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
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.”
Looking to the courts for clarity on whether Governor Bevin’s recent vetoes—and another bill he signed into law – were done properly, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed a lawsuit today in Continue reading House Speaker Greg Stumbo files lawsuit questioning legality of vetoes, bill signing
Shoplifting: On 05/10/2016 Richmond Police arrested Matthew Pratt, 21 of Richmond Kentucky. Pratt was charged in connection with a Shoplifting incident where he stole $31.96 worth of Majic cards. Pratt had been trespassed in the past.
Pratt was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Continue reading Richmond Police Report May 11, 2016
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
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
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
Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission:
Mark Flores, Lexington, Ky
· Mr. Flores is an attorney with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Lexington, Ky. He will serve for a term Continue reading Gov. Bevin Makes Appointments to Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission
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 over New Circle Road/KY 4 in Fayette County
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
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 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
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Boone Tavern, Main & Prospect, Berea 98%
Crossroads Café, Woods Penniman, Berea Campus, Berea 97%
EFS Moberly Shell, 3306 New Irvine Rd. Richmond 95%
(Click continue reading for more FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 6, 2016
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
May 15-22, 2016 has been designated National Peace Officer’s Memorial Week.
As a part of the Kentucky State Police’s annual observance of this somber time, wreaths will be placed on the graves of the two Troopers, in the Post 11, London area, who died in the line of duty Continue reading KSP Post 11 to Honor Fallen Troopers