With the hit movie American Sniper in the news and on the screen, we take pride in our military and amazing marksmanship. This week, we talk with a man who actually trains snipers. While the theme is BB Guns and Air Rifles, Bill Balda takes us inside the little-seen world of long-range precision shooting.
This lobby exhibit showcases the murals located in Kentucky created by artist Frank W. Long (1906-1999). These murals, one of which is in Berea, are on view in Lexington, Louisville and Morehead. From 1932-1942 Long lived and worked in Berea creating over 19 murals for public and federal buildings in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland and South Carolina. Now through April 18, 2015.
The Road Department continues to clear roads throughout today and this evening. State and primary roads have been cleared. We anticipate having a majority of our subdivisions and secondary roads cleared by 10pm. Whatever has not been cleared tonight will be handled first thing in the morning.
We appreciate everyone’s patience with this season’s exceptionally heavy snowfall.
Drug Arrests: On February 13, 2015, police charged Austin L. Smith, age 29, Clay Drive, and Kristen S. Saylor, age 28, Herndon Lane, Berea, for drug trafficking after following up on a complaint.
At approximately 8:33 A.M., officers were dispatched to a local hotel to investigate a complaint of a male harassing guests and offering drugs for sale. Upon arrival, officers met with the desk clerk who identified the room in which the male was staying. Officers proceeded to the room in question and were greeted at the door by Smith. Upon detaining Smith, officers searched his person and recovered a syringe
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against President Obama’s immigration executive overreach:
“This ruling underscores what the President has already acknowledged publicly 22 times: He doesn’t have the authority to take the kinds of actions he once referred to as ‘ignoring the law’ and ‘unwise and unfair.’ Senate Democrats–especially those who’ve voiced opposition to the President’s executive overreach—should end their partisan filibuster of Department of Homeland Security funding.”
Feb. 09,2015 – Jamie & Christopher Gabbard – McKee – Girl
Feb. 11,2015 – Brittany Birch & Larry Coomer Jr. – Richmond – Boy
Feb. 11,2015 – Shannon Busick & James Talley – Richmond – Boy
Feb. 12,2015 – Tiffany Sparks and Joshua Mills – Waco – Girl
Feb. 13,2015 – Ariel Dawn Baker – Berea – Girl
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Richmond, KY- February 15, 2015- Richmond Raceway co-promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are pleased to announce the addition of a division to racing action at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY for the upcoming 2015 season.
The Mini-Cup/Cyclone division has been added as part of the 2015 racing program at Richmond Raceway for fourteen (14) events. The division will start out paying $100 to win and if interest builds and enough drivers and
This program will help participants understand the common symptoms and behaviors seen in early stage Alzheimer’s and how to address them. Additionally, caregivers will learn about what lies ahead legally and financially, the importance of early planning, and how to build an effective care team. This program will take place at the Madison County Public Library, located at 507 West Main Street, Richmond, from 1pm-3:30pm on Thursday, March 5th. To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program was created especially for family caregivers, so please no professionals.
Rockcastle County Judge Executive Doug Bishop has declared a State of Emergency for Rockcastle County. All non-essential travel should be avoided. Road conditions are treacherous. Use caution when heating with space heaters or any other supplemental heating source and be aware of carbon monoxide hazards. Make sure to check on or periodically stay in contact with sick or elderly neighbors or family members during this storm and the extremely cold temperatures to follow.
If you should need non-emergency assistance, please call MVFD at 256-3442 or Rockcastle 911 at 256-1327. For all emergencies, call 911!
There will be no school in Madison County Schools on Tuesday, February 17th.
Please review the information below and help us keep our citizens and employees safe during winter weather.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the snow removal from the city roadways during the winter. Our first priority is to clear main roadways and streets with significant hills. We then move onto residential areas. Our goal is to keep Berea moving. We request your help during snow and ice removal operations and ask that you follow these simple suggestions:
Please limit travel during storms to trips that are necessary. Once roads have been plowed and salted, the potential for accidents is greatly reduced.
Please park your vehicles in your driveways and off the road. If you must park on the street, try to park on one side of the street only. Parked cars
THERE WILL BE NO COURT SERVICE TOMORROW FEBRUARY 16, 2015. ALSO NO DISTRICT,CIRCUIT, OR FAMILY COURT AND THERE WILL NO JURY DUTY ON MONDAY.
The Berea Police Department would like to let our citizens know that if you’re in need during inclement weather that we are here for you. We will be delivering medications during this time if you can’t make it out to get them. We will also be providing transportation for medical professionals to and from their place of employment.
If you feel you need any type of assistance please don’t hesitate to call our dispatch center at 859-623-1248 or you can contact City Hall at 859-986-8528.
Stay safe Berea, and remember to allow plenty of time to get to your destination.
With the incoming inclement weather we are requesting that citizens who live in the city limits of Berea, NOT leave any vehicles parked on any roadway or street. This will allow our Street Department to plow our streets and roadways to clear much faster and safer. Clear roadways will allow us to serve our citizens in a more effective manner.
Traci Ashcraft Harris
Traci Ashcraft Harris, 48, of Lexington, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at her home. Traci was born in Madison County, on November 20, 1966, the daughter of Mitzi Tussey, and the late Darrell Ashcraft.
She was a 1984 graduate of Madison Central High School. Upon graduation she went on to pursue a degree in nursing. Traci was a dedicated labor and delivery nurse at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington for over two decades. She also worked as a nurse for The Veterans Administration Hospital, Humana, and Saint Joseph Hospitals. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting the beach in Naples, and watching her grandson play in ballgames. She loved spending
The Kentucky State Police, Coach Cal Foundation and Man O’War Harley-Davidson of Lexington are teaming together to raffle this bike off. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to the Coach Cal Foundation and The
In The Mood – A 1940s Musical Review
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:00 pm
The brassy, big band sounds of IN THE MOOD will take you back to one of America’s greatest musical generations – the 1940’s Swing Era . The show recreates the era with sizzling choreography, sassy costumes and over 40 unforgettable songs performed live on stage, like “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B),” “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo
The Alzheimer’s Association would like to invite you to join us as we gather at the Capitol in Frankfort, DRESSED IN PURPLE, to show our elected officials just how many Kentuckians are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Constituents will meet with legislators and build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as well as promote the care and support needs of those living with the disease and