Gov. Bevin, Sec. Ramsey Launch Statewide Apprenticeship Campaign

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin and Labor Sec. Derrick Ramsey today announced the launch of the “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” apprenticeship campaign at Voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation (RFC) in Shelbyville. They were joined by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton; Ray Leathers, Roll Forming Corporation President and CEO; and Micah Craig, Roll Forming Corporation Process Engineer.

This initiative sets forth a goal of helping new program sponsors tap into the potential that apprenticeships have for their workforce Continue reading Gov. Bevin, Sec. Ramsey Launch Statewide Apprenticeship Campaign

MADISON CO. BIRTHS AUG. 31- Sept. 6, 2016

BIRTHS
BIRTHS

Aug. 31, 2016 – Adrienne & Lewis Cotton – Mt.Vernon – Boy
Aug. 31, 2016 – Natasha & Jacob Doan – London – Girl
Aug. 31, 2016 – Sabrina Smith & William Davis – Richmond – Girl
Aug. 31, 2016 – Tiffany Sparks & Joshua Mills – Waco – Boy
Sept. 01, 2016 – Melissa Robinson – Richmond – Girl
(Click Continue reading for more birth announcements) Continue reading MADISON CO. BIRTHS AUG. 31- Sept. 6, 2016

Division of Forestry Taking Orders for Tree Seedlings

KDF
KDF

The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is accepting orders for tree seedlings.

There are more than 1 million acres of land in Kentucky that could benefit from tree planting to produce future timber crops and also to improve wildlife habitat and protect from soil erosion.

In urban areas, tree plantings improve the environment by reducing the effects of heat, wind, dust and noise, providing privacy screens Continue reading Division of Forestry Taking Orders for Tree Seedlings

Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

The Kentucky Department for Public Health continues to warn Kentuckians about the risks associated with heroin and other drugs.

DPH scheduled an emergency call last week to prepare hospitals, health departments and emergency medical personnel after receiving reports of increased overdoses linked to heroin mixed with fentanyl and other dangerous substances. At that time, public health officials requested hospitals and providers report all overdoses, including non-fatal overdoses, to DPH in order for the department to better understand Continue reading Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend

Red Cross Partners with City of Berea Fire Department to Install Smoke Alarms and Teach People Fire Safety

ARC and BFD
ARC and BFD

As part of the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign, the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross is partnering with the City of Berea Fire Department, Bechtel Parsons volunteers and other community partners to install smoke alarms where needed in the City of Berea.

Seven times a day someone in this country dies in a home fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To combat these tragic statistics, Continue reading Red Cross Partners with City of Berea Fire Department to Install Smoke Alarms and Teach People Fire Safety

AMP MEMBERSHIP EXPANDS Berea, Kentucky joins the organization

AMP
AMP

Berea, Kentucky has become the newest member of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP), bringing the organization’s total membership to 134 municipal utilities. The AMP Board of Trustees recently approved Berea’s membership application, following an extensive financial review, based on established criteria for acceptance of new Continue reading AMP MEMBERSHIP EXPANDS Berea, Kentucky joins the organization

KSP Conducts Death Investigation

Death Investigation
Death Investigation

Two men are dead after being struck by a CSX train early this morning at approximately 2:00 AM. The incident occurred near KY HWY 26 at Underwood Road in Whitley County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Cody E. Stevens, 18, of Barbourville, KY and Jordan X. Carr, 18, of Williamsburg were both lying on the railroad tracks at the time they were struck by the train. Continue reading KSP Conducts Death Investigation

McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Stop Blocking Support for National Defense and Anti-Zika Efforts

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today encouraging Senate Democrats to stop blocking the compromise conference report for anti-Zika efforts and veterans funding, and the defense appropriations bill:

“I want to welcome colleagues back from what I know was a productive state work period. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say that traveling to our states and meeting with those Continue reading McConnell Urges Senate Democrats to Stop Blocking Support for National Defense and Anti-Zika Efforts

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will have the 3/10 mile red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” closed this Saturday September 10 for the World 100, but will return with track’s signature event on Saturday September 17 as the rescheduled 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial will take place, paying $10,059 to win for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series Super Late Continue reading 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial