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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Berea Police Report June 20, 2018

ARRESTED

DUI/Drug Arrests: On 06/15/2018 officers were called to I-75 Southbound in reference to an injury collision. A witness observed one of the passengers of one of the involved vehicles throw a handgun, a glass bottle, and two plastic bags into the woods before officers arrived. The handgun, a liquor bottle, and one plastic bag containing Marijuana were eventually located. The subject who threw the items was placed under arrest, and did some minor damage to the police cruiser once inside. He was also a convicted felon. The driver of the vehicle showed several signs of impairment and was also placed under arrest. Continue reading Berea Police Report June 20, 2018

Investigations, Arrests of Five Cyber Predators by AG’s Office Lead to Federal Court Convictions

Andy Beshear

Investigations and arrests of five online predators by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team have led to a combined projected federal prison time of nearly 60 years.

In securing the five convictions, federal prosecutors used testimony and casework by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit who conducted online undercover investigations before making arrests of the men from Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson and Meade counties. Continue reading Investigations, Arrests of Five Cyber Predators by AG’s Office Lead to Federal Court Convictions

Richmond Raceway News 6/20/2018

The Schaeffer’s Oil Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Models 10,031 to Win Results:
22 Late Models came through the pit gate this Saturday to compete for the 10,031 dollar big show. Qualifying was split into two groups of 11 as group A featured “Hot Rod” Todd Coffman setting quicktime, David Payne 2nd, and Ray Cook timing in 3rd. Group B featured defending Mike Roland Continue reading Richmond Raceway News 6/20/2018

Amanda Lynn Kelley

Amanda Lynn Kelley

Amanda Lynn Kelley

Amanda Lynn Kelley, age 38 of Berea, passed away at UK Hospital on June 18, 2018. Amanda was born in Great Bend, Kansas to Nora Lee Ernst Bowden and the late Brian Lee Ernst.

She was a substitute teacher for Berea Community Schools.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Joseph Kelley; three children Crystal Dawson, Seth Kelley, and Damian Kelley; two sisters, Jennifer and Adam Abney and Melissa Bowden; maternal grandmother Carol Gorman; and step fathers, Laurence Bowden and Steven Brown.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Beshear: Stop Sending State Dollars to Opioid Companies

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging state officials and board members to stop investing state taxpayer dollars and retirement contributions in companies that have profited from the opioid crisis.

Beshear sent letters Tuesday to the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS), urging the agencies to stop investing funds in the six opioid manufactures and distributors that his office is currently suing over their role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic. Similar letters will be sent to other state agencies and quasi-state agencies that have invested in opioid companies.

Continue reading Beshear: Stop Sending State Dollars to Opioid Companies

Joseph Collett

Joseph Collett

Joseph Collett

Joseph Collett of Tyner, Ky. was born May 26, 1950 in Leslie County, Kentucky and departed this life Saturday June 16, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky being 68 years of age. He was the son of Wiley and Bertha Hall Collett who both preceded him in death.

Joseph is survived by his wife Pamela Collett of Tyner and by the following children, Brian Collett of Clay County , Ky., Joseph Matthew Collett and his wife Annie of Sand Gap, Ky. and Anthony Collett and his wife Heather of Tyner, Ky., Joseph is also survived by the following siblings, Christine Caldwell of Middlefork, Ky., Goldie Collett of Clay County, Ky. and Martha Fotopaulaos of Tyner, Ky., also by seven grandchildren, Adrianna, Jacob, Corey, Emily, Sadie, Jackson and Gracie Collett. Continue reading Joseph Collett

Kentucky Launches Fresh Approach to Supporting State’s Innovators, Small Businesses

To better serve, attract and develop innovators and startups, Kentucky will deploy a new regional approach to developing high-tech, high-potential-growth businesses, while continuing to assist small businesses seeking support.

KY Innovation, the state’s recently launched initiative supporting businesses founders and growing companies, will soon begin implementing Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE), a strategy that unites each area’s most powerful economic drivers, prioritizes commercialization and promotes rapid scaling. The state’s outgoing model for supporting startups, the Kentucky Innovation Network, will dissolve July 1.

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Nine KSP Trooper Cadets Earn Degrees in New College Credit Program

One year ago, the Kentucky State Police announced a change to its hiring policy that would allow trooper cadet applicants, who did not have 60 hours of college credit, to earn those hours while attending the training academy. This legislative change is already paying dividends as nine cadets in the current academy class have earned an Associate’s Degree in General Occupational and Technical Studies from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. One of those cadets has achieved the distinction of being Cadet Class #96 Valedictorian. Had it not been for this new program, these nine individuals would not have had the opportunity to apply for the academy. Continue reading Nine KSP Trooper Cadets Earn Degrees in New College Credit Program

Pearl Bryan didn’t deserve it! part six

Jadon Gibson

Cincinnati Police Chief Deitsch ordered three of his best detectives to find and arrest Scott Jackson after getting the lowdown on the Pearl Bryan murder. Jackson was a student at the Ohio Dental College in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the time and they learned he lived in a boarding house at 222 West Ninth Street in the city.

He wasn’t in his living quarters so two of the lawmen took positions watching the street outside and the other went to Legner’s Tavern after learning it was one of his regular hangouts. Continue reading Pearl Bryan didn’t deserve it! part six

RICHMOND RACEWAY NEWS

The Schaeffer’s Oil Bonus Series/Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Models 10,031 to Win Results:
22 Late Models came through the pit gate this Saturday to compete for the 10,031 dollar big show. Qualifying was split into two groups of 11 as group A featured “Hot Rod” Todd Coffman setting quicktime, David Payne 2nd, and Ray Cook timing in 3rd. Group B featured defending Mike Roland Continue reading RICHMOND RACEWAY NEWS

OBITUARIES JUN 17-24, 2018

Virgil Catron

Virgil Catron

Virgil Catron age 85, husband of Meral Dean Otis Catron, died Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Virgil was born in Elliott County Kentucky to the late John and Jane McGill Catron.

Virgil was the former owner of Berea Farm Service in Berea, he was a graduate of Morehead State University and US Army veteran of the Korean War. Virgil was a longtime member of the Berea United Methodist Church, a member of the Oleika Shrine, Berea Rotary Club, and the Berea Masonic Lodge F&AM 617. Virgil was proud of his service to his country and wanted people to know that he was well taken care of while in the care of the Lexington VA Medical Center. Continue reading OBITUARIES JUN 17-24, 2018

Adopt-a-Highway volunteers ‘Summer Scrub’ roadsides June 18-24

Throughout the Commonwealth, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) volunteers will participate in the scheduled 2018 Summer Scrub cleanup between Monday, June 18, and Sunday, June 24. Volunteer groups are eligible to submit their Adopt-a-Highway projects for entry in Gov. Matt Bevin’s Beautify the Bluegrass contest, sponsored by Kentucky Living.

Continue reading Adopt-a-Highway volunteers ‘Summer Scrub’ roadsides June 18-24