Building Dedication

Officer Daniel Ellis
Officer Daniel Ellis

Building Dedication: On Friday, 04/22/2016, at 8:30 A.M., a ceremony will be held at the Richmond Police Department, 1721 Lexington Road, in which the police building will be named in honor of Officer Daniel Ellis. The Richmond City Commission approved the naming of the building in recognition of Officer Ellis’ service and sacrifice. A memorial plaque will be unveiled during the ceremony.

The public and the media are invited to join us in honoring our fallen comrade.

Madison County Sheriff’s Report April 21, 2016

ARRESTED
ARRESTED

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:03 p.m., Madison County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Bol initiated a traffic stop on Battlefield Memorial Highway near the intersection of Owsley Fork Road east of Berea. Through the course of the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, Deputy Bol seized approximately 38.4 grams of Methamphetamine and $2,849 in U.S. Currency.

According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, Anthony Ray Davidson, 45, McKee KY, was arrested and charged with; No Registration Plates, No Registration Receipt, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Drug Paraphernalia-Deliver/Manufacture, and Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine). Davidson was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

KSP
KSP

Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30, 2016 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.

Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for KSP, advised that the program is designed to be easy for citizens and offered the following tips for Continue reading KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

Patty Dunaway Appointed State Highway Engineer

Patty Dunaway
Patty Dunaway

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced Patty Dunaway, P.E., will serve as state highway engineer. Dunaway becomes the second woman in Cabinet history to assume the role.

“Patty’s extensive career in engineering will help shape our strategic vision for improving Kentucky’s vast transportation network,” said Sec. Thomas. “I look forward to working with Patty and her talented team as we begin to address the budgetary challenges facing the Cabinet.” Continue reading Patty Dunaway Appointed State Highway Engineer

Senate Approves Aviation Bill to Make Flying Safer, More Passenger Friendly

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Many Americans are rightly concerned about airport security after the tragic terrorist attacks at an airport in Brussels, Belgium that killed dozens of innocent civilians, including a young woman from Kentucky and her husband, and wounded more than 200 others. The Kentuckians I meet want to know what their government is doing to improve safety and security—including at airports—in light of horrific attacks like these.

The safety of every American who flies is a top priority for the new Republican Senate. That’s why, under my leadership, the Senate Continue reading Senate Approves Aviation Bill to Make Flying Safer, More Passenger Friendly

Kentucky RIVERKEEPER Earth Day Golf Scramble

Golf Scramble
Golf Scramble

Help return the Kentucky River to her natural state by joining us for a fun day of golf, food and prizes.

The Kentucky Riverkeeper Earth Day Golf Scramble will be held Friday, April 22, 2016 At Boone’s Trace National Golf Club. Registration starting at 10:30 am with a Shotgun start at 12 Noon.

Your participation in and support of the Earth Day Kentucky RIVERKEEPER golf scramble will help us bring a heightened awareness of water quality and pollution issues to our communities

Printmaking Demonstrated by Marta Dorton at KY Artisan Center

“Communicado” by Marta Dorton is in the exhibit “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans”
“Communicado” by Marta Dorton is in the exhibit “Great Impressions: Prints by Kentucky Artisans”

Marta Dorton, of Lexington, will demonstrate monotype printmaking on Saturday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Dorton states, “After 10 years of printmaking, I still marvel at the surprise on the paper as I pull off the print. I apply ink or paint onto the plate I have created – and run it through the press, each time creating a one-of-a-kind print. I love the planned and the unexpected outcomes.”

Berea Police Report April 20, 2016

BPD
BPD

The Berea Police Department have received numerous reports of break-ins and criminal mischief to vehicles and residences around the northern part of the city. If you have any information about the thefts or witness any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact the Berea Police Department at 859-623-1248.

As a friendly reminder, please lock your vehicle doors and do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. Always lock your doors and windows to the residence and do not leave your garage doors up and unattended.

MADISON CO. BIRTHS APR. 11-18, 2016

Announcements
Announcements

Apr. 11, 2016 – Amanda & Michael Bailey – Berea – Girl
Apr. 12, 2016 – Lesley Riddell & Jeffery Cockrell – Irvine – Boy
Apr. 13, 2016 – Natalie & Chris Radcliffe – Berea – Girl
Apr. 14, 2016 – Claudia Means & Paul Barrett – Richmond – Girl
Apr. 14, 2016 – Brittany Johnson & Tyler Adams – Richmond – Boy
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JINKINS AND MCCORVEY TO SPEAK AT BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT AT BEREA COLLEGE

Berea College
Berea College

Reverend Michael Jinkins and Dr. Everett McCorvey will address the 260 graduates along with their faculty and invited guests at Berea College’s 2016 Baccalaureate & Commencement ceremonies, Sunday, May 8, 2016. Baccalaureate, at which Rev. Jinkins will speak, begins at 10:30 a.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. No tickets required. Dr. McCorvey will speak at Commencement, which begins at 2:00 p.m., in the Seabury Center, Main Arena. Tickets must be obtained in advance and are required for main arena as well Continue reading JINKINS AND MCCORVEY TO SPEAK AT BACCALAUREATE AND COMMENCEMENT AT BEREA COLLEGE