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Georgetown police warn of Medicare scam circulating

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) — Georgetown police are warning of a Medicare scam making rounds in the community. The scammer made themself appear credible and trustworthy, according to a Facebook post from the police department. When the would-be victim of one of these calls said they felt more comfortable calling Medicare directly, the scammer hung up on them.

Madison Police Arrest Two On Narcotic Charges

August 7, 2022, Madison Police arrested Jeffrey D. Adams 49, Madison, Indiana, and Anna N. Hosmer 48, Madison, Indiana, on narcotic related charges. Madison Police Patrolman Curtis Shelpman executed a traffic stop on Ferry Street for an equipment violation. The vehicle was driven by Adams, with Hosmer a passenger. Patrolman...
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Mr. Thomas Lee “Tom” Adkins

Mr. Thomas Lee “Tom” Adkins, age 76, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 11, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Alfred Claude Adkins, whom preceded him in death and Muriel G. “Jean” (O’Day) Adkins. He was raised on a farm in Versailles, Indiana. Tom was a 1964 graduate of the Versailles High School where he enjoyed playing basketball. After high school, Tom enlisted into the United States Navy on November 16, 1964 in Versailles, Indiana with the rank of Seaman Recruit. Tom served in the Vietnam War and was overseas for two years and three months. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (One Bronze Star), Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon. Tom was transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves on November 18, 1968 in San Francisco, California. Tom was honorably discharged on November 15, 1970 with the rank of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Aircraft Handler Airman. On May 12, 1972, Tom was united in marriage to Normalene (Graves) Poling at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, Indiana. Tom and Normalene shared over 50 years of marriage together and was blessed with four children. Tom was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and for Randall’s Textron in Vevay, Indiana. He was later employed for McKay Gravure Systems in Florence, Kentucky for several years. Tom also worked for Red’s Package Store in Vevay, Indiana for several years. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and was active on the Honor Guard. Tom enjoyed fishing, playing cards and painting. He loved taking trips to Gatlinburg, Tennessee where he enjoyed taking his family and all his grandchildren for several years. Tom passed away at 4:27 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2022, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

Kentucky pastors, families enjoy Ark Encounter on day of encouragement

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (KT) – Pastors, staff members, spouses and their families from the North Central Region were treated to a day at the Ark on Tuesday. The one-day encouragement event drew about 200 to the spectacular Art Encounter for lunch, an encouragement with Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer Todd Gray and a day of exploring the Christian theme park.

'Four years is not long enough': Family of Serenity McKinney celebrate her 5th birthday days after remains identified

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — The family of Serenity McKinney celebrated what would have been her 5th birthday just days after her remains were positively identified. "Four years is not long enough, but we remember everything. We were lucky to get the pictures we got, the videos we got, and the memories we have with her. All of us. She touched everybody," said grandmother Aundria Wainscott.

1 charged after vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) – Georgetown police have made an arrest after a late-night crash left one person dead Monday. Police were called out to Champion Way between Lexus Way and This Way Home Drive at around 6:30 p.m. Monday night when a vehicle hit a pedestrian. Police said...

Woman charged after man fatally hit in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) Teresa Elam has been arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under controlled substance and failure to present a driver’s license, according to Assistant Chief Darin Allgood with the Georgetown Police Department. The victim was also identified as Jacob Charles, 28, of Georgetown. Allgood added the...

COMMENTARY: Kentucky is getting recognition nationally

Kentucky will open the season one of six teams in the Southeastern Conference ranked in the USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The coaches considered Kentucky the 21st best team in the nation, grouped in with top-ranked Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, Texas A&M (No, 7), Arkansas (No. 23) and Ole Miss (24) from the powerful SEC.

FIRST-PERSON: I spent a day at Crossings

When I tell most people the name of my hometown, they give me a puzzled look. When Kentucky Baptists hear of my hometown, they respond with a grin. Bagdad serves as the home of the longtime Kentucky Baptist camp, Cedarmore. I grew up just a few miles from the camp and spent my childhood attending camps, retreats and other events on its campus. However, the Cedarmore of today far exceeds the Cedarmore of my youth.

HBCU Updates: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

KSU joins Grow with Google’s HBCU Career Readiness Program to train 100,000 Black college students in digital skills by 2025. Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, is participating in the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, which helps Black college students at over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career workshops.

Gov. Beshear warns of flash flood watch for eastern Kentucky Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear announced a flash flood watch will be in effect from noon Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday across central and eastern Kentucky. According to a release by the governor’s office, slow-moving showers and thunderstorms will produce heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding. A cold front will move toward eastern Kentucky through Wednesday, which will create a favorable environment for storms with torrential downpours and could move many times over the same locations. Isolated to scattered flash flooding is possible.

Why Steph Curry, Damion Lee brought NBA Championship Trophy to Louisville's golf course

Steph Curry said former Louisville basketball player Damion Lee hit "the ultimate flex" during a round of golf on Monday in Simpsonville. Lee, whose L.E.E. Way Foundation hosted a charity golf scramble at the University of Louisville Golf Club, was seen pulling up in a golf cart with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy riding shotgun. Curry posted a video of the moment on his Instagram account. ...