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(UPDATE) A Golden Alert for a Madison County woman has been cancelled. Barbara Pollard was found near Kirksville Elementary School at approximately 10:30 p.m. tonight.
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A Golden Alert has been issued for Barbara A. Pollard, 58 years old of Richmond, KY. Mrs. Pollard suffers from stages of dementia and was last seen in the area of Elk Garden Branch in Madison County at approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening. It is believed that Pollard left her residence on foot and she is described as a white female, approximately 5’7″ tall and weighing 120 lbs. She has hazel eyes, gray hair, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants.
Anyone with information about a possible location of Barbara Pollard is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at 1-800-222-5555 or at 859-623-2404.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Kenny Sandusky.
Lillian Pauline Poff Bailey, 85, of Richmond, passed away early Monday, May 11, 2015, at her home. She was born April 22, 1930, at Bobtown, near Berea, to the late David M. and Alma Cook Poff.
Mrs. Bailey was a former employee of Robinson Tool & Die, and a homemaker that loved her crafting, sewing and her flower garden. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a member of Wayside Christian Church of Berea.
Survivors include one daughter, Paula A. Varney and JD of Paint Lick; three sons, Marion “Marty” H. Bailey III and Rebecca of Mt. Vernon, William David Bailey and Charlotte of Waco and John R. Bailey and Doris of Waco; three (more…)
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The Red Lick Volunteer Fire Department is holding their 2nd annual open house with a free cook out dinner (donation jar by the door). There will also be a dessert auction to help raise money for new turn out gear as their present gear is approaching 10 years old. The event will be Saturday May 23, 2015 at the fire station at 699 Red Lick Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. If any one wants to bring a home made dessert to be auctioned off please feel free to do so.
Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will return the 3/10 mile clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” back to action this Saturday night May 23 as the track will present the inaugural running of the Finn Watson Memorial event, paying $2,000 to win for Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models and $800 to win for the REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models, along with a full racing program for Modifieds, KDRA Super Stocks, and Four Cylinders, while the Warlock Race (more…)
The Valley View Ferry in Madison County is closed until further notice due to downed power lines on the Madison County side of the river.
Authorities do not know how long the repairs will take. The ferry will reopen once the power line has been cleared.
Richmond, KY-May 16, 2015- Richmond Raceway was set to return to racing action after a week off, but Mother Nature would have other notions as she continues to not be a race fan in 2015 and track co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz have been forced to cancel the Saturday Night Showdown racing program that was scheduled for Saturday May 16, marking the third (more…)
BEREA COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBER, KATE EGERTON, CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN SELECTIVE SEMINAR ON ANCIENT GREECE
Katherine Egerton, Associate Professor and Program Chair of English at Berea College is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar on “Song Culture of Athenian Drama.”
CIC and the Center for Hellenic Studies recently selected 19 faculty members from Colleges all across the U.S. to participate in “Song Culture of Athenian Drama,” which will take place July 20–26, 2015, at the Center for Hellenic Studies campus in (more…)
The Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London, which provides coverage for Clay, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.
Berea College alumnus Bob Owen, ’77, a photo-journalist with the San Antonio Express-News was named finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious journalism competition in the nation, in the category of feature photography.
Owen and two of his colleagues were honored for what the jurors said were “chilling photographs that document the hard road Central American migrants must follow to seek refuge in the United States.”
Working along the Texas-Mexico border last year, Owen and his fellow photographers documented migrants from Central America. Owen also traveled through Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. In 2014, nearly 200,000—many of them children traveling alone—illegally crossed the Texas-Mexico border in an (more…)
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grant to Local Organization to Further Literacy and Education
Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Project Read/Madison County Literacy Council in Richmond a literacy grant in the amount of $5000 to support local literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $5.8 million in grants awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the company serves. Today’s grant announcements also bring the total impact of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s to over $100 million in grants to assist nearly six million people improve their lives through literacy and education since the (more…)
On Saturday, May 16, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. (more…)
On Sunday, May 17, nationally-known beekeeping author and Kentucky’s state apiarist Tammy Horn will present “Women and Bees” beginning at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
In her talk Horn will share information she has gathered in her travels around the world visiting contemporary beekeepers, as well as research from work with Appalachian archives. In historical artwork and archival manuscripts, there are glimpses of women apiarists as producers of queen bees, as beekeepers who capture run-away swarming bees and of some who “speak” to bees and (more…)