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After procuring a $74,000 loss from Madison County’s curbside recycling pilot pickup program in 2018-19, the fiscal court unanimously approved a motion by Magistrate Larry Combs to terminate the curbside program entirely by August 1, 2019.

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Upon returning from an executive session to discuss potential acquisition of property, the Madison County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the purchase for the former Chase Bank building in downtown Richmond at 116 West Main Street with a purchase price not to exceed $750,000.

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WEST LIBERTY Starting a path to find and help homeless veterans in Kentucky is the goal of the Appalachian Veteran Project’s Operation Stand Down event.

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Editorial note: This is the first in a two-part series. The first report is about removal of voting rights for felons, and the next will be about how that right can be restored.

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With the upcoming 2020 census, Michelle Elison, a Kentucky partnership specialist with the U.S Census Bureau, gave city and county officials an update of their census data, and how each can have more people participate.

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GLASGOW — Two beaches overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Barren River Lake have been closed due to the presence of E. coli in the water.

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The property many locals refer to as the “Big Dig” will again come up for auction next month, however this time, ownership will for sure change hands as the auction is absolute.

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents approved the operating budget for 2019-2020, which Barry Poynter, the university's finance treasurer, said is "an expression of priority to the university."

GLASGOW – Tubes, Tunes & BBQ, an event that mixes tubing with live musical entertainment, fireworks and family fun is set to take place on June 29 at Beaver Creek Park off Happy Valley Road.

GLASGOW — Glasgow Police Department Officer Mason Wethington and Lt. Justin Kirkpatrick told a group of students that one of the hardest parts about their job is when they have to respond to the scene of a wreck.

GLASGOW – Twenty years ago this week, Greg Fowler was reported by his wife as missing. He has yet to be found.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Candace Coyle, the new project site manager for Blue Grass Chemical Agent Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), announced that 30 mustard filled munitions had been successfully destroyed since the start of destruction on June 7.

Eastern Kentucky University welcomed more than 200 educators for a week-long summer program that refreshed their skills, introduced new ways of teaching and learned about the new Advanced Placement (AP) resources that are available to them.

With the hopes of opening within the next few weeks, the Sheltowee Falls Splash Pad has hit a major snag as announced during Monday’s City Council meeting.

After more than a year of reaching for accreditation, the Richmond Police Department was officially recognized as an accredited agency at Tuesday's city commission meeting.

CATLETTSBURG More than two years after a series of explosive Facebook posts appeared accusing them of improprieties, Ashland’s economic development director and a city police sergeant testified in court Monday in a defamation suit they filed against a local restaurant owner who made the online accusations.

After four structures that were once home to the Richmond City Schools were razed in January for updates at the Telford YMCA, many African American residents of Madison County had a piece of history erased as well, leaving many upset of the old schools' demolition.

CATLETTSBURG – A man who was inadvertently released from the Boyd County Detention Center in February was sentenced to a decade in prison on a variety of cases including a probation violation, third degree assault, forgery, and escape.

Nearly 70 investors, bankers, business owners and members of the community gathered Tuesday to set their sights on learning about options within Opportunity Zones during a comprehensive seminar at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center.

Nearly 100 people gathered on KY 801 North Tuesday to witness the Independent Stave Company break ground for their Commonwealth Cooperage, expected to create 220 jobs with a $66.5 million investment.

The once and possibly future attorney general Greg Stumbo made a stop in Somerset on Monday to connect with area Democrats and discuss issues, primarily his views on the opioid crisis.

GLASGOW — The Kentucky State Police is continuing its investigation into an Allen County murder that occurred along Stinson Lane in Allen County near the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

GLASGOW – The last section of the Glasgow-Barren County Veterans' Wall of Honor that was open had 55 tiles installed on it this month.

Over the last 40 years that Ervin Vanover has been involved with Special Olympics Kentucky, he says he has worn a lot of hats as a volunteer.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles issued a statement proceeding a publication of a legal opinion from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on hemp, clarifying that hemp is a legal agricultural crop that can be moved across state lines.

After decades of preparation and anticipation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, along with the instrumental community members and government officials, cut the ribbon to signify the beginning of chemical weapons destruction at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

China Bruce Taylor, 96, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Corbin, departed this life on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Lexington. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Taylor; father, Benjamin Elbert Bruce; mother, Sally Mahan Bruce …

Clay Reeves, 55, of Corbin, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at UK Medical Center in Lexington. Born in Jellico, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Walter Leon Reeves and Ornonia Saylor Reeves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Martha "Susie" Reeves a…