Berea College, widely known for its no-tuition policy, is named in the newly released edition of The Princeton Review’s book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. Only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges earn inclusion in this publication.

In addition to being named as a College That Pay You Back—based on academic rigor, affordability and career outcomes for graduates—the book also cites Berea College in the following categories:



One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding Dementia Signs & Symptoms
Join us for an educational session focused on the warning signs of dementia and a discussion of different causes of dementia, including vascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Lewy Body Dementia. Please bring your questions about dementia detection, brain changes including behaviors and cognitive changes of various forms of dementia. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. Contact Hardin Stevens at the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging at 859-323-2997 or [email protected] to register. Deadline to register is January 18th. Program provided by the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm EST
Location: Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center
145 Newcomb Avenue
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
Large Conference Room

Contact W. Anne Harris for directions at (606)256-7835.

CHFS, Home of the Innocents Partner to Provide Transitional Health Care to Foster Youth

Gov. Matt Bevin, First Lady Glenna Bevin and leadership of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and the Home of the Innocents in Louisville today celebrated a new partnership to provide improved transitional behavioral health services to children in foster care.

As part of a collaboration with CHFS, the Home opened the Children’s Assessment and Transitional Service (CATS) Center this month. The goal of the program is to provide mental and medical health interventions and assessments to help to prepare children to transition to the appropriate placement in the least restrictive setting. The CHFS Department of Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Home developed this center to improve outcomes for children entering the state’s custody.

Continue reading CHFS, Home of the Innocents Partner to Provide Transitional Health Care to Foster Youth

Beshear Sues Pharmaceutical Distributor for ‘Flooding’ Kentucky with Opioids

Andy Beshear

Attorney General Andy Beshear today filed suit against a national opioid distributor for allegedly violating state law and directly contributing to the state’s drug epidemic by flooding Kentucky with massive amounts of opioids, including generic oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Beshear is suing San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation over unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices for excessively distributing opioids, particularly in rural counties in Eastern Kentucky, and for failing to report the large volume of these drugs to state and federal authorities. Continue reading Beshear Sues Pharmaceutical Distributor for ‘Flooding’ Kentucky with Opioids

Foley Middle School Student takes 1st in Region

1. Chris Begley (CWA)
2. Jonothan Gilbert (MC)
3. Aiden Butler (SC)
4. Caleb Barnes (JC)

Foley Middle School student Chris Begley competed in the Region 4 Middle School wrestling tournament on Saturday, January 20th where he took 1st place in the 86 pound weight class. Begley is a 7th grader at Foley Middle school and a member of the Madison Southern Wrestling Eagles High School team. Begley wrestles for Carr Wrestling Academy Middle School team out of Lexington, KY. Continue reading Foley Middle School Student takes 1st in Region

KSP – Death Investigation

On Monday, January 22, 2018 at approximately 3:38 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London was notified of a residential structure fire with fatalities on Paw Paw Road in Clay County.

KSP Arson Investigator Brian Lewis along with Detective Jesse Armstrong arrived on the scene and determined through an investigation that both victims: Jessica Duff, 37, and Silina Duff, 42, both of Manchester were located in a bedroom inside the residence deceased. Continue reading KSP – Death Investigation

The unlucky good-luck piece

Jadon Gibson

Col. Armistead M. Swope and Col. William Cassius Goodloe were born and reared in the same section of Lincoln County, Kentucky. Goodloe was from a aristocratic family while Swope had a humble upbringing.

As young men they became attorneys and desirous of becoming leaders in the Republican party in Kentucky. Resentment between the two men grew and it heightened when President Chester A. Arthur appointed Swope to the position of Internal Revenue Collector, resulting in his move to Lexington. Continue reading The unlucky good-luck piece

OBITUARIES JAN. 14-21, 2018

Thomas Douglas Parrish

Thomas Douglas Parrish

Author Thomas Douglas Parrish of Berea and Lexington died on Monday morning, January 8th after a short illness. He leaves his wife Nancy Coleman Wolsk, niece Diane Parrish, and nephew-in-law Mark Campbell; stepsons Jeremiah Wolsk (Rebecca) and granddaughter Claire Coleman Wolsk of Washington, D.C. and Alexander Wolsk (Nancy Dow) of Wakefield, MA. He is also survived by twelve great-grand and grandnieces and -nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Julia Gourley Parrish and Harvey Douglas Parrish of Richmond, Kentucky and two brothers Harvey Douglas, Jr. and John Gourley Parrish also of Richmond. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 14-21, 2018

Shelley Lynn Rapier Jr.

Shelley Lynn Rapier

Shelley Lynn Rapier Jr.

Shelley Lynn Rapier, Jr. age 41, husband of Shannon Alcorn Rapier died unexpectedly Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Saint Joseph Berea. He was born in Winchester, KY to the late Diane Brandenburg and Shelley Lynn Rapier.

He loved Shannon with all his heart. He enjoyed small engine repair and auto mechanics and was wonderful at turning trash into treasures and junk into jewels. Shelley was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church. Continue reading Shelley Lynn Rapier Jr.


The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department announces registration and courses for the 2018 Spring Westervelt Program. Offered each year to townspeople of Berea as well as students, faculty, and staff, the popular Westervelt program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest. Continue reading BEREA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WESTERVELT COURSES FOR PUBLIC

I-75 Lane Closure

Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be closed Sunday, Jan. 21 to allow crews to perform a structural review of the KY 1505 overpass after a recent vehicle crash occurred beneath the structure.

The closure will begin at approximately 7 a.m. EST and will reopen by 11 a.m. EST and will consist of all southbound travel lanes along with the left (inside) northbound lane being closed to traffic.

Motorists traveling on I-75 south will detour via Exit 76 (Berea) onto U.S. 25 and reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Vernon.

Ruby Mae Kidd

Ruby Mae Kidd

Ruby Mae Kidd

Ruby Mae Halcomb Kidd, age 88 died January 18, 2018 at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Kidd was born and raised in Jackson County, KY. to the late Charlie Halcomb and Rachel Robinson Halcomb.

Mrs. Kidd was a devoted farmers wife and loved her family dearly, she also enjoyed cooking and had a constant positive attitude about life. She was of the Baptist faith.

Other than her parents Mrs. Kidd was preceded in death by her husband James William Kidd and a sister, Mary Belt. Continue reading Ruby Mae Kidd