Once Upon a Merry Murder Comedy Dinner Show – The Spotlight Playhouse, Berea

Join the Bluegrass Players for a Christmas Cruise that goes drastically wrong as our madcap characters try to make sense of a seemingly random murder before they are next. Highly interactive and over the top comedy.

Dinner: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Cranberry Salad, and Pecan Pie

Child’s Meal – Chicken Nuggets, Macaroni and Cheese, Roll, Pecan Pie

December 21 & 22
Advanced reservations are required.
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Stephen Newman

Stephen Newman

Stephen Newman

Stephen Bruce Newman, age 62, of Barker Lane West in Berea, passed away Wednesday morning at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Stephen was born in Madison County to the late David Grant and Ruby Lee Newman.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and retiree of Sherwin Williams. He belonged to the American Legion and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three sisters, Linda Bookout, Phyllis Tripp and Donna VanWinkle. Continue reading Stephen Newman

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Wednesday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman Pvt. Robert Sipes

Pvt. Robert J. Sipes JR

Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during the Korean War but whose remains were only recently identified.

Army Pvt. Robert J. Sipes, Jr., 19, died on Nov. 30, 1950, was accounted for on Oct. 23, 2018, and will be buried in his hometown of Irvington on Wednesday.

Although flags statewide are presently at half-staff to honor former President George H.W. Bush, Wednesday’s flag lowering will also honor Pvt. Sipes.

Continue reading Gov. Bevin Orders Flags to Half-Staff Wednesday in Honor of Korean War Serviceman Pvt. Robert Sipes

KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

With the possibility of wintery weather moving into the Commonwealth this week, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for hazardous driving conditions.

“Winter driving can present formidable challenges including sleet, snow, slick roads, freezing temperatures and reduced visibility,” says KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “It can be a deadly combination if you’re not prepared.”

KSP reported that slippery roads were the contributing factor in 12,772 crashes and 69 highway deaths in 2017. Continue reading KSP Encourages Drivers to Prepare for Winter Driving

Cave Tours, Hiking, Climbing Among 220 Experiences at 10th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend

A hike during Winter Adventure Weekend at Carter Caves

Cave tours, winter survival, rappelling, ice climbing, and guided hikes are among over 200 activities and experiences offered at the 10th annual Winter Adventure Weekend, set for Jan. 24-27, 2019, at Carter Caves State Resort Park. Continue reading Cave Tours, Hiking, Climbing Among 220 Experiences at 10th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend

Senate Passes Legislation Benefiting Kentucky Waterways, Jobs

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised Senate passage today of legislation to reauthorize Coast Guard operations to support the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way every single day. This important legislation also includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which will benefit Kentucky and its 13,000 maritime jobs.

“America calls on our Coast Guard to protect our ports and coasts, to safeguard the shipping lanes that enable American commerce, and to stem the tide of illegal drugs before they reach our shores,” Senator McConnell said. “By passing this bipartisan legislation, the Senate fulfilled an important promise to some of the brave men and women who have taken an oath to keep us safe. Aspects of this legislation are particularly important to states like my home state of Kentucky – the heart of our nation’s inland waterways system.” Continue reading Senate Passes Legislation Benefiting Kentucky Waterways, Jobs