William Edward Spires
William Edward “Eddie” Spires, age 61, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Baptist Health in Richmond Ky. He was born March 19, 1957 in Berea, Ky. to the late William Otis and Barbara Gadd Spires.
He was a forklift operator at Rand McNally and Bluegrass Plating. Eddie was of the Baptist faith. Continue reading OBITUARIES APR. 15-22, 2018
The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo, presented by Jack Kain Ford, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 7, 2017 at 7pm. Gates will open at 6pm, with tons of fun for the whole family. Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana. Continue reading THE ONE AND ONLY COWBOY UP FOR A CURE RODEO RIDES AGAIN
DUI Arrest: On 04/15/2018 officers were called to the area of Village Drive in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. The caller reported that a subject had just left the Dollar General with a small child in the vehicle, and he appeared to be under the influence. The vehicle was located on Brenwood Drive, and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver had slurred speech, and strong smell of alcohol, and showed other signs of intoxication. There was also an eight year old passenger in the vehicle. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 21, 2018
Wes Lanham has been named the new park manager at Green River Lake State Park in Campbellsville, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced today.
Lanham, a native of Corbin, earned his degree in recreation and park management administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked most recently as the manager at the Shiloh Roadhouse in London and was the director of parks and recreation in Corbin.
For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in place and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production. Continue reading Growing Kentucky’s economy with hemp
The following is a statement from Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Jeffrey Howard on Kentucky’s Hepatitis A Situation:
“As you probably know, a small number of counties in our state are dealing with a hepatitis A outbreak. At the Department for Public Health we are aggressively responding to the situation. In fact, while working with the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, on this issue, they’ve called our response the “gold standard.”
On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:55 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Herbert R. Rice, 38, on a charges relating to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and promoting a minor under 16 in a sex performance.
Rice was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect was communicating online with a minor, engaging in illicit conversation. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
Anna Frances Conn Lear age 92, widow of Charles Lear, passed away Thursday April 19, 2018 in Richmond, Ky. She was born August 30, 1925 in Madison County to the late Walter and Bertha Scoggan Conn.
Anna was a homemaker and a member of Man of War Church of God. Continue reading Anna Lear
The Kentucky State Police Post 11, London will be participating in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
A collection point will be set up at the Laurel County Health Department located at 525 Whitley Street in London, KY. Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that Kentucky received more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money this week.
“For nearly 20 years the landmark Master Settlement Agreement has made a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health programs, cancer research, and helping to aid our farmers and create sustainable farm-based businesses,” Beshear said. “Since the first payment in 1999, Kentucky has collected over $2 billion under the agreement, and is on pace to collect nearly $2.5 billion over the first 25 years of the agreement.” Continue reading Beshear: Kentucky Receives more than $102 Million in Tobacco Settlement Money
The City of Berea joined other local governments in honoring 911 dispatchers when Mayor Steve Connelly proclaimed April 8-14 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Accepting the honor on behalf of Madison County E911 telecommunicators was shift supervisor Jodi Webb. The proclamation stated the following:
Whereas emergencies can occur at anytime that require police, fire or emergency medical services, and Continue reading City of Berea Honors 911 Dispatchers
Apr. 06, 2018 Mollie & Nick Such – Lexington – Boy
Apr. 08, 2018 Charity Damrell & Aaron Rhodes – Berea – Girl
Apr. 09, 2018 Samantha Collins & Adam Dixon – Berea – Boy
Apr. 09, 2018 Pamela Johnson & Ricky Ashcraft – Corbin – Girl Continue reading MADISON CO. BIRTHS APR. 6-18, 2018
Kentucky’s 2018 Highway Plan will prioritize spending on more than 1,000 bridge repairs and 5,000 miles of pavement improvements over the next six years.
“The recently enacted six-year Highway Plan represents the most balanced approach released by Kentucky in decades for addressing the Commonwealth’s transportation needs,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This data-driven plan moves us in the right direction of prioritizing key road and bridge projects in view of actual available funding. I am grateful to state legislators and local officials who have collaborated with our administration to identify vital infrastructure needs and craft a roadmap to move Kentucky forward.”
A grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky will help improve oral health among children throughout Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Delta Dental of Kentucky, through a partnership with Kentucky Youth Advocates, developed the Eastern Regional Oral Health Coalition. The region’s initiative, the OAK Project, will help improve oral health outcomes in children ages 6-9, by refining access to urgent dental care, treating existing tooth decay, and increasing the baseline of dental sealants across the region through the development of data and training infrastructures. Continue reading Delta Dental of Kentucky Funds the OAK Project With $200,000 Grant