The Wilderness Road, part 4

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Indians on the Warpath

Most of the men were gone when Daniel Boone and Michael Stoner returned from warning surveyors in Kentucky of the Indian uprising. It was 1774 and many of the men had departed for the Ohio River to help quell the activities of the red raiders. Within a few days Daniel organized a small group of men and proceeded northward to help fight Chief Cornstalk and his warriors. Boone’s group was soon overtaken by a messenger with orders to return. They were needed to defend the area Continue reading The Wilderness Road, part 4

OBITUARIES NOV. 15-22, 2015

Raymond J. Lewis
Raymond J. Lewis

Raymond Lewis

Raymond Lewis age 84, husband of the late Mary Stewart Lewis, died Friday Nov. 20, 2015 in Richmond KY.

Raymond was a retired Bus Driver and Mechanic for the Madison County School Systems and had worked for Britton Chevrolet.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter Patricia McHone Sparks, and his wife Mary Stewart Lewis.

Raymond is survived by his daughter Rita (Gerald) Rose and his grandchildren: Gregory (Brandy) Vanover, Shane (Ashley Rector) Continue reading OBITUARIES NOV. 15-22, 2015

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

City of Berea
City of Berea

The Berea Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the 8th day of December, 2015, at 6:30 P.M., in the Council Chambers of the Berea Police and Municipal Building located at 304 Chestnut Street for the purpose of final review and potential adoption of the Storm Water Policy Manual.

The public is invited to attend and make comments.

KSP Operation R.A.I.D.

KSP
KSP

With fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways up compared to last year’s statistics, the Kentucky State Police are implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways) in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

Through November 19 of 2014, 585 lives were lost on Kentucky’s highways. For the same time period in 2015, 652 people were killed. Continue reading KSP Operation R.A.I.D.

House Speaker Stumbo pre-files legislation to avoid monopolies among horse racing licenses

Greg Stumbo
Greg Stumbo

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo pre-filed legislation today that, if passed, would ensure that no business could acquire more than one horse-racing license except under special circumstances in Kentucky.

“I want to make sure that we keep the playing field level when it comes to who owns our horse-racing tracks,” said Speaker Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg. “We have a system that is second-to-none in the world, and my goal is preserve the integrity of horse racing and make Continue reading House Speaker Stumbo pre-files legislation to avoid monopolies among horse racing licenses

College and Community in Berea plan response to harassment incidents.

Berea College
Berea College

Berea College student groups, faculty and staff, along with groups from the wider Berea community, will gather to demonstrate the values of Berea College in the face of a growing number of incidents involving the Confederate flag and harassment to students of color and LGBTQ students.

This event will be Monday, November 23, from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Participants will gather in front of the President’s Home and line the south side of Chestnut Street in the central portion of campus. They Continue reading College and Community in Berea plan response to harassment incidents.

Local Berea Police Officer gives her perspective concerning work as an officer

Real Women Real Life. This week we have the pleasure of sharing a talk we had with a local law enforcement officer. We were blessed by the amount of perspective that her story gave us concerning the work that is policing. We also want to use this as an opportunity to honor and thank Officer Daniel Ellis for his service to our community and to ask that you would continue to pray and support his family. We hope this video blesses you like it has us.

Richmond POLICE POLICE REPORT NOV. 20, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Robbery Charge: On 11/19//2015, police charged Jacob M. Taylor, age 18, Linden Street, and two juvenile males, ages 14 and 17 (both of Richmond), in connection with the robbery of a local pizza delivery person.

On 11/17/2015, at approximately 8:30 P.M., a Papa John’s Pizza driver delivering a called in order of six pizzas (valued at $48.00) to the 100 block of Pine Street was exiting his car when he was approached by three young males. One of the males indicated that he Continue reading Richmond POLICE POLICE REPORT NOV. 20, 2015

McConnell, Wyden, Polis, Massie Join To Advance Industrial Hemp Research

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) today sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to clarify that industrial hemp research programs are eligible for existing federal research dollars. The letter was signed by a total of 12 Senators and 37 members of the House of Representatives.

“It appears that USDA has the authority to award competitive grants for the development of industrial hemp,” the members wrote in the Continue reading McConnell, Wyden, Polis, Massie Join To Advance Industrial Hemp Research

Post 11, London “Cram the Cruiser” – Holiday Food Drive

KSP
KSP

Kentucky State Police Post 11, London kicked off their sixth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive today. The campaign extends through Dec. 11, 2015 and is designed to collect non perishable food items for needy families.

The food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations serving those in need during the holiday season. Suggested donations include canned fruit and vegetables, canned meat, macaroni and Continue reading Post 11, London “Cram the Cruiser” – Holiday Food Drive

Berea Police Police Report Nov. 20, 2015

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On 11/18/2015 Officers were called to Foley Middle School in reference to a male subject who stated that he was there to meet a girl who he claimed was his girlfriend. The subject was identified as 19 year old Brandon Johnson of Fort Wayne IN. Johnson stated he traveled to KY on a Greyhound bus to meet the female who is 13 years old. Johnson was taken to the Berea Police Department where he stated that he had exchanged inappropriate photos and videos with the victim. He Continue reading Berea Police Police Report Nov. 20, 2015

Obama Administration Should Hit Pause Button on Refugee Entries, McConnell Says

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Syrian refugees:

“It’s clear that the American people are concerned about the Administration’s ability to properly vet thousands of individuals from Syria.

“More than half of our nation’s governors, governors of both parties, Continue reading Obama Administration Should Hit Pause Button on Refugee Entries, McConnell Says