OBITUARIES SEP. 0CT. 15-22, 2017

Nancy VanWinkle

Nancy VanWinkle

Nancy Lamb VanWinkle, age 80, widow of Elwin VanWinkle died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab. Nancy was born June 17, 1937 in Madison County, KY., to the late Alvin Lamb and Gracie Gibbs Lamb.

She was retired from Berea Hospital where she worked many years as the sterile technician in the operating room. Nancy never met a stranger and was always smiling, she loved camping, traveling to the beach and birdwatching. But most of all she loved being with Elwin and the boys and their families. Nancy was a Member of the Continue reading OBITUARIES SEP. 0CT. 15-22, 2017

Bobby Lee Combs

Bobby Lee Combs

Bobby Lee Combs

Bobby Lee Combs, 68, of Berea, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Joseph East Hospital Lexington due to complications from a stroke. He was a resident of Berea, born July 15, 1949 at home on White Lick Road in Garrard County to the late Dilce Colonel and Euna Lamb Combs. Bobby was retired Kentucky State Highway Department employee, former employee of Eastern Kentucky University, a Kentucky Colonel and member of the Holiness faith. Continue reading Bobby Lee Combs

Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor, Possessing Child Porn, Drugs

ARRESTED

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Cyber Crimes Unit today announced a 27-year-old Cynthiana man has been arrested for allegedly seeking sex with a minor.

Jeremy W. Martinez, of Cynthiana, was arrested by Beshear’s office and charged with one count of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sex, a Class D felony; trafficking in Continue reading Man Arrested for Allegedly Seeking Sex with Minor, Possessing Child Porn, Drugs

Nancy VanWinkle

Nancy VanWinkle

Nancy VanWinkle

Nancy Lamb VanWinkle, age 80, widow of Elwin VanWinkle died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Berea Health & Rehab. Nancy was born June 17, 1937 in Madison County, KY., to the late Alvin Lamb and Gracie Gibbs Lamb.

She was retired from Berea Hospital where she worked many years as the sterile technician in the operating room. Nancy never met a stranger and was always smiling, she loved camping, traveling to the beach and birdwatching. But most of all she loved being with Elwin and the boys and their families. Nancy was a Member of the Continue reading Nancy VanWinkle

Sheriff Mike Coyle announces the hiring of three personnel to the Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Mike Coyle is pleased to announce the hiring of three personnel to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Tim Craft, Court Security Officer Lukas Gabbard, and Court Security Officer Tyler Short were sworn in on Monday, October 16, 2017 by Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor. Continue reading Sheriff Mike Coyle announces the hiring of three personnel to the Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office.

Widening project to begin for US 25 South in Madison County


Shoulder widening between milepoints 5.976 and 12.027 (Oct. 19, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a shoulder widening project is scheduled to begin for US 25 in Madison County.

Several crews will be working at the same time including; milling/trenching operations and rock/asphalt placement. Monday, October 23 through Friday, November 17 – 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Note: this is Monday to Friday work with some possible Saturdays. Continue reading Widening project to begin for US 25 South in Madison County

New Influenza Resource Available

Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), announce the availability of an online weekly influenza surveillance report used to gauge current flu activity circulating in Kentucky. This new public service is an example of the Cabinet’s priority to strengthen data collection and analytics and then to make the information more easily accessible.

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44th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College

Alice Gerrard

This year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) greets Halloween by focusing on British and Appalachian ballads, haunting tales of love and loss. The CTM honors the tradition of passing music, stories, and oral history from person to person in the Appalachian Region. Alice Gerrard is the featured performer.

As her website describes, “Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 50 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music.”

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OP-ED: Keeping the Promise

Matt Bevin

“Keeping the Promise,” our plan to save Kentucky’s pension systems, keeps the promise made to Kentucky’s current employees while also meeting the legal and moral obligations we owe to those who have already retired. Promises made are promises kept.

Make no mistake: there will be no changes, clawbacks or reductions to the paychecks of current retirees, and there will be protections for healthcare benefits. That is a promise you can literally take to the bank. Continue reading OP-ED: Keeping the Promise