Second Case of Zika Reported in Kentuckian Who Traveled to an Affected Country

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

A second Kentucky resident has tested positive for Zika virus disease after traveling in a Caribbean country where the virus is circulating, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is reporting. Test results were reported to DPH today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has been tracking cases across the United States.

The male patient, who experienced Zika-related symptoms while traveling in recent months, resides in Western Kentucky and has fully Continue reading Second Case of Zika Reported in Kentuckian Who Traveled to an Affected Country

Berea College CELTS, Ceramic Student Volunteers and Dining Services Present 2016 Empty Bowls Event

Berea College
Berea College

Berea residents can help address local hunger needs on Wednesday, March 30 by participating in the annual Empty Bowls event and meal.

The Empty Bowls event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Commons, located in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus. The idea behind Empty Bowls is simple – in exchange for $10, guests will be served a meal of soup in a ceramic bowl made and donated by Berea College ceramics student volunteers or local potters. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. Continue reading Berea College CELTS, Ceramic Student Volunteers and Dining Services Present 2016 Empty Bowls Event

McConnell Letter to Governors: Court-Mandated Halt of Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulation Shows Merits of ‘Wait and See’ Approach

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote to the nation’s governors today regarding the Supreme Court’s recent nationwide stay of the Obama Administration’s so-called “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) – a massive regulatory plan that will not have a meaningful impact on global emissions but will punish states’ most vulnerable citizens and ship middle-class jobs overseas.

The letter follows one he sent governors in March 2015, urging them to carefully review the consequences of this deeply-misguided plan Continue reading McConnell Letter to Governors: Court-Mandated Halt of Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulation Shows Merits of ‘Wait and See’ Approach

Richmond Raceway’s Practice Day

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are excitedly anticipating the rumble of engines and the cheers of race fans to begin the 2016 racing season as the track will host a pair of events the next two weekends at the 3/10 mile semi-banked clay oval known as “The Beast of the East”.

The track’s Test and Tune Practice Day will take place on Saturday March 26, with practice laps set to take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 Continue reading Richmond Raceway’s Practice Day

Casey Jones and the Cannonball Express

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

“A train engineer,” I answered if I was asked what I wanted to be when I was a little boy growing up. We could see and hear the trains from our home on Sanctified Hill in Cumberland, Kentucky. My family moved to Floyd County, also in Kentucky, when I was eight years old. The twin tracks there were just across the road.

Trains played an important role in the 1800’s and it resulted in many young men like John Luther Jones to become engineers. Jones was one of these, growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, wanting to be an engineer on a passenger train. When he turned twenty-one years of Continue reading Casey Jones and the Cannonball Express

JOB OPPORTUNITY

BFD
BFD

FIREFIGHTER (FULL-TIME)

The City of Berea is now excepting applications for full time Fire Fighters postion. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Kentucky Driver’s License, high school diploma (or equivalent), and current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card at time of hire. Applicant MUST also obtain IFSAC Firefighter I & II certifications within one (1) year of employment.

Applications are available online or may be picked up at City Hall, 212 Chestnut Street. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY

“Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition”

Horse drawn pug-mill at Bybee Pottery in Waco, KY, circa 1924-30 (photo by Doris Ulman); Waco Pottery, Strawberry glaze vase; Berea College students glaze teapots (photo by Philip Wiggs); Early Waco salt-fired stoneware jug by G. W. Grinstead and brother, circa 1840, and preserve jar by Phillip A. Huffman, circa 1850; “Wood-fired salt glazed mugs by Matthew Gaddie; the University of Kentucky’s wood kiln being fired at Coldstream Farm (photo by Alex Holt); Kristal Gilkey throwing a small vase during a demonstration at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
Horse drawn pug-mill at Bybee Pottery in Waco, KY, circa 1924-30 (photo by Doris Ulman); Waco Pottery, Strawberry glaze vase; Berea College students glaze teapots (photo by Philip Wiggs); Early Waco salt-fired stoneware jug by G. W. Grinstead and brother, circa 1840, and preserve jar by Phillip A. Huffman, circa 1850; “Wood-fired salt glazed mugs by Matthew Gaddie; the University of Kentucky’s wood kiln being fired at Coldstream Farm (photo by Alex Holt); Kristal Gilkey throwing a small vase during a demonstration at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

“Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition” Now through June 30, 2016
This exhibit showcases and explains how the wealth of clay deposits all across Kentucky gave rise to an abundance of potters, ceramic Continue reading “Kentucky Clay: A Continuing Tradition”

OBITUARIES MAR. 13-20, 2016

Nora Jean Rose
Nora Jean Rose

Nora Jean Rose

Nora Jean Rose, 78 of Berea, passed away March 14, 2016 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a native of Bell County, the wife of the late Meril Rose and the daughter of Gabriel and Prudy Brown Hoskins.

Nora was a loving housewife and member of the Holiness faith at the Sand Gap Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nora was preceded in death by her siblings, Verna Asher, Charles Hoskins, Herman Ferry and Continue reading OBITUARIES MAR. 13-20, 2016

BEREA COLLEGE THEATRE LABORATORY FINISHES SEASON WITH CANADIAN COMEDY

Berea College Theatre Laboratory
Berea College Theatre Laboratory

A production of Escape from Happiness, a play by George F. Walker, will close out another successful season of the Berea College Theatre Laboratory. The play opens with Tuesday, March 29th and will run to April 2nd. All performances take place in the McGaw Theater, Jelkyl Drama Center and will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the box office (Monday-Friday between 1:00-5:00 p.m., one hour prior to each performance) or reserved over the telephone by calling 859-985-3300. Berea College students are admitted free of charge with a valid student ID as part of their student activity fees. Performances eligible for convocation credit will take place March Continue reading BEREA COLLEGE THEATRE LABORATORY FINISHES SEASON WITH CANADIAN COMEDY

A HISTORY OF EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY TO AIR ON KET

EKU
EKU

The documentary chronicles the history of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Through two world wars and other military conflicts, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement and integration, the film touches on the historical events and cultural and societal issues that helped shape the campus and the students, faculty and staff who have called it Continue reading A HISTORY OF EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY TO AIR ON KET

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House midway through the 11th week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. Governor Bevin was elected in a landslide because the people of Kentucky recognized a need for financial change and fiscal responsibility. We think the upcoming budget will reflect those needs for the betterment of the Commonwealth.

As expected, many changes were made to Governor Bevin’s budget by the House. Now that we have received their budget, we will comb Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Gyude Moore to Speak at Service Convocation

Berea College
Berea College

Gyude Moore, a 2006 graduate of Berea College, will be the speaker at this year’s Service Convocation, March 24 at 3:00 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Moore, who was a political science major at Berea, now is the Minister of Public Works in the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in his home country, the Republic of Liberia. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Continue reading Gyude Moore to Speak at Service Convocation

Ky. Trout Unlimited Chapters to Plant Trees at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Trout Unlimited
Trout Unlimited

The two Trout Unlimited chapters in Ky. listed above will be planting approximately 100 trees along the 400 ft. long “Catch & Keep“ section of the newly designed and restored Hatchery Creek channel and wetlands at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery located at the Lake Cumberland Dam in Jamestown, Ky. The planting will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:00 EST ( the hatchery is on CST) A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th. The chapters will pay for the trees and provide the labor to plant them and will work in cooperation with EcoGro, The Friends of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Continue reading Ky. Trout Unlimited Chapters to Plant Trees at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery