Sidewalk Closure

Berea College
Berea College

With final authorization from the Kentucky Department of Transportation, a portion of the west sidewalk on Main Street (Highway 595) between Estill and Ellipse Streets will be closed during construction on the Berea College campus.

The closure, which may affect Berea Community School students who walk to school, is designed to protect pedestrians from potential overhead hazards by crane work. It also allows for necessary excavations to be properly shored and supported to assure protection of the Continue reading Sidewalk Closure

Statement from Governor Bevin’s Office Regarding Speaker Stumbo’s Suit

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

The following is a statement from Communications Director Jessica Ditto:

“One month to the day since Attorney General Beshear filed his lawsuit, the Governor’s Office has been served with another petty political lawsuit. While we’re working to fix the financial foundation of the Commonwealth, they are intent on thwarting progress by filing frivolous lawsuits. The Governor’s vetoes are valid and were filed in accordance with the Constitution. This charade is an unfortunate waste of taxpayer dollars.”

MADISON CO. BIRTHS APR. 25 – MAY 2, 2016

Announcements
Announcements

May 03, 2016 – Ashley & Chris Flynn – Irvine – Boy
May 03, 2016 – Savannah Stanford & Jamal Young – Richmond – Boy
May 03, 2016 – Kristy & Joshua Bishop – Mt. Vernon – Girl
May 04, 2016 – Asia & James Hutchens – Richmond – Boy
May 04, 2016 – Cayla & Anthony Agnew – Richmond – Boy
May 05, 2016 – Chelsea Crawford & Randy Shell – Richmond – Boy
(Click Continue reading for more birth announcements) Continue reading MADISON CO. BIRTHS APR. 25 – MAY 2, 2016

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two for Marijuana Cultivation

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, on Monday May 9, 2016, Deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1048 Old Red Lick Road #2 in reference to a domestic dispute.

Through the course of investigating the domestic dispute, Deputies were alerted by a strong odor of marijuana inside the residence. During a search, an extensive indoor marijuana grow in excess of 100 plants was discovered.

Kristina Lainhart, 40, of Berea KY and Franklin Frazier, 47, also of Berea were arrested and charged with Marijuana Cultivation (5 plants or more) 1st Offense. Lainhart and Frazier were lodged in the Continue reading Madison County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Two for Marijuana Cultivation

KSP Arrest Made in Madison Co. Fire Investigation

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Following an investigation by multiple city, county, state, and federal agencies, a man and a juvenile are now facing charges in connection to an arson and burglary that occurred in Madison County.

John C. Roth, 38 years old of Nicholasville, was arrested just after 12:00 pm today and is charged with Receiving Stolen Property U/$10,000. He has been lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center. The initial Continue reading KSP Arrest Made in Madison Co. Fire Investigation

Closure scheduled for US 25 o​ver New Circle Road/KY 4 in Fayette County

Road Work
Road Work

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary closure is scheduled for US 25 over New Circle Road/KY 4 in Fayette County. The closure is necessary for bridge deck patching operations to be completed.

Tuesday, May 17 – 6:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

US 25 over New Circle Road/KY 4 closure at mile point 8.732: Continue reading Closure scheduled for US 25 o​ver New Circle Road/KY 4 in Fayette County

Berea Police Report May, 10, 2016

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ARRESTED

Public Intoxication: On 05/03/2016 Officers were called to Walmart in reference to two subjects passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. They were eventually able to wake up both of the subjects, who showed signs of impairment. One of them was in possession of a syringe and a pill bottle that contained one Diazepam tablet.

Officers arrested 47 year old Tony Mills of Mount Vernon KY and 28 year old Andrew Whittemore of Mount Vernon KY. Both were charged with Public Intoxication. Mills was also charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Drug Paraphernalia Continue reading Berea Police Report May, 10, 2016

KY Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation awards $29,000 in scholarships

KY Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation
KY Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

A total of $29,000 in scholarships was awarded to 25 students across Kentucky by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation. The Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarships were awarded to law enforcement officers’ dependents and survivors of officers killed in the line of duty. Telecommunicators and officers’ dependents were awarded $1,000 toward the fall 2016 semester and officers’ survivors received $2,000.

The scholarships help support students at 10 Kentucky colleges and universities, and three out-of-state institutions.

Founded in 1999, The Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation’s original purpose was to build a memorial that would Continue reading KY Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation awards $29,000 in scholarships

Gov. Matt Bevin Announces Kentucky State Fair Board Appointments

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced new members to the Kentucky State Fair Board.

The Fair Board oversees operations for the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, located at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds, and the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), located in downtown Louisville. Total economic impact from these venues is more than $482.3 million annually. In August KICC will undergo a 2-year, $180 million renovation, which will potentially bring an additional $53 million in annual economic impact to the Continue reading Gov. Matt Bevin Announces Kentucky State Fair Board Appointments

GENERAL FUND RECEIPTS TOP $1 BILLION IN APRIL 2016 ROAD FUND RECEIPTS INCREASE

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

The Office of State Budget Director (OSBD) reported today that April’s General Fund receipts set an all-time high, surpassing the $1 billion mark for the third time in the past 13 months. Collections grew 5.2 percent compared to April of last year, an increase of $53.4 million. Total revenues for the month were $1,077.1 million, compared to $1,023.7 million received during April 2014. Receipts have now grown 5.0 percent for the first ten months of Continue reading GENERAL FUND RECEIPTS TOP $1 BILLION IN APRIL 2016 ROAD FUND RECEIPTS INCREASE