Berea College Theatre Laboratory Opens for Season

Berea College Theatre Laboratory
Berea College Theatre Laboratory

The 2015-16 Berea College Theatre Laboratory Season opens with a striking re-telling of Euripides’ Medea, which will run October 9, 10 and 14-17 at 8pm in the McGaw Theater of the Jelkyl Drama Center. Directing the play is Theatre Program chair Dr. Deborah Martin.

Medea centers on the mythological tale of Medea and Jason. Jason, a Greek man who was aboard a ship called the Argo which sailed to the “barbarian” land ruled by Medea’s father, was in search of the Golden Fleece in order to reclaim his throne. The Fleece, which belonged to Medea’s father, was protected by a dragon. Once Jason reached Medea’s land, Colchis, they fell in love, and Medea agreed to help Jason retrieve the Golden Fleece as long as he Continue reading Berea College Theatre Laboratory Opens for Season

Hat-Making for the Holidays Demo at KY Artisan Center

Hats by Sarah Havens; Havens in her Louisville studio
Hats by Sarah Havens; Havens in her Louisville studio

On Saturday, Oct. 10, Louisville milliner Sarah Havens will demonstrate “hat-making for the holidays” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Havens learned to make hats in college, where she studied theater and specialized in costume design. She then honed her craft working in internships and learning millinery at professional opera companies such as Continue reading Hat-Making for the Holidays Demo at KY Artisan Center

Madison County Births Sept. 21-29, 2015

Announcements
Announcements

Sept. 21, 2015 – Heather King & Jeremy Roberts – Richmond – Girl
Sept. 21, 2015 – Crystal & Aaran Clark – Richmond – Boy
Sept. 21, 2015 – Kandacy Brannon & Ivan Watts – Richmond – Girl
Sept. 22, 2015 – Kellie & Lloyd Wayne Sparks – Richmond – Boy
Sept. 22, 2015 – Melinda & Travis Wheeler II – Berea – Boy
Sept. 22, 2015 – Heather & Robert Goe – Booneville – Girl
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Karen Brown-Levy to Demonstrate Clay Pumpkins, Jack-o’-lanterns at KY Artisan Center

Ceramic works by Karen Brown-Levy
Ceramic works by Karen Brown-Levy

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Karen Brown-Levy, of Louisville, will demonstrate her hand- built clay pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Born and raised in Louisville, Brown-Levy was introduced to clay at age 16. Attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Brown-Levy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982. She has been working in clay ever since.

Brown-Levy creates small-scale sculptures using red earthenware and white stoneware clays. Her clay works are based on natural forms such as acorns, Continue reading Karen Brown-Levy to Demonstrate Clay Pumpkins, Jack-o’-lanterns at KY Artisan Center

Ephraim McDowell Health Sponsoring Free Health Screenings

Ephraim McDowell Health
Ephraim McDowell Health

Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on October 10 at Berea Baptist Church, located at 310 Chestnut Street in Berea. The free screenings will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and stroke risk. Flu shots will also be available. After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel. This gives the participant detailed information Continue reading Ephraim McDowell Health Sponsoring Free Health Screenings

Richmond Raceway 2015 Schedule of Events

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

March
March 28- Test and Tune Open Practice Session #1 for All Divisions (2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

April
April 4- Test and Tune Open Practice Session #2 for All Divisions (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.)
April 11- “Dawn of a New Era” Season Opener: Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, Four Cylinders (Track Points Begin)
April 17 (Friday)- Richmond Rumble: Super Late Models- $2,000 to win; Modifieds- $1,000 to win; Pro Late Models and KDRA Super Stocks (Four Continue reading Richmond Raceway 2015 Schedule of Events

Free Guided Gallery Tours at KY Artisan Center

Redwood Forest Floor” by Jack and Linda Fifield; “Ginkgo Candelabra” by Matthew and Karine Maynard; “Walking Bridge Triptych” by Ann Klem and Patricia Brock in the exhibit “It Takes Two.
Redwood Forest Floor” by Jack and Linda Fifield; “Ginkgo Candelabra” by Matthew and Karine Maynard; “Walking Bridge Triptych” by Ann Klem and Patricia Brock in the exhibit “It Takes Two.

On Saturday, Oct. 10, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “It Takes Two: Collaborations by Kentucky Artisans” and in the lobby, “Weaving in Kentucky: Continue reading Free Guided Gallery Tours at KY Artisan Center

Drug Arrest and Investigation

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Monday, September 28, 2015, KSP Detectives assisted the Mount Vernon Police Department on a death investigation that was being conducted at the Econo-Lodge Hotel in Rockcastle County.

Upon further investigation Detective Ryan Loudermilk obtained two separate search warrants. One was for a residence located on Lair Street in Mount Vernon. That search warrant yielded ½ ounces of suspected marijuana, 281 suspected Oxycodone pills, 341 suspected Xanax pills and two suspected Suboxone strips. In addition Troopers siezed Continue reading Drug Arrest and Investigation

Job Opportunities

City of Berea
City of Berea

POLICE OFFICER (4 Positions)

Applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age, hold a valid Kentucky Drivers License, and have possess a high school diploma (or equivalent).

Applications are available online or may be picked up at City Hall, 212 Chestnut Street. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by an application. The City of Berea is an equal opportunity employer and Certified Drug-Free workplace.

Starting Pay:

No experience: $15.64 per Hour

Certified Police Officer: $16.20 per hour

DEADLINE: Friday, October 9, 2015 @ 4:00PM

CODES ENFORCEMENT OFFICER/BUILDING INSPECTOR

Minimum qualifications include high school (or equivalent), supplemented by two years progressively responsible work experience in building construction; Continue reading Job Opportunities

Berea Police Report Sept. 30, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Driving DUI Suspended: On 09/22/2015 Officers were called to Richmond Road in reference to a single vehicle collision. After speaking with the driver they learned that he had a suspended drivers license for a DUI offense.

Officers arrested 41 year old Gary Lafountain of Irvine KY and charged him with Driving on a DUI Suspended License 1st Offense.
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