Enjoy Fireworks Safely

EMA/CSEPP

EMA/CSEPP

This message is sent on behalf of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)/Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP):

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under the age of 15 years old.

As the July 4th holiday approaches, the Home Safety Council urges families to enjoy fireworks the safer way, by attending locally sanctioned fireworks shows

Music Time for Kids

Music Time for Kids

Music Time for Kids


Calling ALL children birth – 5 yr. olds Music Time is held at the Folk Center from 10:30am – 11:15am on July 9th, 16th & 23rd with 30 minutes of free play afterwards!

We sing songs, move about & play w/ a parachute, shaky eggs & rhythm sticks! This is a free program provided by Kingston & South Madison Family Resource Centers & Berea Parks & Recreation! Please call 387-3449 to sign up!

Heart Chase 2013 in Richmond, Kentucky – Richmond Tourism Talk

Please Don’t Litter Drama Camp

Dont Litter

Dont Litter

Have you ever wanted to be a part of an Eco-Friendly Drama Camp? Now you can, Berea Parks & Recreation is partnering with Lanny Smith the Earthman & Madison Co. Office of Solid Waste to bring, Please Don’t Litter Drama Camp Tuesday, July 23rd 1pm – 5pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for ages 8 – 12! We’ll provide refreshments; deadline to sign up is Fri. July 19th!

Don’t have any children that age, no problem, join us Tuesday, July 23rd 7pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for the campers performance! FREE admission & open to the public!

For complete details contact Berea Parks & Recreation 986-9402.

Valley View Ferry to Close on Weekends

Valley View Ferry

Valley View Ferry

Effective June 29, 2013, due to staffing changes, the Valley View Ferry will no longer operate on weekends. Weekday hours will be from 6am to 6pm.

Operating status can also be checked by calling the Traffic Information Hotline in Lexington at (859) 258-3611 (menu option # 1) or by calling the Madison County hotline at (859) 624-4748.

Richmond Police Report June 26, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


RSP Arrest: On 06/24/2013, police charged Christopher T. Denny, age 18, N. Second Street, for possession of a stolen firearm.

On 06/22/2013, a complainant reported that his vehicle had been broken into while it was parked in the CVS lot during the evening hours and two firearms were stolen. Entry was gained by breaking the rear window of the pickup truck and removing the firearms from a rack mounted inside the rear window. The stolen firearms were described as follows: a Ruger .22 caliber rifle, model 10-22, with a 9x scope, and a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle with a fore grip and a 30-round magazine. Estimated loss: $1400.00

On 06/24/2013, during the afternoon hours, an officer observed a male later identified as Denny exit a vehicle on N. Second Street carrying a rifle and

Congress Should Act to Protect Students from Increased Interest Rates

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

Students in Kentucky pursuing higher education have enough to worry about as it is — like passing their exams, or finding a job after graduation. They don’t need the added worry of increasing interest rates for their student loans.

Yet, if Congress does not act before July 1, the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford loans, given to eligible students to defray the costs of a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school, will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.

Because the doubling of the interest rate would only impact 40 percent of new student loans and lead to students only paying on average $6 more a month for any new loan, some ask why this is a compelling issue. But in this

Kentucky State Police Investigates Suspicious Fires in Jackson County

KSP

KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is currently investigating two suspicious fires reported in Jackson County.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:08 am EDT on Hurst School Road in the Clover Bottom community. Several buildings including a house and barn suffered severe damage. None of the structures were occupied at the time of the fires.

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 4:17 am EDT on KY 421 4 miles north of McKee a single wide trailer sustained minor damage. The trailer was occupied at the time of the fire.

Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator Pat Alford is the investigating officer and requests anyone with information concerning these fires contact KSP at

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JUNE 21, 2013

Food Service Inspector

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Arlington Pool Concession, 1510 Lexington Rd., Richmond 100%
Berea Coffee & Tea, 124 Main St., Berea 94%
Bluegrass Career Development Center, 549 Recycle Dr., Richmond 97%
Cinemark #1040, 2103 Lantern Ridge Dr., Richmond 100%
Domino’s Pizza of Berea, 119 Clay Dr., Berea 91%
EKU Fountain Food Court, Kit Carson Dr., Richmond 100%
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BPD Traffic Safety Checkpoints

Berea Police

Berea Police

The Berea Police Department (BPD) will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the city limits of Berea, during the upcoming holiday federal campaign during this holiday season to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. BPD utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

Traffic safety checkpoints will allow the Berea Police Department the opportunity to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens within the Commonwealth. Listed below are the supervisory- approved traffic safety checkpoint locations in the city limits of Berea.
 Richmond Road & Berea By-pass Intersection
 US 25 & KY Hwy 21 Intersection
 KY Hwy 595 & Berea By-pass Intersection
 KY Hwy 1016 & Old US 25 Intersection

Madison County Births (June 19 – 25, 2013)

Announcements

Announcements

Jun. 19,2013 – April & Gary Kerns Jr. – Berea – Girl
Jun. 20,2013 – Janie & Chris Pianki – Berea – Boy
Jun. 20,2013 – Lisa Warner & Bradley Thorpe – Beattyville – Girl
Jun. 21,2013 – Lamanda & Timothy Truett – Mckee – Boy
Jun. 21,2013 – Amber Allen & Landon Johnson – Richmond – Boy
Jun. 22,2013 – Stephanie & Marty Newton – Irvine – Boy
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The President’s War on Coal Spells Disaster for the Economy

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Berea Police Report June 26, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Drug Arrests: On 06/23/2013 Officers were called to Berea Drug parking lot in reference to three subjects inside a vehicle using drugs. They located the vehicle and made contact with the subjects inside. Officers obtained consent to search the vehicle and located syringes, a metal pipe and a Hydrocodone Tablet.

Officers arrested 32 year old James Potter of Richmond Ky, 33 year old Tiffany Gibson of Richmond Ky and 24 year old Rebecca Richardson of Richmond Ky. They were all charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Potter was also charged with Public Intoxication.

Theft: On 06/19/2013 a resident in the 400 Block of Chestnut Street reported that items were stolen from inside a parked vehicle. Estimated Loss: $1,200.00

Theft: On 06/21/2013 Officers were called to Central Bank in reference to a theft. Employees stated that several items were stolen from inside their restroom including hand sanitizer and a scale. Estimated Loss: $56.00.

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!

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The President’s ‘War on Coal’ is a War on Jobs

McConnell Statement on Cloture Vote

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement Monday on the cloture vote and the need for Congress to prove to its constituents that the border would finally be secured:

“From the outset of this debate, I have been clear about the fact that in order for a reform bill to succeed we would have to be able to prove to our constituents that the border would finally be secured. If we can’t guarantee that, anything else we do won’t be worth much. Unfortunately, the amendment we’re voting on today does not include that guarantee. Despite the hard work and best efforts of our colleagues, I remain concerned that when it comes to the threshold question of border security,

Eighteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week (June 17 through June 23)

KSP

KSP


Preliminary statistics* indicate that 18 people died in 16 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, June 17 through Sunday, June 23, 2013.

One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Letcher County. Both victims were not wearing seat belts and the crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.

One double-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in Mason County.

One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Ballard, Bourbon, Bullitt,

Inauguration of Lyle Roelofs, Berea College’s Ninth President

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