The Madison County Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP has moved their offices to a temporary location in Berea while the Richmond office building undergoes renovation and expansion. The renovation project is expected to take approximately 15 months.
Madison County EMA/CSEPP staff will be located in both Richmond and Berea. The Richmond address is at 558 S. Keeneland Drive (behind the original EOC building). The Berea address is 200 Harrison Road (the old Dresser building).
Madison County residents can pick up Advisor Alert Radios (AARs), or bring them for maintenance to either of these locations. Shelter-in-Place kits will be
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the administration’s latest attempt to manipulate Obamacare minimum coverage requirements in an effort to protect endangered Democrats:
“The Obama administration’s announcement today that it will continue to allow insurers to sell health care plans that don’t meet Obamacare minimum coverage requirements is not only another reminder of the President’s broken promise that you can keep your plan if you like it, but represents a desperate
Berea resident Melinda Wilder, professor at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected by the non-profit organization Ecology Project International (EPI) to participate in an 8-day Marine Education Fellowship in Costa Rica. EPI is a field science and conservation organization that partners scientists with local and international students and educators at ecologically critical environments in Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Belize, Baja Mexico, and Yellowstone.
Since 2005, EPI has worked with over 6,000 students in Costa Rica, the majority of them local to the project site. “I am more interested in conservation
The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.
A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post7_checkpoints.htm
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the crisis in Ukraine:
“Last week’s military intervention by Russian forces into Crimea makes clear that President Vladimir Putin is determined to maintain the Russian sphere of influence there, and at a cost to his country.
“That’s why the leadership of Washington and its allies will now be of such critical importance in Ukraine. According to the Budapest agreement, Russia has an obligation to respect the sovereignty of its neighbor, and the West should stand united in holding President Putin to
Feb.25,2014 – Jessica Dresselaers & Zachary Taylor – Richmond – Girl
Feb.25,2014 – Leandra & Nicholas Drake – Beattyville – Boy
Feb.25,2014 – Rebecca Townsend & Steven Brandenburg – Richmond – Boy
Feb.26,2014 – Brittney & William Tackett – Richmond – Girl
Feb.27,2014 – Jessica Gabbard & Brian Bolton – McKee – Boy
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Captain Greg Crockett, Post Commander of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of February, 2014.
Troopers and Detectives issued a total of 2013 citations of which 401 were for speeding, 11 for no child restraint and 203 for no seatbelts. There were a total of 35 individuals arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Troopers issued 436 courtesy notices, and assisted 108 stranded motorists, while inspecting 1681 vehicles.
Richmond Post investigated 53 traffic collisions in the month of February.
Detectives and Troopers investigated 967 complaints, opened 92 criminal cases, and made 227 criminal arrests.
Richmond Post provides law enforcement service for Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Clark, Lee, Estill, Owsley and Jackson counties. To contact the Richmond Post you may call (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be an Assistant Attorney General:
“The Department of Justice in this Administration has too often put politics ahead of the law. The record of the nominee before us to head the Civil Rights Division strongly indicates that if he were confirmed, the politicization of the Justice Department would increase further. He has a long record of left-wing advocacy, marked by ideologically-driven positions and poor judgment.
“In District of Columbia v. Heller, he argued in the Supreme Court that it would be ‘radical’ to recognize ‘an individual right to keep and bear arms.’ In fact,
Beth Myers meets with Madison County Magistrate 1st District Candidate, Ronnie Terrill.
REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Daniel Boone Elementary Cafeteria, 710 N. Second St., Richmond 97%
Johnson Elementary Cafeteria, 109 Oakwood Dr., Berea 97%
Kingston Learning Center, 2730 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Berea 100%
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5th Annual Berea Police Department’s 10K Race and 5K Walk Foot Pursuit, all proceeds benefit “Supporting Hero’s”
You may sign up online at the following link
Beth visited the library to have a chat with Pat Acevedo, Youth Services Librarian at the Madison County Public Library.
DUI Arrest: On 03/02/2014 an Officer observed a speeding vehicle on Richmond Road that was weaving in the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and the Officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and the driver. The driver had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and stated that he had been drinking.
Officers arrested 48 year old Randy Feltner of Berea Ky and charged him with Operating A Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense.
Burglary: On 02/26/2014 just before midnight Officers were called to the 100 Block of Lewis Street in reference to a Burglary that had just occurred. The
Theft/Fleeing or Evading Charges: On 02/28/2014, police arrested Robert S. Hurlburt, age 50, Travis Drive, for D.U.I. and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage in a motor vehicle. The arrest followed a complaint that Hurlburt was intoxicated in his vehicle at a car wash on Sylvia Drive. Hurlburt was taken to the MCDC where an additional charge of Escape 2nd Degree was placed against him after he unsuccessfully attempted to flee from the detention center. At the time of his arrest, Hurlburt’s vehicle was towed from the car wash by police and
Probation Violation/Drug Charges: On 03/01/2014, police arrested Michael Vanwinkle, age 21, Brooks Road, on the strength of a diversion violation warrant.
On 01/24/2014, Vanwinkle was convicted in the Madison Circuit Court for Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one year in prison. The imposition of the sentence was suspended and Vanwinkle was placed on diversion for two years under supervision.
On 02/24/2014, a bench warrant was issued for Vanwinkle’s arrest for