Annual Cause Warrior Ride Travels through Local Area

Patriot Guard Escort

Patriot Guard Escort

Cause Warrior Ride

Cause Warrior Ride

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, two Vietnam veterans and their spouses began a 70-day, 3,500 mile journey across the US to raise awareness for America’s latest generation of wounded warriors. The 2014 Cause Warrior Ride will travel through Kentucky from September 6rd to September 15th.

Cause, a non-profit dedicated to providing wounded warriors innovative programs designed to aid in the reduction of stress and pain suffered during combat, is partnering with members of the West Point Class of 1969 on a journey across America. U.S. Army Veteran Tom Ramos and his wife Rose anchor the Team. They will be joined by fellow classmates and veterans Phil Clarke, Tom Smith, John McBeth and his wife Nell. The team is

$33K Goal Set for Bluegrass Regional Alzheimer’s Walk

Alzheimers Association

Alzheimers Association

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has set a goal of raising $33,000 at the Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year. The Association’s largest local fundraiser will take place on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Berea Community School.

“Funds raised for the Walk will provide support services for the 67,000 Kentuckians and 100,000 Indiana residents living with Alzheimer’s, as well as their families and caregivers, while also contributing to critically needed

The Happily Ever After Ball

The Happily Ever After Ball

The Happily Ever After Ball

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Madison County received a $10,000 grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation on August 1st. This grant effectively doubles CASA’s funds and will enable them to expand their Executive Director’s hours and recruit and train more volunteers. This grant is

CD Release Party

CD Release Party

Put a Lid on It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans

Photos top row, left to right: “Tall Peacock Jar” by Amelia Stamps; “Blue Ocean” by Robin Costelle; “Treasure Nest” by Julie Warren Conn; “Pixie House” by Tonya Vance; “Wow!” by Martha Puckett   Photos middle row, left to right: “Horse Barrel Box” by Janet Bailey Burch; “Ceremonial Jar” by Seth Green; “Earth Bowl” by John Keeton   Photos bottom row, left to right: “Bird Jar” by Philip Wiggs;’ “Earth and Fire # 96” by Jack and Linda Fifield; “Industrial Teapot # 2” by Wyman Rice; “Reviving the Past” by Gin Petty

Photos top row, left to right: “Tall Peacock Jar” by Amelia Stamps; “Blue Ocean” by Robin Costelle; “Treasure Nest” by Julie Warren Conn; “Pixie House” by Tonya Vance; “Wow!” by Martha Puckett
Photos middle row, left to right: “Horse Barrel Box” by Janet Bailey Burch; “Ceremonial Jar” by Seth Green; “Earth Bowl” by John Keeton
Photos bottom row, left to right: “Bird Jar” by Philip Wiggs;’ “Earth and Fire # 96” by Jack and Linda Fifield; “Industrial Teapot # 2” by Wyman Rice; “Reviving the Past” by Gin Petty

A new exhibit, “Put a Lid on It: Containers by Kentucky Artisans,” opens Sept. 13 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Containers have been used over the centuries for storage and transport and to hold special objects. This exhibit showcases lidded containers by 47 Kentucky artists working with a variety of materials, including stone, clay, turned and carved wood, glass, metal, fiber and recycled materials. Some works are purely functional while others offer new interpretations of the

Potter Melvin Rowe Demonstrates Hand-built Ceramics at KY Artisan

Mugs with sprig clay molded designs by Melvin Rowe.

Mugs with sprig clay molded designs by Melvin Rowe.

On Saturday, Sept. 13, studio potter Melvin Rowe will demonstrate his handbuilding and sprig mold techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

A native of Louisville, Rowe has been selling his functional stoneware since 1971. He has a bachelor’s degree in art from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree from the University of Louisville. Rowe is the former

Arrests Made in 2008 Jessamine County Murder

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post with the assistance of the Nicholasville Police Department, has made two arrests in a 2008 Jessamine County murder case.

The investigation began on May 6, 2008, when the Jessamine County Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Hunter’s Ferry Road in rural Jessamine County. The fire department located a deceased body in the vehicle and the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted.

The investigation revealed that the deceased was Mark Dunn, 45 years old of Nicholasville, KY. Following the autopsy, it was determined that Mark Dunn died as a result of being shot, prior to his vehicle catching on fire.

As a result of the investigation, David W. Peel, 34 years old of Nicholasville, and Odis D. Henson, 46 years old of Nicholasville, were arrested this

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray

Megan Gray age 22, of Mt.Vernon, passed away Tuesday September 9th, 2014 at the Baptist Health Hospital in Corbin, KY.

She was born on August 19th, 1992 in London, KY the daughter of Jessie R. Gray of Anville, KY, and Mrs. Angela Hayes Sowder of Mt.Vernon.

She was a student who enjoyed music, band, spending time with family & friends, and was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in Berea.

Survivors besides her parents are: one sister; Allison Gray of Anville, KY. Her grandparents; Ralph & Mary Lou Gray of Boonville, KY, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members also survive.

She was preceded in death by: her step-father; James “Duke” Sowder.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Friday September 12, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 2 PM Saturday September 13, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Gray Family Cemetery in Jackson County, KY.

Carvers Demonstrate Skills at Kentucky Artisan Center

Berea Welcome Center Carvers

Berea Welcome Center Carvers

On Saturday, Sept. 20, 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. Carving that day will be Oris Stanton and Jack Johnson, of Somerset, and David Buzzard, of Lexington. Stanton and Johnson both carve a wide variety of subjects and

Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Fallen Heroes of 9/11

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate held a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony today honoring the Fallen Heroes of 9/11. Following are Sen. McConnell’s remarks delivered during the ceremony, which took place in Emancipation Hall, in the U.S. Capitol:

“None of us will forget where we were that morning, or the horrible things we saw.

“The explosions that melted steel and shattered symbols of our prosperity and our might.

“Tools of commerce and transport used for brutal and homicidal ends.

“The people. The loss. The despair.

“These things, we have never been able to forget.

McConnell Urges President to Lay Out Credible Plan to Defeat ISIL

Special Called City Council Meeting

City of Berea

City of Berea

There will be a Special Called Berea City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16th at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of two business items: the 2nd Reading of the Ad Valorem Tax Ordinance, #21-2014, and a Public Hearing on the Human Rights Ordinance #18-2014.

The meeting and public hearing will be held at the Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street.

Residents wishing to address the city council may begin signing-up to speak at 5:30 p.m.; the hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue for a reasonable period of time.

Madison County Births Sept. 3-9, 2014

Announcements

Announcements

Sept. 3, 2014 – Kenna & Dennis Sparks – Berea – Girl
Sept. 3, 2014 – Britni Liske & Phillip Duff – Berea – Girl
Sept. 4, 2014 – Elizabeth & Christopher Conrad – Irvine – Boy
Sept. 4, 2014 – Joyce Barlow & Ken Overton – Richmond – Girl
Sept. 5, 2014 – Melissa & Christopher Hammonds – McKee – Girl
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2014 Trooper Island Golf Tournament

Trooper Island Golf Tournament

Gatsby at Elmwood

Gatsby Elmwood

The Awakening

The Awakening

Berea Police Report Sept. 9, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Drug Arrests: On 09/08/2014 Detectives arrested two subjects at Walmart after a drug investigation.

They charged 25 year old Tabitha Parsons of Berea KY and 28 year old Kevin Knuckles of Berea KY with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

The investigation showed that the two had been selling Oxycodone tablets.

Parsons also had an indictment warrant for Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st Degree.

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Shoplifting/Trespass Arrest: On 09/02/2014 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to a female shoplifter.

Store employee stated that she attempted to leave the store with merchandise. Cope had previously been banned from Wal-Mart.

Officers arrested 38 year old Tracy Cope of Berea KY and charged her with Theft By Unlawful Taking Shoplifting and Criminal

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Food Service Inspector

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Johnson Elementary Cafeteria, 109 Oakwood Dr., Berea 97%
Kingston Learning Center, 2730 Battlefield Memorial Hwy., Berea 98%
Romper Room Childcare Center, 310 E. Geri Ln., Richmond 97%
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McConnell: President Needs to Present Plan to Defeat ISIL

Richmond Police Report Sept. 9, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

Perjury Charge: On September 7, 2014, police charged Bridgitt A. Francisco, age 35, Foxhaven Drive, for perjury after she made false statements during testimony offered in a court case.

On 08/16/2014, police charged William Henry Isaacs, age 26, Big Hill Avenue, for an assault that occurred on 08/11/2014.

On 08/11/2014, officers were dispatched to Race Street in response to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject lying on the street, bleeding from a head injury. The victim was not cooperative and refused to identify who had assaulted him and did not want to pursue any charges against the unknown offender. However, the victim did agree to be transported to Baptist Health to be treated

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