U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr., Appoints Election Officer for the Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY– United States Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr., announced on Thursday that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Ken Taylor will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. 

K-9 Teams in Southeastern Ky. Earn Recertifications with NNDDA

K9 teams certified 2020

LONDON, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Local K-9 teams from: The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, London Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Manchester Police Department, and Beattyville Police Department traveled to Paris, Tennessee last weekend (October 17, 2020) for their yearly NNDDA certification.

Kentucky State Police Cancel ‘Safe Trick or Treat’, Announce Virtual Option for Participants to Submit Halloween Costumes Online

KSP virtual halloween contest

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – For the past 15 years, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) ‘Safe Trick or Treat’ drive-through event has been a holiday tradition in Frankfort. Annually, it draws nearly 1,000 people in a two-hour time span, where KSP volunteers dress up in costumes and hand out candy and treats. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for safety, KSP made the tough decision to cancel the event for the first time. The agency is encouraging children (and pets) to showcase their Halloween costumes by entering the ‘KSP Virtual Halloween Costume Contest’.

Volunteers of America Mid-States Receives $700,000 to Help Families Coping with Substance Abuse

McConnell and Rogers contacted the Trump Administration in support of their competitive federal grant application

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell & U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) was awarded a $700,000 competitive federal grant from a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) grant program. Senator McConnell and Congressman Rogers contacted DOJ on behalf of their constituents' grant application and their mission to help save lives from addiction.

Annville, Ky. man charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine

Folmar meth arrest

LONDON, KY (October 19, 2020) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Justin Taylor along with Deputy Landry Collett and Deputy Tommy Houston arrested Jeremy Folmar age 44 of Roark Rd., Annville, KY early Monday morning October 19, 2020 at approximately 4:05 AM.

Kentucky Department for Public Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Draft Plan

Covid 19 vaccine concept

FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced on Friday, October 16, 2020 an initial, comprehensive draft plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to local health departments and health care organizations.


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