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Berea First Responders Camp

Firefighters Devin Mason (left) and Waylon Clemmons of the Berea Fire Department help a camper learn how to extinguish a small blaze as part of the City of Berea First Responders Camp.

Nearly 50 6th and 7th graders were selected for the camp, which will also feature fun learning sessions with the Berea Police Department on Wednesday.

The event concludes Friday with a trip to Kings Island.

BEREA POLICE REPORT JULY 16, 2019

ARRESTED

Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument:  On 07/12/2019 officers located a subject at Circle K on Chestnut Street that was involved in an active investigation. 

She had forged stolen checks and cashed them at several businesses in town. 

Officers arrested 31 Jessica Maurice of Mount Vernon KY and charged her with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. 

Also charged in this case was 44 year old Johnny Meadows of Berea KY, who was already incarcerated. 

ARRESTED

Shoplifting Arrests:  On 07/14/2019 officers were called to Walmart in reference to two shoplifters. 

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Beshear: Indiana Man Charged with Endangering Minors in Ongoing Labor Trafficking Investigation

ARRESTED

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today that an ongoing labor trafficking investigation involving multiple agencies has led to an Indiana man being charged in Bowling Green for endangering the welfare of 12 minors.

 Shawn Floyd, 54, of Indianapolis, was charged by Beshear’s office with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, Class A misdemeanors, and one count of controlled substance prescription not in original container, a Class B misdemeanor.

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Berea Among Top 5 Elite and Affordable Universities in U.S.

Question: What do Harvard, Duke, Stanford, Princeton and Berea have in common? Answer:  They were all named as the top five elite universities that also are the most affordable for low-income families.

Skyler Lucci, CEO of HeyTutor, says that with need-blind admissions and generous financial aid programs, “America’s most elite universities are also the most affordable for low-income families while also providing an excellent education.” Berea College is among the top 5.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School

Performed by advanced students Age 14-18

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatergoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

Friday, Aug 16  –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 17  –  8 pm
Sunday, Aug 18 –  2 pm

Friday, Aug 23 –  8 pm
Saturday, Aug 24  –  8 pm

The Spotlight Playhouse

City of Berea First Responders Camp has begun

Daniel Masters of Madison County EMS explains how county paramedics handle emergencies. His presentation was part of the City of Berea’s First Responder Camp, which is operated by the Berea Fire Department and Berea Police Department.

Nearly 50 local youths were selected for the First Responders Summer Camp, co-sponsored by the Berea Fire Department and the Berea Police Department.

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PPC Announces New Communications Director

The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet (PPC) announces the appointment of Krista Locke as Executive Director of the Office of Communications & Public Outreach. PPC Secretary K. Gail Russell announced the appointment, which is effective immediately.

“Krista’s communications experience is extensive, and her involvement with local government is an asset,” said PPC Secretary Gail Russell. “I appreciate her willingness to step away from her career in the private sector to serve the Commonwealth.”

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Treasurer Ball Exercises New Appointment Authority with Financial Empowerment Commission

ALLISON BALL

Treasurer Allison Ball has appointed five members to the inaugural Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission Board, her office announced. The appointments follow a new law giving the State Treasurer authority to appoint members to the statewide board.

“I am proud of the selections I have made for the Financial Empowerment Commission Board,” Treasurer Ball said. “These appointees are highly qualified and each bring a unique perspective to the Financial Empowerment Commission. I look forward to leading the efforts of the entire Board as we work to increase financial empowerment across the Commonwealth.”

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24 hours with Gen. John Hunt Morgan

Jadon Gibson

Confederate cavalry officer John Haps was totally spent and went to sleep with his horse’s bridle rein in hand.

   “I was sleeping soundly on the banks of the Ohio River at a place called Buffington Island; sleeping as soundly as a babe in mama’s arms. I was awakened suddenly by a strange sound. I had heard a groan where a horse and rider had fallen into an old cellar that was overgrown with weeds. Just as quickly my attention was drawn away where I saw men riding their horses as fast as they could…running toward haystacks a few hundred yards away. I looked toward the river (Ohio) and saw a gunboat and it was throwing shells over my head toward the fleeing horsemen.“

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Martin and Sellers Embrace New Roles at ABC

Public Protection Cabinet Secretary K. Gail Russell names Carol Beth Martin as Commissioner of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Karen Sellers as Deputy Commissioner and Distilled Spirits Administrator.

“The Commonwealth is fortunate to have such impressive women leading a department that oversees one of Kentucky’s signature industries,” said Secretary Russell. “I am grateful for Carol Beth and Karen’s commitment to service.”  

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ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JULY 2019

WEBINAR: USING MUSIC TO COMBAT ANXIETY & CREATE HARMONY

Music can bring about amazing results for people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This webinar will look at the evidence base for music, how to choose the right music, and what benefits you might expect from incorporating music into the daily routine of a person with dementia.

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