KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

Death Investigation

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 3:00 pm yesterday afternoon after a vehicle was spotted in a Madison County creek, and is now conducting a death investigation.

KSP Post 7 and Madison County First Responders responded to Silver Creek at the end of Duck Branch Road near Poosey Ridge Road in rural Madison County, and located a Dark Gray Toyota passenger vehicle partially submerged in the water. A male was located inside the vehicle, and pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner Continue reading KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison Co.

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 10:30 this morning in reference to a fatal collision that occurred on KY 1781 in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that Johnnie Estep, 59 years old of Waynesburg, was driving a Silver Nissan Frontier south on KY 1781 near Broughtontown Road. The vehicle travelled across the oncoming lane of traffic before striking a tree off the left side of the roadway. Estep appeared to be unrestrained at the time of the collision, and Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams

David Lee Williams, 70, passed from this life to more life on January 20, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1946 in Berea, Kentucky to Casper Williams and Mary Meade Williams Huff.

He became a Christian at the age of seven and loved Jesus his whole life. He attended Berea High School and was the Salutatorian of his class. He played every sport in high school and was athletic most of his life. David graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and majored in Political Science. He spent four years in the Air Force and Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 15-22, 2017

Scam Alert

PHONE SCAM

On Friday, January 20, 2017 Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received several reports of a scam / fraud that targets victims by phone.

Victims are reporting that they were contacted by an automated call from Cumberland Valley National Bank advising that their credit card had been locked. The automated call advised the victims in order to unlock the credit card they had to enter their credit card number & social security number. All the victims are reporting that the phone call came from the same number (844-201- Continue reading Scam Alert

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED

On January 19, 2017, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Stephen D. Preston, 67, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Preston was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

McConnell Congratulates President Trump

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor congratulating President Trump on his Inauguration, and outlining the status of Senate consideration of Cabinet nominations:

“In November’s election, the American people called for a new direction, a change from the last eight years. Today, we took a meaningful step toward that new direction, as we Continue reading McConnell Congratulates President Trump

Alan Ray Williams

Alan Williams

Alan Ray Williams

Alan Ray “Big Al” Williams, age 48, husband of Tina Swan Williams died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his home. Mr. Williams was born October 29, 1968 in Louisville, KY.

He was a sports enthusiast, he loved to play, coach and analyze. He had been the girls’ softball, middle school football, little league football and high school baseball coach at Berea Community Schools. He loved muscle cars and Nascar. Also, he loved to play on the church softball team. Mr. Williams was a faithful and dedicated member of the Richmond Church of Christ, he served as Deacon, Education Continue reading Alan Ray Williams

Gov. Bevin Appoints Bernard Palmer as Magistrate for the Fourth District of Scott County

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Alonzo “Bernard” Palmer, of Georgetown, as Magistrate for the Fourth District of Scott County, to replace Charlie Hoffman, who has resigned.

A longtime Scott County resident, Palmer has served in numerous law enforcement leadership roles, including police chief for the City of Georgetown and branch manager for the Kentucky State Police. He currently works as a court security deputy for the Fayette Continue reading Gov. Bevin Appoints Bernard Palmer as Magistrate for the Fourth District of Scott County

Berea’s Volunteer Firefighters Fill Vital Role

Left Photo: From left, Berea Firefighter Rick Reichert helps Firefighter Brad Cole demonstrate the self-contained breathing apparatus at a recent training session of the Berea Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad. The volunteers are a crucial part of the city’s fire protection.
Right Photo: Berea Firefighter Brad Cole gives some equipment tips to Madison Southern student Ryan Smith, who is a member of the city’s junior firefighter volunteer program.

They don’t get paid, and they don’t often receive the kind of recognition they deserve, but Berea’s volunteer firefighters have become an important element in insuring the safety of local citizens Continue reading Berea’s Volunteer Firefighters Fill Vital Role

Wilkinson’s ‘Birds of Opulence’ Wins 10th Annual Ernest Gaines Award

Author Crystal Wilkinson, Appalachian writer in residence at Berea College, has had her first novel, “Birds of Opulence,” named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Now in its 10th year, the Gaines Award honors rising African-American authors while paying tribute to Gaines, a literary legend who grew up in Louisiana’s Pointe Coupee Parish.

Kentucky writer, poet and educator Crystal Wilkinson’s novel, “Birds of Opulence,” has been named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Continue reading Wilkinson’s ‘Birds of Opulence’ Wins 10th Annual Ernest Gaines Award

Beshear, U of L Launch Data Project to Aid Law Enforcement, Advocates on SAFE Kit Backlog

Andy Beshear

As part of his mission to seek justice for victims of sexual assault, Attorney General Andy Beshear is partnering with the University of Louisville to provide accountability in Kentucky’s efforts to address the sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE) kit backlog.

Beshear said the Kentucky SAFE Kit Backlog Research Project, announced today with the university’s Department of Criminal Justice, will provide valuable data to ensure Continue reading Beshear, U of L Launch Data Project to Aid Law Enforcement, Advocates on SAFE Kit Backlog