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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Fatal Accident

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just before 9:00 am this morning in reference to a fatal collision that occurred on KY HWY-78 at the intersection of Elliot Brothers Road in Lincoln County.

The initial investigation indicates that Jerry L. Day, 24 years old of Stanford, KY, was driving west on HWY-78 in a 2004 Chevrolet Pickup Truck. Jerry Day pulled into the oncoming lane of traffic as he passed a vehicle turning onto Elliot Brother Road, and collided head on with a 2015 Buick passenger car, operated by Angela M. Peters, 38 years old of Danville. Continue reading KSP Investigates Fatal Collision

Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training graduates 28 officers from Basic Training Academy

Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Friday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

The graduates of Class 485 completed 23 weeks of training, which consisted of 923 hours of recruit-level instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid and CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and the mechanics of arrest, restraint Continue reading Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training graduates 28 officers from Basic Training Academy

State releases county unemployment data for August 2017

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 85 counties between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.5 percent. It was followed by Shelby County, Continue reading State releases county unemployment data for August 2017

The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

The Berea College Theatre is celebrating its 125th Anniversary during the 2017-18 season. What began with a reading of Hamlet in 1892, the Theatre’s presence at Berea College has been a critical element to the academic and co-curricular lives of students.

From memories of the old Tab Theatre, to the Phoenix Theatre after the Tab’s fire, to the current Jelkyl Drama Center, the Theatre has endured and flourished. Continue reading The Berea College Theatre Celebrates 125 Years at Berea College!

Florence Lee Croucher

Florence Croucher

Florence Lee Croucher

Florence Lee Wolfe Croucher, age 93, widow of W. F. Croucher passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Berea Health and Rehabilitation. She was born June 22, 1924 to the late John T. and Vallie Rucker Wolfe in Granger County TN.

Florence was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church and an employee of Parker Seals Company where she retired after 36 years. She also worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart for 21 years retiring at age 87. Continue reading Florence Lee Croucher

BEREA COLLEGE WELCOMES PLAYWRIGHT NTOZAKE SHANGE AS CONVOCATION SPEAKER

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to its 3 p.m. convocation on Thursday, Sept. 21, featuring award-winning poet, playwright, performer, novelist, and educator Ntozake Shange. In her presentation, Wild Beauty, Shange will explore the many contradictions people of color confront in their daily lives – emotionally, psychologically, and politically. Through music and language, Shange approaches her material with delicacy and brutal honesty, leaving the audience with a textured mosaic of what it means and how it feels to be a 21st century colored person who speaks English. This convocation is co-sponsored with Theatre and will held in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

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New Monarch Butterfly Waystations Opening at William Whitley, Carter Caves

The Garden Club of Kentucky will dedicate two more Monarch butterfly waystations at the William Whitley House State Historic Site and Carter Caves State Resort Park in September.

The William Whitley House ceremony is Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. and the Carter Caves event is Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Garden Club of Kentucky have worked with state parks and other groups to design and install Monarch waystations.

Monarch butterflies need specific resources for their migration to and from Mexico. Those include nectar producing flowers, shelter and milkweed, the only plant that Monarch caterpillars will eat. These Kentucky waystations serve millions of migrating Monarch butterflies.

Other Kentucky State Parks with Monarch waystations Continue reading New Monarch Butterfly Waystations Opening at William Whitley, Carter Caves