Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea Appointed to Boards of National and State Organizations

Dr. Alicestyne Turley
Dr. Alicestyne Turley

Two organizations focused on African-American history and heritage have appointed Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College to their executive boards. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), in Washington, D.C., named Dr. Turley to its Executive Council. In December, Kentucky Governor Steven Brashear appointed Turley to the Governing Board of the Kentucky Center for African- Continue reading Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea Appointed to Boards of National and State Organizations

Statement on Gov. Bevin’s Decision to Dismantle Kynect

KCEP
KCEP

“The repeal of Kynect by Gov. Bevin is a big step backward on access to healthcare in Kentucky,” Jason Bailey, executive director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, said. “It will create an even bigger hole in Kentucky’s budget, using at least $23 million to dismantle the national model for state exchanges that could be better spent on education, public safety or other essentials to thriving communities. We should be building on things like Kynect Continue reading Statement on Gov. Bevin’s Decision to Dismantle Kynect

Former Kentucky Coal Miner to Attend State of the Union as Guest of Senator McConnell

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that a 4th-generation coal miner, Howard Abshire of Pike County, Kentucky, will be his guest at the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Mr. Abshire, who lost his job at Fortress Resources, McCoy Elkhorn Division, after the mine shut down, is temporarily employed in eastern Kentucky working to remove mining equipment from closed mines. Continue reading Former Kentucky Coal Miner to Attend State of the Union as Guest of Senator McConnell

JOB OPPORTUNITY

City of Berea
City of Berea

IT Director

Duties include: managing all functions of the computer system for billing and accounting; telemetry and SCADA systems; performs related work as required. Administers computer network; evaluates, purchases, and installs personal computers and related hardware and software; performs related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors degree in Information Systems Management (or related computer science field), local area Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITY

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

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, Continue reading KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Wilderness Road, part 7

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Frances “Fanny” Dickenson Scott (1756-1796) saw little to live for after a band of Indians killed her husband and children, in late June of 1785, before forcing her to accompany them as they traveled to their village north of the Ohio River. After several days they paused to hunt for food, leaving Fanny under the watch of an older chief. She asked if she could go to a nearby stream to wash blood from her clothing that had been there since the night Continue reading The Wilderness Road, part 7

OBITUARIES JAN. 3-10, 2016

James Short
James Short

James Short

J.C. Short, age 94, of Berea, passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Berea Health Care Center. J.C. was born in Berea to the late Bright B. and Maggie Bowman Short.

He retired from Berea College and was a WWII Army veteran.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Rosie Mae Short, one son Leslie Ray Short and one daughter Geraldine Lowder Short, two brothers Earl Short, Stanley Short and Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 3-10, 2016

Andy Barr’s Sixth District Report

Andy Barr
Andy Barr

Dear Friend,

The new year is off to a busy start in both Washington and Kentucky. This week, Congress sent a bill to the President’s desk that would repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. The President defied the will of the American people and their elected representatives by vetoing the bill in spite of the hardships created by skyrocketing premiums, less access to care, and coercive mandates on families, businesses and Continue reading Andy Barr’s Sixth District Report

Richmond Little League Signups

Richmond Little League Baseball
Richmond Little League Baseball

Sunday, Jan. 10: Richmond Little League Signups from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Galaxy Bowling Center.

Saturday, Jan. 16: Richmond Little League Signups from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Galaxy Bowling Center.

Sunday, Jan. 17: Richmond Little League Signups from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Galaxy Bowling Center.

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER‘S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

As we wrap up the holiday season, I hope you and your family had a blessed New Year. Across the Commonwealth, lawmakers are preparing for the 2016 General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5, marked the beginning of a 60-day session that will run through mid-April. In that session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs, and strengthening Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER‘S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Evelyn Abney Bullens

Evelyn Bullens
Evelyn Bullens

Evelyn Abney Bullens

Evelyn Abney Bullens, age 86, of Glades Road, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at her home. Evelyn was born in Rockcastle County to the late Morgan and Ida Abney.

She was a member of Gloryland Baptist Church and retiree of Dresser Industries.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Joe Bullens, one son Lonnie Joe Bullens and daughter Janet Bernice Bullens, five brothers Continue reading Evelyn Abney Bullens

Madison Co. Sheriff Report Jan 8, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

CAPTURED: Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle would like to report that John Gordon Lazzaro, 53, of Paint Lick was arrested by Madison County Court Security Officers on January 7th, without incident.

John Lazzaro was charged with; Use of a Minor (U/16) in a Sex Performance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Stalking 1st. John Lazzaro was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

Sheriff Mike Coyle would like to extend his appreciation to the Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff Report Jan 8, 2016

OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES DEMONSTRATED BY LOUIE NORTHERN AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Louie Northern demonstrates with his painting; “Mules”
Louie Northern demonstrates with his painting; “Mules”

On Saturday, Jan. 16, Louie Northern, of Mount Vernon, will demonstrate his oil painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Northern has chosen oil painting as his medium because it dries slowly, and he likes the way oil paint handles when using both a brush and palette knife. Most of Northern’s subject matter is rooted in his Continue reading OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES DEMONSTRATED BY LOUIE NORTHERN AT KY ARTISAN CENTER