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Road Work in Berea is About Finished

October 1 is the new completion date for the widening of U.S. 25 N., according to state transportation officials.

City Administrator David Gregory announced Tuesday that is when the Allen Company, contracted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is slated to finish.

Elements of the project have taken shape, such as the shared use path, lighting, and sidewalk, but some final details remain.

City of Berea Strategic Plan framework to be unveiled next Monday

What’s the plan? From left, Ed LaFontaine, Jeffrey Carpenter and Berea City Council member Ronnie Terrill put together their ideas for a better Berea at a strategic plan forum last March. On Monday, citizens can get a glimpse of the latest draft and give their perspectives on the plan. 

After months of work, the latest edition of the City of Berea Strategic Plan will be unveiled Monday at a special called meeting of the Berea City Council. The event will take place at the Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson Street, beginning at 6 p.m.

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In the home stretch

If you were driving on U.S. 25 N. in Berea Friday and Saturday, you may have noticed work crews laying asphalt.

Weeks ago, the Allen Company announced a projected finish date of September 1, 2019

The installation of lightning, the completion of curbs and gutters, and the laying of asphalt suggest the end is in sight.

KET viewers may experience service interruptions while work is done to WKLE-Lexington-Richmond service tower

KET viewers in Lexington, Richmond, Nicholasville and surrounding counties may experience service interruptions over the next two weeks while work is done to the WKLE transmitter and antennae. The service interruptions will likely occur between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as the transmitter must be shut off while work is done on the tower. Service should return to normal outside that time period. Continue reading KET viewers may experience service interruptions while work is done to WKLE-Lexington-Richmond service tower

Mayor Fraley proclaims May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week

From left, Mark Campbell, Ron Jackson and Carlos Coyle from Madison County EMS accept a proclamation from Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley, declaring the week of May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week. Photo by Keith Taylor of the Berea Citizen.

May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week Proclamation

WHEREAS, emergency medical service is a vital public service; and Continue reading Mayor Fraley proclaims May 19-25 Emergency Medical Services Week

Paper no longer accepted for recycling in Berea

Paper will no longer be accepted for recycling in the City of Berea after this week, at least until further notice.

Berea City Administrator Randy Stone made the announcement Tuesday evening at a meeting of the Berea City Council when he informed council members of the decision by Waste Connections, the city’s garage collection contractor. Waste Connections recently purchased Poff Carting.

In a statement released this week, Waste Connections gave the reason for the change in policy: Continue reading Paper no longer accepted for recycling in Berea

Berea, county working for industrial park road projects

The city of Berea is working with state and local officials to secure a project that will create an additional route in to the Berea Industrial Park.

Mayor Bruce Fraley revealed the effort last week during the comment portion of the Berea City Council meeting. Fraley reported attending a March 8 meeting of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 7, at the invitation of Madison County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor.

Fraley expressed hope of getting two new road projects on the state’s six-year road plan: an access road from Richmond Road east toward the Farristown Industrial Drive near Farristown Middle School, and an extension of Mayde Road to Menelaus Road. Continue reading Berea, county working for industrial park road projects

Jury Scam


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving an abundance of calls in regards to a jury scam.

Jury Scam happens when person(s) posing as officers from a court, claim that the person did not show up for jury duty and that charges will be pressed.

The calls received indicate they are being made from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. A foreign man states the person has missed jury duty and if payment is not made he or she is risking criminal action. The caller asks for payment to be made in the form of a prepaid card.

These calls are a scam. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will never contact you asking for payment in reference to jury duty. Do not send any form of payment, hang up immediately and report the scam to the website listed below.

Berea Bus Service switches back to one-hour route on March 11

Kentucky River Foothills Transportation Director Karmen Marcum interviews Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley aboard the Berea bus recently, celebrating the agency’s move to shift back to a 1-hour round-trip route. The change takes effect this Monday, March 11.

The Berea Bus Service will be coming around more often beginning Monday, March 11, after Kentucky River Foothills made adjustments to its local route, better connecting customers to the places they live, work and play.

In May of 2018, the Berea Bus Service initiated several schedule changes, extending the loop time from 1 hour to 1.5 hours after receiving requests to serve stops around the Exit 77 area. After nine months, however, the additional stops were not being utilized as much as anticipated. For the convenience of riders, the schedule will revert back to a one-hour loop as of this week. Continue reading Berea Bus Service switches back to one-hour route on March 11