Native American Weekend at Cumberland Falls

Native American Weekend
Native American Weekend

Learn about Native American culture at the Native American Weekend April 1-2 at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin.

The weekend, which is also sponsored by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, will be about the music, traditions, culture and history of Native Americans. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, seniors and Continue reading Native American Weekend at Cumberland Falls

THIRD ANNUAL COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO

Cowboy Up for a Cure
Cowboy Up for a Cure

The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its third ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7pm.

Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. WBUL will be providing live entertainment while families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations and Continue reading THIRD ANNUAL COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO

“FINS AND FEATHERS” QUILTING DEMONSTRATION BY MARILYN FOULKE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

“Fuchsia Rooster Morning,” a small wall quilt by Marilyn Foulke; Marilyn Foulke works on layering fabrics to create a multi-feathered bird quilt at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
“Fuchsia Rooster Morning,” a small wall quilt by Marilyn Foulke; Marilyn Foulke works on layering fabrics to create a multi-feathered bird quilt at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Textile artist Marilyn Foulke, of Louisville, will offer a quilting demonstration, “Fins and Feathers” showing how she captures a variety of bird and fish species in her quilts, on Saturday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. For Continue reading “FINS AND FEATHERS” QUILTING DEMONSTRATION BY MARILYN FOULKE AT KY ARTISAN CENTER

Richmond Police Report Mar. 30, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Endangerment/Drug Charges: On 03/29/2016, police charged Jerry R. Smith, age 31, Powell Valley Road, Berea, for numerous offenses after a traffic incident.

At approximately 11:44 P.M., officers were in the area of the I-75 overpass on Lexington Road when they observed a vehicle merging onto Lexington Road from the 90A exit ramp at a Continue reading Richmond Police Report Mar. 30, 2016

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Crash
Fatal Crash

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that happened on Highway 30 approximately 5 miles east of Booneville, just before 9:30 pm last night.

The initial investigation indicates that Dusty B. Stamper, 35 years old of Booneville was walking west on KY-30, and was struck by Chevy pickup truck operated by Donnie Coomer, 61 years old of Georgetown. Stamper was transported by Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

Business Babes Society
Business Babes Society

You’re invited to our next meeting on: Monday, April 4, 2016.
Speakers of the Month: Tonita Goodwin, former Executive Director for the Richmond Industrial Development Corporation and Danny Isaacs, Director of Business Development for the City of Berea

About the Presentation: We will hear how both cities in Madison County are working to support, expand and grow local businesses including Small Business Owners. We’ll hear about (1) the years’ Continue reading ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MADISON COUNTY

MADISON CO. BIRTHS MAR. 15-28, 2016

Announcements
Announcements

Mar. 15, 2016 – Amber Slusher & Patrick Knuckles – Lexington – Girl
Mar. 16, 2016 – Emily & Charles Kirby – Orlando – Boy
Mar. 17, 2016 – Rachel & Jesse Christian – Richmond – Boy
Mar. 20, 2016 – Kayla Pearcy & Michael Jones – Richmond – Boy
Mar. 21, 2016 – Rachel Cook & Daniel Edmanson – Berea – Boy
Mar. 22, 2016 – Trisha & Christopher Carter – Brodhead – Boy
(Click Continue reading for more birth announcements) Continue reading MADISON CO. BIRTHS MAR. 15-28, 2016

Lane closure scheduled for southbound I-75

Lane Closure
Lane Closure

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for southbound Interstate 75 in Scott County. The closure is necessary for barrier wall placement in preparation for a shoulder closure.

Monday, April 4 through Tuesday, April 5 8:00 p.m. Monday until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday

One lane will be closed on I-75 southbound between mile points 127 Continue reading Lane closure scheduled for southbound I-75

Scam Alert

PHONE SCAM
PHONE SCAM

Please be aware that Law Enforcement agencies will NEVER call you and ask for payment over the phone. Earlier today one of our Berea residents received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer. He told her that her son had been arrested and that her grandson was at the police station. He told her that she would need to get $4,000.00 in iTunes gift cards to get him out of jail. They put a small child on the phone claiming to be her Continue reading Scam Alert

Energy and Environment Cabinet Creates Group to Keep Lead Out of Kentucky’s Drinking Water

KY SEAL
KY SEAL

Kentucky’s public water systems consistently provide high quality water to the public in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Today, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Water, has announced that it has proactively created a workgroup whose main goal will be to prevent lead from entering the state’s drinking water.

Thirteen experts from a broad spectrum of Kentucky’s water infrastructure have agreed to join this effort. The group, which began its work last week, will review existing protocols, lead/copper rules, Continue reading Energy and Environment Cabinet Creates Group to Keep Lead Out of Kentucky’s Drinking Water

Berea Police Report Mar. 29, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

Drug Arrests: On 03/24/2016 a traffic stop was conducted on Slate Lick Road for a minor traffic violation. After speaking with the driver, two Oxycodone tablets were located inside of the vehicle near the driver and a passenger.

Officers arrested 34 year old Grant Graham of Georgetown KY and 24 year old Kayla Young of Berea KY. They were both charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree. Graham was also charged with several traffic offenses. Continue reading Berea Police Report Mar. 29, 2016

Two Prisoners Escape Custody

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Monday, March 28, 2016 at approximately 5:14 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified by Clay County 911 that two prisoners had escaped from a Leslie County Detention Center transport vehicle while it was stopped at the intersection of KY HWY 11 and South HWY 421 in Clay County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Don Trosper learned through an investigation that two Leslie County Deputy Jailers were transporting multiple Continue reading Two Prisoners Escape Custody

Republican Senate Continues Bipartisan Accomplishments for Kentuckians

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Across Kentucky, one topic of conversation dominates: the presidential election. People are captivated by the spirited campaigns and candidates in both parties. In my travels through the Commonwealth, I am often asked for my opinion or to make predictions about the race.

I tell everybody the same thing: I plan to support the Republican nominee for president. And I remind everybody that while the presidential candidates have been Continue reading Republican Senate Continues Bipartisan Accomplishments for Kentuckians