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A Career of a Lifetime

Lee Ann Boyle accepts the Kentucky Womens Law Enforcement Network (KWLEN) Lifetime Achievement Award. Standing to her left is Brandy Durman Toombs, President of C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) and on her right is President Jill Stulz of KWLEN. (Photo courtesy Deanna Boling).

Honored and Humbled: That’s how Department of Criminal Justice Class Coordinator Lee Ann Boyle says she felt after receiving word of her nomination for the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Boyle received the honor during the network’s September 2019 conference. The designation is reserved for those who spend no less than 20 years in direct support and/or service to the law enforcement community.

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Labor Cabinet Returns More than $1.1 Million in Unpaid Wages to KY Workers

Labor Cabinet Secretary David A. Dickerson announced today that the Division of Wages and Hours collected$1,103,213.57 in restitution during the month of October. The restitution was collected from 224 companies who had not paid employees in the Commonwealth.

“The number one rule of business is to pay your people,” Secretary Dickerson said. “If you can’t do that, we will make sure you do. These employees have a right to their livelihood.”

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Debuts New Crime Fighting App

Need to report suspected illegal activity related to fish, wildlife or boating to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources? Now, there’s an app for that.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has partnered with tip411 to offer the public a way to submit anonymous tips using the new KFWLaw smartphone app or by text message and the web. Similar technology has helped reduce crime in communities nationwide.

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Angel appointed Director of Business Development

Donna Angel

Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley made a personnel announcement Wednesday, revealing the appointment of a new department head. Said Fraley in a statement: “I am pleased to announce the selection of our City’s new Director of Business Development, Donna Angel.

Donna comes to us with extensive experience in the banking and retail industries. She is deeply involved in volunteer activities in our community, and is eager to work with our business community.

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane closures for Interstate 75/Man O War Boulevard in Fayette County.Alternating lane closures are necessary for the work to be completed.Wednesday, Nov. 6 – currently and until 3 p.m. today

Interstate 75 Southbound at Exit 108 Ramp/Man O War Boulevard
• alternating lane closures are in effect along Interstate 75 near mp 108.259

Alternate Route
o Man O War Boulevard and Polo Club Boulevard can be accessed from Interstate 75 SB at the Winchester Road Exit 110

Kentucky State Parks offering discounts to current military, retirees, veterans

Current and former members of the nation’s armed forces can receive lodging discounts at Kentucky State Parks with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

Those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists, are eligible for the program.

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Teresa Lynn Vinson

Teresa Lynn Vinson

Teresa Lynn Vinson, 52, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. She was born July 3, 1967, in Richmond, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Ollie D. Barnes and the late Sheirlan Lovett Barnes. 

Teresa was an employee of United Refrigeration in Richmond and was an avid Florida Gators fan.  She enjoyed helping others in need and most of all, she loved her family.  Teresa was of the Baptist faith.

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No Shave November

You may notice a slight difference in the appearance of some of the Berea Police Department Officers in the next couple of months.

We haven’t changed our grooming standards, we are raising money for a great cause. Many of our officers are participating in No Shave November to raise money for our Christmas with a Cop program.

If you would like to donate to the Christmas with a Cop program, you can do so at our records office anytime during business hours.