Madison County Births June 2-8, 2015

Announcements
Announcements

June 2, 2015 – Cherish & Brian Lainhart – Berea – Boy
June 2, 2015 – Brandi Jones & Tony Borck – Richmond – Boy
June 3, 2015 – Farrah Martin & Joe Asher – Richmond – Girl
June 3, 2015 – Tamera Sizemore – Richmond – Girl
June 5, 2015 – Patrica Fowler & Keith McKinney – Richmond – Boy
June 5, 2015 – Alycia Benson & Derek McDaniel – Richmond – Boy
(Click read more for more birth announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births June 2-8, 2015

Berea Book Fest

BFF
BFF

The Berea Book Fest will be held Saturday, June 27 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. at the Madison County Public Library in Berea. At the Berea Book Fest, authors and readers will celebrate our love of books and reading. There will be an author meet and greet, author readings, and a free marketing workshop.

More information is available at the below link.
http://bereawriterscircle.wix.com/home#%21berea-book-fest/cbky

I-75 Lane Closure

Road Work
Road Work

Lane closure scheduled for I-75 southbound in Fayette & Madison Counties.

Bridge deck patching for Clay’s Ferry Bridge

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a lane closure is scheduled for I-75 southbound in Fayette and Madison Counties. The closure is necessary for bridge deck patching operations to be completed on the Clay’s Ferry Bridge.

Thursday, June 11
9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

• the right/slow lane will be closed at mile point 97.784
(this location is at the Fayette-Madison County line)

• two lanes will remain open for motorists at all times

Berea Police Report June 9, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Wanton Endangerment: On 06/03/2015 Officers were called to Highway 1016 in reference to an intoxicated female attempting to cross the street. The female was located carrying a two year old child, and had a strong odor of alcohol. The subject also had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet.

Officers arrested 55 year old Joyce Wood of Corbin KY and charged her with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree. Officers made contact with 35 year old Roger Brown who is the Continue reading Berea Police Report June 9, 2015

KSP, Richmond Post, Activity for May 2015

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of May, 2015.

Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 2,143 citations, which included 96 for speeding, 12 for no child restraint and 222 for no seatbelts. There were 35 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Troopers issued 387 courtesy notices, assisted 71 stranded motorists, and investigated 74 traffic collisions while inspecting 2,266 vehicles. Detectives and Troopers also responded to and investigated 1,233 complaints, opened 59 criminal cases, and made 382 criminal arrests.

Richmond Post provides law enforcement service for Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Clark, Lee, Estill, Owsley and Jackson counties. To contact the Richmond Post you may call (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.

Donnie Ray Swope

Donnie Ray Swope

Donnie Ray Swope, age 75, died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington. Born in Berea, he was the son of the late Herman and Florence Duncan Swope.

He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the Gideon’s International. After retirement as a repairman for GTE, he was a farmer. Mr. Swope served his country as a member of the Marine Corp.

Mr. Swope is survived by his wife: Jean Deaton Swope of Berea; a daughter: Libby (Dave) Miles of Bardstown; a son: Warren (Susan) Swope of Berea. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Leigh, Paige, Morgan, Lauren, Nicholas, and Natalie.

Funeral services for Mr. Swope will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Chrisman officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Berea Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be Jack Murduch, Paul Deaton, Dave Miles, Luster Palmer, Willis Sparks, Gerald Romans and Nicholas Miles. Honorary Pallbearers will be Shane Deaton, Joe Isaacs, Roger Davidson, Bobby Snowden, Wayne Adams and Alvin Swope.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gideon’s International.

KSP to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoints

KSP
KSP

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at the following link. http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post7_checkpoints.htm

“Stay in the Game” Media Campaign

Madison County Youth in Action
Madison County Youth in Action

Madison County Youth in Action is pleased to announce the kick-off of this year’s “Stay in the Game” media campaign to reduce underage drinking. The 2015 campaign coincides with graduation and summer break, a time when celebrations can turn dangerous for underage drinkers. Statistically, one-third Continue reading “Stay in the Game” Media Campaign

Monday Member Spotlight

Gary Payne
Gary Payne

Today’s Monday Member Spotlight highlights BVFR 321, Gary Payne! Gary has been a member of BVFR since 1982. He serves BVFR as a Fire Captain, and is a Sergeant at Blue Grass Airport Department of Public Safety. Payne is an EMT, Fire Instructor 1, ARFF Firefighter, Haz Mat Technician, Public Fire Educator, and is Arson 1, 2, and 3 certified. He also serves as the Continue reading Monday Member Spotlight

Richmond Police Report June 8, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Theft Charge: On 06/05/2015, police charged Cecil Pelfrey, age 47, Richmond, KY, in connection with a traffic stop. When Mr. Pelfrey was stopped by Police, Pelfrey used another person identity. It was determined that Mr. Pelfrey was not who he said he was. It was also determined that Pelfrey had an outstanding Parole Violation Warrant. Pelfrey was charged with Operating on Suspended license, No Registration, Giving an Officer a False Name, Disregarding Traffic Control Continue reading Richmond Police Report June 8, 2015

Murder on Cumberland Avenue, conclusion

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Witness against Dugan murdered

Wild rumors were adrift during John Dugan’s trial in Barbourville, KY, for the June 1, 1897, murder of John C. Colson, a well respected Middlesboro businessman.

William M. Miller, partner in the Miller and Rains Distillery in Cumberland Gap, was with Colson on the night of the shooting. He barely escaped with his life when a shot meant for him passed through his clothing as he ran from the sight of the shooting and around the corner.

Dugan maintained his innocence during his murder trial, claiming a shot was fired from the second story window of the Colson building. Initially he owned up to the shooting and still later he said William Miller had accidentally shot Continue reading Murder on Cumberland Avenue, conclusion

Modified Mayhem $1,000 to win Up Next on NEW RED CLAY at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

After a busy week off, Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz will return with racing action at the 3/10 mile clay oval known as “The Beast of the East” this Saturday June 13 as the track presents Modified Mayhem, paying $1,000 to win for Modifieds, plus a full racing card of competition in all other divisions.

Also, with the Modified Mayhem on Saturday June 13, this will mark the first event on the ALL NEW Red Clay racing surface that has been put down for competition at Richmond Raceway and should make for even more excitement and side-by-side racing action for the racers and race fans. Continue reading Modified Mayhem $1,000 to win Up Next on NEW RED CLAY at Richmond Raceway