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MISSING Girl Found

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UPDATE: Eden Hines was found shortly before 4:30 a.m. She has been transported to the hospital by Madison County EMS for evaluation.

UPDATE: Eden Hines is still missing and it is now dark outside. We are asking everyone in the Red Lick Road area to check security and game cameras ASAP for pictures of Eden Hines starting at 1:15 PM today. She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and blue rain boots. Continue reading MISSING Girl Found

Col. John Floyd was killed too soon

Jadon Gibson

Col. John Floyd, a frontier surveyor, was one of the leading pioneers of Kentucky. He was one of five brothers, three of whom were killed by Indians. Two of his brothers-in-law shared a similar fate. They weren’t victims of bad luck but of the times in which they lived.

Col. Floyd was riding with his brother Charles on April 10, 1783, on his 2,000 acres called Floyd’s Station, just outside of present-day Louisville, KY. The Indians were intent on repelling the settlers from the land on which they lived and where they hunted for many years but they had not been pesky during the winter months. The Floyd brothers weren’t on a heightened alert and didn’t suspect danger. They were fired on by Indians making their early spring raids and Col. Floyd was mortally wounded. Continue reading Col. John Floyd was killed too soon

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Yesterday, I attended the large rally at EKU with a friend who is disabled. The treatment of the disabled trying to get into the building was heartless, cruel, and possibly illegal.

It was a capacity crowd, so of course we expected that it would take time to get in, but there was no signage or anyone to help us or find the accessible entrance. After basically pushing our way through the crowd, we found the accessible entrance and got in a line with at least 35 people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities. The line literally did not move for at least an hour and a half. It was bitterly Continue reading Letter to the Editor

OBITUARIES OCT. 7-14, 2018

Beulah Randall

Beulah Randall

Beulah Combs Randall, age 81, wife of 60yrs to Cleamon Randall died Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born December 25, 1936 to the late Andy and Mattie Brewer Combs.

She loved caring for her home and family, loved to quilt and work jig saw puzzles. Mrs. Randall was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Sue Randall, and her siblings, Elmer Combs, Leila Combs Bond, Palmer Combs, Edward Combs, Pearl Combs Reece, Lorraine Combs Farmer, and Clyde Combs. Continue reading OBITUARIES OCT. 7-14, 2018

Expect Heavy Traffic During President’s Visit

Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

As our city continues to prepare for the Presidential visit Saturday remember this. Heavy traffic congestion is expected from 6 a.m. Saturday through midnight that evening surrounding Alumni Coliseum. If you do not plan to attend the rally or neighboring demonstrations, you are advised to avoid the Alumni Coliseum area throughout the day Saturday. There could be rolling, short-term road closures at any time that could cause temporary delays. Travel to and from campus could be delayed throughout the day Saturday. More information about the rally can be found at https://www.eku.edu/rally

Pay early and get the City of Berea property tax discount

Berea city residents can get a two percent discount on their city property taxes if they pay by November 30. After that deadline, property owners pay face value, while those paying after December 31 will accrue a penalty of 10 percent, plus 10 percent interest per Annum if the bill is paid after the 31st.

The City of Berea sent out tax bills last month, and with the opening of the Berea Municipal Police and Fire Safety Building, customers now have more convenient options for settling their account. The drive-thru service window at 212 Chestnut Street is open from 7:30 Continue reading Pay early and get the City of Berea property tax discount

BUSINESSES INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN BEREA’S FREE HALLOWEEN AT THE PARK EVENT

Berea Parks and Recreation is seeking local businesses to participate in their 17th annual Halloween at the Park event. It will be held on Wednesday, October 31st from 6-8 pm at Berea City Park. This is such a great opportunity for businesses to advertise for free to thousands of people while participating in a long-standing community event.

All booths will be set up around the lighted portion of the paved walking trail. Businesses will be supplied with one 8-foot table, two chairs & access to 1-110 electrical outlet. There’s NO registration fee. It’s FREE to participate. Pop up tents & other supplies/decorations are the responsibility of the vendor. We do encourage you to decorate your booth for a chance to win the “Best Decorated Booth Contest”. Continue reading BUSINESSES INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN BEREA’S FREE HALLOWEEN AT THE PARK EVENT

Beshear: Facebook Cyber-tip Leads to Arrest of Dry Ridge Man

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Attorney General Andy Beshear said a cyber-tip from Facebook led his office to arrest a 25-year-old Dry Ridge man for allegedly exchanging sexual images with a Kentucky minor over the Facebook Messenger app.

On Oct. 8, Tyler Lee Day was arrested by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit. Day was charged with 12 counts of use of a minor under 16 in a sexual performance, Class B felonies; two counts of the prohibited use of a communications system to procure a minor for a sex offense, Class D felonies; and two counts of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, Class A misdemeanors. Continue reading Beshear: Facebook Cyber-tip Leads to Arrest of Dry Ridge Man

Beshear, TARC Team up to Confront Human Trafficking in Greater Louisville

Andy Beshear

Helping transit employees identify and report human trafficking when they encounter it on the streets of the Greater Louisville area is the goal of a new training effort announced Thursday by Attorney General Andy Beshear.

At Union Station, Beshear and J. Barry Barker, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) executive director, rolled out human trafficking awareness training and reporting protocols that focus on the specific needs of nearly 400 TARC managers, dispatchers and bus drivers.

Beshear said trafficking occurs in countless locations in every community in this state, including at bus terminals where traffickers try to recruit victims and on busses where victims are transported.

Continue reading Beshear, TARC Team up to Confront Human Trafficking in Greater Louisville

Off Ramp Closure

For the next 4 weeks, the South Bound I-75 Exit 62 off-ramp in Rockcastle County will close on Sundays at 7pm and reopen Friday mornings at 6am.

Motorists will detour at Exit 59 onto US 25 to KY 461 and reconnect with US 25.

The South Bound on-ramp will remain open to traffic.

KSP Charges Allen Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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On October 9, 2018, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark E. Scoby, 51, on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Scoby was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect discussing the sexual abuse of children online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Scottsville on October 9, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Continue reading KSP Charges Allen Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County

Fatal Crash

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 9:10 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on KY HWY 3041 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Craig Sutton determined that a 2016 Kenworth commercial vehicle operated by Larry W. Lyle, 57, of Lexington, KY was traveling eastbound when he was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet 7500 commercial vehicle traveling westbound, operated by Mitchell T. Shelton, 40, of Williamsburg. Continue reading Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County

GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

State Budget Director John Chilton reported today that General Fund receipts rose 4.4 percent in September with revenues of $1,077.3 million.  This compares to $1,032.4 million collected in September 2017.  Through the first quarter of the fiscal year (FY19), the General Fund has grown 4.5 percent.

The official General Fund revenue estimate for FY19 calls for revenue to grow 3.3 percent compared to FY18 actual receipts.  Based on September’s results, General Fund revenues must increase 3.0 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year to meet the official estimate.

Continue reading GENERAL FUND AND ROAD FUND RECEIPTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Department of Corrections Expanding Public Alert System to Include Halfway Houses

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The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) is expanding its automatic notification system to provide public alerts in the event of an inmate escape from a halfway house, Commissioner Jim Erwin announced today.

The department has already used the notification system, AlertXpress, for more than a decade, providing alerts in instances where an inmate escapes from a prison. By the end of this year, the system will also include all halfway houses in Kentucky. One halfway house is active now – Keeton Corrections in Paducah. Continue reading Department of Corrections Expanding Public Alert System to Include Halfway Houses