Madison County Births May 11-16, 2015

Announcements

Announcements

May 11, 2015 – Ashley Ray & Michael Pearson – Richmond – Boy
May 12, 2015 – Anna Smith & George McCarter – Beattyville – Boy
May 12, 2015 – Natasha Winkler & Joseph Downs – Richmond – Girl
May 14, 2015 – Eric & Brian Richardson – Waco – Girl
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Drug Arrest and Investigation

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at approximately 2:08 AM, KSP SGT Bill Elliotte stopped a 2014 Nissan Altima on I-75 around the 11 mile marker in Whitley County after receiving a complaint of and observing the vehicle reckless driving.

After a roadside interview was conducted, SGT Elliotte suspected the driver Dewayne T. Farmer, 30, of Richmond, KY was under the influence of drugs. During a search of the vehicle, suspected methamphetamine was located along with drug paraphernalia and a stolen handgun.

Farmer was arrested at the scene and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. He was charged with DUI, Possession of a Controlled

Madison Southern High School Softball vs Madison Central District Softball 2015

I-75 Wreck

Wreck

Wreck

May 19, 2015 around 1pm the Mount Vernon, Brodhead, Brindle Ridge and Berea Fire Departments responded to a injury accident on I-75 at the 71mm SB. The accident involved multiple tractor and trailers and one passenger car. Two drivers did not survive the incident.

2015 LOCAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

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I-75 Southbound Closed Due to Wreck

Crash

Crash

Kentucky State Police are reporting that I-75 Southbound lanes are closed due to a serious multi-vehicle collision involving tractor-trailers at the 73 mile marker. Police are saying A total of three vehicles are involved.

Police are detouring traffic at Exit 76 in Berea onto Highway 25 South around the crash scene. They estimate that the road will be closed for several hours.

BEREA COLLEGE, GOODWILL PARTNER TO SAVE ITEMS FROM LANDFILLS MORE THAN 3,000 POUNDS COLLECTED

Berea College

Berea College

Berea College partnered with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky for a successful donation drive, collecting 3,237 pounds of donated items from students moving out of residence halls as the spring term ended.

“Sustainability is very important to Berea College, and this donation drive allows students an easy alternative for items no longer needed, saving thousands of items from the landfill. They also get to help others, because items collected support employment services that Goodwill provides in our local community,” said Joan Pauly, Berea College sustainability coordinator.

Items were collected at residence halls across campus April 27 – May 4. Donated items included small appliances, books, towels, bedding, clothing,

“Blue Alert Act” Signed into Law

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement today regarding the President signing the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law. Senator McConnell co-sponsored the bill establishing a national “Blue Alert” system within the U.S. Department of Justice to help catch those who kill, harm, or threaten law enforcement officers. The law creates a nationwide system similar to what the Amber Alert system does for abducted children. Should law enforcement officers be killed, seriously injured, threatened, or go missing while in the line of duty, this system would be utilized to widely disseminate information to help identify and

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 15, 2015

Food Service Inspector

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Bob Evans Restaurant #408, 2011 Colby Taylor Dr., Richmond 89%
Bright Beginnings Daycare, 214 Jefferson St., Berea 100%
Caudill Middle School Cafeteria, 1428 Robert R. Martin By-Pass, Richmond 100%
EKU Cuisine, Science Bldg., Richmond 100%
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KSP Participates in Multi-State Enforcement Initiative

KSP

KSP

The Kentucky State Police is participating in a combined enforcement effort with other state police agencies to target seatbelt use and proper child safety seat use. This combined initiative, known as the 6-State Trooper Project, runs from Monday, May 18, through Monday, May 25. In addition to the Kentucky State Police, other participating agencies will be the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police, Indiana State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

In the event of a crash, seatbelt use can increase your chances of survival by up to 60%.
An unbelted person hitting a windshield in a 40-mph crash would feel the same force as hitting the ground after falling off a five-story building.
Kentuckians pay over $2 billion each year for car crash victims. Citizens not

Senators McConnell & Markey Partner on National Effort to Address Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue a Surgeon General’s Report and Call to Action on prescription drug and heroin abuse. With the opioid crisis reaching epidemic proportions in Massachusetts, Kentucky and states across the nation, the Senators sent a letter to HHS requesting the Surgeon General report and additional information on HHS’s plan to measure progress on the recently-announced federal initiative to reduce opioid overdose deaths and addiction.

“Our home states of Massachusetts and Kentucky have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic,” write the lawmakers in the letter to HHS

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Valley View Ferry Re-Opens

Valley View Ferry

Valley View Ferry

The Valley View Ferry is now back in operation after power lines were down on the Madison County side of the Kentucky river last week.

Betty’s Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Crostini

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Effective Communication Strategies

Alzheimers Association

Alzheimers Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and

Career Fair

Career Fair

Opening Day

Berea City Pool

Berea City Pool

The opening day for the Berea City Pool will be May 23, 2015 however the pool will be CLOSED from May 26-29 but will reopen for the 2015 season Saturday, May 30th thru Sunday, August 9th 2015.

POOL HOURS: Monday – Saturday 11:00am-6:30pm Sunday 1:00pm – 6:30pm
DAILY RATES: Adults – $4.00 (18 & Older) Children – $3.00 (17 & Under) Anyone after 4:30pm – $2.00

Families or Individuals 18 & Over 100 visits – $150.00 10 visits – $30.00

Individuals 17 & Under 25 visits – $50.00 10 visits – $20.00

For more information, call Parks & Rec at 986-9402

Memorial Day A Time to Remember and Appreciate Freedoms We Have Been Given

Marie Rader

Marie Rader

One of our greatest presidents and Kentucky native, Abraham Lincoln, once said of our country, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” That quote comes to mind as we gather in the coming days to honor those who have fought and died in wars foreign and domestic to continue to guarantee the freedom that makes us the envy of other nations and their people around the world.

By the time we gather for Memorial Day, Kentucky will have selected candidates to represent both parties for the office of Governor and Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and other statewide offices. According to data released days before the May primary election, the Secretary of State’s Office

City Brush Pick Up Delayed

Berea KY

Berea KY

Due to unforeseen events, there will be a delay in Brush pick-up service for the month of May.
Brush pick-up, which normally would have begun today, May 18th, will instead begin on Friday, May 22, and will continue next week until the entire route has been completed. We apologize in advance for any confusion this delay has created.

If you have any questions, please contact the public works office at 986-8792.

Monday Member Spotlight

Andy Hurt

Andy Hurt

Andy “Farmer” Hurt, BVFR 319 is today’s Monday Member Spotlight! Andy has been with Berea Rescue for 8 years, and is the current Secretary for our department. Andy, who’s known by the name “Farmer” at the firehouse, is a valuable member of our department as he’s over our maintenance. Andy is a

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