Tumble Shine Tumbling & Trampoline Team Back from Jr. Olympics

Tumble Shine Tumbling and Trampoline Team
Tumble Shine Tumbling and Trampoline Team

Tumble Shine Gymnastics’ Power Tumbling and Trampoline team just made it back from Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in the 2015 Jr. Olympics. We want to congratulate all of our athletes in their hard work and dedication to the sport.

Kylie Cowan received a gold medal on double mini as well as a district award on Trampoline. Our other gold medalist was Maddie Crabtree who received Continue reading Tumble Shine Tumbling & Trampoline Team Back from Jr. Olympics

City of Richmond Welcomes New Officer

Richmond City Commissioner, Donna Baird, Officer Benjamin Elliott Smith, and Richmond Police Chief, Larry Brock.
Richmond City Commissioner, Donna Baird, Officer Benjamin Elliott Smith, and Richmond Police Chief, Larry Brock.

Richmond City Commissioner, Donna Baird had the pleasure of swearing in Richmond’s newest Police Officer. Officer Benjamin Elliott Smith’s family and fiance, Sara, were present for the ceremony. He and Sara became engaged Continue reading City of Richmond Welcomes New Officer

Memory Café

The Memory Cafe
The Memory Cafe

The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences. The Memory Café will meet on Monday, August 10th from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington located at 203 East Fourth Street (40508).

The Memory Café is free of charge and open to anyone with memory problems and their caregiver(s). Hosted by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event also receives support from the Alzheimer’s Association. To sign up or to learn more about the Memory Café, contact Alyssa at (859)257-8971.

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

Over the past few months, I’ve shared with many people why I believe so strongly in Berea becoming an “age-friendly” community. As a resident, I have a personal stake in what the future of our city will look like for me, my family, and my friends. I also have concern for others who may not be as fortunate as you or I when it comes to mobility, housing, jobs, social engagement or other quality of life issues that overtime affect us all.

What I like about the “age-friendly” movement taking shape in Berea and in other cities across our nation is that it does not focus upon any one issue. Rather, it seeks to address many issues that impact a community and its residents. An “age-friendly” community also, strives to include as many people, of any age or ability as possible, in expressing their opinions and taking a role in helping to create a better community for all. It proceeds from Continue reading Letter to the Editor

Richmond Police Report Aug. 7, 2015

WANTED
WANTED

Update: The two persons in this photo are Crystal Hatton from Irvine and Scotty Slawson. We need to know a location for these two suspects

Wanted: On 08/05/2015 these two stole bourbon from Liquor Mart 2 and left the store after she concealed it in her purse. They can possibly be from Irvine, Ky. If you know the names of these two subjects call. They were driving Continue reading Richmond Police Report Aug. 7, 2015

There is a new Officer in Town

Mayor Connelly swearing in  Officer Matthew Kenny
Mayor Connelly swearing in Officer Matthew Kenny

On August 7, 2015 the Berea Police Department welcomed a new Officer to the Department.

Officer Matthew Kenny graduated from the Police Academy earlier today, and was sworn in by Mayor Connelly shortly after.

Officer Kenny will now complete 16 weeks of field training before he is assigned to a permanent shift.

Madison County Sheriff’s Report Aug. 7, 2015

METH BUST
METH BUST

On 8/6/15 a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to 2918 Lexington Rd. in reference to a drug complaint. Upon arrival , they located a total of 5 subjects at that residence. One female identified as Diana Shanks who was located inside the residence had an active arrest warrant for Burglary and a male subject identified as Cory Cope had an active warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance.

After the Deputy made initial contact with the subjects inside the residence, the Deputy observed a spoon with what appeared to be residue on it, laying in plain view on the table inside the residence. The Deputy then removed Continue reading Madison County Sheriff’s Report Aug. 7, 2015

Genealogy Workshop

DAR
DAR

A basic genealogy workshop, will be provided by the Berea-Laurel Ridges Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, on Saturday, August 29, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, in the Community Room of the Madison County Library in Berea.

The class will be taught by Kathy Moats, DAR Genealogy Consultant and member of the Boonesborough Chapter, NSDAR. The workshop is free, but seating is limited.

Participants need to pre-register by August 22. Contact Linda Jennings at 859-624-6779, or email BereaDAR@mail.com for additional information or to Continue reading Genealogy Workshop

Ralph Alex Wilmot

Ralph A. Wilmot
Ralph A. Wilmot

Ralph Alex Wilmot

Ralph Alex Wilmot, age 80, of Berea, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Baptist Health in Richmond. He was born in Garrard County to the late Alex and Myrtle Humes Wilmot.

A member of the Harmon’s Lick Church of God, he had worked for Feldman Lumber, owned and operated a milk truck route, worked on a state highway crew, and was a dairy farmer. He loved to take care of his yard and flowers, and his biggest hobby was his family and grandchildren.

Mr. Wilmot is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Judith Roark Wilmot of Berea; his daughters: Mary Ann (Mitchell) Ingram of Berea, Sandra (Scott) Wray of Danville, Anita Wilmot of Berea; his brother: Rayford (Rose) Wilmot of Versailles; his grandchildren: Heather and Jacob Ingram, Sarah and Shelby Wray, Christopher and Haley Collins.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Kyle and Clifford Wilmot, and his Continue reading Ralph Alex Wilmot

Arnold Moore, of Appalachian Fireside Crafts, to Create Bark Birdhouses at KY Artisan Center

Arnold Moore creating poplar bark birdhouses; poplar bark and tools used in construction; finished poplar bark birdhouses by Arnold Moore
Arnold Moore creating poplar bark birdhouses; poplar bark and tools used in construction; finished poplar bark birdhouses by Arnold Moore

On Saturday, Aug. 8, Arnold Moore, of Vincent, will demonstrate the construction of his poplar bark birdhouses and talk with visitors about the process from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Continue reading Arnold Moore, of Appalachian Fireside Crafts, to Create Bark Birdhouses at KY Artisan Center

McConnell Cosponsors Bill to Help Reduce Child Hunger

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined Senator John Boozman (R-AR) in introducing The Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act to inject additional flexibility and choice into existing federal child nutrition programs, which would allow states to better ensure that children in rural areas are not treated unfairly when school is out of session.

“Washington’s inflexible, one-size fits all approach is failing vulnerable children in rural states like Kentucky. During the summer months — when busses may not be operating and parents may not have the means to transport students long distances — children in rural areas can face significant hurdles accessing the same school meals that children in more urban areas might not. The Hunger Continue reading McConnell Cosponsors Bill to Help Reduce Child Hunger

KSP Richmond Post to Conduct Periodic 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 Continue reading KSP Richmond Post to Conduct Periodic Traffic Safety Checkpoints

Richmond Police Reports Aug. 6, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Theft Arrest: On 08/05/2015, police charged William H. Settle, age 34, Bonanza Road, in connection with the theft of gasoline from the City of Richmond.

On the afternoon of 08/05/2015, the Richmond Public Works Department alerted police to the discovery of the fraudulent use of a city fuel card to purchase gasoline for other than city vehicles. The follow-up investigation revealed that a city fuel card had been misappropriated and utilized to make unauthorized purchases of fuel from the city’s fuel supplier. It appeared that the card had been utilized to purchase in Continue reading Richmond Police Reports Aug. 6, 2015

KSP, Richmond Post, Activity for July 2015

KSP
KSP

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

Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 2,092 citations, which included 191 for speeding, 27 for no child restraint and 295 for no seatbelts. There were 34 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Troopers issued 280 courtesy notices, assisted 67 stranded motorists, and investigated 60 traffic collisions while inspecting 1,474 vehicles. Detectives and Troopers also responded to and investigated 1,198 complaints, opened 78 criminal cases, Continue reading KSP, Richmond Post, Activity for July 2015