Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will return with racing competition this Saturday August 29 as the track will present the Saturday Night Showdown at the 3/10 mile red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”.
Of note, starting on Saturday August 29, drivers registration will close promptly at 5:45 p.m. to get everything set for the drivers meeting at 6:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin immediately following the drivers meeting around 6:30 p.m. The track encourages drivers to show up early to help in (more…)
The search party for Cal and Henan Fleming formed a line thirty feet apart and searched the densely thicketed hills, ravines, and caves. The Flemings were wanted for the murder of members of the Ira Mullins family near Pound Gap on May 14, 1892. Doc M. B. Taylor, the Red Fox of the Mountains, had already paid for his part, hanged on the gallows.
The famous author, John Fox Jr., a member of the police guard, knew the lawmen were in constant danger of being ambushed but also knew the search had to be continued. Later in the day several of the men came to a crossroads where they pondered which direction to take. They weren’t aware that the Flemings lay behind a log in the bushes just twenty to thirty yards (more…)
Beginning Monday, August 24, KY 490 in Rockcastle County will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at mile point 1.5 (Trace Branch Road) and ending at mile point 7.3 (KY 1955) as crews perform routine road maintenance.
The closure will occur daily at approximately 8:00 a.m. and will re-open at approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Work is expected to last one week. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.
Christian Nicole Simpson, 27, passed away August 15, 2015 at the UK Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1987 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Chrissy was a former employee of the Chrisman Mill Winery and a graduate of West Jessamine High School where she belonged to the 4H dog club and the volleyball team.
Survivors include parents, Reather Keith Simpson and Virginia Simpson, son John Patrick Simpson, sister Lissy Nicole Simpson, brother Kenneth Lee Embry “Trey” III, paternal grandfather James Edward Simpson (Ruthann), paternal grandmother Laura Agnes Simpson (Charles), paternal great (more…)
As Berea College’s new freshman class embarks on their journey of independence and discovery, this is what they experience during their first steps away from their loved ones. Truly, Berea College is an exceptional college with an unmatched commitment to promising students.
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us and have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are discussing what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to develop (more…)
The largest gathering of Appalachian writers in history will happen at Berea College on September 9 and 10. The Appalachian Symposium will be two days of public conversations focusing on the current state of the region’s literature and will feature keynote addresses by famed feminist author and activist bell hooks as well as Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning.
The free two day event is being directed by Silas House, a writer and the NEH Chair of Appalachian Studies at Berea College. “The Appalachian Symposium is a gift from Berea College to the region, a chance for the public to spend time listening to their favorite writers discuss some of the most pertinent issues shaping the region right now,” House says. “Each session will be ‘front porch style,’ so that audience members feel as if (more…)
Theft Charges: On 08/19/2015, police charged David Green, age 33, Lexington, for his involvement in several theft offenses.
On 04/22/2015, a representative of Merle Norman, Merchant Drive, reported that a gold “Forever Love” ring made in a hearts pattern had been stolen from the store. The ring was valued at $325.00. Subsequent investigation indicated that a male who periodically washes the windows at the store was the person responsible for the theft. That person was ultimately identified as Green.
On 05/06/2015, a warrant was issued for Green’s arrest, charging him for (more…)
If you choose to drink and drive in Kentucky – beware. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is supporting state and local law enforcement during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 21 through Sept. 7.
The nationwide impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement and high-profile events, and is supported by national paid advertising provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
“Law enforcement officers aggressively patrol for impaired drivers year-round,” KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell said. “However, by joining this effort, they are making Kentucky’s roadways safer for everyone during the heavily- (more…)