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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Rep. George Brown Jr., files bill re-establishing Old Governor’s Mansion as home for lieut. gov.

George Brown Jr
George Brown Jr

One of the country’s oldest executive residences would again be the Frankfort home for lieutenant governors under legislation that state Rep. George Brown Jr. has filed during this year’s legislative session.

“The Old Governor’s Mansion has a long and storied history, both as home for governors and then lieutenant governors,” said Rep. Brown of Lexington. “It last served in that capacity in 2002, when former Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry moved out for extensive Continue reading Rep. George Brown Jr., files bill re-establishing Old Governor’s Mansion as home for lieut. gov.

ACOUSTIC BLUESMAN ERIC BIBB TO PERFORM IN KY

Eric Bibb
Eric Bibb

Acoustic bluesman, Eric Bibb will be at the Clifton Center in Louisville, KY Thursday February 4, 2016, Danville at Weisiger Theatre on Friday February 5, 2016 and will also be appearing at Berea College on Thursady February 11, as part of the Stephenson Memorial Concert Series.

Eric is currently on tour in support of his latest album, Lead Belly’s Gold, which is a tribute to the blues and Continue reading ACOUSTIC BLUESMAN ERIC BIBB TO PERFORM IN KY

Daily Finance Recognizes Berea’s No-Tuition Model

Berea College
Berea College

A newly published article by Daily Finance that focused on lower costs for higher education included Berea College. The article highlights the handful of schools and military academies in the United States that do not charge tuition. Many students’ families, unable to keep pace with rising tuition costs, are seeking affordable options. Berea is noted in the article as a liberal arts college that also includes a required labor component for all students, who also must demonstrate financial need. Read the full Continue reading Daily Finance Recognizes Berea’s No-Tuition Model

Business Babes Elevator Pitches

Business Babes Society
Business Babes Society

We’ve heard your feedback! Many of our Babes have requested more meetings per year where we are able to get to know each other and our businesses better. So at least three meetings this year will focus on member-to-member (and guests!) networking opportunities in different formats. Tonight each member will have 60 seconds (yes, you’ll be timed) to Continue reading Business Babes Elevator Pitches

BEVIN TO JOIN 800+ FOR RALLY IN THE ROTUNDA

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

Governor Matt Bevin will greet more than 800 individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates and service providers as the 874K Coalition rallies in the Capitol Rotunda at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Disabilities Awareness Day in the Commonwealth. Several Kentuckians with disabilities will tell their stories and describe the returns they are making on investments in their services and supports. Legislators will also address the United 874K Coalition members at the rally. Continue reading BEVIN TO JOIN 800+ FOR RALLY IN THE ROTUNDA

The Wilderness Road, part 10

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Introducing Simon Girty

Simon Girty was one of the most hated men in early America. In the late 1700’s he became a white leader of Indians, a traitor to his own race. He was a liaison between the British and native American tribes during the American Revolution.

In author Stephen Vincent Benet’s fictitious work “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and in the movie with the same name, Simon Girty was said to be “the renegade who saw white men burned at the stake Continue reading The Wilderness Road, part 10

OBITUARIES JAN. 24-31, 2016

Robert Anglin
Robert Anglin

Robert Benjamin Anglin

Robert Benjamin “Bob” Anglin, 91, of Berea, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Berea Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a Mt. Vernon native born June 27, 1924, son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Clara Frances Williams Anglin.

Bob, as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was a WWII U. S. Navy veteran, farmer, land owner, member of VFW Barbourville Post, B.J’s Conway Coffee Club, Hardee’s Mt. Vernon Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 24-31, 2016

Andy Barr Sixth District Report

Andy Barr
Andy Barr

Dear Friend,

Tomorrow, I’ll travel back to Washington where Congress will reconvene for the first time since snow storms brought our nation’s capital to a halt. And while I haven’t been to Washington in a couple of weeks, the job of representing the people of Kentucky’s Sixth District never stops.

While a lot of work remains to be done in Washington, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit with so many Kentuckians over the last two Continue reading Andy Barr Sixth District Report

We Have Moved

City of Berea
City of Berea

Effective 01/28/2016, the Berea Codes & Planning Department has moved from City Hall to the former Mitchell Tolle Gallery at 633 Chestnut Street.

The phone number is still 986-8528. Hours of operation are 8:00am- 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Governor Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past eight years.

Governor Bevin laid out several priorities in his executive budget recommendation that will ultimately strengthen Kentucky’s financial foundation. I really applauded his efforts to protect those who protect us by increasing salaries for the Kentucky Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Job Opportunities

Berea KY
Berea KY

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

Tourism Program Director

The Program Manager has operational and management responsibilities for programming, process and effort of initiatives of the Berea Tourism Commission, including Festival of Learnshops, HOW program, and Make It, Take It, Give It, and Studio Artists at Berea; performs work as directed by the Executive Director; performs related work as required.

Applicants should possess a Bachelors degree in business, public administration, communications, advertising, marketing, graphics, Continue reading Job Opportunities

KSP POST 11, LONDON TO HOST THE 2016 TROOPER JASON VANHOOK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT

KSP
KSP

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London is hosting the 2016 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, April 23, 2016. It will be held at the General Burnside Island State Park Boat Ramp located at 8801 South HWY 27, Burnside, KY.

Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat ( 2 people per boat ) with a 5-fish limit. Payout will be Continue reading KSP POST 11, LONDON TO HOST THE 2016 TROOPER JASON VANHOOK MEMORIAL BASS TOURNAMENT