City of Berea Fireworks Ordinance

It’s that time again! This is our annual reminder that the City of Berea has an ordinance regulating the times that Fireworks can be set off. Ordinance# 11-13 established that consumer fireworks may only be used, ignited, fired, or exploded between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. except on the following dates, when the applicable ending hour shall be 12:00 a.m. (midnight):

1) December 31st
2) July 3rd
3) July 4th
4) Memorial Day
5) The date specifically named or designated by the City Council as the date to celebrate Independence Day, if other than the actual date of July 4th.

Berea Police Report Jun. 28, 2017

ARRESTED

DUI Arrest: On 06/23/2017 officers were called to Short Line Pike in reference to a vehicle that struck a utility pole. The vehicle left the scene, but was located at a residence on Gabbardtown Road. The driver showed several signs of impairment and was placed under arrest.

Officers charged 45 year old Shelby Winkler of Berea KY with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 1st Offense.

Several hours later, Winkler was released and officers received another complaint that he was Continue reading Berea Police Report Jun. 28, 2017

Berea Sidewalk is Difficult & Dangerous for People with Mobility Issues

Berea resident Debra Rogers recorded this video of her trying to navigate the sidewalk on Jefferson Street in Berea in her motorized chair. She states the sidewalks are terrible to ride on especially the driveways that cuts through the walkway, “They are slanted at such a bad angle and it’s hard to keep balance to go over them.” “It’s hard getting up and down off of the sidewalk as well because the Continue reading Berea Sidewalk is Difficult & Dangerous for People with Mobility Issues

Douglas C. Harris

Douglas C. Harris

Douglas C. Harris

Douglas C. Harris, age 68, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Warren County Ohio on January 22, 1949 to the late Chester Harry and Evalyn Bunnell Harris.

Mr. Harris was a lifelong member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). He was an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State fan, and enjoyed watching Sci Fi and collecting elephants. Continue reading Douglas C. Harris

Mona Claire Isaacs

Mona Claire Isaacs

Mona Claire Isaacs

Mona Claire Isaacs, 57, became cancer free June 26, 2017 as she passed in the early morning at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond Kentucky. Mona was born in Berea Kentucky on December 27, 1959 to the late Charles “Shug” Isaacs and the late Blanche Nicholson Isaacs.

Mona was a graduate of Madison Central High School, and Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Math and Computer Science. Mona later served Eastern Kentucky Continue reading Mona Claire Isaacs

CBO: Senate Health Bill Reduces Premiums, Deficit, Middle Class Taxes

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Senate Republican health plan:

“Americans need relief from the failed Obamacare law. The Senate will soon take action on a bill that the Congressional Budget Office just confirmed will reduce the growth in premiums under Obamacare, reduce taxes on the middle class, and reduce the deficit. The American people need better care now, and this legislation includes the necessary tools to provide it.” Continue reading CBO: Senate Health Bill Reduces Premiums, Deficit, Middle Class Taxes

Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Recently Enacted Legislation

Gov. Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin, joined by state legislators and constituents, today ceremonially signed more than a dozen pieces of recently enacted legislation at the State Capitol. Among the acts signed were House bills (HB) 128 and 161 and Senate bills (SB) 4 and 79.

Gov. Bevin has called the General Assembly’s 2017 regular session “the most successful in Kentucky history.” “The members of the House and Senate came together and passed legislation at a rate and significance that will transform the Continue reading Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Recently Enacted Legislation

Spend the Fourth of July at a Kentucky State Park

Let the Kentucky State Parks help you celebrate the 4th of July weekend this year!

Several state parks are planning special events that include fireworks displays, picnics, entertainment and more.

These parks are planning fireworks shows: Kenlake, Kentucky Dam Village, My Old Kentucky Home, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Continue reading Spend the Fourth of July at a Kentucky State Park

Gena Clark Dooley

Nora Gena Dooley

Gena Dooley

Gena Clark Dooley, age 54, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mrs. Dooley was born April 08, 1963 to the late Arval Anderson & Ethel Carpenter Clark.

She was of the Holiness faith, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, and she loved to care for other people.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Lynn Horn, and three brothers, Gary Douglas, Danny Dale, Continue reading Gena Clark Dooley

2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths

The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on the Commonwealth last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin and prescription pills.

According to a report released today by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, fatal overdoses totaled 1,404 in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. Of those cases, toxicology data was Continue reading 2016 Overdose Report Shows Fentanyl Driving Up Opioid Deaths

Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

Mitch McConnell

Seven years ago, Democrats imposed Obamacare on our country. In the years since, it has failed and hurt countless families along the way. Now, with the health plan Senate Republicans unveiled, we finally have the chance to move beyond this failed law with smarter health solutions.

Democrats said Obamacare would lower costs. It didn’t. From 2013 to 2017, Obamacare premiums have on average doubled in a Continue reading Obamacare Isn’t Working; Senate Republicans Propose Better Care

KBWC Hosts Inaugural Combat Sports Symposium

On Saturday, approximately 30 combat sports athletes, trainers, and promoters gathered in Louisville for the inaugural Combat Sports Symposium sponsored by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission (KBWC).

The event was the first of its kind in the region and featured four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield as the keynote speaker. The symposium focused on the latest developments in Continue reading KBWC Hosts Inaugural Combat Sports Symposium