KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases September 2017 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary September unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for September 2017 was down from the revised 5.5 percent reported for August 2017. Continue reading KY Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases September 2017 unemployment report

Saint Joseph Berea to Discuss Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Migraines During Bite Size Learning Event

Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, invites the community to learn more about symptoms and causes of migraines, and effective treatment options, at the free Bite Size Learning event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The event will take place at noon at the Woods-Penniman Building at Berea College, located at the corner of Prospect and Scaffold Cane. Continue reading Saint Joseph Berea to Discuss Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Migraines During Bite Size Learning Event

Boone Co. Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Beating Death of 7-week-old

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Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Special Prosecutions Unit today announced the 20-year sentence of a Boone County Man in the beating death of seven-week-old Aiden Wainscott in 2015.

Cody Jene Phelps, 25, of Walton, entered a plea of guilty in September 2017, in Boone Circuit Court to first-degree manslaughter, Class B felony, and two counts of first-degree criminal abuse, Class C felonies. Continue reading Boone Co. Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Beating Death of 7-week-old

Working with the Administration to Support Kentucky Coal Jobs, Families

Mitch McConnell

Under President Obama, the EPA didn’t want to come anywhere near Kentucky coal country. Now, the people of Kentucky finally have a friend at the head of the EPA. I was proud when Administrator Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to lead the agency, accepted my invitation to come back to his native Kentucky in his professional capacity. In Hazard – the heart of coal country – I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Pruitt to listen to the concerns of miners and their families. Continue reading Working with the Administration to Support Kentucky Coal Jobs, Families

Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Historic Charter School Legislation

Matt Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin, joined by legislators, education officials and community leaders, today ceremonially signed House Bill 520 in the State Capitol Rotunda. Enacted during the regular session of the 2017 General Assembly, HB 520 enables the creation of public charter schools for the first time in the Commonwealth.

“We owe it to the generations yet to come to provide them with an equal opportunity for a quality education,” said Gov. Bevin. “I’m grateful to the men and women who are working to educate our young people; and the best and brightest among them are begging Continue reading Gov. Bevin Ceremonially Signs Historic Charter School Legislation

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING 10-13, 2017

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Taco Bell #30882, 2137 Lexington Rd. Richmond 100%
Kid’s Kingdom, 360 Highland Dr. Richmond 100%
Richmond United First Methodist, West Main St. Richmond 100%
Raising Cane’s Chicken, 1140 Barnes Mill Rd. Richmond  100%
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Joe J. Higgins

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Joe J. Higgins

Joe J. Higgins, age 91, died June 30, 2017, at his home in Cupertino, California, and he will be buried in Berea Cemetery on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Mr. Higgins was born December 21, 1925, in Magoffin County, KY, to the late Troy and Bonnie Lindon Higgins.

He attended high school in Berea, and then joined the Army and was sent to Europe during the final year of WW II. On his return to the United States, Mr. Higgins joined the recently formed U.S. Air Force, and he served in the Air Force for the next twenty years, through the Korean War and the Viet Nam War (during which he spent time in Southeast Asia). In 1968, Mr. Higgins Continue reading Joe J. Higgins

Madison Co. Sheriff Report 10-16-2017

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According to Madison County Sheriff Mike Coyle, on Tuesday October 10, 2017 around 2:30 p.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person who disappeared into the woods on Baldwin Road.

Deputy Jeff Bol and Deputy Kevin Crutcher made contact with Anthony Cornelison and Melissa Wolke at an abandon house off of Baldwin Road.

During a search of the house, Deputy Bol and Deputy Crutcher recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia. With the assistance the Madison County Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff Report 10-16-2017

Rocky S. Tuan to Share Research in Stem Cells, Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

Rocky Tuan

Berea College welcomes the public and campus community to this week’s convocation featuring Berea alumnus Dr. Rocky S. Tuan, a prominent biomedical scientist who will discuss using adult stem cells, 3D printing, and nanomaterial technologies. The convocation will take place Thursday, October 19, at 3 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

 Born in Hong Kong, Tuan currently serves as the Director of the Cellular and Molecular Engineering Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. His research regarding musculoskeletal biology and tissue regeneration covers science and engineering, and also translational and clinical applications. Tuan directs a Continue reading Rocky S. Tuan to Share Research in Stem Cells, Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration