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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

OBITUARIES JULY 8-15, 2018

Shirley Belle Deaton

Shirley Belle Deaton

Shirley Belle Johnson Deaton, 83, of Berea died Friday, July 13, 2018 at Baptist Health Lexington. She was a life-long resident of Madison County born September 27, 1934, daughter of the late Ray and Tommye Hudson Johnson.

She was a retired postmaster of the Big Hill Post Office and member of Pilot Knob Baptist Church. Shirley was an accomplished seamstress, outstanding gardener, flower gardener, and very dedicated to her church where she served as Sunday School teacher and member of WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union). Continue reading OBITUARIES JULY 8-15, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear city officials (elected and otherwise),

You are supposed to represent all of Berea’s citizens, including the approximately 2600 that live with some type of disability. Over the course of the last few months, you have allowed $11,500 in city funds to be used to sponsor an event that has an open complaint with the Department of Justice for disability discrimination. You have all been made aware of this but still chose to let this happen. Continue reading Letter to the Editor

Beshear Alleges Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Created Dangerous Opioid Market in Kentucky for Profit Despite Addiction Risks

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today filed suit against St. Louis-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Mallinckrodt for profiting from its massive supply of opioids to Kentucky doctors and patients for decades despite knowing and misrepresenting the addictive nature of their drugs.

The lawsuit alleges Mallinckrodt, founded in 1867 and one of the earliest producers of morphine and codeine, sold and promoted its opioids by falsely claiming the drugs could be taken in higher doses without disclosing the greater risks of potential addiction. Beshear said this action allowed the company to grow its market in Kentucky while contributing to the state’s drug epidemic.

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McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won’t Stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Mitch McConnell

The following op-ed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can found both online and in the Sunday edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

“President Donald Trump has chosen a superb nominee to serve on the Supreme Court. Through the most transparent and democratic process in recent memory, he has selected a brilliant judge with an outstanding reputation. Now it is the Senate’s turn to give Judge Brett Kavanaugh fair and thorough consideration. Continue reading McConnell Op-Ed: Far-left Scare Tactics Won’t Stop Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

Work Continues on Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts Building Since June 13 Fire

Today the Finance and Administration Cabinet is providing information in this second update regarding progress of restoration work on the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCA) in Louisville.

Contractors, engineers, architects and others have made progress with the main theaters, bringing electrical and mechanical systems back into operation, and putting together the scope of work for the restoration project.

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Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced that up to $444,988 in grant funding has been awarded for rubber-modified asphalt projects that use crumb rubber manufactured from waste tires.

The grants will be used for the application of chip seal or asphalt overlay to county or metro government roads. Chip seal is a road surface treatment that combines asphalt with fine aggregate, and can extend a road’s life up to eight years. Asphalt overlay is a new layer of asphalt applied over an existing asphalt surface, and can extend the road life from seven to 10 years. Continue reading Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Recipients

Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal Traffic Collision

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 3:37 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from the Somerset Police Department requesting assistance on a fatal collision that occurred after a vehicle pursuit that was initiated by a Science Hill Police Officer, at the intersection of South US HWY 27 and Adams Street in Somerset Pulaski County. Continue reading Vehicle Pursuit and Fatal Traffic Collision

September Two-For-One Camping Deal Offered at Kentucky State Park Campgrounds

The campground at Paintsville Lake State Park

Kentucky State Parks are offering a weekday camping special during the month of September!

Guests can purchase one night of camping Sunday through Thursday and get a second consecutive night Sunday through Thursday free. The offer is good Sept. 4-27, 2018.

When making reservations online, guests should use the promo code “Fall2018.”

Three Kentucky State Parks have slightly different camping offers. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park guests can use this promotion any day of the week from Sept. 4 to 30, 2018.

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Gov. Bevin expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to include associate’s degrees and high school dual credit courses

Matt Bevin

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed an Executive Order July 11, expanding the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS) to include students enrolled in certificate, diploma, and associate of applied science degree in the state’s top five high-demand workforce sectors. Additionally, the scholarship will now be available for high school students for dual credit career and technical education (CTE) courses in pathways in Kentucky’s top five high-demand sectors leading to industry-recognized certifications.

Continue reading Gov. Bevin expands Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to include associate’s degrees and high school dual credit courses