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

Fatal Traffic Crash / Laurel Co.

Fatal Crash

On Monday, May 20, 2019 at approximately 3:26 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic collision on KY HWY 30 at the intersection of Sugar Camp Road in Laurel County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Michelle Lang determined that a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer operated by Russell C. Gilliam, 67, of London was traveling eastbound on Sugar Camp Road when he crossed KY HWY 30 and struck a 1999 Titan motorcycle traveling southbound on KY HWY 30 operated by Elvis L. Johnson, 42, of London. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash / Laurel Co.

Berea Police Report May 21, 2019


DUI Arrest: On 05/18/2019 officers were called to the area of Prince Royal Drive in reference to someone passed out in a vehicle. The vehicle was located in the roadway with the driver slumped over the steering wheel. There was also a subject passed out in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The driver stated that he had used marijuana as well as Neurontin, and he showed signs of impairment. The passenger also showed signs of impairment and was in possession of marijuana and a grinder.

Officers arrested 18 year old Gary Hampton of Lancaster KY and 18 year old George Caudill of Berea KY. Continue reading Berea Police Report May 21, 2019


Andy Beshear

Beshear: Nearly $220,000 in Grants Awarded to Prevent Child Abuse

Nearly $220,000 in grant funding from the Child Victims’ Trust Fund (CVTF) has been allocated to help child sexual abuse prevention organizations protect children across the state, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.

Beshear said the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board, attached to the Office of the Attorney General, announced grant recipients for the 2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2019.
The state’s 15 Children’s Advocacy Centers will receive in excess of $74,000 to cover costs related to more than 990 child sexual abuse medical exams. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Most Pools and Beaches Opening Memorial Day Weekend at Kentucky State Parks

The lodge pool at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional opening date for Kentucky State Park pools and beaches. Most pools and beaches will be opening.

Lodge pools are reserved for lodge and cottage guests. Community pools at Greenbo Lake, Carter Caves, Levi Jackson, Blue Licks Battlefield, Cumberland Falls, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer, Kincaid Lake, Natural Bridge and Fort Boonesborough state parks charge a fee and are open to the public. Continue reading Most Pools and Beaches Opening Memorial Day Weekend at Kentucky State Parks

Join the Cast of Winnie the Pooh – Ages 4-9 (May 25 – 8:30am)

Presented by the Spotlight Acting School.

Performed by Students age 4-9

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

No audition is required for guaranteed participation.

Leading roles will be assigned to students with good auditions.

To audition the student will be asked to…

  1. Sing part of a song (Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Loves Me, are fine choices)
  2. Show facial expressions (Happy, Sad, Angry, etc.)
  3. Move or dance as instructed
  4. Possibly read from the script. (Non-readers will be given assistance.)

Rehearsals – Saturday Mornings
Performances – Oct. 4-6 and 11-13

Call 859-661-0600 for more information or visit