U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s State of the Union last night:
“I’d just like to say a word this morning about the President’s State of the Union speech.
“And let me say that I think Congresswoman McMorris-Rodgers did a great job representing our party and the people of Washington State’s 5th District last night.
“Frankly, I wish the President had laid out an agenda half as hopeful as the one she did.
“Because the State of the Union address is always an important moment for
Jan.21,2014 – April & Ryan McGuire – Brodhead – Boy
Jan.21,2014 – Kamishma & Rajamkumar Patel – Berea – Girl
Jan.21,2014 – Keri & Steve Lainhart – Berea – Girl
Jan.21,2014 – Britley & Miguel Diaz – Richmond – Boy
Jan.22,2014 – Ashley Riddell & Michael Thacker – Irvine – Girl
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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell recognized National School Choice Week in the Congressional Record and with an op-ed in Kentucky newspapers.
Senator McConnell wrote that National School Choice Week is an “ideal time to remember that school choice can be an important option for children… Over 10,000 young Kentuckians a year drop out of school, with little likelihood to return and reduced prospects for the future. Dropping out before graduating high school very often subjects kids to added hardship. Studies by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the average high-school dropout earns 42 percent
Hunting for Morels: An Interweaving of Poetry and Music
6:30 p.m. Thurs., February 6, at Richmond Branch of Madison County Public Library
507 West Main St., Richmond
4:00 Friday, February 7, at Berea Branch of Madison County Public Library
319 Chestnut Street, Berea
In this performance, Barbara Wade will read selected original poems, interspersed with music from a variety of traditions layed by Atossa Kramer on the recorder.
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Wednesday, January 29th, is the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay act being signed into law in 2009. This was a huge step and accomplishment – a huge step in women actually being able to address pay discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, this hasn’t solved the problem. A woman today still makes .81 cents for every $1 a man makes doing the same work.
This isn’t just about equality and fairness for women – although it is absolutely about that. 40% of households with children have a female as the breadwinner. When we aren’t paying women fairly, we are hurting entire families. This isn’t just a women’s issue – this is a family
Drug Arrests: On 01/26/2014 an Officer observed an occupied vehicle parked in the Folk Center parking lot. The driver had his head down and it appeared that he was passed out. The Officer made contact with him and observed a soda can with residue on it and a loaded syringe in the seat. The subject told the Officer that the syringe contained Percocet. A passenger in
Theft from Vehicle: On 01/20/2014, a resident in the 2100 block of Fayette Drive reported that several items had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle during the overnight hours of 01/16/2014. The following items were reported missing: a Dell Latitude laptop computer, model #E6400, in a black Targus bag; an unknown brand 80GB computer hard drive; a Sony Bloggie video camera, model #MHS-ST20; and a set of iPhone headphones. Estimated loss: $458.00
Theft from Vehicle: On 01/27/2014, a resident in the 600 block of North Street reported that an unknown brand white microwave oven/range hood combination and a pink Graco child booster seat had been stolen from her
On Monday, January 27, Bill Fort, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Richmond, led the opening invocation for the Kentucky State Senate at the invitation of Senator Jared Carpenter (R-Berea).
Fort was joined by Roy Madden, Dir. of Administrative Services for the church. Fort is an inspirational community leader for all of Madison County.
In America, education is one of the keys to success—but too many Kentucky children are trapped in failing schools. This week is National School Choice Week, an ideal time to remember that school choice can be an important option for children living in poverty.
Over 10,000 young Kentuckians a year drop out of school, with little likelihood to return and reduced prospects for the future. Dropping out before graduating high school very often subjects kids to added hardship. Studies by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the average high-school dropout earns 42 percent less than a high school graduate without a college degree. And these failures of our school system fall hardest on minority and
REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Dinner Bell Restaurant, 127 Plaza Dr., Berea 94%
Fairfield Inn & Suites Food Service, 227 Paint Lick Rd., Berea 100%
McDonald’s #4217, 109 Brenwood Dr., Berea 100%
Redi Mart #8, 1102 Paint Lick Rd., Berea 97%
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Madison County is actually having a Republican Primary race.
Churchill Weavers Building has been added to the National Historic Registry .
The Berea Citizen won 8 Kentucky Press Association awards.
The Berea Arts Council is “Stepping Out for Art” again.
Beth Myers shares the top 4 news stories in Berea each week. All About Berea is a brought to you by BereaOnline.com and The Berea Citizen.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell secured a long-awaited federal victory for industrial hemp production in Kentucky today as he obtained language in the final version of the Farm Bill that would allow state departments of agriculture to cultivate industrial hemp in agricultural pilot programs in states that already permit the growth and cultivation of industrial hemp. Senator McConnell crafted this language in order to give the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer the flexibility to cultivate hemp for pilot programs in Kentucky.
Following Senate and House passage of their respective Farm Bills, Senator McConnell, through his role as Senate Republican Leader, appointed Senate
Madison County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. As a result of the delay, there will be NO morning preschool or kindergarten.
Afternoon preschool and kindergarten will operate at regular time. Breakfast will not be served, but lunch will be served on regular schedule.
What does the two-hour delay option mean for parents and students?
A two-hour delay would be announced in the same way as a school cancellation. Please check all the local media including television stations, radio stations, the district website, the district’s Facebook page or the