Burglary Charges: On 07/07/2015, police charged Jacquan C. Shorter, age 25, Edgewood Drive, and Chad E. McAlister, age 40, Francis Street, were charged in connection with the unlawful entry into a residence and an associated theft.
At approximately 1:30 P.M., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Linden Street to investigate a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned that a female, later determined to be Shorter, had shown up at the residence and was communicating threats toward the residents and/or others. It was suspected that the incident was a continuation of an earlier dispute. However, the female had fled in a vehicle before police arrived.
Connie Carol Fearington Brosi, 72, of Berea, passed away on June 27, 2015, peacefully in her home surrounded by family following a long battle with cancer.
On Sunday June 28, she was buried at the Forever Wild Cemetery near Whitwell, TN, with a family ceremony.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday July 19th, at Pine Mountain Settlement School.
The school will offer some meals and overnight accommodations, and those who wish to attend are asked to notify them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Connie Brosi Memorial Fund at Pine Mountain Settlement School.
On Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at approximately 1:13 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on KY HWY 80 (5) five miles west of Manchester in Clay County.
Upon arrival Trooper Jarrod Smith determined that a 2008 Dodge Caravan operated by Nelson W. Collier, 32, of Manchester was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle in a curve, dropped off the westbound shoulder of the highway and struck a rock embankment head-on.
June 26, 2015 – Bridgette & Christopher Miranda – Richmond – Boy
June 26, 2015 – Kayla & Brian Mcqueen – Lily – Boy
June 26, 2015 – Amber Blanton & Logan Webb – Berea – Girl
June 27, 2015 – Shannon & William Downing – Berea – Boy
June 27, 2015 – Sarah Price – Waco – Girl
June 27, 2015 – Chelsa Creech & Kenneth Blaine – Richmond – Boy
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DUI/Drug Arrest: On 07/04/2015 a traffic stop was conducted on I-75 after the vehicle crossed over the center line several times. The driver of the vehicle had slurred speech and stated that she had taken numerous medications. A passenger in the vehicle was observed attempting to hide a pill bottle in the glove box. Inside of the vehicle they located two bottles of Gabapentin and one Clonazepam tablet.
Officers arrested 51 year old Delina Mayes of Berea KY and 50 year old Peggy Langford of Harrogate TN. Mayes was charged with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense and Illegal Possession of a Legend Drug. Langford was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Illegal Possession of a Continue reading Berea Police Report July 8, 2015→
The Berea College Archives has been selected to develop and host the Archives Leadership Institute for three years, 2016 – 2018. In support of the project, Berea College Archives has been awarded $243,954 by the National Continue reading Berea College Archives Receives Grant→
Whippoorwill Festival HomeGrown HideAways, 500 Floyd Branch Road July 9-12
Skills for Earth-friendly living. More than 60 workshops featuring old-time and traditional Appalachian living skills in a family-friendly atmosphere: Home canning, back yard chickens, how to play the banjo, and many more. A low-cost event with free tent camping, healthy home-cooked meals, guest speakers, campfires, mountain and bluegrass music, dancing, and workshops throughout the day.
On Friday, July 03, 2015 at approximately 11:55 PM, Trooper Jarrod Smith was on routine patrol in Clay County when he received a call about a woman whose vehicle became stranded in high flood waters on Jarvis Hollow RD.
Upon arrival, Trooper Smith observed the vehicle approximately 40 feet off the roadway in floodwaters that had reached the headlights. The lone female inside the vehicle was yelling for help and was unable to exit her vehicle. Fearing that the vehicle might be swept away in the rapidly rising water, Trooper Smith, with the help of Clay County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Garrison, tied a Continue reading Trooper Saves Woman from Flood Waters→
The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated their 133nd Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville on June 17-19, 2015. The convention was well attended by funeral directors, suppliers, and their families. As the attendees viewed all the new and improved merchandise, they were able to Continue reading Funeral Directors Association of KY→
City of Berea property tax bills are mailed one time per year, usually in October. Assessments are prepared by the Madison County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA). Property tax rates, due dates, penalty and interest amounts are determined annually by the Berea City Council based on assessed values provided by the Madison County Property Valuation Administrator (859-623-5410). Per Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) the owner for a particular tax year is determined by owner of record as of January 1 of that tax year. To view a list of Unpaid Berea Property Tax click on the following Continue reading 2014 Unpaid Berea Property Tax Bills→
Registration is open up to one hour before class time.
Whether your interest is writing for children, playing the dulcimer, or blacksmithing, the 5th Annual Berea Festival of Learnshops (July 10-26, 2015) has something for you. Select among workshops that last from two hours to three days to pursue your interest in sustainable living, culinary arts, collage, painting, Appalachian crafts, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, storytelling, literary arts, theatre, music, dance, Native American folk arts, bonsai, woodworking, gourd art, or professional development for educators. The Festival of Learnshops is Family Friendly, so bring your kids or grandkids, enroll them in the children’s activities or join an inter-generational class and create together.
Kentucky is home to over 2000 plants. Plus close to 600 that shouldn’t be here at all. These have made their way to Kentucky, many to the detriment of native plants, you know, the plants that native wildlife and insects depend on Continue reading Wild Kentucky Plants 7-11-15→
BCMS Girls’ Basketball try-outs will be July 13th and 14th at 3:30pm. The two practices will last approximately an hour, and parents should stop in after the second day to a quick informational session.
The girls MUST have their physical forms to Coach Hamilton before the beginning of tryouts.