FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2014) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) today honored 137 law enforcement officers from 119 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office receives his awardTwo from Lawrence County were recognized, Chief Deputy Mark Wheeler of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and Sgt. Steven Wilburn with the Louisa Police Department.
The fourth annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down by number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.
“Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts and child restraints save lives, each year hundreds of unrestrained motorists lose their lives on Kentucky roadways,” KOHS Director Bill Bell said before presenting the awards. “These officers, their Sgt. Steven Wilburn with the Louisa Police Department receives his award.departments and agencies render a great service for public safety by enforcing our occupant protection laws.”
There were 638 highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2013, with 483 killed in motor vehicles. Of those 483 fatalities, 278 were not wearing a seat belt.
“Kentucky’s seat belt usage rate increased with the passage of the primary law from 67.2 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2013,” Bell said. “It’s obvious that law enforcement is making a difference. However, there is still a great deal of work to be done — one fatality is too many.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts, when worn correctly, are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injuries to front-seat occupants by 45 percent – and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and minivans. Also according to NHTSA, child restraints reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers in passenger cars, and by 58 percent and 59 percent, respectively, in light trucks.
August 11, 2014
Frank and Dottie Castle to Kenneth and Carolyn Vanhoose for the sum of $110,000 a parcel of land in Lawrence County at Georges Creek.
Vena Hylton to Robert and Donna Debord for the sum of $30,000 a house located on the waters of Lick Creek of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy in Lawrence County containing a acre more or less.
Michael Ross to Grace Ross for the sum of $25,000 for moneys loaned to him for medical and living expenses and paying owed taxes a parcel of land in Lawrence County.
Pyllis Walker, 62, of Inez to Davis Conrad, 66, of Lovely
Shelly Young, 35 to Gary Robertson, 40, both of Louisa
Jill Thornton, 53, to Richard Thornton, 51, both of Hurricane, WV
Ella Moore, 19 to Tommy Reed, 19, both of Louisa
Jamie Mccoy, 29, of Adams to Robert Robertson, 25, of Louisa
Margaret Lovett, 19, of Belfry to Corey Frazier, 19, of Louisa
14-CI-00196 BRENDA SLONE VS DANNY SLONE DOMESTIC AND FAMILY
14-CI-00197 AMRICREDIT FINANCIAL VS. KEVIN DIXION CONTRACT
14-CI-00199 CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORP. VS. ELAINE CASTLE
14-CI-00200 ANGELA FITCH VS. DANNY FITCH SEPERATION AGREEMENT
14-CI-00201 ALLY FINANCIAL VS. RITA AKERS CONTRACT
14-CI-00202 PHILIP REYNOLDS VS. MICHAEL HOGAN OTHER
14-CI-00203 RODNEY VANHOOSE VS. LYNETTE VANHOOSE DIVORCE
14-CI-00205 CHERANDA BOGGS VS. JAMES PACK JR. CHILD AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
14-CI-00206 SHERRY SENTERS VS. ANGELEAH MAYNARD CHILD AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
14-CI-00207 SUSAN BOWEN VS. SHERRY MCCORMICK CHILD AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
14-CI-00208 KELLI DOOLEY VS. MACE DOOLEY CHILD AND MEDICAL SUPPORT
August 12, 2014;
Anthony Damron is shown with State Highway Engineer Steve Waddell, who is presenting him with a certification in recognition of his scholarship award. Photo of Ethan Erwin not available.PIKEVILLE – August 11, 2014 – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today that Anthony Damron and Ethan Kyle Erwin have been awarded KYTC scholarships to the University of Kentucky and Big Sandy Community and Technical College, respectively.
Damron, a 2009 graduate of Shelby Valley High School, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at UK. He was awarded a full scholarship, currently valued at $47,600. Part of the scholarship program is the opportunity to work for the Cabinet during the summer months as well a guaranteed full-time employment upon graduation. Students are chosen on the basis of high school performance, ACT scores, aptitude in math and science, and interest in engineering as a career. This scholarship was established by the Cabinet in 1948 and has been awarded to more than 1700 exceptional students from around the state. Damron is a son of Donna and Keith Damron of Lexington, formerly of Dorton.
Erwin, a 2011 graduate of Lawrence County High School, is pursuing an Associate of Science in Civil Engineering at BSCTC. He was awarded a full scholarship for the two-year program, currently valued at $11,000. Like Damron, he was chosen on the basis of high school performance, ACT scores, aptitude in math and science, and interest in engineering as a career. The Cabinet established this scholarship in 2009.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that 34 fiscal courts will receive refunds totaling $399,450 from mining permit and acreage fees. Last year, $381,400 was refunded.
The Department for Natural Resources collects mining permit and acreage fees and returns a portion of the fees to coal-producing counties for projects that the fiscal courts deem beneficial to their communities.
“Every effort is being made by this administration to help the mining industry extract coal in a manner that is safe, efficient and protective of our environment,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our coal-producing counties are our partners and these funds provide a direct benefit for their efforts.” Refunds range from $25 to $73,583. The following list includes the counties and refund amounts (rounded to the nearest dollar):
Bell County Fiscal Court $20,938 Boyd County Fiscal Court $125 Breathitt County Fiscal Court $32,038 Clay County Fiscal Court $6,675 Daviess County Fiscal Court $1,475 Elliott County Fiscal Court $1,675 Estill County Fiscal Court $11,050 Floyd County Fiscal Court $15,646 Harlan County Fiscal Court $20,467 Henderson County Fiscal Court $1,188 Hopkins County Fiscal Court $6,075 Jackson County Fiscal Court $62.50 Johnson County Fiscal Court $23,538 Knott County Fiscal Court $13,404 Knox County Fiscal Court $6,713 Laurel County Fiscal Court $650 Lawrence County Fiscal Court $7,313 Lee County Fiscal Court $850 Leslie County Fiscal Court $12,963 Letcher County Fiscal Court $10,963 Magoffin County Fiscal Court $25,713 Martin County Fiscal Court $17,133 McCreary County Fiscal Court $188 McLean County Fiscal Court $863 Morgan County Fiscal Court $25 Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court $5,575 Ohio County Fiscal Court $26,600 Owsley County Fiscal Court $479 Pike County Fiscal Court $73,583 Union County Fiscal Court $3,713 Webster County Fiscal Court $12,888 Whitley County Fiscal Court $14,425 Wolfe County Fiscal Court $275
The Department for Natural Resources is an agency of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
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