City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.


Berea Municipal Utilities is applying for a Grant through the State Division of Local Government to upgrade sewer service in some Berea neighborhoods. Working with the Bluegrass Area Development District we have generated a random list of customers where we are required to do a face-to-face survey. This survey is required to qualify for the Grant. This Grant money would lessen the required investment the City and Berea Utilities will have to make to complete the sewer improvements.

We have mailed this survey to many of the customers in question. If you have received this survey in the mail, please fill it out and send it in to Berea Municipal Utilities at the address below or drop it off at our office drop box. We Continue reading City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.

Final Week of Swim Season at Berea Pool.


The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the 2011 Back to School Bash on August 13th beginning at 7:30pm at the Berea Swimming Pool. The evening will begin with a pirate themed pool party, prize giveaways, swimming, games and inflatables. The evening will end with a Movie Under the Stars beginning at dark. The movie title is Toy Story 3. This is a free event for all ages.

The Berea Pool final week operating hours: Monday 8/8: 11am-6:30pm; Tuesday 8/9 11:00am-8pm (Free Family Swim 6-8pm); Wednesday 8/10 11am-6:30pm, Thursday 8/11 3:30pm-6:30pm (@ $2 admission rate); Friday 8/12 3:30pm-6:30pm (@ $2 admission rate); Saturday 8/13 11am-6pm (re-open at 7:30 for Back to School Bash); Sunday 8/14 11am-6:30pm CLOSE FOR SEASON

Obituaries August 1 to August 8

James Durham Alford

James Durham Alford

RICHMOND — James Durham Alford, 83, of Richmond, departed this life on August 5, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center surrounded by his family. James was born on July 15, 1928, in Danville, Ky., and was the son of Otis D and Viola Raynes Alford, both of whom preceded him in death. Two great grandchildren, Kylie Lynn Kidd and David Elijah Paher preceded him in death. James was a retired teacher from Eastern Kentucky University where he taught for 23 years, and a former Director of Accounts in the Finance Department for the state of Kentucky. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ on Goggins Lane in Richmond, Ky., where he served as Continue reading Obituaries August 1 to August 8

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Orville Mullins

Orville Mullins

RICHMOND — Orville “Moon” Mullins, 94, of Cedar Cliff Road, the widower of Hazel Mullins, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Midway, Ohio. Mr. Mullins was born on June 12, 1917, in Charleston, West Virginia. He was a retired machinist for the Chrysler Corporation.

Survivors include: a daughter, Teresa Smith (Webb); two sons, Gerald Gentry and Eugene Gentry; one brother, Obra Mullins; two sisters, Janie Hagerman and Continue reading Obituaries August 1 to August 8 (continue)

“Putting with the President” Gives Media Opportunity to out-perform Abe Lincoln

Larry Elliott aka Abe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln has issued a golfing challenge to members of the media.
“See if you can out-putt me on Aug. 26,” the Civil War president invites print, radio and television representatives who’ll be participating in the Battle of Richmond Preservation Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament.
“I’ll give you three chances each to sink a long putt on the practice green at Battlefield Golf Course,” proclaims Larry Elliott, who’ll be portraying America’s 16th president at the annual tournament. Elliott, who has an eight handicap, also will be among those teeing off at 10 a.m. He’ll be participating in his standard Lincoln-style frock coat and top hat.
“Since I won’t have the opportunity to play an entire round against each media representative, a putting contest is the best way to go head-to-head,” Elliott said. “I’ve been given a list of media and have received information about their playing skills. I’m known as ‘Honest Abe,’ and, honestly, I don’t think any of them can beat me.”
Media competitors are the Richmond Register’s Glenmore Jones, sports broadcasting celebrities Ralph Hacker, Tom Leach, Dave Baker, Rob Bromley, Dick Gabriel and WYKT-TV President and former Morehead Continue reading “Putting with the President” Gives Media Opportunity to out-perform Abe Lincoln

Obituaries July 25 to August 1

Joie Edmonson

Joie Margeline “Margie” Smith Edmonson

Joie Margeline “Margie” Smith Edmonson, 77, of Lexington, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She was born in Whitley County on November 8, 1933 to James and Susie McKean Smith. She had worked for the U K Chandler Medical Center.

Survivors include: two sons: William E. Edmonson and Newton L. Edmonson, Jr. of Lexington; two brothers: Herbert Smith (Ida) and Herman Smith (Shelia,) two sisters: Etta Mae Cain and Mary Gentry (Doyle); two grandchildren: Michael and Christiana Davis and one great-grandchild: Alara Davis. In Continue reading Obituaries July 25 to August 1

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Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus

Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus

Mary Frances Croucher Rhodus, 91, wife of Garnett Rhodus, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. She was native of Richmond, KY; daughter of the late Casper & Lena Lamb Croucher. Mary Francis attended the Concord Community Baptist Church. She was retired from Westinghouse where she worked for 33 years. She loved to grow flowers, work in her garden, quilting and to spend time with her grandchildren, especially going to ballgames.

Mary Frances is survived by her husband of 71 years, Garnett Rhodus; one son, Billy Glynn Rhodus or Richmond, KY; one daughter, Mary Carolyn Wells (Wayne) of Richmond, KY; four grandchildren, Greg Wells (Rhonda), Angela Continue reading Obituaries July 25 to August 1 (continued)

Berea Water Street Drainage Project

Berea KY

To all interested citizens of Berea, Kentucky:

The Kentucky Department of Local Government (DLG) is accepting application material under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program. Berea intends to apply for assistance to apply for assistance under this grant program to complete storm water infrastructure improvements in the Rockcastle neighborhood, near the intersection of Water Street and Highway 1016. This area has received considerable storm water damage in the past, including significant damage and flooding that required the closing of Highway 1016 on May 2, 2010. The city hired CPD Engineers to conduct a hydrologic study of the area. This study indicated that the lack of storm basin outlets in the area prevents the movement of storm water from the south side of Highway 1016 to a tributary of Silver Creek on Continue reading Berea Water Street Drainage Project


Food Inspector

Berea Shell Mart #26, 100 Prince Royal Dr, Berea 96%
Fongs, 410 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 99%
The Greathouse B & B, 317 Jackson St, Berea 100%
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant, 265 Prince Royal Dr, Berea 96%
Lake Reba Concession, Rt 8 – Lake Reba, Richmond 98%
Lake Reba Concession #2, Richmond Little League, Lake Reba, Richmond 98% Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 22, 2011

Obituaries July 18 to July 25

Daniel Clyde Buttry

Daniel Clyde Buttry

Daniel Clyde Buttry, 55, husband of Connie Kelly Buttry, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1956 to the late William Luther Buttry& Joyce Buttry Cole he was a Lab Technician with Central Kentucky Processing and was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Daniel also served in the United States Army and was a Elvis Presley impersonator and a apprentice Auctioneer under Doug Miller.

Other than his wife Connie Kelly Buttry he is survived by three brothers, Bill Buttry, Kenneth Buttry and Mark Buttry (Nettie); four sisters, Priscilla Hall Lunsford (Larry), Linda Murphy (Mike), Doris Lunsford and Margaret Botkin. He is proceeded in death by his parents William Luther Buttry & Joyce Buttry Cole; three brothers, David, Dennis & Tommy Buttry; one sister, Barbara Continue reading Obituaries July 18 to July 25

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Edgar Lane Story

Edgar Lane Story

RICHMOND — Edgar Lane Story, 77, of Richmond, passed away Monday evening, July 18, 2011, in Richmond Health & Rehab Complex – Kenwood. He was born on July 2, 1933, in West Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Tessie Edgar and Guema L. Auman Story. Edgar was a retired sales representative for the Standard Oil Company and Foam Design of Lexington. He was an Army veteran of W W II, serving in Germany, and a member of the First Christian Church.

He is survived by: his wife, Mae Margaret Maupin-Story of Richmond; one son, Mark Story (Jeanne) of Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-daughters, Margaret Louise Rhodus (Doug) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Marie Maupin Fore (Michael) Continue reading Obituaries July 18 to July 25 (continued)


Food Service Inspector

ABC Daycare & Learning Ctr., 205 Church Hill Dr., Richmond 100%
Berea Fudge Shop, 207 Short St, Berea 98%
Circle K #3257, 1000 Amberly Way, Richmond 97%
Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Dr., Richmond 100%
The Daily Brew, 801 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 100%
Meijer Convenience Store/Gas, 2001 Lantern Ridge Dr, Richmond 99%
R.T.’s Café, 1013 Center Dr, Richmond 97%
Speedway/Super America, 101 Prince Royal Dr, Berea 99%
Subway, 202 Richmond Rd, Berea 99%

Cole’s Moberly Shell, 3306 New Irvine Rd, Richmond 99%
*Potentially hazardous food not properly date marked Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 15, 2011

Residential Brush Pick Up

Brush and Limb Pick Up

The Berea Streets Department will be Conducting brush pickup from July 18, 2011 to July 22, 2011. This includes only branches and limbs. The brush pickup is conducted the third full week of each month. For more information you may visit or write to Streets Department 200 Harrison Road Berea, KY 40403 or phone at (859) 986-8792 Office hours are 7:00a.m.-3:30p.m. Monday – Friday

Obituaries July 11 to July 18

Edna Nelson Alfred

Edna Nelson Alfred

RICHMOND — Edna Nelson Alfred, 87, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, in Telford Terrace. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 66 years, Rudd William Alfred, who passed away in April. She was born in Madison County, Ky., July 1, 1924, the daughter of Willie and Lessie Hunter Nelson. She was a graduate of Madison High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was a former employee of Begley Drug Co., and Madison Tobacco Warehouse.

Mrs. Alfred was a member of Westside Christian Church, where she participated in the Ladies Circle, Chapter No. 438 Order of Eastern Star, Continue reading Obituaries July 11 to July 18

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David Jonathan Owens

David Jonathan Owens

David Jonathan Owens, 45, of Center Street, Berea, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He was a native of Norton, Virginia, born February 18, 1966, construction worker, and had been a resident of Berea most of his life.

Survivors include his mother, Norma Price Owens; 1 daughter, Kaylee Owens; 1 brother, Gary Owens; 1 sister, Delinda Isaacs; as well as several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Owens; his father, Earl Douglas Owens; and 1 sister, Barbara Phillips.

Funeral Service 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home Continue reading Obituaries July 11 to July 18 (continue)

Doctor, Doctor

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

I often find myself drifting into deep thought as I listen to people talk about how many doctors they have and the number of prescription medications they are taking. Electronic medical records in theory will allow healthcare providers to view all the medications you have been prescribed, who prescribed them, and where and when you had them filled. My question is—do we want to relinquish our right to privacy to this degree? Relationships with a healthcare provider is privileged and private and patients should decide who has access to their records and when. In the coming months I will write an entire segment on electronic medical records and how government mandates will affect healthcare providers as well as patients.

Heath Ledgers performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight brought the Joker to a new level. His dedication and interpretation of the character was Continue reading Doctor, Doctor