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Berea celebrates contributions of 911 telecommunicators

From left, Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley presents a proclamation commemorating telecommunicators week in Berea to Madison County 911 Director Wendy Lynch and shift supervisor Jodi Webb, who is accompanied by a special guest.

This week City of Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley honored the people who support first responders 24/7. At a brief ceremony at City Hall, Fraley read the following proclamation: Continue reading Berea celebrates contributions of 911 telecommunicators

KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On April 17, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William C. Edwards, 29, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Edwards 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 possessing files of child sexual exploitation online. Continue reading KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

From the Office of Commonwealth of Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet


School Districts To Receive Funding To Replace Aging Diesel School Buses

Five Kentucky school districts will receive $231,237 to reduce diesel emissions from their school bus fleets, the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) announced today. The funds were made available through the Kentucky Division for Air Quality’s Clean Diesel Program and the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

School districts in Bullitt, Jefferson, Franklin, Letcher and Green counties will use the funds to replace older-model, diesel school buses with new diesel buses that will emit 98 percent less particulate matter and 90 percent less nitrogen oxide than the older buses they are replacing. Continue reading From the Office of Commonwealth of Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

McConnell Announces Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Purchase Tobacco to 21

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans at a press conference to introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate to raise the nationwide minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The McConnell bill, which will be introduced in May, will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Foundation Statement: McConnell Tobacco-21 Bill is Key to Stemming Youth Vaping Epidemic

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell today announced plans to introduce a “tobacco 21” bill in the U.S. Senate to raise the minimum legal age for tobacco sales nationwide from 18 to 21. Following is a statement from Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, who joined Sen. McConnell at the Foundation’s offices in Louisville for the announcement: Continue reading Foundation Statement: McConnell Tobacco-21 Bill is Key to Stemming Youth Vaping Epidemic

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases March 2019 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary March 2019 unemployment rate was 4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for March 2019 was down from the 4.1 percent reported for February 2019.

The preliminary March 2019 jobless rate was down 0.3 percentage points from the 4.3 percent recorded for the state in March 2018. Continue reading Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases March 2019 unemployment report

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Grant Applications For The Federal Victims Of Crime Act Will Be Available In May

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley announced today that applications will be available May 3 for obtaining grants under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Programs that offer direct services to victims of violent crime may apply for the funds. Applications are due by June 15, and awards are scheduled to be announced in October. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet

Announcing the Winners of the 3rd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton was delighted with all ten presentations delivered. “I started this contest to challenge young Kentuckians to look around themselves, ask questions, and find opportunities. The Next Big Thing could easily originate among today’s contestants.”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2019) – “G-CAN” from Trigg County High School won the top prize at the Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC) 3rd annual competition finals, held Friday, April 12, 2019 at the Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business’ Center for Innovation and Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the 3rd Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge

Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

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Fugitive from Another State: On 04/16/2019 officers were called to McDonald’s in reference to a suspicious person in the parking lot. The subject was located, and the officer recognized the subject and attempted to detain him because of an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer attempted to detain the subject, but he pulled away and attempted to run. He was stopped by another responding officer. He was placed under arrest and it was discovered that he had an active warrant out of Ohio. A female subject that was with him was also placed under arrest for outstanding warrants. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 17, 2019

Berea Kiwanis Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be back in town Saturday April 20, 2019 at the 82nd Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt at the Berea City Park extension (Skate Park).

Activities and bounce house available at 9 a.m. and the egg hunt starts at 10 a.m. The event is free.

All City of Berea Offices will be CLOSED on Friday, April 19, 2019 for Good Friday.

Berea Planned Water Outage

In order to make repairs to our water system, the water on North Powell Ave., Glades St., Wilson St. & Scruggs St. will be off tomorrow, April 17th from 12:00pm to approximately 3:00pm.

If you notice cloudiness or discoloration in the water, you may need to let your water run a few minutes. It should return to normal in a few hours. If you have any questions, please call our office at 859-986-4391

Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball Hosts Nationwide Financial Leaders Conference in Lexington

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Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball gathered state treasurers, auditors, and controllers from across the United States in Kentucky for the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) National Spring Meeting last week.

“It is an honor to serve as the National Chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation,” Treasurer Allison Ball said. “We have much to be proud of here in the Bluegrass State and it was my pleasure to share the strength and beauty of Kentucky with financial officers from across the country.” Continue reading Kentucky Treasurer Allison Ball Hosts Nationwide Financial Leaders Conference in Lexington