Madison County

Politics & Government

Central Kentucky families of overdose victims give top U.S. prosecutor plenty to think about

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch took part Tuesday in events in Richmond and Lexington to raise awareness of the dangers of abusing heroin and prescription painkillers, speaking with people who have lost loved ones to overdoses and to students. Authorities said abuse of the drugs has reached crisis levels in some places, including Kentucky, which has one of the highest overdose death rates in the United States. The Obama Administration is pushing several efforts to attack the problem, including $1.1 billion in new spending for treatment.

Madison County

Deficient welds at weapons plant mostly repaired, but at what cost?

The repair of more than 4,000 deficient welds at the Blue Grass Army Depot chemical-weapons destruction plant in Madison County is nearly finished, but the materials and labor for that work will cost $15 million. The repairs took less time than anticipated because the exotic materials were acquired more quickly than was originally estimated. No litigation has been filed in connection with deficiencies at the plant between Richmond and Berea.

Videos

Silver Star ceremony for Lexington Catholic graduate, Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland

Lt. Gen. Brad Heithold, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, led the ceremony for Lexington Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland where his parents, retired Col. Mark Roland and his wife, Barbara, received the Silver Star awarded their son. Roland sacrificed his own life to protect those of the Army Special Forces team and supporting personnel that were with him in Afghanistan in August, according to the military.
Air Force Special Operations Command
Silver Star ceremony for Lexington Catholic graduate, Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland 1:09

Silver Star ceremony for Lexington Catholic graduate, Air Force Capt. Matthew D. Roland

Ron Hink on chemical weapons destruction in Madison County 0:49

Ron Hink on chemical weapons destruction in Madison County

Video: Officer Daniel Ellis Funeral 1:48

Video: Officer Daniel Ellis Funeral

Eddie Gran likes the way his Cats finished 3:18

Eddie Gran likes the way his Cats finished