KSP Participates in Multi-State Enforcement Initiative

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police is participating in a combined enforcement effort with other state police agencies to target seatbelt use and proper child safety seat use. This combined initiative, known as the 6-State Trooper Project, runs from Monday, May 18, through Monday, May 25. In addition to the Kentucky State Police, other participating agencies will be the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

In the event of a crash, seatbelt use can increase your chances of survival by up to 60%.
An unbelted person hitting a windshield in a 40-mph crash would feel the same force as hitting the ground after falling off a five-story building.
Kentuckians pay over $2 billion each year for car crash victims. Citizens not Continue reading KSP Participates in Multi-State Enforcement Initiative

Senators McConnell & Markey Partner on National Effort to Address Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue a Surgeon General’s Report and Call to Action on prescription drug and heroin abuse. With the opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions in Massachusetts, Kentucky and states across the nation, the Senators sent a letter to HHS requesting the Surgeon General report and additional information on HHS’s plan to measure progress on the recently-announced federal initiative to reduce opioid overdose deaths and addiction.

“Our home states of Massachusetts and Kentucky have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic,” write the lawmakers in the letter to HHS Continue reading Senators McConnell & Markey Partner on National Effort to Address Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis

Effective Communication Strategies

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and Continue reading Effective Communication Strategies

Opening Day

Berea City Pool
Berea City Pool

The opening day for the Berea City Pool will be May 23, 2015 however the pool will be CLOSED from May 26-29 but will reopen for the 2015 season Saturday, May 30th thru Sunday, August 9th 2015.

POOL HOURS: Monday – Saturday 11:00am-6:30pm Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm
DAILY RATES: Adults – $4.00 (18 & Older) Children – $3.00 (17 & Under) Anyone after 4:30pm – $2.00

Families or Individuals 18 & Over 100 visits – $150.00 10 visits – $30.00

Individuals 17 & Under 25 visits – $50.00 10 visits – $20.00

For more information, call Parks & Rec at 986-9402

Memorial Day A Time to Remember and Appreciate Freedoms We Have Been Given

Marie Rader
Marie Rader

One of our greatest presidents and Kentucky native, Abraham Lincoln, once said of our country, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” That quote comes to mind as we gather in the coming days to honor those who have fought and died in wars foreign and domestic to continue to guarantee the freedom that makes us the envy of other nations and their people around the world.

By the time we gather for Memorial Day, Kentucky will have selected candidates to represent both parties for the office of Governor and Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and other statewide offices. According to data released days before the May primary election, the Secretary of State’s Office Continue reading Memorial Day A Time to Remember and Appreciate Freedoms We Have Been Given

City Brush Pick Up Delayed

Berea KY
Berea KY

Due to unforeseen events, there will be a delay in Brush pick-up service for the month of May.
Brush pick-up, which normally would have begun today, May 18th, will instead begin on Friday, May 22, and will continue next week until the entire route has been completed. We apologize in advance for any confusion this delay has created.

If you have any questions, please contact the public works office at 986-8792.

Kentucky Workers Need Better Trade Policies, Not Worse

Jason Bailey
Jason Bailey

When the U. S. Senate blocked giving the president fast-track negotiating authority for a new trade deal last week, it took a stand for a fairer approach to trade that’s especially important to workers in manufacturing-heavy states like Kentucky.

The country’s large and growing trade deficit is a big, but often unrecognized, reason we lack the jobs we need. A trade deficit occurs when a country buys more from other countries than it sells abroad. After decades of relatively balanced trade, the U. S. trade deficit began growing in the late 1990s and now has swelled to $500 billion a year.

A major cause of the trade deficit is the elevated value of the U. S. dollar compared to other currencies. But the high value of the dollar isn’t the result Continue reading Kentucky Workers Need Better Trade Policies, Not Worse

Murder on Cumberland Avenue (Part 2)

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

A good man is gunned down. It was a pleasant Tuesday evening in Middlesboro, Kentucky. The streets were quiet as John Colson and William Miller exited the Colson Building with a chuckle, and paused briefly on the sidewalk of Cumberland Avenue, the main street of the mountain town. It was 7:50 p.m., June 1, 1897.

“Good evening, Mr. Colson,” a passerby voiced reverently as the two men sauntered around the corner on their way to the vacant lot where their horses were hitched. “Good evening, Mr. Miller.”

Colson, a city councilman and former Bell County sheriff, was a successful businessman and town leader. William Miller was part owner of Miller and Rains Distillery, of Cumberland Gap, one of the largest distilleries in eastern Continue reading Murder on Cumberland Avenue (Part 2)

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You : Creating a Better Lifestyle for Healthy Aging

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these Continue reading Healthy Habits for a Healthier You : Creating a Better Lifestyle for Healthy Aging

KSP Issues Golden Alert for a Madison County Woman

Golden Alert
Golden Alert

(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.

(ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW)
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.

Obituaries May 10-17, 2015

Lillian Pauline Bailey
Lillian Pauline Bailey

Lillian Bailey

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 Continue reading Obituaries May 10-17, 2015

Free Cook Out Dinner

Red Lick  Volunteers
Red Lick Volunteers

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.

Finn Watson Memorial Rolls at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

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 Continue reading Finn Watson Memorial Rolls at Richmond Raceway