Drought Viewer Provided to Public from Division of Water

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With a level I drought advisory issued today, the Kentucky Division of Water has released a new Drought Viewer to provide the public with up-to-date drought information.

The drought viewer allows the public to see current drought conditions by county, and provides detailed information on the severity of drought conditions, including detailed information down Continue reading Drought Viewer Provided to Public from Division of Water

Berea Welcome Center Carvers at KY Artisan Center

Hand hewn oval wooden bowls by Ron McWhorter; Santa carving by David Buzzard; chip carving on tiles and spoons by Will Bondurant – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.
Hand hewn oval wooden bowls by Ron McWhorter; Santa carving by David Buzzard; chip carving on tiles and spoons by Will Bondurant – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.

Three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques on Saturday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers live in many communities in central Kentucky, and their activities include carving classes, carving demonstrations at schools, monthly Kentucky Artisan Center demonstrations and special events.

GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR OCTOBER 2016

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State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that October’s General Fund receipts were $48.0 million more than what was collected last October, an increase of 6.0 percent. Total revenues for the month were $849.4 million, compared to $801.4 million during October 2015. Receipts have increased 4.0 percent for the first four months of the fiscal year, and need to grow 2.1 percent over the final eight months of FY17 to achieve the official revenue estimate of $10,616.4 million. Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR OCTOBER 2016

House Republican Super Majority Nominates Jeff Hoover to be Speaker of Kentucky House

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Jeff Hoover

Yesterday 11-10-2016, Jeff Hoover’s selection as Speaker of the House was assured as the new House Republican super majority voted in a caucus meeting to nominate the veteran laawmaker as their leader.

“I want to thank my fellow caucus members for their continued support and the confidence they have placed in me to lead this group,” said Rep. Hoover, R-Jamestown. “I am truly humbled and honored to be the first Republican Speaker in nearly 100 years. Continue reading House Republican Super Majority Nominates Jeff Hoover to be Speaker of Kentucky House

A Great Day for Kentucky and America

Gov. Bevin
Gov. Bevin

History was made Tuesday in both the Commonwealth and the nation. A political outsider won the Presidency and did so while ignoring conventional political wisdom regarding campaign tactics. More importantly for the Commonwealth, a seismic political shockwave was felt across our state. I referred to it on election night as an historical roar of the people not dissimilar from that once referenced by Winston Churchill. By now you’ve likely heard the numbers. For the first time in ninety-five Continue reading A Great Day for Kentucky and America

Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns to the Bluegrass

The 23rd annual Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 18-Dec. 31. A holiday tradition for many families, more than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation. Continue reading Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns to the Bluegrass

Diabetes Self-Management Key to Healthier Living with Diabetes

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More than 611,000 Kentucky adults, or about 13 percent of the state’s total population is now estimated to have diabetes. Of those, about 150,000 don’t even realize they have the disease. The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is using World Diabetes Day on November 14 as a time to bring Continue reading Diabetes Self-Management Key to Healthier Living with Diabetes

Richmond Police Report Nov. 10, 2016

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Possession of a Control Substance: On 11/07/2016, Richmond Police arrested Steven Maynard 31 of John Sutherland Drive. Nichlosville, Kentucky for Possession of a Control Substance 1st (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia at Dollar General on Automotive Drive.

Maynard was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. Continue reading Richmond Police Report Nov. 10, 2016

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Ravenna Man for Possession of Heroin.

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ARRESTED

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 3:28 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Street Crime Unit responded to Super 7 motel to investigate drug trafficking complaints received by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Jeff Bol and Deputy Kevin Crutcher made contact with William Cornett, a renter at Super 7 motel. Through the course of Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Ravenna Man for Possession of Heroin.

Protest to be held in Berea

Willie Parker
Willie Parker

Abortionist Willie Parker is scheduled to speak at the Berea College convocation, Thursday, November 10, 3:00 p.m., at Phelps Stokes Auditorium. The title of his presentation is “Reproductive Justice in Christian Understanding: New Wine in Old Wine Skins.” Parker claims to be a Christian. According to quotations attributed to Parker in a 5/27/12 NJ Star-Ledger online article, he aborts pre-natal children through their 24 th week of life.

Meredith Mick Eugene Hunt
Meredith Mick Eugene Hunt

Meredith “Mick” Eugene Hunt, a Berea alumnus (’79, BS Agriculture) has been an anti abortion/prolife activist for 30 years with the Asheville, NC based Life Advocates. Hunt has helped take the graphic pro-life Genocide Awareness Project of the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR) to 50 some colleges and universities in the Southeast and elsewhere. He will be joining CBR Southeast in a public response to the appearance of Willie Parker, a response of an educational protest that shows abortion as being a Continue reading Protest to be held in Berea