Trooper Retires After 20 Years

Trooper First Class Don Trosper

Trooper First Class Don Trosper

The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London announces the retirement of Trooper First Class Don Trosper on July 31, 2013.

TFC Trosper served the Kentucky State Police for 20 years with positions at the Madisonville and London State Police posts. TFC Trosper was awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation on September 17, 2002 and one on November 02, 2005. He was awarded the title of Trooper First Class on July 01, 2008. TFC Trosper also received Public Affairs Officer of the year from Trooper Island for the years of 2010 and 2012.

TFC Trosper is a native of Knox County, KY and now resides in London, KY with his wife and family.

Chris Ramsey Creates Hats, Bowls on Wood Lathe at Kentucky Artisan Center

Turned wooden hat by Chris Ramsey

Turned wooden hat by Chris Ramsey

On Saturday, July 20, Chris Ramsey, of Somerset, will create hats, bowls and vessels from wood on a lathe from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration.

Beginning with a rough-hewn solid block of wood, Ramsey places the wood onto a lathe and rotates it a various speeds, sculpting the wood with tools into the shape he desires. Most of Ramsey’s works are crafted from a single, unique piece of wood with no gluing or joining of Big Leaf Maple Burl with Bark Inclusion individual pieces. His hats are turned while the wood is green and flexible, and he places large rubber bands around the brow band

Bereans for Fairness Picnic

Bereans for Fairness Picnic

Artist Steve Scherer to Demonstrate Lampworked Glass at Kentucky Artisan Center

Steve Scherer creates a horse from blue glass at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Steve Scherer creates a horse from blue glass at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

On Sunday, July 21, Steve Scherer will create intricate glass animals and ornaments from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration.

Scherer, of Edmonton, has been working with glass since 1969. He was introduced to his craft by “Cap” and Dave Duewer, while a senior in high school in Decatur, Ill.. At school there was little time for glass lessons, so Scherer began to experiment with glass on his own as a hobby. After completing a degree in microbiology at the University of Illinois, he decided he would prefer to earn his living working with glass.

Sherer hands – compressedGlassblowing with a torch is referred to as “lampwork” because in the past, it was done in an alcohol lamp with a mouth-powered blowpipe to direct the flame. Scherer uses an oxygen-gas torch to

McConnell on Bipartisan Student Loan Agreement

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the bipartisan agreement on student loans:

“I am encouraged to see that Senate Democrats finally agreed to end their obstruction of student loan reform, clearing the way for passage of a bipartisan bill that will help all students. This is an issue that should’ve been a bipartisan slam dunk as proposals put forward by both the President and Congressional Republicans were strikingly similar. Unfortunately, many Senate Democrats were more intent on prioritizing politics over helping students and the President didn’t fully engage on this issue until after the deadline had passed. The Senate Democrats’ obstruction

Keystone Leadersip

Robert New

Robert New

Like the Keystone Kops of the silent movies, the House leadership has pulled up to the Obamacare light and are running in circles and bumping into each other in a comedic display of governing. The sad part is the only people laughing are the Democrats.

What good is 40 plus votes to repeal Obamacare? One would suffice. Harry Reid needs to know that if he wants to talk debt ceilings or cowboy poetry to give your repeal bill a straight up or down vote. Forty votes on the same thing with zero chance of being taken up by the other side is a trap to make the leadership look like the “do nothing” congress that the Democrats claim.

There is a saying that elections have consequences. So do votes in congress. The truth is Obamacare is the law. Period. Passed by a Nancy Pelosi led Democrat controlled house, passed by a Harry Reid Democrat

New Public Affairs Officer for Post 11

TPR Lloyd Cochran

TPR Lloyd Cochran

The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London announces the appointment of the new Public Affairs Officer.

TPR Lloyd Cochran has been chosen to be the new Public Affairs Officer for Post 11 London.

TPR Cochran has served with the Kentucky State Police since 2005. He began his career with Post 13 in Hazard and has been at Post 11 since 2009. TPR Cochran will be replacing TFC Don Trosper who will be retiring as of August 01, 2013.

TPR Lloyd Cochran is a native of Harlan, Ky and currently resides in

Heart Chase 2013 in Richmond, Kentucky – Richmond Tourism Talk

Loud Noises and Ground Shaking

Berea Police

Berea Police

The Berea Police Department has received several calls this morning about the loud noises and ground shaking. They would like to let everyone know that The Bluegrass Army Depot is exploding some old ordnance.

Richmond Police Report July 18, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Fleeing/Evading Arrests: On 07/16/2013, police arrested Joshua L. Slone, age 33, South Porter Drive, and Carrie B. Durham, age 25, Charlie Norris Road, for fleeing from police following a disturbance call.

At approximately 9:00 A.M., officers responded to the 200 block of S. Porter Drive to investigate a report of a female screaming in the area. Upon arrival, officers encountered Slone and Durham at which time it was asserted that

Architect Charles Jolly to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center

Charles Jolly

Charles Jolly

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Saturday, July 20, architect and artist Charles Jolly, of Lexington, will demonstrate watercolor painting at the center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jolly, of Myers, Jolly Architects PLC, is one of the architects who designed the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. He is active in the arts in Lexington, and will use watercolor and ink on Bristol board in his demonstration July 20.

Explaining his education and training, Jolly said: “In architecture, I learned how a shadow describes a form, and in art I learned that by painting all that is not a boat, a boat is painted.”

In combination with his architectural practice, Jolly began painting again in 1980. His paintings have always followed his passions, beginning with a

Henry Clay to ‘Visit’ Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

 George McGee as historical figure and KY statesman Henry Clay

George McGee as historical figure and KY statesman Henry Clay

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Saturday, July 20, actor George McGee will portray historical figure Henry Clay, walking and talking with visitors at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

McGee, of Georgetown, has been portraying Clay, the statesman, for 20 years. When McGee began looking at what a typical day was like for Clay, he realized that the man was a powerhouse of energy and ideas.

“Just Henry Clay’s personal correspondence alone is daunting,” McGee said.

For more than 40 years, Henry Clay was a major player in the 19th century national political scene, and was renowned for his oratory and devotion to the

Artist Dacelle Peckler Demonstrates Wire Sculpture at Kentucky Artisan Center

Wire horse sculpture by Dacelle Peckler

Wire horse sculpture by Dacelle Peckler

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Sunday, July 21, Dacelle Peckler will create wire horse sculptures from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Peckler, of Danville, earned degrees from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in veterinary entomology from Auburn University. As a practicing equine veterinarian, Dacelle works at many different horse farms in the Lexington area.

Dacelle combines her love of horses and her respect for the environment by recycling used baling wire to create her horse sculptures. She gathers the wire from the farms she visits, cleans it, straightens it, and shapes it into specific breeds of horse, each with its own personality. Using only gloved

Shaker Boxes Class

Shaker Boxes Class

Richmond Police Report July 17, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Burglary Charge: On 07/16/2013, police charged Christopher E. Claypoole, age 23, Willisburg, KY, for burglary in connection with the theft from a residence.

On 07/15/2013, a resident of an apartment in the 900 block of Southern Hills Drive reported that several tools had been stolen from his closed but unlocked garage during the late afternoon hours. The following items were reported missing: a Ryobi hammer drill; a Dewalt cordless drill; an Echo chainsaw; and an Estwing drywall hatchet.

On 07/16/2013, the stolen items were discovered among Claypoole’s belongings in an adjoining apartment where he had been staying. Claypoole was subsequently interviewed after which he was charged for Burglary 2nd

Berea City Council July 16, 2013

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Madison County Births (July 8 – 15, 2013)

Announcements

Announcements

Jul. 08,2013 – Miranda Johnson & Nicholas Rainwater – Berea – Girl
Jul. 10,2013 – Nielisa Mitchell & Billy Willis – McKee – Boy
Jul. 11,2013 – Jessica Jarrell & David Voils – Irvine – Girl
Jul. 12,2013 – Megan & Nathan Stewart – Mount Vernon – Girl
Jul. 14,2013 – Amanda & Lonnie Brock Jr. – Berea – Girl
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Families, Workers Deserve Same Obamacare Reprieve as President Gave to Businesses

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Obamacare not ‘working as planned’ and the

Abraham Lincoln to ‘Visit’ Kentucky Artisan Center

 Jim Sayre as Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky native and 16th U.S. President

Jim Sayre as Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky native and 16th U.S. President

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Sunday, July 21, actor Jim Sayre will portray America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, walking and talking with visitors at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sayre, of Lawrenceburg, has been studying and portraying this great president for several decades. The actor will appear in costume and “in character” and will walk and talk with visitors throughout the center – bringing to life this famous Kentuckian. His portrayal is made possible by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013 with three days of events and activities July 19-21, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits include, “The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea: Celebrating 10 Years,” on display through

Berea Police Report July 17, 2013

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Drug Arrests: On 07/09/2013 Officers were called to the area of Prospect Street in reference to a reckless driver. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted at Shell on Prospect Street. The driver of the vehicle had a suspended drivers license and gave consent to search his vehicle. Inside Officers located a small amount of Marijuana and a plastic tube with a white

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