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March 10, 2013

MCHS mock trial team advances

LEXINGTON — The Madison Central High School mock trial team advances to the championship round against defending champions Montgomery County today in the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament. The final round will be at 10 a.m. at the Fayette County District Courthouse in Lexington.

First round of competition started Friday at EKU's Business and Technology School with 21 Kentucky schools competing. The tournament continued to the Fayette County District and Circuit courtrooms for the last two days. The three-day event is co-sponsored by EKU and Bellarmine University. 

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    A few minutes before it opened at 10 a.m. Friday, a line of people stretched through the gate of Indian Fort Theater and into the parking lot for the first day of the weekend-long Berea Crafts Festival.
    “It’s typical to have this kind of business on a Saturday, but I don’t know if we’ve ever seen it like this on a Friday,” said Cass Hensley, a 14-year staff member.

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  • Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape

    Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
    Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
    She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.

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    The White Hall Elementary School-based Decision-making Council has selected Monica Eversole as the school’s new principal.
    Eversole was serving as guidance counselor at Lexington’s Dixie Magnet Elementary School.

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  • School board to save $53,000 yearly by refinancing bonds

    The Madison County School Board authorized issuance of almost $10.5 million in school building revenue bonds at its monthly meeting Thursday.
    The board approved a recommendation from the Madison County School District Finance Corporation to issue slightly more than $10.49 million in bonds to help finance renovation projects at three district elementary schools.

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  • McConnell warmly received at county officials convention

    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told county officials from across Kentucky on Friday that electing his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, would mean “a dramatic reduction in influence in the Senate” for Kentucky.

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  • 7-12 Pets of the week 2.jpg Pets of the Week from the Madison County Animal Shelter

    The Madison County Animal Shelter is located at 1386 Richmond Road in Berea. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Animals available for adoption can be seen from noon to close Monday through Saturday.

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  • 7-11 KY Changers 1.jpg Changing homes – and lives

    When homeowners Ann Redden, 94, and Wanda Grubbs, 85, both of Richmond, were asked to sign up for help from the Kentucky Changers, they both said no.
    “I didn’t know if I could talk to a bunch of teenagers at my house,” Redden said, laughing, “I know how they are.”
    But after a member of her church told Redden to consider it and pray about it, Redden had a change of heart.
    Her house has five “really bad places” in its clapboard siding, and Redden decided she needed help or they would never be fixed, she said.

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  • 7-11 Salvation Army.jpg Salvation Army receives 2.7 tons of food from Bechtel Parsons, employees

    Richmond’s Salvation Army unit received a timely and much-needed donation from a local business this week that will help keep its food bank shelves stocked for a while.
    Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its nearly 1,500 employees donated more than 2.7 tons of food and $7,500 in corporate and employee contributions to the Salvation Army.

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  • No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge

    Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
    Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.

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  • RPD arrests three on drug charges

    A couple is facing several charges after police said they sold drugs to an undercover officer late last year.
    In December 2013, the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of suboxone strips from Ryan Anderson, 30, and Chastity L. King, 28, on two occasions during a covert investigation, according to an RPD news release.

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