Category Archives: Berea Independent School System


Charlene Pullins

Charlene Pullins

Charlene Pullins

Charlene Rudder Pullins, age 84, wife of the late Jim Pullins entered eternal life Saturday December 29, 2018 at St Joseph hospital in Lexington. Mrs. Pullins was born June 19, 1934 in Lewis County, Ky., to the late Newell and Wanda Ginn Rudder.

Mrs. Pullins was a retired teacher of 34 years, with 25yrs in 5th grade social studies at Berea Community Elementary School. She was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as deacon and was a former chairman of the board. She was also a board member of Habitat for Humanity serving on many committees. Continue reading Charlene Pullins



Parade season is upon us, and most of our parades are happening this week. Today both high school homecoming parades will be held, and the Spoonbread parade will be held this Saturday. We will have officers directing traffic, but you should expect delays in the following areas.

Berea Community Homecoming Parade
Thursday September 20 @ 4:00pm
The parade will exit Berea Community School, turn left onto Ellipse St, right on Highway 595, right onto Chestnut St, right onto Ellsipse St, and back to Berea Community School. Continue reading TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Berea Police Report Apr. 25, 2018


Missing: On 04/25/2018 at approximately 10:00am, 15 year old Amber Renae Wagers walked out of Berea Community School. She left with an unknown subject driving a white passenger car, possibly a Chevy Malibu. It is believed that she met this subject through a social media account. After she left, Amber messaged a friend a stated that she was possibly being taken to Ohio and that the police needed to be called. She is currently entered as a missing person. If anyone sees Amber they should call their local law enforcement agency. Continue reading Berea Police Report Apr. 25, 2018

Brandenburg to Retire as School Resource Officer at Berea Community

Ray Brandenburg is credited with providing a calm and reassuring presence during his decade-long tenure at Berea Community School.

Whether directing traffic or walking the hallways, School Resource Officer Ray Brandenburg has been a familiar sight at Berea Independent Schools. Now after 45 years in law enforcement, 10 of which have been at Berea Community, Brandenburg will be retiring Continue reading Brandenburg to Retire as School Resource Officer at Berea Community

Rhonda Higgins

Rhonda Higgins
Rhonda Higgins

Rhonda Carol Williamson Higgins, age 78, wife of Melvin Higgins died Monday, October 17, 2016 in Lexington, KY. Mrs. Higgins was born in Middlesboro, KY, to the late Richard Douglas & Nany Leona Dotson Williamson.

She retired from Berea Community Schools after 25 years as the Elementary Librarian. After retirement she spent 9 years as a Realtor with Pennington Realty. She also worked as an Assistant Circulation Librarian at Eastern Continue reading Rhonda Higgins

Cross Country team comes in First place


The Berea Community Middle School Cross Country team won 1st place for the Boys 3K (3000 meter) and 1st place for the Girls 3K (3000 meter) at the Somerset All Comers Meet.

The Boys team members are Jacob Brewer, Sawyer Bailey, Lincoln Ruuska, Carlton Sears, Eli Deaver Liam, Brewer Ben Little and James Gratton.

The Girls team members are Eliana Saderholm, Siddarthini Wilton, Jillian Whitt, Ella Thomason, Rosa Ramos, China Viars, Elvira Ramos, Catherine Eiselt, Jasmine Abrams and Riley Capillo.