association and Madison County Retired Teacher’s Association. As a member of the First United Methodist Continue reading Sue Webb Whaley

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Now Underway

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The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is again preparing for an active wildfire season. Each year, nearly 1,500 wildfires occur in the state of Kentucky based on the 10-year average.

Wildfires in Kentucky threaten and cause damage to homes, private property, trees and landscapes. More importantly, they place lives at risk, including those of firefighters. Most of Kentucky’s wildfires are preventable, the result of arson and careless open-burning (burning Continue reading Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season Now Underway

Residential Child-Care Facilities to Get Rate Increase

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Residential child-caring facilities in Kentucky that care for foster children with elevated needs are getting a rate increase to better support those children.

Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson signed an emergency regulation amending the state’s existing regulation guiding private child-caring facilities. The change takes effect Oct. 1 and increases the payment rates for children assessed at the highest level of care – Levels IV and V. Continue reading Residential Child-Care Facilities to Get Rate Increase

POTTERY ON THE WHEEL DEMONSTRATED BY ALLEY CAT POTTER KRISTAL GILKEY AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Photos, left to right: A variety of wheel-thrown pottery created during a demonstration by Kristal Gilkey at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Gilkey throws pottery on the wheel and talks with visitors at the Center; a finished yellow apple baker along with freshly thrown ones.
Photos, left to right: A variety of wheel-thrown pottery created during a demonstration by Kristal Gilkey at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Gilkey throws pottery on the wheel and talks with visitors at the Center; a finished yellow apple baker along with freshly thrown ones.

On Saturday, October 8, Berea artist Kristal Gilkey of Alley Cat Pottery will demonstrate pottery on the wheel from 10:30 to 3:30 at Continue reading POTTERY ON THE WHEEL DEMONSTRATED BY ALLEY CAT POTTER KRISTAL GILKEY AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

House Speaker Stumbo appoints new House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention

Greg Stumbo
Greg Stumbo

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced today that he has appointed the House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, which will examine and propose omnibus legislation designed to protect Kentucky’s children.

“I cannot comprehend how anyone could even think of abusing a child, but the sad reality is that it occurs each day,” House Speaker Stumbo said. “I have dedicated my career in public service, both as a legislator and Continue reading House Speaker Stumbo appoints new House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention

Statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover on Department of Criminal Justice Training and KY Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund Audit

House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover
House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover

“I applaud Denny Butler’s leadership in requesting this audit, and for his commitment to its completion. As a retired detective with the Louisville Metro Police Department, Rep. Butler identified several improprieties within the former Governor Beshear-led DOCJT and their use of KLEFPF funds, and he pressed for a thorough investigation to ensure the funds were being used for their intended purpose. The findings in this audit confirm that Kentucky needs, and Continue reading Statement from House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover on Department of Criminal Justice Training and KY Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund Audit

Richmond Police Report Sept. 29, 2016

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ARRESTED

Update Arrest Made: (Joint Agency Investigation) On September 25, 2016, around 11:30 am the Richmond Police Department responded to the Dollar General Store at 205 Automotive Drive in Richmond, Kentucky in reference to an attempted armed robbery. A white male wearing a white tee-shirt entered the store at approximately 10:50am. At some point, the Continue reading Richmond Police Report Sept. 29, 2016