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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

Richmond Insurance Executive Named to IIAK Board of Directors

Carolyn Reynolds

The Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky (IIAK), the state’s leading insurance trade association, has appointed Carolyn Reynolds, to a three-year term on its Board of Directors. Her appointment took place at the association’s 122nd Annual Convention & Trade Show on November 15, 2018 at The Omni Hotel in Louisville, KY.

Reynolds is a Partner of Reynolds Insurance Agency, Inc. in Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. She completed Eastern Kentucky University’s Risk Management & Insurance program in 1999. Reynolds has served IIAK in a variety of capacities, including Young Agent Chair in 2010. She also earned the association’s Young Insurance Professional of the Year award that same year. Continue reading Richmond Insurance Executive Named to IIAK Board of Directors

Scaffold Cane to get sidewalk/trail

The stretch of Scaffold Cane Road between Boone Tavern and Logston Lane is regarded as one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. On Monday, officials announced plans will soon be underway to make it safer. The city will receive federal funds to install a shared use trail/sidewalk along the western side of that highway.

Berea Mayor Steven Connelly said it’s a welcome development because there’s long been concern about the safety of pedestrians and cyclists along that section of roadway. “This is wonderful news,” Connelly said. “There’s a lot of pedestrian traffic down there, but it’s dangerous. This will provide better safety and access.”

Berea City Administrator Randy Stone said preliminary work on the project could begin as early as January.

Parsons earns Play Therapy Credential

Lisa Parsons

Lisa Parsons, MEd, LPCC, of Berea, KY earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy (APT), according to its CEO Kathryn Lebby.

Parsons is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

To become a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, applicants must have earned a traditional master’s or higher mental health degree from an institution of higher education, 150 clock hours of play therapy training, five years and 5,000 hours of post-Master’s clinical experience, 500 supervised and 500 additional hours of play therapy experience, and be licensed or certified by their state boards of practice.

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Tristyn Nowlin’s 1st collegiate championship win University of Illinois

Tristyn Nowlin, Richmond native, pulled off her first collegiate championship win at the Cardinal Cup tournament this past weekend at the Univ of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, hosted by U of L. She claimed it with 6 under par with winds over 35 mph, beating her closest competitor by 3 strokes. The Illini team pulled off the Team Championship shooting one under.

“It feels incredible to finally have my first individual win, ” stated Nowlin. ” I have been close a few times, and this weekend, I was able to put three good rounds together and come out with the win.” Continue reading Tristyn Nowlin’s 1st collegiate championship win University of Illinois

Honoring Those Who Served

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/