Student groups at Berea College have planned a dynamic learning experience to provide a glimpse into what many immigrants and refugees endure when fleeing from their homes and seeking safety in a new community. The simulation, which begins at 1:00 p.m. on February 25, seeks to bring a balanced conversation to immigration policy that affirms both the perspective of refugees and that of the receiving community. Continue reading Berea College Student Groups To Hold Refugee Simulation “Walk A Mile in My Shoes”→
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet today issued a reminder to employers that it provides, at no charge, posters summarizing Kentucky’s wage and hour, wage discrimination, child labor, and occupational safety and health laws. Employers are required by law to display posters of these laws in a conspicuous and accessible place on the premise where any person is employed. Employers must also post a notice about its workers’ compensation insurance and certain information about the employee’s rights under workers’ Continue reading Labor Cabinet Offers Free Workplace Law Posters→
Robbery 1st Degree: On 02/17/2017, Richmond Police arrested Jesse Riddell 27 of North Madison Ave. and took him into custody for outstanding warrants. Riddell was the suspect in both recent robberies at CVS Pharmacy. and a search warrant for Riddell’s apartment on North Madison Ave. Officers located clothing worn by the suspect in the security video from both Continue reading Richmond Police Report Feb. 20, 2017→
The City of Berea recently honored Berea entrepreneur and national baking champion Meghan Smith, 19, in a resolution declaring Wednesday, February 22, 2017, as “Doodlebug Cake Day.”
Mayor Connelly’s proclamation comes on the heels of Smith’s second straight triumph on the Food Network show, Cake Wars. Smith became the youngest winner of Cake Wars in 2016, capturing the top spot on February 22 of last year. She was declared the 2017 winner in January. Referencing her back-to-back wins, the mayor praised Smith’s participation on the national stage, which he noted has focused the national spotlight on Berea Continue reading Doodlebug Cake Day in Berea This Wednesday→
Gov. Matt Bevin has joined with 25 other states in filing an amicus brief in Peruta v. San Diego County, an important Second Amendment case challenging the constitutionality of a California law restricting citizens’ rights to carry handguns outside their homes for self-defense.
Due to a water line break off Moberly Road in Richmond the Richmond Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for the entire city of Richmond. Due to the break many people do not have water service at the moment. A Richmond Utilities spokesman tells they have crews at the scene of the break working on the problem. Work will continue through out the night. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.
The Madison County Utility district along with the Kirksville Water District are under a boil water advisory as well.
Gary Harrison, age 60, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Saint Joseph Berea. He was born in Sand Gap on January 29th 1957. He was of the Holiness faith, loved to ride his motorcycle and was a great mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Harrison of Berea, KY., his father, Ralph (Vada) Harrison of McKee, KY., his daughters, Jennifer (George) Clark of Mount Vernon, KY., Christina (Jesse) Potter, two step daughters, Regina (Buddy) Durham and Sharon (Tim) Pigg all of Berea, KY., one step son, Curtis (Amber) Sparks of Paint Lick, KY., Continue reading Gary Harrison→
The Lower Towns of the Shawnees stretched along both sides of the Ohio River and was the strangest thing that Mary Ingles had ever seen. The blood-curdling screams of the residents when she arrived with her captors and other prisoners gave her goosebumps and put her in fear for her life and that of her children.
Marsha Carroll Erwin, age 66, of Scaffold Cane Road in Berea, passed away peacefully at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Marsha was born in South Carolina to the late Marshall L. and Marjorie Belle Platt.