Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams
Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Blair Williams, age 98, passed away Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at the Willows of Hamburg Nursing Home in Lexington. She was the widow of Allen Williams, born to the late Ben H. and Thursia Kirby Blair on November 11, 1917 in Rockcastle County, KY. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Berea Baptist Church.

Other than her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by; her son, David Blair Williams, three sisters, Cordia Jackey, Nevia Continue reading Mary Ann Williams

Unemployment rates down in 93 Kentucky counties in July 2016

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between July 2015 and July 2016, but rose in 27 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Oldham County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Continue reading Unemployment rates down in 93 Kentucky counties in July 2016

New Director of Enforcement at Alcoholic Beverage Control

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Public Protection Cabinet (PPC) Secretary David A. Dickerson has named Paul Joseph Vido as the director of the Division of Enforcement at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

Vido was the Special Agent in Charge at the Louisville Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. He administered all ATF investigations and regulatory operations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Southern Continue reading New Director of Enforcement at Alcoholic Beverage Control

Sculptor Mike McCarthy Demonstrates at KY Artisan Center

Mike McCarthy carves stone at the Kentucky Artisan Center; unfinished carving from soapstone; finished sculpture after polishing.
Mike McCarthy carves stone at the Kentucky Artisan Center; unfinished carving from soapstone; finished sculpture after polishing.

On Saturday, August 27, Mike McCarthy, of Louisville, will demonstrate stone carving from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

In 2010, McCarthy turned from carving wood to carving stone, which has become his preferred material. He likes the contrast of Continue reading Sculptor Mike McCarthy Demonstrates at KY Artisan Center

POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY CREATED BY DIANA SMITH THOMAS & JAMES RICH AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich
Polymer Clay Jewelry Created by Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich

BeSpoken Design partners Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich will demonstrate their techniques using polymer clay to design jewelry on Saturday, September 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center. Continue reading POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY CREATED BY DIANA SMITH THOMAS & JAMES RICH AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Madison Co Sheriff’s Report Aug. 24, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 3:29 a.m. Officer Brandon Roark of the Richmond Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Lexington Road for a traffic violation. The vehicle stopped matched the description of the vehicle involved in the burglary of the Dollar General Store on Boonesboro Road on August 23rd.

During the course of the traffic stop, Officer Roark and Deputy Josh Petry located items in the vehicle linking Jimmy Saylor, 39, Winchester KY, and Brandon Littleton, 32, also of Winchester KY to the burglary of the Dollar Continue reading Madison Co Sheriff’s Report Aug. 24, 2016

McConnell Works with UPIKE to Secure Nearly $7.5 Million for Kentucky College of Optometry

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) has received nearly $7.5 million in federal grants for its Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO). The competitive grants are being funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) in the amount of $2.5 million and the Commerce Department’s U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in the amount of $4.9 million. Senator McConnell, on behalf of UPIKE, contacted the ARC in support of the Continue reading McConnell Works with UPIKE to Secure Nearly $7.5 Million for Kentucky College of Optometry

KSP Driver’s Testing Branch Scheduling Changes in Madison and Clark Counties

KSP
KSP

Effective September 1, 2016, the Kentucky State Police Driver’s Testing Branch we will be changing the procedures for scheduling the road test in Madison and Clark Counties. Anyone wishing to take the road test in Madison or Clark County will need to call the KSP Driver Testing Central Office at 800-542-5990 and schedule an appointment for Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS REGIONAL WALK

Walk to End Alzheimers
Walk to End Alzheimers

The annual Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will be held at Berea Community School September 24. Registration begins at 9AM, and the Walk begins at 10AM. This is the 5th year the Alzheimer’s Association has hosted the event. The Walk’s success has supported research for a cure and helped over 100,000 families in the chapter area living with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS REGIONAL WALK

Gov. Bevin Submits Innovative, Transformative Plan to Improve Health Outcomes to Federal Government

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today submitted the Section 1115 demonstration waiver known as Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health) to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sec. Sylvia Burwell. This innovative and common sense approach waiver will put Kentuckians on a path to better health outcomes, ensure long-term sustainability of the Medicaid program and familiarize members with commercial insurance and prepare them for self-sufficiency. Continue reading Gov. Bevin Submits Innovative, Transformative Plan to Improve Health Outcomes to Federal Government