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Local Law Enforcement Warn Public of Social Media Scams

Local law enforcement are warning the public of scam ads on social media. Many scams are popping up on Facebook. 

“If ad prices are extremely low, there are a lot of comments about people being satisfied with purchases even though the ad just started, there are grammatical errors, and they accept PayPal or other online financial services for payments, it’s a pretty sure bet that the ad is a scam,” says Public Information Officer John Thomas. He urges anyone with any questions to contact the police department.

Bernheim Nature Walks Begin Today

Beat the heat with Bernheim Forest’s new morning activity. They will be offering midweek nature walks starting today.

“The midweek nature walks are an opportunity to experience the trails, but to do it with a Bernheim naturalist. The naturalists are just a wonderful resource of information about the plants, animals, the processes and the cycles that are happening at Bernheim on that trail, on that day. So it’s a more intimate look at the nature that’s happening in Bernheim,” says Dan Pascucci. Pascucci serves as the Family and Youth Program Manager. 

These walks are happening every Wednesday beginning today from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information on events happening at Bernheim, visit

Nolin Sends Crews to Louisiana in Response to Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida has impacted the greater part of Louisiana. Early this morning, crews from Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative were sent down to Louisiana to help with the aftermath. “Our Nolin and Wide Open crews left out this morning for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We’re not exactly sure at this point how long they’re going to be staying there. We do know there was significant damage. Last we heard, there’s over a million residents without power at this point,” says Nolin Communications Manager Sarah Fellows. While there, Nolin and Wide Open Utility Service employees will help with DEMCO, the largest co-op in the state of Louisiana.

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Meade County

Yesterday afternoon, Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle collision in Meade County. According to State Trooper Scotty Sharp, at approximately 2:58 p.m. EST, the KSP Post 4 received a call from Meade County Dispatch requesting assistance near the 21,000 block of Kentucky 313 in Meade County. The preliminary investigation revealed that Jason Anderson, age 45 of Golden, CO., was traveling north on KY 313 in a 2018 Buick Encore SUV. For unknown reasons, Anderson’s vehicle crossed the centerline and into the path of a semi-truck trailer being driven by Rodney Bearinger, of Alberta, Canada.

Anderson was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Meade County Coroner’s Office, while Bearinger was transported to Baptist Health Hardin with minor injuries. 

The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Tyler Lynch.

Overdose Awareness Day in the Commonwealth

In honor of Overdose Awareness Day in Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear has directed that all flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset this evening. This day is a global event to raise awareness of drug overdoses and to remember those that have died or have a permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose. The governor encourages the commonwealth to join in this tribute.