Category Archives: Living in Berea

Freedmont Premiere this Week

A new web series from

“Freedmont,” the debut project from Brigadoon Studios, will premier on on Wednesday, October 3rd. “Freedmont” is a new webseries focusing on a private school created and ran by an unseen group known only as The Administration. The students and teachers of Freedmont are largely unaware anything out of the ordinary is going on at the school until they begin discovering how they were selected to attend the new school. Further suspicion is raised when a mysterious signal is found by some of the Freedmont students and the majority of the first season is spent trying to locate its’ source.

“Freedmont” also signals the launch of Brigadoon Studios. Brigadoon Studios was co-founded by Jeremy Grant and Chad Hembree to create visual content, primarily for the internet. The first season of “Freedmont” will consist of twelve episodes that take place over the first semester of the school. Grant and Hembree are proud and excited to debut Brigadoon Studios and “Freedmont” to the public on Wednesday, October 3rd on

Local Berea Production Company Gears up for Premiere Release.

Brigadoon Studios is proud to announce the upcoming premier of their debut project “Freedmont.” “Freedmont” is a webseries about a private school that seems like any other school on the surface, but slowly the students and faculty begin to realize there may be more to why these students were selected. The first season consists of twelve episodes that revolve primarily around the student body of Freedmont as they discover things may not be what they appear to be at the exclusive private school. The first season of “Freedmont” will premiere on Wednesday, October 3rd and new episodes will air through Wednesday, December 19th.

“Freedmont” was created by Brigadoon Studios co-founders Jeremy Grant and Chad Hembree. Grant handled screenwriting duties while Hembree was primarily responsible for directing the initial episodes of “Freedmont.” You can visit or follow the series on Twitter @freedmonttv to find out more information about “Freedmont” including interviews with the cast, blogs from the creators, and much more.

City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.


Berea Municipal Utilities is applying for a Grant through the State Division of Local Government to upgrade sewer service in some Berea neighborhoods. Working with the Bluegrass Area Development District we have generated a random list of customers where we are required to do a face-to-face survey. This survey is required to qualify for the Grant. This Grant money would lessen the required investment the City and Berea Utilities will have to make to complete the sewer improvements.

We have mailed this survey to many of the customers in question. If you have received this survey in the mail, please fill it out and send it in to Berea Municipal Utilities at the address below or drop it off at our office drop box. We Continue reading City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.

Final Week of Swim Season at Berea Pool.


The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the 2011 Back to School Bash on August 13th beginning at 7:30pm at the Berea Swimming Pool. The evening will begin with a pirate themed pool party, prize giveaways, swimming, games and inflatables. The evening will end with a Movie Under the Stars beginning at dark. The movie title is Toy Story 3. This is a free event for all ages.

The Berea Pool final week operating hours: Monday 8/8: 11am-6:30pm; Tuesday 8/9 11:00am-8pm (Free Family Swim 6-8pm); Wednesday 8/10 11am-6:30pm, Thursday 8/11 3:30pm-6:30pm (@ $2 admission rate); Friday 8/12 3:30pm-6:30pm (@ $2 admission rate); Saturday 8/13 11am-6pm (re-open at 7:30 for Back to School Bash); Sunday 8/14 11am-6:30pm CLOSE FOR SEASON

Berea Water Street Drainage Project

Berea KY

To all interested citizens of Berea, Kentucky:

The Kentucky Department of Local Government (DLG) is accepting application material under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program. Berea intends to apply for assistance to apply for assistance under this grant program to complete storm water infrastructure improvements in the Rockcastle neighborhood, near the intersection of Water Street and Highway 1016. This area has received considerable storm water damage in the past, including significant damage and flooding that required the closing of Highway 1016 on May 2, 2010. The city hired CPD Engineers to conduct a hydrologic study of the area. This study indicated that the lack of storm basin outlets in the area prevents the movement of storm water from the south side of Highway 1016 to a tributary of Silver Creek on Continue reading Berea Water Street Drainage Project

Residential Brush Pick Up

Brush and Limb Pick Up

The Berea Streets Department will be Conducting brush pickup from July 18, 2011 to July 22, 2011. This includes only branches and limbs. The brush pickup is conducted the third full week of each month. For more information you may visit or write to Streets Department 200 Harrison Road Berea, KY 40403 or phone at (859) 986-8792 Office hours are 7:00a.m.-3:30p.m. Monday – Friday

Berea Craft Festival 2011

Berea Craft Festival

Nestled in the rolling hills of Berea, KY at historic Indian Fort Theatre is the home of the Berea Craft Festival. This is the 30th year for the juried artist festival, in which each year brings more visitors. This year there were over 120 exhibitors from 20 states in attendance, providing numerous educational demonstrations including pottery, beading, blacksmithing, broom making, hammock weaving, plant and vegetable dyeing, and harps and dulcimers. Exhibitors lined the path and were strategically placed among the woods of Indian Fort Theatre for easy access. The festival expects 8,000 to Continue reading Berea Craft Festival 2011

New high reached in Marketbasket Survey as Kentucky’s retail food prices increase 2.2 percent during second quarter


Louisville, KY (July 5, 2011) – The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in June 2011, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state increased 2.2 percent during the second quarter of the year. This increase in price tally establishes a new high for the four-decade-old survey.

According to the survey results, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $117.44. This new total reflects an increase of $2.50, or 2.2 percent, over the same list of items reported in the first quarter of 2011. The second quarter Continue reading New high reached in Marketbasket Survey as Kentucky’s retail food prices increase 2.2 percent during second quarter

Blast from the Past Berea Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser‏


The Berea Volunteer Firefighters had a beautiful day for The Blast from the Past Car Show Saturday. There were 80 entries including trucks and motorcycles. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on North Broadway in Old Town Berea with many townspeople and tourist strolling the street to admire the classic cars and trucks. Several took advantage of the Old Town gift shops, browsing the stores for unique handcrafted gift items. There were many door prizes for the car show participants and several plaques and trophies given out for various categories including, Best in Class, Best Veteran Car, Best Motorcycle, Best Rat Rod and an Overall special trophy to a particular entry, given out by DJ Iceman and voted on by a Classic Car Association. The winner of the Overall special 3 feet tall trophy went to Mike Robinson of Continue reading Blast from the Past Berea Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser‏

The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

Golf Scramble

The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was held Friday, June the tenth at the beautiful historic Berea Country Club. There were twenty three teams competing for the grand prize of five hundred dollars. The tournament began with Shot Gun at 9am and the final eight teams at 2pm.

It was a hot but gorgeous day for the tournament, but with a combination of cold water and lots of sunscreen, everyone involved stayed hydrated and protected from the rays.

As the day drew to an end, the winds began to intensify, the clouds rolled in and all of us were expecting the worst, due to reports that it was hailing only a mile away. But, the storm held off, rendering only a mild shower and a slight, but much welcomed cool breeze at close of the Awards Presentation.

Peoples Bank Team ended their day by receiving $500 for 1st Place, while Peanut Johnson of the P-Cab Team donated his winnings of $300 back to the Continue reading The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

Afrikania Drumming and Dancing from Ghana with Special Guest Tripp Bratton

African Percussion Ensemble Featuring Gideon F. Alorwoyie

Alorwoyie is from Anlo-Afiadenyigba in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa and is highly regarded as one of Ghana”s foremost virtuosos of traditional music and dance. He is associate professor of music, principal dancer/choreographer and Director of the UNT African Percussion Ensemble. Alorwoyie joined the College of Music faculty in 1996.

He was discovered by Phillip Gbeho, then head of the Institute of Art and Culture in Ghana at Hogbetsotso and annual Anlo-traditional cultural festival. Gbeho was so impressed with young Gideon that he offered him a position at the Institute of Art and Culture in 1964. From 1967-84, Alorwoyie worked in Continue reading Afrikania Drumming and Dancing from Ghana with Special Guest Tripp Bratton