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BEREA CLASSIC CHORALE 2019 SPRING CONCERT

On Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Berea Classic Chorale will present its spring concert entitled “Miniature Masterworks,” featuring the music of Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and Gabriel Faure’.

The compositions for this concert are by some the giants of classical music from the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Continue reading BEREA CLASSIC CHORALE 2019 SPRING CONCERT

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear Launches Green Dot to Prevent Violence in Communities

Attorney General Andy Beshear, his Office of Victims Advocacy and the Women’s Crisis Center today announced employees in Beshear’s office will take part in a training and policy initiative to help them prevent violence in their communities.

Green Dot, a nationally recognized strategy active in 42 states, five countries and in the United States Air Force, focuses on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying and stalking.

In Kentucky, 47 percent of women and 20 percent of men report experiencing sexual violence. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Matt Bevin

Gov. Bevin Signs HB 5, Files Response to Legal Challenge by Louisville Abortion Clinic

Gov. Matt Bevin today officially signed into law House Bill 5, known as the Human Rights of the Unborn Child and Anti-Discrimination Act. HB 5 was was passed by overwhelming majorities in both legislative chambers during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly.

Legal counsel for Gov. Bevin and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Adam Meier also today filed a response to a Louisville abortion clinic’s motion for a temporary restraining order against HB 5. EMW Women’s Surgical Center was so anxious to attack HB 5, the center filed its motion before the bill had even officially been signed into law.

Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office

Bobby Lee Hart

Bobby Lee Hart

Bobby Lee Hart

Hart, Bobby Lee, age 89, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully on March 16, 2019. Bobby grew up in Berea, KY and absolutely loved his hometown.

He graduated from Berea High School and received his BS in History and Business Management from Berea College in 1950. He bravely served our country as First Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1950-1954. Bobby was a hard worker and spent most of his career at Parker Hannfifin, Gibson Greeting Card and the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Berea Lions Club, Berea Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 50, an avid UK fan, loved cars and enjoyed every moment spent on Hilton Head Island. Continue reading Bobby Lee Hart

Chimes will sound Wednesday for exercise at Blue Grass Army Depot

Chimes will sound Wednesday for exercise at Blue Grass Army Depot

Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA) is scheduled to hold its quarterly Chemical Accident or Incident Response and Assistance (CAIRA) exercise this Wednesday, March 20, at the Blue Grass Army Depot.

BGCA holds CAIRA exercises to ensure depot and activity first responders are prepared and trained to protect lives and property while safely securing, storing and monitoring the chemical stockpile. Continue reading Chimes will sound Wednesday for exercise at Blue Grass Army Depot

From the Office of Mitch McConnell

COVINGTON, KY — Senator McConnell joined by (L-to-R) Jason Merrick, Director of Inmate Addiction Services, Kenton County Detention Center, Kenton County Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann, Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl, and ONDCP Director Jim Carroll

Senator McConnell Welcomes White House ‘Drug Czar’ to Kentucky

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “Drug Czar,” to Kentucky today. Senator McConnell invited Director Carroll to Kentucky to get a close up view of the substance abuse epidemic and the problems we face in the Commonwealth. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell

Beverly Ann McHone

Beverly Ann McHone

Beverly Ann McHone

Beverly Ann McHone, age 71, widow of Charles Burton McHone, passed away Friday March 15, 2019 at her residence in Berea, Ky. Mrs. McHone was born Oct. 23, 1947 to the late Ed Blair & Mary Lake Blair Reed.

Beverly loved to cook, loved the Ky Wildcats and watching Nascar. She liked spending time with friends and especially her grandchildren. Beverly is of the Baptist faith attending church at Galilee Baptist Church.

Other than her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Kermit Blair. Continue reading Beverly Ann McHone

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office News

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the promotion of two deputies.

Effective March 15, 2019 Buster Dargavell is promoted from Deputy to Sergeant. Sergeant Dargavell has been with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since 2014.

Paul Lay is promoted from Deputy to Sergeant. Paul has worked at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since 2015. Continue reading Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office News

FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Andy Beshear

Beshear: Students of Two Shuttered For-Profit Colleges may apply for Federal Loan Forgiveness

Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that Kentuckians attending two recently closed for-profit online schools may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness.

Argosy University and Art Institutes, abruptly closed March 8 after the federal government revoked Argosy’s eligibility for federal student aid.

Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Kentucky Muse episode featuring Stephen Rolfe Powell will re-air on KET this week

Stephen Rolfe Powell

KET will re-air a Kentucky Muse episode later this week featuring the work of Stephen Rolfe Powell, who passed away on Saturday.

The program, which originally aired in 2008, features the work of Powell, the world-renown glass artist and Centre College professor. The Kentucky Muse episode “Fire and Motion,” which features interviews and footage of Powell working on projects with his team and discussing his interest in the glass art form, is scheduled to air on KET on Saturday, March 23, at 5 p.m. It also will air on KETKY on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m.

Watch online now at the following link: https://www.ket.org/episode/KMUSE%20000201/

KSP Death Investigation

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at approximately 6:20 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a call from Baptist Health Corbin Hospital advising that a pregnant adult female had been brought to the ER with a gunshot wound and requested police.

Upon arrival, KSP Detectives learned Geri D. Johnson, 29, of Williamsburg had died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound. Johnson was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The infant was delivered and transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and was listed in critical condition. Continue reading KSP Death Investigation

Be Wise When Buying Tickets to Follow UK in 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament

University of Kentucky Basketball Wildcat fans are ready to follow the team along the road to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game…and Better Business Bureau® serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is reminding fans to beware of questionable sources for tickets.

“Good seats at the various venues will be in demand,” said Heather Clary, BBB Director of Communications. “Many fans may choose to buy on secondary buy/sell exchanges, or from individuals on social media and other sites. BBB urges fans to do a bit of research before buying tickets to follow your team.” Continue reading Be Wise When Buying Tickets to Follow UK in 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament

Not My Brother’s Keeper, part 3

Jadon Gibson

George Gibson and brothers Wayne and Jonas Powers were found guilty of first degree murder in the death of William Gibson in 1884. Both of them shot William Gibson before George stabbed him, taking his life.

After Judge John A. Kelly sentenced the three to hang Virginia Governor William E. Cameron granted Jonas a stay of execution for a month. It was said Jonas left the group before they purchased the liquor and began drinking. There was an ongoing quarrel between William Gibson and Wayne Powers and it escalated after they became intoxicated. It would soon lead to the murder. Continue reading Not My Brother’s Keeper, part 3

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

MARCH
March 09: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CST
March 12: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting – 1-2 PM CDT
March 15: Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest submission deadline – Entries must be postmarked.

APRIL
April 09: Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Monthly Meeting 5 PM CDT (Russell County SKRECC)
April 13: 2nd Saturday Fly Fishing Clinics: Two hour sessions, Must Pre-register – 10 AM and 1 PM CDT
April 13: Trout Trot 5K – 8 AM registration, 9 AM race start CDT – early registration ends March 28
April 13: Trout Fest – Friends of Wolf Creek NFH – details TBA
April 27: Earth Day Event: Free Family Event – 9 AM – 1 PM CDT
April 28: Offsite event: Somerset Community College Earth Day Event – details TBA Continue reading Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery 2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS