The Wilderness Road, part 12

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Defeated Camp

Several pioneering families left Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties in Virginia in late summer of 1786, another of countless groups who chose to pit their future against the uncertainties of the borderland. Would folks in the present day and age do likewise? Probably so. If our government or a major corporation solicited volunteers to take up residence in a bubble community in the deepest ocean or join a proposed habitat on a distant planet, they would probably have ample volunteers. Continue reading The Wilderness Road, part 12

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Berea KY
Berea KY

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

Tourism Program Director

The Program Manager has operational and management responsibilities for programming, process and effort of initiatives of the Berea Tourism Commission, including Festival of Learnshops, HOW program, and Make It, Take It, Give It, and Studio Artists at Berea; performs work as directed by the Executive Director; performs related work as required.

Applicants should possess a Bachelors degree in business, public administration, communications, advertising, marketing, graphics, Continue reading JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Roadway Conditions

KSP
KSP

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London has been investigating several crashes on Interstate-75 around the 62 mile-marker in Rockcastle County.

The collisions are due to snow covered roads and very slick conditions. As a result of the collisions the southbound lanes of the Interstate are heavily backed.

KSP is asking motorists to not travel unless there is an emergency.

OBITUARIES FEB. 7-14, 2016

Averill Kilbourne
Averill Kilbourne

Averill Kilbourne

Averill was born in Elmira, New York on October 22, 1924 and passed away February 10, 2016 at 91 years of age.

She graduated from Chatham, New Jersey High School and Saint Luke’s School of nursing in New York City.

Averill was preceded in death by her husband Carl Kilbourne, an Industrial Arts Professor at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Continue reading OBITUARIES FEB. 7-14, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Saturday on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

“Today our country lost an unwavering champion of a timeless document that unites each of us as Americans. Justice Scalia’s fidelity to the Constitution was rivaled only by the love of his family: his wife Maureen his nine Continue reading Justice Antonin Scalia

SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jared Carpenter
Jared Carpenter

A Hollywood actress, numerous rallies, and winter weather were among the highlights of a busy sixth week of session in the Kentucky General Assembly. Last week also included plenty of committee meetings and bills passing.

The national organization Save the Children, which promotes early childhood learning, had its Action Network President Mark Shriver and actress Jennifer Garner testify in Frankfort on behalf of the organization and their work throughout Kentucky. We were pleased to welcome Mr. Continue reading SENATOR JARED CARPENTER’S LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Kaplan Recognizes Berea for Affordability

Berea College
Berea College

Media outlets continue to recognize Berea College’s uncommon mission of keeping higher education affordable. An article entitled College: Admission Possible, by Russell Schaffer for a higher-ed blog produced by Kaplan Test Prep, highlights families’ concerns about rising college costs and increasing debt. The article cites a recent U.S. News & World Report article in which Berea College was named as the college whose 2014 graduates had the least debt. Berea was also ranked number one in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 10 most affordable schools. Continue reading Kaplan Recognizes Berea for Affordability

Rep. Leslie Combs’ public-private partnership bill passes the House

Rep. Leslie Combs
Rep. Leslie Combs
State Rep. Leslie Combs, a long-time advocate for bringing Kentucky in line with most other states that have taken advantage of public-private partnerships, said she was very pleased to see the Kentucky House put its support behind her legislation on Thursday.

“With support from both sides of the aisle, and with the backing of organizations like the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, I am increasingly confident that we can make this a reality Continue reading Rep. Leslie Combs’ public-private partnership bill passes the House

The Administration and Congress Should Work Together to Address the Zika Virus

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Like many Kentuckians, I’m concerned about the Zika virus and the growing number of reports of people infected. In a recent meeting with President Obama at the White House, I raised the spread of this virus and what it could mean for Kentucky and the country as we head into warmer weather this spring and summer.

Millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, which is transmitted primarily by Continue reading The Administration and Congress Should Work Together to Address the Zika Virus

BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS DEMONSTRATE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

David Buzzard begins a cottonwood bark carving; a finished bark carving by David Buzzard; Carvings by Jack Gann; Jack Gann carves a horse and rider.
David Buzzard begins a cottonwood bark carving; a finished bark carving by David Buzzard; Carvings by Jack Gann; Jack Gann carves a horse and rider.

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Continue reading BEREA WELCOME CENTER CARVERS DEMONSTRATE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER