McConnell on Senate Passage of a Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today after the Senate passed a bipartisan student loan reform bill:

“Passage of the bipartisan student loan reform bill shows that when Senate Democrats check their partisan, take-it-or-leave-it approach at the door, the Senate can pass important legislation that in this case helps all students. This is an issue that should’ve been a bipartisan slam dunk as proposals put forward by both the President and Congressional Republicans were strikingly similar. Unfortunately, many Senate Democrats were more intent on prioritizing politics over helping students and the President didn’t fully engage on this issue until after the deadline had passed. This bipartisan bill is what should’ve been agreed to weeks ago – a permanent reform, not a temporary fix. This important reform takes the decisions on interest rates out of the hands of politicians and protects both the taxpayer and students.”

Richmond Police Report July 24, 2013

CITED & RELEASED

CITED & RELEASED


RSP Arrest: On 07/23/2013, police charged Johnny G. Richardson, age 38, Ballard Drive, for receiving stolen property in connection with a theft from a vehicle.

At approximately 12:18 A.M., an officer was dispatched to the intersection of E. Kentucky Avenue and Westover Avenue in response to a report that two men were stealing items from vehicles in the area. Upon arrival, the officer met with a resident of the area and Richardson. The resident reported observing Richardson and another male possibly stealing from vehicles in the area and confronted the two men. Richardson remained at the scene but the other male fled. Richardson was in

After School Sign Ups Now Available

Tumble Shine

Tumble Shine

Tumble Shine Gymnastics will start after school sign ups August 1st. Please stop by the gym if you plan on signing your child up!!!

This will be Monday thru Friday 3:30pm-6:00pm snacks will be provided along with homework time and gym time.

Cost is $60 per week. For more information please call 859-985-7429.

Madison County Births (July 16 – 23, 2013)

Announcements

Announcements

Jul. 16,2013 Courtney & Jeremy Barnes Irvine boy
Jul. 16,2013 April & Daniel Shuler Irvine boy
Jul. 16,2013 Christie Lynch & Richard Robinson Paint Lick boy
Jul. 17,2013 Alma Gabbard & Brandon Perkins Manchester girl
Jul. 17,2013 Carmelle Robinson Richmond girl
Jul. 17,2013 – Shayna Callahan – Berea – Girl
Jul. 17,2013 – Shannon Matthews Curtis & Larry Gray – Richmond – Boy
Jul. 18,2013 – Patricia Walker & Jordan Lamb – Richmond – Girl
Jul. 18,2013 – Lonetta & Jacob Adams – Berea – Girl
Jul. 19,2013 – Tiffany & Michael Troy – Berea – Boy
Jul. 19,2013 – Kayla-Ann Houp & Brandon Swanson – Berea – Boy
Jul. 19,2013 – Erika & Anthony Northern – Berea – Boy
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President’s Latest Pivot Speech Long on Rhetoric, Short on Solutions

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s latest pivot speech and the need for real solutions to grow the economy and create jobs:

“I’m glad to see that Senate Democrats have finally ended their obstruction of the bipartisan student loan bill. It’s been weeks since the Democrats blew past the July 1 deadline they kept warning about, and it’s been even longer since the House passed a bill similar to the one they’re actually now agreeing to. But at least Democrats have finally stopped obstructing, and arguing. At least now they’re ready to put their partisan political fix aside and join President Obama and Congressional Republicans in enacting real, permanent reform for all

Suspect Caught After Taunting Police on Facebook

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

Richmond Police posted a Robbery 2nd case from Richmond Wal-mart on 07/22/2013. A female later identified by Facebook friends stole $117.00 worth of items and used force to get away. Thanks to your tips we found out that the suspect was a Christina Bratcher age 26 who later posted below the photo we posted that it was her and to catch her if we can with some ugly comments. The Richmond Police Bike unit arrested Christina Bratcher earlier and she was charged with Robbery 2nd in reference to the Wal-Mart case.

Earlier we posted a shoplifting case from T. J Max where two females ran out of the store. Christina Bratcher was also charged in that case, wearing a pair of the stolen sun glasses from T.J. Max when she was arrested. Christina Bratcher was also charged with Two counts of Trafficking in Synthetic Heroin. She was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

Madison Central High School 2013 Coach Bert Browne Show, 1

Berea Police Report July 24, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Sex Offender Arrest: On 07/18/2013 Officers were on Dinsmore Street conducting an investigation. They found that Christopher Lamb was a registered sex offender and was living on Dinsmore Street. Mr. Lamb had been living there for several weeks and had not registered the address.

Officers arrested 35 year old Christopher Lamb and charged him with Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration 2nd Offense.

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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 19, 2013

Food Service Inspector

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Angel Keepers, 1506 E. Irvine St., Richmond 94%
Redi Mart #9, 518 Glades Rd., Berea 97%
Speedway #8496, 101 Prince Royal Dr., Berea 96%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Mariachi’s Mexican Restaurant, 780 Chestnut St., Berea 88%
*Hot water at handwash sink found at less than 100 degrees.
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Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba


Aqua Zumba not sure what this is do it for FREE at Berea City Pool July 19th, 26th, Aug. 2nd & 9th from 9:45am – 10:30am!

Our instructor is Veronica w/ Fitness, Friends & Fun in Berea! Join us for four Friday mornings as we exercise in the water Open To The Public!

We’ll begin right on time so please be in the pool by 9:45am! Call Berea Parks & Recreation for further details 986-9402!

Richmond Police Report July 23, 2013

WANTED

WANTED


WANTED: Richmond Police are looking for Christina Bratcher age 26 for Robbery 2nd in reference to the incident that occurred at Richmond Walmart yesterday.

If you you know her location contact Ptl. Paul Hogan at 859 623-1162.
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Madison County Fiscal Court Meeting 07-23-2013

KSP Conducting Search in the Brookelyn Farthing Missing Person Case‏

Brookelyn Farthing

Brookelyn Farthing

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 7:00 am EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post began conducting a ground search in the Berea area in reference to the Brookelyn Farthing missing person investigation. A command post has been established at the Indian Fort Theatre which is located at 2047 Big Hill Road/Hwy 21 East of Berea.

This search is being conducted in conjunction with the Madison County Emergency Operations Center.

Richmond Fire Dept. Responds to Structure Fire

FIRE

FIRE

Crews from the Richmond Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 0155 Tuesday morning. When crew arrived they found smoke and fire coming from the rear of the building, a vacant house on Virginia Ave. The fire was quickly extinguished and crews cleared the scene at 0344. There were no injuries. No cause for the fire has been found and is under investigation.

Betty’s Bacon-White Cheddar-Chicken Sandwich

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Richmond Tourism Talk – Great American Festival 2013

July is Parks & Recreation Month

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

July is Parks & Recreation Month & we at Berea Parks & Recreation is celebrating with our community by finding you in our parks enjoying them! As we find you, we’ll give you a slip of paper each time, bring all the slips that you receive to our Celebration & you’ll be entered for our door prizes!

Our Celebration is Thursday, July 25th 6pm – 8pm City Park Shelter! We’ll have activities, booths set up, refreshments & door prizes! Details contact us at 986-9402. Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month with us in July!

Richmond Planning and Zoning Meeting

Meeting

Meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a regularly scheduled Business Session Meeting on Thursday, July 25th at 5:30 pm in the Commission Chambers of City Hall. This is a public meeting and citizens are encouraged to attend. The agenda will be available later this afternoon on the website http://richmond.ky.us/index.php/city-government/departments-commissions/planning-and-zoning .

Richmond Police Report July 22, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Parole Violation Arrest: On 07/19/2013, police arrested Opal D. Carpenter, age 27, McDaniel Avenue, on the strength of a parole violation warrant.

On 11/20/2012, Carpenter was convicted in the Madison Circuit Court for Forgery of a Prescription and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

On 06/03/2013, Carpenter was paroled.

On 06/20/2013, a Parole Violation Warrant was issued for Carpenter’s arrest after she violated the conditions of her parole, including absconding parole

Valley View Ferry Open on Weekends Again

Valley View Ferry

Valley View Ferry

The Valley View Ferry is open on weekends once again. The new operating hours are Monday through Friday – 6 AM to 6 PM. Saturday and Sunday – 8 AM to 8 PM. Closed on Christmas Day.

NOTE: The ferry may be closed in the event of high water, or for inspection/repair purposes. When the ferry is not operating, the suggested alternate route between Nicholasville and Richmond is US-27S to Lancaster in Garrard County, then KY-52E to Richmond. The suggested alternate route between Lexington and Richmond is I-75S.

The Valley View Ferry is a free service. It operates with funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the fiscal courts of Madison and Jessamine counties and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

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