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.
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.
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.
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→
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→
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.
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.
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.
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.