Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin had a rough summer, and it has extended into the fall.
Louvin, 83, is fighting pancreatic cancer, and a July 30 surgery was unsuccessful in eradicating the disease. Medical costs are, of course, substantial, and friends are now helping to organize a benefit concert and auction in Bell Buckle, Tenn., where Louvin lives, on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has stated that 76 nursing homes though out the state were inspected by state inspectors. During a three month period they found that 34% of these nursing homes were below-average results. According to a list released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services the inspections were carried out from April till June by the State Office of Inspector General.
On the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website is a report that states deficiencies in Kentucky nursing homes rage from 0-28; the average number statewide is 6. Twenty six nursing homes in Kentucky had more than six deficiencies including Berea Health Care Center with 13 and Richmond Health & Rehabilitation with 12. Continue reading Deficiencies Have Been Found in Several Kentucky Nursing Homes→
Several businesses are closed today after a fire broke out at 208 Pauline Drive in Berea. The fire broke out early Monday morning around 12:30 am.
Firefighters say when they arrived on the scene; flames were already coming through the roof and out the windows of the Sammy K Lee Accounting Firm.
There was also smoke and water damage next door at the Family Heritage Insurance Office as well as four other businesses. Firefighters say the blaze does not look suspicious and believes the blaze could have been electrical in nature but it is still under investigation at this time.
James Preston “J.P.” Pennington born in Berea, KY is an American musician, known primarily as a founding member of the country pop band EXILE. Pennington was the founding member and lead singer of the group until departing in 1990. After his leaving EXILE, he signed to MCA Records as a solo artist. There, he released two singles and one album, Whatever It Takes, in 1991. Pennington re-established the band along with Les Taylor, Sonny Lemaire, Marlon Hargis, and Steve Goetzman. For a complete schedule go to www.exile.biz
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In honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center has opened its “Kentuckians in the Civil War” exhibit.
The exhibit consists of portraits of native Kentuckians who rose to prominence as Civil War generals, both Union and Confederate.
The first set of portraits include Federal generals Thomas Crittenden, Robert Anderson and John Buford, along with Confederates John Bell Hood, Albert Sidney Johnston and John C. Breckinridge. Other notables, such as Confederate Simon Boliver Buckner, will be added during the exhibits run. The center also received a donation of a replica of Abrahams Lincoln’s watch. The piece, donated by a local supporter, is set to 7:22, reflective of the time Lincoln died after being mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth. The center is currently open 10 AM – 4 PM Monday through Saturday, and 1 PM to 4 PM on Sunday.
The 2010 Richmond POW WOW was a huge success. Hundreds attended the three day event. Start making plans for 2011 Richmond POW WOW to be held at Battlefield Park the last weekend in September.
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One person is dead after a truck pulled out in front of a motorcycle on US 25 between Berea and Richmond. The crash happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. 25 near Skyline Drive, just south of Richmond. Officials say the motorcyclist couldn’t stop in time as the truck pulled out into its path. The driver of the bike died at the scene and their name has not been released at this time. No one else was hurt in the crash. Update
James Hudson, 67, of Berea was killed when the motorcycle he was driving hit the side of the truck when it pulled out in front of him. Police say Hudson died at the scene. The truck driver, whose name was not released, did not suffer any injuries. There is no word if there will be any charges filed in the case.
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Thousands attended The 14th Annual Spoonbread Festival!! During the weekend visitors enjoyed many free activities such as Concerts, Kiddie Land, Clambo the Clown, Corn Hole Tournament, Car Show, Great Food, and SPOONBREAD!
Thousands attended The 14th Annual Spoonbread Festival!! During the weekend visitors enjoyed many free activities such as concerts, kiddie land, the Spoonbread Parade, clogging, scenic motorcycle ride, antique tractor show, and SPOONBREAD!
Berea Municipal Utilities (BMU) and Berea Utilities Advisory Board are having a light bulb exchange. BMU electric service Customers only can bring in up to ten incandescent light bulbs and exchange them for Energy Saving CFL light bulbs. Exchanges can be made Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Berea Municipal Utilities Building on 200 Harrison Road. Customers must bring a copy of their September BMU bill with them for the exchange. For more information please call BMU at 859-986-4391
Due to an area wide power outage the Berea Council Stream was interrupted, but we were able to restore most of the meeting using battery backup and a DVD provided by City Hall. Sorry for the delay and thanks for using BereaOnline.com!
Mallory Ervin age 24 of Lexington, KY and her father Gary Ervin age 53 of Morganfield, KY are competing on the CBS Reality Show The Amazing Race.
If you have never watched The Amazing Race it is a reality TV show in which teams of two people who are either married, related, or friends, race around the world while competing in challenges with other teams. Contestants receive clues that lead them to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country or culture where they are located. Once the tasks have been completed teams try to arrive first at “pit stops” at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a disadvantage in the next leg of the race.
Mallory Ervin competed at Miss Kentucky 2009 as Miss Bowling Green. She is a graduate of the University of the South in Tennessee with a degree in Theater Arts. Her platform was Autism Awareness and her talent was a Vocal Performance.
Gary Ervin built a company from the ground up with help from his family. He has logged over 5000 hours since receiving his commercial pilot’s license. He also wrestled and coached for the University of Central Missouri and Union County High School.
The Amazing Race was filmed in May-June 2010 and will premiere on September 26, 2010 on CBS.
September 02, 12:52 p.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking u/$500, Wal-mart, 120 Jill St. A purse left in a shopping cart had $277.00 and prescription drugs taken from it. The purse was turned into the service desk.
September 04, 8:00 a.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking o/$500, 1010 Paint Lick Rd. A laptop computer and digital camera, valued at $1,530.00, were taken from room.
September 05, 12:50 p.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking o/$500, 1784 Big Hill Rd. A catalytic converter, valued at $550.00, was taken from parked church van.
September 05, 2:54 p.m. Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, 132 Cassius Ct. A storm door, window, and china cabinet were broken at the residence, damage estimated at $800.00.
September 06, 10:52 p.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking – Firearm, 117 Maple St. A 9mm handgun, valued at $300.00, and $550.00 in cash were taken from an unlocked vehicle at the residence.
September 07, 7:48 a.m. Burglary 2nd Degree, 207 Willow Dr. Hand power tools and an IPod, valued at $450.00, were taken from attached garage and parked vehicle.
September 07, 5:10 p.m. Arrested Robert L. Halcomb, 69 YOA, 202 Washington Ave. for 2 counts of Assault 4th Degree (Domestic Violence), Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer), Resisting Arrest, and Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree at 202 Washington Ave.
September 07, 8:00 p.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking o/$500, 111 Jason Circle . A GPS unit, IPod, digital camera, and other items, valued at $792.00, were taken from an unlocked vehicle at the residence.
September 09, 4:00 p.m. Theft by Unlawful Taking o/$500, 1056 Burnell Dr. A large fuel tank, valued at $800.00, was taken from residence yard.
September 09, 5:21 p.m. Arrested Larry Watson, 62 YOA, 120 Maple St. for Assault 2nd Degree at 120 Maple St .
September 10, 1:04 a.m. Arrested Lara H. Eusebio, 49 YOA, 32 Mary St . #2 for Alcohol Intoxication at 32 Mary St. #2 .
September 10, 1:45 p.m. Arrested Tawn S. Compton, 46 YOA, 123 Commerce Dr . #2 for Madison Co. warrant for Failure to Appear on Chestnut St.
September 11, 1:56 a.m. Arrested Kyria A. Reed, 19 YOA, 1041 Old Red Lick Rd. #2 for Operating Motor Vehicle under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Offense, No Operators License, and Failure of Non-Owner to Maintain Required Insurance on Chestnut St .
September 11, 4:00 p.m. Arrested Devon M. Branson, 27 YOA, Richmond for Public Intoxication in the Prince Royal Plaza .
September 11, 5:09 p.m. Arrested James D. Oakley, 28 YOA, London for Laurel Co. warrant for Failure to Appear on I-75 NB 79mm.