Scheduled Power Outages

BMU
BMU

Berea Municipal Utilities is nearing the completion of the new Substation project. In order to switch the newly installed transformers from 4KV to 12KV, BMU will be required to perform outages for a large portion of their service area. Some customers will regain power sooner than others. BMU will focus on the main circuits first, then will focus on the lines that branch off the main circuit. In order to help speed the process, BMU will have several contractor crews working along side their own crew to perform the voltage conversion. All outages will begin at 8:00 am. Below is a list of the dates, areas affected, and estimated total outage time for each section involved.

If you have any questions, please call the BMU office at 986-4391.

Scheduled Power Outages
Scheduled Power Outages

Richmond Raceway Action/Victory Lane Photographs

The attachments contains action and victory lane photographs from the Saturday Night Showdown at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday August 29, 2015. All photographs courtesy of Jimmy Pittman at Half Fast Photos.

Todd Coffman
Todd Coffman

#35 Todd Coffman of Parksville, KY and his crew after winning the Pro Late Model feature at Richmond (KY) Raceway on Saturday August 29.
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Escape and Survival on the Borderland

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

We are fortunate that individuals from pioneer America had the foresight to keep journals or to look back on their life experiences and write about them. It gives us many interesting stories to look back on and ponder.

John Wetzel and his wife Mary Bonnet were German immigrants who settled in the northern panhandle of presentday West Virginia in 1770. It was a relatively isolated area, away from the Ohio River.

Wetzel taught his sons, Lewis and Jacob, to load and fire a rifle while they were young, knowing it could eventually save their lives and the lives of others. Times were much different then. After the boys became proficient at handling and shooting a gun he had the lads practice loading and firing while Continue reading Escape and Survival on the Borderland

Obituaries August 23-30, 2015

Leonard Hays Jr.
Leonard Hays Jr.

Leonard E. Hays Jr.

Leonard E. Hays Jr. 82, husband of Lois Hays passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 26, 2015. He was the son of Leonard E. Hays Sr. and Bonnie Johnson Hays, born July 10, 1933 at Tyner in Jackson County, Kentucky.

As a child he attended a one room school. He later attended Tyner High School in Jackson County. He served his country in the United States Armed Forces from 1954-1956.

He married Lois Mullins on July 19, 1956 and in 1963 moved his family to Berea where in 1969 he established and operated Hays Furniture until his retirement. He contributed to his community in many ways. He was elected to Continue reading Obituaries August 23-30, 2015

Adams and Hensley Saturday Night Showdown Winners at Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway would return to action on Saturday evening with the Saturday Night Showdown and Jamey Adams of Laurelville, OH would pick up the $1,000 payday in the American Dirt Allstar sanctioned KDRA Super Stock division and Greg Hensley of Jackson, KY would claim the $500 payday in Four Cylinders. Other feature event winners included Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY in Barry Turner of Century 21 Advantage Realty Super Late Models, Todd Coffman of Parksville , KY in REVELution Race Cars Pro Late Models, Jeff Watson of Campbellsville, KY in Modifieds, and Cole Bland of Campbellsville, KY in Continue reading Adams and Hensley Saturday Night Showdown Winners at Richmond Raceway

Virgil Gary Maiden to Demonstrate Wood Turning on the Lathe at KY Artisan Center

Maiden with “Pet Urn” in the exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn” at the center
Maiden with “Pet Urn” in the exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn” at the center

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Virgil Gary Maiden, of Putney, will demonstrate woodturning on the lathe and talk with visitors about the process from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cafe is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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, September 14th 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.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

How to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.
How to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

The program will take place at the Lexington Public Library, Beaumont Branch located at 3080 Fieldstone Way on Monday, September 14th from 1-2pm. To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.

Leonard Hays Jr.

Leonard Hays Jr.
Leonard Hays Jr.

Leonard E. Hays Jr.

Leonard E. Hays Jr. 82, husband of Lois Hays passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 26, 2015. He was the son of Leonard E. Hays Sr. and Bonnie Johnson Hays, born July 10, 1933 at Tyner in Jackson County, Kentucky.

As a child he attended a one room school. He later attended Tyner High School in Jackson County.
He served his country in the United States Armed Forces from 1954-1956.

He married Lois Mullins on July 19, 1956 and in 1963 moved his family to Berea where in 1969 he established and operated Hays Furniture until his retirement. He contributed to his community in many ways. He was elected to Continue reading Leonard Hays Jr.

Louisville Artist Lionell Smith to Demonstrate Polymer Clay Jewelry at KY Artisan Center

Polymer Clay Earrings and a detail of an earring by Lionell Smith.
Polymer Clay Earrings and a detail of an earring by Lionell Smith.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, jewelry artist Lionell Smith, of Louisville, will demonstrate her polymer clay jewelry from 10:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cafe is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.