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General Conway Announces Indictment of Jefferson County Man on Child Porn Charges

FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 23, 2013) – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a Louisville, Ky. man following an investigation by his Cybercrimes Branch. On Dec. 18, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted 62-year-old Kerry Trinkle on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

 

On Sept. 13, a search warrant was executed at Trinkle’s Louisville business, Jackson TV & Electronics, following an investigation that began in August by General Conway’s Cybercrimes investigators. A forensic exam on computers taken from Trinkle’s business discovered more than 13,000 images depicting the sexual abuse of children.

 

Possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor are Class D felonies. Each count is punishable by one to five years in prison.

 

Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched 375 child pornography investigations and seized more than 422,600 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

 

For additional information on cybersafety in Kentucky, visit General Conway’s Cybersafety Page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.

 

A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

LEXINGTON CENTER MUSEUM & GALLERY AND PAUL MILLER FORD TO DELIVER 300 TEDDY BEARS TO CHILDREN TODAY

LEXINGTON,KY (December 23, 2013) — Lexington Center Museum and Gallery, with the support of Paul Miller Ford, today will help spread a little joy by delivering 300 teddy bears to pediatric patients and less fortunate children this holiday season.  Bears were collected through a Teddy Bear Drive, inspired by “Polar, the Titanic Bear,” which was sponsored by the museum and auto dealer joined throughout December. Together, the two entities had a mission to bring a smile to children’s faces.

Donors received a coupon for $2 off any adult admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.  The bears are wrapped and will be delivered starting at 3:00 p.m. today, December 23.

Half of the teddy bears will be delivered to pediatric patients at regional St. Joseph Hospitals.   The other half of the bears will be distributed to less fortunate children in Eastern Kentucky through cooperation with WKYT/WYMT TV.

For more details about the teddy bear drive, contact Exhibit Coordinator, rista Greathouse at (859) 227-2326.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition continues through the holidays until January 26th.  Hours of operation are Sunday thru Thursday 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday 10 am to 10 pm. throughout January 26, 2014. For more Information, including how to purchase tickets, visit www.lexmuseum.com

What Do Men Need?

Many women believe it is the man’s job to make her happy. There is typically less discussion about what women can do to help the man to feel good. I will give you some ideas about what men need, and the rest is up to you.

Men need to feel like men, not like little boys. If they are criticized and berated all the time, then you become like a mother. He will rebel, get angry, or shut down if you do this, thus creating a whole new list of things for which to be criticized. Also, he will not feel attracted to a mother figure.

A man wants to feel valued and appreciated. This is what you gave him in the early stages of your relationship. You made him feel like he was the most wonderful man on earth, and you were so lucky to have found him. He basked in the glow of your love, and likely gave much back in return.

Often, after the romantic fervor dies down, women try to change men. Slowly, she begins to pick at him for all of his nasty little man ways. Whether it is socks on the floor,  the toilet seat left up, or splashes on the mirror, he slowly loses his status as most wonderful man on earth. Gradually more and more items are added to the list of his deficiencies, so soon he feels as though he cannot do anything right.

Men need us to recognize they are not women, and so some of our ways do not come naturally to them. They want us to be able to concentrate on all that is positive about them, to see what they do contribute. They want us to be proud of them-to see them as winners.

Most men like to be shown affection, and yes, they like sex. It is not simply a physical thing. They like the closeness, and it makes a man feel good to know he has pleased his woman.

A woman who thinks as much about giving to her partner as she does about what she is getting, will be rewarded. Love is not simply something you give to another, but it is also something that is co-created by a couple. You can love someone, but it is the “being loving” that gives life and power to your love.

 

Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.  For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca

LCCHS students clean river, win PRIDE award

WHITESBURG, KY — For serving as good stewards of the Kentucky River, the Letcher County Central High School PRIDE Club has earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award.  

These Letcher County Central High School PRIDE Club members earned a PRIDE award for volunteering to clean the Kentucky River on Nov. 23. Kneeling (left to right): Cassidy Breeding, Kacey Trout, Amber Crawford and Kennedy Breeding. Back Row (left to right): Cody Baker, Jarrett Fields, Danielle Cuellar, Regina Donour, Mason Salyers, Jarod Sexton, Austin Aversole, Antonio Acevedo, Joshua Smith and Dustin Watts
These Letcher County Central High School PRIDE Club members earned a PRIDE award for volunteering to clean the Kentucky River on Nov. 23. Kneeling (left to right): Cassidy Breeding, Kacey Trout, Amber Crawford and Kennedy Breeding. Back Row (left to right): Cody Baker, Jarrett Fields, Danielle Cuellar, Regina Donour, Mason Salyers, Jarod Sexton, Austin Aversole, Antonio Acevedo, Joshua Smith and Dustin Watts

The club members volunteered on Nov. 23 for a cleanup organized by Headwaters, Inc., a local community watershed group in Whitesburg. They joined volunteers from Headwaters and AmeriCorps to remove trash and other debris that had been making it difficult for canoes to navigate the river. 

“The Letcher County Central High School PRIDE Club got up early on a cold Saturday morning to get dirty and clean up their environment,” said Evan Smith, who is president of Headwaters. “The students cleaned up over a half-mile of the North Fork of the Kentucky River and collected a truckload of garbage in just a few hours.” 

“This event showed the students’ dedication to bettering their community and that their environmental education goes beyond the classroom,” Smith added. “The students learned that if we can clean up aesthetic problems like litter then we have beautiful natural resources that are ours to enjoy.” 

“Volunteering for this local cleanup project was a great hands-on lesson in stewardship,” said PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson, who presented the plaque yesterday.  

“I thank the club members for taking responsibility for the river, which is so important to their community’s health and economy,” Johnson said. “They are on the right track to be excellent stewards of Letcher  County’s beautiful landscape in the future.” 

“We also want to thank Regina Donour for her leadership,” Johnson added. “As the PRIDE Club sponsor, Ms. Donour has inspired countless teenagers over the years. She has made a difference in their lives and this community.” 

Headwaters, which is a nonprofit organization, formed five years ago to improve the watersheds in Letcher County. The group envisions a community where citizens are committed to and take responsibility for clean water and a desirable environment necessary for a thriving and diverse economy based in responsible business and local investment. 

To be informed about opportunities to clean up local streams and build the infrastructure to encourage more people to canoe the North Fork, follow Headwaters at www.facebook.com/kyheadwaters. 

The PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award rewards creative, effective ways of promoting environmental awareness and stewardship. PRIDE presents one award each month to a school within the 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. 

Follow PRIDE online at www.facebook.com/EasternKentuckyPRIDE.

Maxine Saint Obit

Maxine Saint, 55, Jackson passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, at her residence.  She

Maxine Saint
Maxine Saint

was preceded in death by husband, James David Saint; daughter, Lisa Marie Saint; mother, Mable Matney; two brothers, Rex Honaker and Tommy Honaker; two sisters, Hazel Clark and Jackie Melson.  She is survived by one son, David Lee Saint of Jackson; father, Virgil Honaker of Hardshell; two brothers, Ronnie Honaker of Jackson, Randell Honaker of Florida; one half brother, Roy Matney of West Virginia; two sisters, Bonnie Honaker of Jackson, Corby Clark of Indiana; one grandson, Cameron Aiden Lee Saint.  Funeral Fri., Dec. 27, 12:00PM at Breathitt Funeral Home with Rev. Emmitt Campbell officiating.  Burial in the Fugate Family Cemetery at Hardshell.  Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Courtney Holbrook Obit

Courtney Holbrook
Courtney Holbrook

Courtney Collen Holbrook, 28, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Ky. River Medical Center in Jackson.  She was preceded in death by brother, Richard Holbrook.  She is survived by parents, Jim & Judy Holbrook of Jackson; four brothers, JR (Sara) Greeley of MI, Bobby (Dawn) Hoffman of Jackson, Scott Holbrook of OH, Rodney Lowe of IN; five sisters, Mary Hollon of Vancleve, Susan Miller (Harold Armstrong) of Vancleve, Melissa Taulbee (Freddie Pelfrey) of Vancleve, Connie Holbrook of IN, Debbie Holbrook of FL; host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Armon Nichols officiating.  Burial in the Holbrook Cemetery at Strong Fork.  Pallbearers – Robert Hoffman, Anthony Holbrook, Harold Armstrong, Nolan Herald, Billy Dieringer, Travis Nichols.  Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Herman Campbell Obit

Herman Campbell
Herman Campbell

Herman Campbell, 65, Clayhole passed away Sun., Dec. 8, at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lovins Campbell; his parents, Lee Campbell and Bertie Fugate Campbell Neace; three brothers, Lewis, Jesse, Omer.  He is survived by two sons, Lee Daniel (Melissa) Campbell of Clayhole, Delbert Campbell (Marlena Jones) of Clayhole; five brothers, Hobert Campbell of Southfork, Roy Campbell of Lost Creek, Lee Campbell Jr of War Creek, Ola Campbell of Noctor, Cornelius Neace Jr. of Vancleve; five sisters, Snowymae Gayheart of Hazard, Romanie Marshall of Byron, IL, Geneva Baker of War Creek, Becky Miller of Southfork, Lavernie Neace of Hazard, two stepbrothers, Earnest Neace of Cynthiana, Isaac Neace of Cynthiana; five granddaughters, Kasey Leigh Campbell, Asheley Jade Campbell, Kinsey Tianna Fern Campbell, Riley Jayden Ritchie, Sherissa Ann Napier, two grandsons, Brantlee James Campbell, Jeremiah Trey Little.  Funeral services Friday, Dec. 13, 12PM.  Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Norma Christine Watts Obit

Norma Watts
Norma Watts

Norma Christine Watts, 81, Lost Creek passed away Sun. Dec. 8, at her residence.  She was the widow of the late Thaddeus Watts and the daughter of the late Ben and Ethel (Halsey) Madden.  She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Elmer, Vernon, Lee, Harold, R.C.; two sisters, Elsie, Martha; grandson, Matthew McKnight.  She was a member of the Neace Memorial Church at Ned.  She is survived by two sons, Douglas (Vicki) Watts of Vancleve, Darrell Watts of Watts; three daughters, Beverly (Ralph) Neace of Ned, June (Roger) Barnett of Lost Creek, Lisa (Derek) McKnight of Jackson; one special sister-in-law, Helene Madden; twelve grandchildren, Gregory Watts, Eric Lindon, Travis Watts, Jeremy Lindon, Wesley Watts, Andrea Neace, Jared Neace, Dustin Barnett, Megan McKnight, Courtney McKnight, Sarah Watts, Rebecca Watts; seven great grandchildren, Brandon Watts, Landen Watts, Micah Haney, Noah Barnett, Mattie Barnett, Rhiannon Epperson, Waverly Watts.  Funeral Thursday, 1PM at Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Collins officiating.  Burial in Jackson Cemetery.  Pallbearers – Gerald Madden, Jared Neace, Wesley Watts, Dustin Barnett, Jeremy Lindon, Eric Lindon, Travis Watts, Greg Watts.  Honorary pallbearers – Ralph Neace, Derek McKnight, Roger Barnett, Dean Smith, Helene Madden.  Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wilson Baker

Wilson Baker
Wilson Baker

Wilson Baker, 81, Jackson passed away Fri., Dec. 6, at the Pikeville Medical Center.  He is survived by three sons, Wilson Jr. (Becky) Baker of Scottsburg, IN, Douglas (Elizabeth) Baker of Jackson, Darren Baker of Jackson; three daughters, Darlene (Cecil) Howard of Jackson, Gail (A.B.) Howard of Jackson, Clair (Greg) Center of Commiskey, IN; two brothers, James Baker of Booneville, Ervin Baker of Booneville; one sister, Geraldine Herald of Booneville; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren.  Funeral services Wed., Dec. 11, 12PM at the Breathitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.John Abner and Rev. Joe Powlas officiating.  Burial in Baker Cemetery at Booneville.  Breathitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Positive Energy

Most of us would not knowingly ingest a toxic substance or breathe poisonous fumes. It is challenging to maintain the awareness that negative thoughts are just as toxic to our lives. When we think a negative thought, it is like we are inhaling negative energy deep into our psyches, and it will surely poison our bodies, our relationships, and our social environment.

 

A negative thought may take the form of a judgment, a criticism, labeling someone, or generally not seeing the positive in life. When we think negatively, we distance ourselves from other people, and from the world. Positive energy is expansive. Negative energy contracts – we feel tightness in our bodies, and interactions with others become strained or constricted. Positive energy opens our hearts – negative energy closes them. An open-hearted person is radiant and a joy to be around. A closed-hearted person tends to pull back from life, and so it is harder to get close.

 

Naturally, they then find the world to be less warm and accepting than the open-hearted soul. I do believe open-heartedness is our natural state – it is associated with higher levels of physical health. I have also taught the principles of open-hearted living to children, and they grasp it readily. They practice it, and teach it to others, because it feels so right, and so good to them.

 

The more we practice open-heartedness ourselves, the easier it becomes to recognize when our heart is closing. If we open it right up again, miraculously, the hearts of those around us seem to open as well.

 

Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.  For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca