The prison camps were hellish places during the Civil War, experiencing high mortality rates. Many men died for a variety of reasons. The war was a great financial hardship and little was left to feed and care for the upkeep of prisoners of the war. A wagon brought rations in through the north gate at the Andersonville prison each morning and without fail, it would leave out the south gate with corpses of dead soldiers.
“I wish that I was an artist and had the material to paint this camp and all its horrors or the tongue of some eloquent statesman and had the privilege of expressing my mind to our honorable rulers at Washington,” prisoner Sgt. David Kennedy of the 9th Ohio Cavalry wrote in his diary on July 9, 1864, while confined at Andersonville. “I would like to be able to describe this hell on earth where it takes seven of its occupants to
Happy Father’s Day! There has been no greater blessing in my life than to be the father of two beautiful girls. As your representative in Washington, and as a father, it is my responsibility to advance policies that will lead to greater prosperity, freedom, security, and opportunity for future generations.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on these and other priorities. The House has passed a defense appropriations bill that will increase pay for our armed forces and ensure our military has the resources they need to adapt to evolving threats around the world. I’ve introduced medical malpractice liability reform which would reduce health care costs, and improve patient care. And the House has passed legislation which will provide for consideration of trade agreements with strong Congressional
Madison County Youth in Action is pleased to announce the kick-off of this year’s “Stay in the Game” media campaign to reduce underage drinking. The 2015 campaign coincides with graduation and summer break, a time when celebrations can turn dangerous for underage drinkers. Statistically, one-third
Alfredo and Jennifer Rose Escobar, both of Berea, served last week as Faculty for the Arts Academy in Corbin, Kentucky, a weeklong course for teachers offered through a partnership with the Kentucky Center for the
Birtie Jane Browning Duerson, age 85, widow of Earl B. Duerson, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Duerson was born January 25, 1930 in Paint Lick, Kentucky to the late William K. and Lula Margaret Underwood Browning.
She was a member of the Whites Memorial Presbyterian Church, an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan and she loved her family and her farm.
Mrs. Duerson is survived by her children, Earl Douglas Duerson of Paint Lick and Debra Jane Duerson (Ernest) Swinford of Berea, KY, her grandson Daniel Earl Duerson of Berea, KY, and her sisters, Christine Sebastian of Lancaster, KY., and Mirtie Naylor of Lexington, KY. She is also survived by a
Assault Arrest: On 06/12/2015, police charged Randy N. Frost, age 28, Rice Lane, for assault in connection with a stabbing incident.
At approximately 9:00 P.M., an officer was dispatched to an apartment in Madison Towers, 225 N. Madison Avenue, in response to a report that EMS was enroute to the residence to treat a man with severe lacerations. Upon arrival, the officer observed that the entire apartment was in a shambles and EMS was treating a male with lacerations to his buttocks and leg area. The officer learned that he had passed the other party involved in the disturbance in the apartment on his way to the room and immediately located the suspect,
I would like to thank the KY Changers for building my Mom a ramp for her house. My Mom’s house was one of 25 houses chosen for home improvement projects in Madison County. My Mom needed this ramp because she has had 2 strokes and it was too hard for her to maneuver her walker down the front porch steps, and walk through the uneven yard.
KY Changers is a group of teenagers and volunteers associated with the Baptist churches and their ministry is to do home improvement projects. I was amazed at the teenagers’ selfless attitude and their willingness to serve God. These kids were very well behaved and eager to work. One girl even asked if she could clean out my Mom’s flower beds. She really worked hard cleaning out 5 flower beds. Also, the kids cleaned leaves off the porch and
House Speaker Greg Stumbo, (D-Prestonsburg), has announced the formation of the House Special Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology. Rep. Martha Jane King (D-Lewisburg) has been appointed to chair the committee, which will meet during the interim months of the General Assembly.
“Rep. King has proven to be highly capable in understanding complex technological subjects and issues and I am confident her expertise and leadership will serve this
A variety of wheel-thrown pottery created during a demonstration by Kristal Gilkey at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Gilkey throws pottery on the wheel and talks with visitors at the Center; a finished yellow apple baker along with freshly thrown ones made during Gilkey’s demonstration
Kristal Gilkey, of Alley Cat Pottery near Berea, will demonstrate how she creates her functional pottery on the wheel on Saturday, June 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cafe is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Scam Alert: The Berea Police Department took a report earlier today involving an elderly resident who received a call from out of state. The caller told the victim that they were with a law enforcement agency in Texas and that a family member had been arrested there. The victim was told that they needed to send money to help their family member. The victim was told to purchase iTunes gift cards and give the card numbers out over the phone.
If you receive a similar call do not give out any personal information and hang up. Law enforcement agencies will not call you and request payment over the phone.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragic shootings in Charleston, South Carolina:
“At this time I would like to take a moment to discuss the terrible news out of Charleston.
“This is a true tragedy. It’s always awful when a tragedy like this occurs, but to happen at a house of worship makes it even worse. Churches should be a place of refuge, a place where people feel safe and secure, a place of mercy, a place of compassion.
“The depth of loss these families must be feeling is simply awful. So I want the American people to know the Senate is thinking of them today and the victims