Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

County Seats

For for past few months, Berea College Student Crafts has been building chairs for the Governor’s Mansion centennial. Led by woodworker Chester Mullins, a team of students have made 120 chairs, one for each county in Kentucky.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Burglary Arrest In recent burglaries in the Wellington Subdivision Area

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


On February 13, 2014 the Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to Wellington Subdivision in regards to suspicious activity and a possible burglary.

Upon arrival deputies confirmed one burglary and gathered information suggesting that multiple homes in the neighborhood had been targeted. A neighborhood canvas provided information regarding suspects and a suspect vehicle. With that information, this agency was able to develop substantial leads. Thus far, Frankie Cope Jr. has been charged

SENATOR McCONNELL’S OP-ED ON PASSING THE GABRIELLA MILLER KIDS FIRST RESEARCH ACT

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

As a survivor of childhood polio myself, I have always empathized with children today who battle disabling or life-threatening diseases and disorders. I have a special place in my heart for the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who work day in and day out to help these kids, and the researchers searching for cures.

That’s why I was especially gratified that the U.S. Senate, at my request, passed legislation to fund pediatric medical research. That bill is now on its way to the president’s desk for signature. Too many bills that can do a lot of good are caught up in the nasty politics and process of Washington. This

Richmond Police Report Mar. 13, 2014

WANTED

WANTED


WANTED: Do you know the name of this suspect who stole a wallet from Walmart on 02/14/2014 at 9:58pm. Suspect put the wallet in a shoe box and left the store/ If you know his name call us at 859 623-1162.
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Senator McConnell Welcomes the America 4 Boston Prayer Canvas to the Nation’s Capital

Senator McConnell

Senator McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell hosted Mrs. Kari Wagner, a native of Meade County, Kentucky, and thanked her for her work to collect signatures and messages from Members of Congress for the America 4 Boston Prayer Canvas. Senator McConnell signed the canvas in the U.S. Capitol and invited his colleagues to participate.

The America 4 Boston Prayer Canvas is a grass-roots effort started by Kari and six more mothers in response to the attacks at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. Kari describes their creation of the prayer canvas as a “giant symbol of America’s compassion, resilience, and unity,” as more than 50,000 people have signed the canvas and written messages to honor the victims, survivors and the city of Boston. Within the past year, the prayer canvas has grown to nearly 19,000 square feet and will be spread out in the Boston Common on the day of the bombing anniversary, April 15th. The

Smith Returns From Trip to Southern India

Thomas Smith at the Bay of Bengal with Pondicherry in background.

Thomas Smith at the Bay of Bengal with Pondicherry in background.

VANAKKAM! In India, it is common to see the greeting (“Namaste”) where the two hands (palms) are pressed together and held near the heart with the head gently bowed as one says, “Namaste” or the Tamil “Vanakkam”.

Thomas Smith, 1979 Berea College graduate who majored in Econmics and is retired from the U.S. Treasury Department, recently returned from a trip to

Senator McConnell Shares Feedback from Kentucky Heroin Listening Session with Nation’s Top Law Enforcement and Public Health Leaders

R-L: Regina LaBelle (ONDCP), Senator McConnell (R-KY), Dr. Tom Frieden (CDC) and Thomas Harrigan (DEA)

R-L: Regina LaBelle (ONDCP), Senator McConnell (R-KY), Dr. Tom Frieden (CDC) and Thomas Harrigan (DEA)

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met today with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Deputy Administrator Thomas Harrigan, and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Chief of

KSP Conducts Death Investigation in Madison County

Death Investigation

Death Investigation

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at approximately 10:15 a.m. EDT, the Kentucky State Police responded to a fatality at 2854 Highway 1016.

Initial investigation has revealed that Ronald Smith, 58 years old of Berea, was delivering a load of gravel for the driveway at 2854 Highway 1016. The property owner, Michael Williams, 63 years old, of Berea was killed after he fell in the path the dump truck as it was backing up. Michael Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Madison County Coroner.

Tpr. Kenneth Bradley is the investigating officer. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Post 7 Troopers, CVE Officers, Madison County EMS, and the

JOIN THE COLONELS FOR A NCAA TOURNAMENT SELECTION SHOW PARTY

EKU

EKU

Eastern Kentucky University fans, students and media are invited to join the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion men’s basketball team for a NCAA Selection Show Party on Sunday.

The event will be held at the EKU Center for the Arts, located across the Eastern By-Pass from Alumni Coliseum. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The selection show begins at 6 p.m. A free concert by Sundy Best will follow at 7 p.m.

Free t-shirts, provided by Raising Cane’s, will be provided to the first 2,500 fans in attendance. Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with the

Fatal Traffic Crash

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at approximately 12:46 AM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11 London received a report of a fatal two vehicle collision. The collision occurred on KY 39 in Pulaski County.

Upon arrival, Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed, determined that Megan Williams, 30, of Somerset was operating a 2002 Mazada 626 southbound on KY 39. Williams struck a 2000 Peterbilt truck operated by Robert Middletown, 23, of Lexington, TN.

It was determined that the truck tractor was stuck in the ditch line with the trailer across both the north and south bound lanes of HWY 39.

Megan Williams was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and

Madison County Births Mar. 4-8, 2014

Announcements

Announcements

March 04,2014 – Chasity Murphy & Stephen Roe – Richmond – Girl
March 05,2014 – Deanna Combs & David Peters – Richmond – Boy
March 05,2014 – Kristen & John Estes – Winchester – Boy
March 07,2014 – Traci & Oliver Welch – Irvine – Girl
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Richmond Police Report Mar. 11, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED

Shoplifting Arrests: On 03/10/2014, police charged Melvin Newton, age 36, Beattyville, KY, James M. Brown, age 46, Beattyville, KY, and Sheena N. Terry, age 21, Jackson, KY, for several offenses following a shoplifting incident at Walmart.

At approximately 5:15 P.M., officers were dispatched to Walmart to investigate a shoplifting incident involving three suspects. Upon arrival, officers detained the aforementioned three suspects and located the vehicle in which the three had arrived at the store. Store employees reported that Newton and Terry concealed merchandise on their persons and left, or attempted to leave, the store without paying for the items.

A search of the suspect vehicle resulted in the recovery of $493.15 worth of stolen Walmart merchandise and $273.85 worth of merchandise stolen from Dollar General. Brown was found with the vehicle and it was determined that he was the owner.

All three suspects were taken into custody. It was subsequently learned that Newton, in an attempt to destroy evidence, had eaten several Valium pills and

McConnell Dubs the Left’s Approach to Health Care, Global Warming ‘Wish-Upon-a-Star’

KSP Investigates Injury Collision

Injury Accident

Injury Accident

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:21 a.m. EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to an injury collision at the intersection of Lexington Road (KY-34) and the New Bypass (KY-2168) in Danville, KY.

Initial investigation has revealed that a 1999 Kenworth Commercial Vehicle, operated by Walker Rowe, 55 years old of Stanford, was traveling east on the Bypass and failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Lexington Road. Rowe collided with a 1997 Oldsmobile passenger car operated by Evelyn Ball, 78 years old of Lancaster, KY. A 1998 Chevrolet passenger car, operated by Kathy Brackett, 57 years old of Liberty, and a 2008 Nissan pick-up truck, operated by Jerry Houck, 42 years old of Perryville, were also

Betty’s Irish Potato Casserole

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The Carter G. Woodson Center at Berea College

Basketry Demonstration at KY Artisan Center

Elizabeth Worley weaves reed to make baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Elizabeth Worley weaves reed to make baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On Saturday, March 29, Elizabeth Worley, of Lexington, will demonstrate reed basketry from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at

PACAs Closet

PACAs Closet

5th Annual Berea Local Foods Expo‏

Sustainable Berea

Sustainable Berea

5th Annual Berea Local Foods Expo‏
Saturday, March 29, 2014
10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Old Town, N. Broadway

Vendors provide everything you need or need to know to have a great garden and yard.

Music ~~~ Cake Walk ~~~ Food ~~~ Pie Auction

Stay tuned for more information, or contact Sustainable Berea at
info@sustainableberea.org or 859-985-1689

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