Berea College Welcomes Public to Opening Convocation

President Roelof
President Roelof

Exploring the Commitments: Let’s Get to Work
Seabury Center – 3:00 p.m., September 3, 2015

The entire Berea College community will gather to celebrate the opening of the 2015-16 academic year at the College’s Opening Convocation on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seabury Center. The program is free and open to the public.

President Roelofs’ theme for the convocation will be Exploring the Commitments: Let’s Get to Work. Exploring the Commitments refers to Berea’s mission statement, which embodies eight “great commitments” that guide all the work of the College, both in the classroom and in the region. In addition to remarks by President Roelofs, brief comments will be presented by members of the Berea College Continue reading Berea College Welcomes Public to Opening Convocation

Richmond Police Report Aug. 24, 2015

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Drug Arrests: Three people were arrested on heroin and methamphetamine charges Friday after a search warrant was executed at a residence on Peytontown Road in Richmond. More than $2,000 in cash, 1.5 grams of heroin, a gram of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana were seized from the home. Two children were in the residence and social services were contacted. People who live that way will appreciate slowing down the traffic in and out of that house, and anytime methamphetamine and heroin is taken off the streets it’s good for the community, Heather Nicole Anderson, 30, of Peytontown Road, was charged with first-degree trafficking in heroin, first- degree methamphetamine possession, marijuana possession and unauthorized possession of a food stamp card.

Matthey Ryan Anderson, 31, of Peytontown Road, and Heather Shannon Stewart, 29, of Allen Douglas Drive, were charged with first-degree heroin possession and drug paraphernalia. Stweart was additionally served a warrant charging her with contempt of court for prior Continue reading Richmond Police Report Aug. 24, 2015

Berea College at NO. 1 & 3 IN Washington Monthly’s Latest College Rankings

Berea College
Berea College

Washington Monthly ranked Berea College as the nation’s third top liberal arts college again this year and also ranked Berea College as number 1 in the Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the South category in the 2015 Washington Monthly College Rankings Guide. Berea was so highly ranked because of its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities.

Unlike other rankings focused on what colleges do primarily for individual students, Washington Monthly’s rankings focus on what colleges are doing for the good of the country at large by the way they educate their students. The Continue reading Berea College at NO. 1 & 3 IN Washington Monthly’s Latest College Rankings

Richmond Raceway’s Saturday Night Showdown

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will return with racing competition this Saturday August 29 as the track will present the Saturday Night Showdown at the 3/10 mile red clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”.

Of note, starting on Saturday August 29, drivers registration will close promptly at 5:45 p.m. to get everything set for the drivers meeting at 6:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin immediately following the drivers meeting around 6:30 p.m. The track encourages drivers to show up early to help in Continue reading Richmond Raceway’s Saturday Night Showdown

The Red Fox of the Mountains, conclusion

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Final shootout ends Fleming’s lawlessness

The search party for Cal and Henan Fleming formed a line thirty feet apart and searched the densely thicketed hills, ravines, and caves. The Flemings were wanted for the murder of members of the Ira Mullins family near Pound Gap on May 14, 1892. Doc M. B. Taylor, the Red Fox of the Mountains, had already paid for his part, hanged on the gallows.

The famous author, John Fox Jr., a member of the police guard, knew the lawmen were in constant danger of being ambushed but also knew the search had to be continued. Later in the day several of the men came to a crossroads where they pondered which direction to take. They weren’t aware that the Flemings lay behind a log in the bushes just twenty to thirty yards Continue reading The Red Fox of the Mountains, conclusion

KY 490 in Rockcastle County will be Temporarily Closed

Road Closed
Road Closed

Beginning Monday, August 24, KY 490 in Rockcastle County will be temporarily closed to through traffic beginning at mile point 1.5 (Trace Branch Road) and ending at mile point 7.3 (KY 1955) as crews perform routine road maintenance.

The closure will occur daily at approximately 8:00 a.m. and will re-open at approximately 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Work is expected to last one week. The starting date and duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays.

Dial 511 or log onto http://511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Navigate traffic with Waze at www.waze.com. You can also get traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.

Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and their Caregivers

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia is life-changing and leads to many questions. What will this mean for me and my family? How do I plan for the future? Where can I get the help I need? Join us and have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are discussing what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to develop Continue reading Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and their Caregivers

Largest Gathering of Appalachian Writers in History to Assemble at Berea College in Sept.

Berea College
Berea College

The largest gathering of Appalachian writers in history will happen at Berea College on September 9 and 10. The Appalachian Symposium will be two days of public conversations focusing on the current state of the region’s literature and will feature keynote addresses by famed feminist author and activist bell hooks as well as Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning.

The free two day event is being directed by Silas House, a writer and the NEH Chair of Appalachian Studies at Berea College. “The Appalachian Symposium is a gift from Berea College to the region, a chance for the public to spend time listening to their favorite writers discuss some of the most pertinent issues shaping the region right now,” House says. “Each session will be ‘front porch style,’ so that audience members feel as if Continue reading Largest Gathering of Appalachian Writers in History to Assemble at Berea College in Sept.

Richmond Police Report Aug. 21, 2015

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Theft Charges: On 08/19/2015, police charged David Green, age 33, Lexington, for his involvement in several theft offenses.

On 04/22/2015, a representative of Merle Norman, Merchant Drive, reported that a gold “Forever Love” ring made in a hearts pattern had been stolen from the store. The ring was valued at $325.00. Subsequent investigation indicated that a male who periodically washes the windows at the store was the person responsible for the theft. That person was ultimately identified as Green.

On 05/06/2015, a warrant was issued for Green’s arrest, charging him for Continue reading Richmond Police Report Aug. 21, 2015