Concert at Union Church‏

Atwater-Donnelly

Atwater-Donnelly

Join us for Atwater~Donnelly, 7:00pm Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great Folk duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly are coming back to Berea for another evening of great music, dance, and song. This is a great

“Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration”

Bourbon barrel bar table and stools by Jason Cohen; a variety of books and bourbon food products on display; Bourbon barrel bar table and stools by Karine and Matthew Maynard

Bourbon barrel bar table and stools by Jason Cohen; a variety of books and bourbon food products on display; Bourbon barrel bar table and stools by Karine and Matthew Maynard

Now through September 6, 2014

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea gives visitors a glimpse into the world of Bourbon in a lobby exhibit titled, “Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation and Inspiration.” This display shares via text panels and photographs, the history of bourbon in the state as well as the distillation processes, terms and production. Maps with locations of Kentucky distilleries and information on the

Black Bear Warning in Berea

BEAR WARNING

BEAR WARNING

Bear Warning: A black bear has been spotted near Village Drive in Creekside Subdivision and Peggy’s Flat area. We ask that you do not approach it, try to feed it or capture it.

Contact the Berea Police Department at 859-986-8456 if you see the bear near your residence.

Summer Garden Tour

Summer Garden Tour

McConnell to Meet with Kentucky WWII, Korean War Veterans on 70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

Union Church VBS

Living Waters

Living Waters

Union Church, 200 Prospect St. invites YOU to Vacation Bible School! Hey, friends! Mark your calendars for June 8th – 11th, because VBS is gearing up! And we need YOU! And your kids! And your kids’ friends! Invite ‘em all!

When: June 8th-11th, 5:30pm (supper)-8:00pm, PLUS Bonus Nights! Service Project on June 12th, and Pool Party and Burger Bash on June 13th!

Where: June 8th-11th: Union Church; June 12th: Brushy Fork Creek at

McConnell Calls on EPA to Hold Hearing on Coal Regulations in Eastern Kentucky

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday invited the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, to hold a hearing in eastern Kentucky to discuss the latest job-killing regulations on existing coal-fired power plants proposed by President Obama earlier this week. The EPA announced it will hold four public hearings on the proposed regulations and, once again, eastern Kentucky was left off the list.

In a letter to Administrator McCarthy today, Senator McConnell wrote: “As you are aware, last fall your agency held eleven public listening sessions

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Accident

Fatal Accident

On Thursday, June 05, 2014 at approximately 8:00 AM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of two vehicle traffic crash involving a fatality on the Cumberland Gap Parkway in Laurel County.

Upon arrival Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Eric Moore determined that a 1999, Toyota Camry, operated by Willard H. Eaton, 77, of Corbin was pulling out from a parking lot just off the Cumberland Gap Parkway and pulled into the path of 1999, Chevrolet Suburban, traveling west

Senator Jared Carpenter Observing a Fracking Demonstration

Fracking Demo

Fracking Demo

Cutline: Senator Jared Carpenter observes a demonstration of fracturing, or “fracking” at a Knott County Site. The process releases natural gas from drilled wells.

McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee; Prevents Federal Agencies from Blocking Hemp Seeds

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that an amendment he authored with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) regarding legal industrial hemp cultivation pilot projects at universities was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now included in the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill.

The McConnell/Merkley hemp amendment passed overwhelmingly (22-8) in committee. Congressman Thomas Massie (KY-04) secured an identical version in the

Senator Jared Carpenter :Researching Energy Options for Kentucky‏

Jared Carpenter

Jared Carpenter

June begins the Legislature’s interim period, during which we have regular meetings with our committees. I serve as the chairman of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and in this capacity, I recently toured a gas and oil drilling and fracking site in Knott County with the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association to observe and learn more about Kentucky’s natural gas well production and fracking treatments. Fracking is the common term to describe the process during which a natural gas well is fractured after drilling is complete. It is an essential process that stimulates the flow of natural gas by fracturing the geological formation. Fracking has been used by Kentucky’s oil and gas

Richmond Police Report June 5, 2014

MISSING

MISSING


Missing Person: Richmond Police are in search of Michael L. Hall, age 55, who was reported missing by relative.

On 05/11/2014, police were contacted by Hall’s sister in Erie, PA, who reported that she had not spoken with her brother since November 2013 and had been unsuccessful in her attempts to locate him. Officers checked Hall’s last known address in the 1600 block of Foxhaven Drive and found it to be vacant. It was formerly a halfway house/rehabilitation center for recovering alcoholics. All efforts to contact or locate Hall have proven

2013 Unpaid Berea Property Tax Bills

City of Berea

City of Berea

City of Berea property tax bills are mailed one time per year, usually in October. Assessments are prepared by the Madison County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA). Property tax rates, due dates, penalty and interest amounts are determined annually by the Berea City Council based on assessed values provided by the Madison County Property Valuation Administrator (859-623-5410). Per Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) the owner for a particular tax year is determined by owner of record as of January 1 of that tax year.

Property tax bills are mailed to the address on file with the Madison County PVA. For changes of address or information regarding assessments and

Arson Investigation and Arrest

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at approximately 5:27 am the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, received a request for assistance, from the Monticello Fire Department on a suspicious fire at the Wayne County Attorney’s Office.

KSP Post 11 Arson Investigator, Detective Brian Lewis, responded to the scene and determined the fire to be Arson.

Through the course of the investigation Detective Lewis arrested James Rigney, 18, of Monticello.

Rigney was charged with Arson 2nd Degree, Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.00 and Tampering with Physical Evidence and

Betty’s Chicken, Dressing, and Vegetable Casserole

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2014 Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour, June 21-22

CDCB

CDCB

The 2014 Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour, benefitting The Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (CDCB), will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22. The self-guided tour features residential kitchens throughout Lexington. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the CDCB for programs and therapy to help kids in need.

“The Kitchens of the Bluegrass Tour is a signature event for CDCB and the funds raised from the tour will go directly into the center to benefit children with and without special needs,” said CDCB Executive Director, Sarah

Kentucky Tour de Cure

Stop Diabetes

Stop Diabetes

Kentucky Tour de Cure Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Norton Commons, Prospect, KY 6:30 am check in; ride starts staggered according to length

Cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association with families and beginner route lengths ranging from 1 to 5 miles, and up to 20, 40 and 60 mile routes.

Tour de Cure offers a great day of cycling and fun through beautiful Kentucky back roads, as well as the personal satisfaction of completing a ride and doing your part in the fight against diabetes affecting 1.5 million Kentuckians.

To pre-register www.diabetes.org/kytourdecure (502)452-6072 dmuller@diabetes.org

Jeannette Rowlett to Demonstrate Wire-Wrapped Jewelry at KY Artisan Center

Sterling silver wire and garnet pin by Jeannette Rowlett; Rowlett shows visitors how she creates wire-wrapped jewelry at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Sterling silver wire and garnet pin by Jeannette Rowlett; Rowlett shows visitors how she creates wire-wrapped jewelry at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

On Saturday, June 14, Jeannette Rowlett, will wrap semi-precious gems and Austrian crystals with sterling silver and 14-karat gold wire to create her unique jewelry, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at

Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at KY Artisan Center

A figure is carved with a chisel; visitors enjoy talking with demonstrating woodcarver Jack Gann; a finished song bird; all done by members of the Berea Welcome Center Carversm

A figure is carved with a chisel; visitors enjoy talking with demonstrating woodcarver Jack Gann; a finished song bird; all done by members of the Berea Welcome Center Carversm

On Saturday, June 21, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at

Rep. Riggs calls on Transportation Cabinet to Better Recoup Repair Costs Caused by Accidents

State Representative Steve Riggs

State Representative Steve Riggs

After learning that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet only has one full-time employee trying to recover insurance money to pay for highway-related damages caused during traffic accidents, state Rep. Steve Riggs today called on Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock to consider outsourcing this process.

“Given the millions of dollars our state is spending to repair guard rails, bridges and signs, it’s clear that we need to do more to get the guilty parties to pay for these costs,” said Rep. Riggs, D-Louisville. “One person working full-time out of 4,500 employees is not enough. I think this could be better handled by a specialty company, which would pay for itself while bringing in more money for the

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