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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I would personally like to thank our Mayor, Steve Connelly, for the following things:

  • Indebtedness of $14 million, a conservative number, for new city hall.
  • 40 year mortgage that we, our children and grandchildren will be paying for the rest of their lives.
  • Contract with KyMEA agency, not a company, we do not need, putting us in a situation with others to pay back a $5 million debt.
  • Utilities Manager that withholds information about said agency, harasses employees and has behavior unbecoming of a public employee. Leaving Berea in hell and going to Paradise. Continue reading Letter to the Editor

McConnell Op-Ed in CJ: If socialists had their way, we’d have no borders and no security

Mitch McConnell

The far-left has started a campaign to heckle government officials throughout the country — something I’ve recently experienced first-hand. The self-described socialists who confronted me proudly admitted that they are not concerned with persuasion or having a discussion about public policy. They are only interested in intimidation.

I’ve dealt with criticism before. It’s a part of holding elected office and to be expected as Senate Majority Leader. But I don’t know what about my career has given these socialist extremists the idea I will be intimidated by them. My office wall is covered with political cartoons — many from this paper — skewering me. I have stood up to the fringe-left my entire career, and I am proud to continue to do so. Continue reading McConnell Op-Ed in CJ: If socialists had their way, we’d have no borders and no security

Beshear, FTC, States Announce More Than 100 Actions Against Scammers Falsely Claiming to Help Veterans, Service members

Andy Beshear

oday, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Kentucky was part of a national law enforcement sweep that resulted in more than 100 actions against scammers who claimed to be collecting charitable donations for veterans and servicemembers.

Beshear’s office, the Federal Trade Commission and state law enforcement officials and charity regulators worked together over the past year to halt or shutdown fraudulent veteran-specific charitable campaigns and charities.

Continue reading Beshear, FTC, States Announce More Than 100 Actions Against Scammers Falsely Claiming to Help Veterans, Service members

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases June 2018 unemployment report

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary June 2018 unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The unemployment rate for June 2018 was up from the 4.1 percent reported for May 2018.

The preliminary June 2018 jobless rate was down 0.9 percentage points from the 5.1 percent recorded for the state in June 2017. Continue reading Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet releases June 2018 unemployment report

Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting last night with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN):

“The Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities in the 2016 elections makes clear that President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at Continue reading Senate Continues Efforts on Election Security, Measures to Prevent Future Election Meddling

The Tomb: A Mystery Dinner Adventure


Presented by The Bluegrass Players

Join our expedition as we uncover the mysteries of The Tomb in this hilarious and mind-boggling tale.

All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Menu:
Mediterranean Chicken Kabob over a bed of Long Grain Rice.
Finger length Potatoes
Roll
Summer Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie

Children’s Meal:
Chicken Nuggets
Macaroni and Cheese
Roll
Lemon Meringue Pie

Performances:
Fri Aug 17 6:30pm
Sat Aug 18 6:30pm

Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr.

Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr.

Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr.

Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr. 91, of Richmond, passed away Monday evening, July 16, 2018 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond. He was born September 13, 1926, in Richmond KY, to J. B. and Katie (Benton) Dalton, both of whom preceded him in death, and he was the husband of the late Betty Jo (Collins) Dalton.

Boyd was a retired lock-master at the Kentucky River for the Corps of Engineers and a member of Red House Baptist Church. Continue reading Jessie Boyd Dalton Jr.

Berea Police Report Jul. 19, 2018

ARRESTED

Drug Arrests: On 07/12/2018 officers were called to Knight’s Inn in reference to a welfare check. The room was occupied by two adults and a 3 year old child. Inside of the room they located suspected Methamphetamine, syringes, and spoons.

Officers arrested 26 year old Bobby Scroggins of Berea KY and 25 year old Kaitlin Scroggins of Berea KY. They were both charged with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Drug Paraphernalia Possession, and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Continue reading Berea Police Report Jul. 19, 2018

Kentucky State Police Needs Your Vote

Kentucky State Police Needs Your Vote

KSP is competing with state law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S in the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) “2019 Best Looking Cruiser Contest.” The winning photo will be featured on the cover and premier January position of the association’s 2019 wall calendar. KSP’s photo features one of its newest Dodge Charger cruisers in front of the state capitol building in Frankfort. Continue reading Kentucky State Police Needs Your Vote

Special Cottage Offer For Rest of July at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

A cottage at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park is offering a 50 percent discount for all cottages Sunday through Thursday during July.

All of the park’s 30 cottages have fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi, a porch or deck and an outdoor grill. Twenty-four cottages have two bedrooms and the others have one bedroom. Ten of the cottages are two-story chalets.

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park also has a lodge, restaurant, marina and campground. To make a reservation, call 270-343-3111. For more information about Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov

Saint Joseph Berea Receives Grant for Nearly $400,000

Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, has received a grant for $388,300 from the Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry Fund to expand its Green Dot violence prevention program in Berea. The mission of the Green Dot Program is to provide schools and communities with tools and prevention strategies to address many types of bullying. This added funding will bring the program into two more schools in Berea. Continue reading Saint Joseph Berea Receives Grant for Nearly $400,000

Kentucky Career Center offers Federal Bonding Program to encourage employers to hire at-risk job applicants

The Kentucky Career Center is now offering a $5,000 six-month fidelity bond at no cost to employers or job seekers through a U.S. Department of Labor program that encourages hiring of hard-to-place applicants in eight categories, such as individuals with criminal records or those with poor credit records. Continue reading Kentucky Career Center offers Federal Bonding Program to encourage employers to hire at-risk job applicants