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November 2, 2013

Berea suffers power outage Halloween night

RICHMOND — The worst reported damage from Thursday night’s severe storms was a brief power outage in Berea, according to Michael Bryant, assistant county emergency management director.

The Berea Police Department announced about 8 p.m. Thursday via Twitter that a transformer downtown had been damaged and traffic lights were out. Residents were urged to avoid Jefferson and Ellipse streets during this time. However, the BPD reported the transformer was repaired and power was back by 8:12 p.m.

Bryant said other damage reported had been minor, such as fallen tree limbs and branches on power lines.

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  • Regents approve smoke-free campus policy

    The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents on Monday approved a tobacco-free campus policy and set 2014-15 rates for tuition, housing and meal plans.

    Effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.

    April 14, 2014

  • Owner requests business zoning for corner of West Main and Tates Creek

    The owner of three lots at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue wants the property rezoned from R-1B (Single-family Residential) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business).

    April 14, 2014

  • $250,000 wrecker stolen

    A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.

    April 15, 2014

  • Danville officials table fairness ordinance

    City officials in Danville have tabled an anti-discrimination proposal.
    The Advocate-Messenger reports that the move on Monday came after questions were raised about its legality and suggestions were made for changes.

    April 15, 2014

  • Grimes outpaces McConnell in first quarter

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has again outpaced her likely Republican general election opponent, incumbent Mitch McConnell, in fundraising during the first quarter — but she remains well behind McConnell in total fundraising and cash on hand.

    April 15, 2014

  • 4.15 Eggstravaganza 1.jpg Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond

    Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?

    Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Absentee voting in primary begins

    Voting for the May 20 primary election began Monday with mail-in and in-house absentee voting, according to an announcement from Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger.

    April 14, 2014

  • Wind today, possibly snow Tuesday morning; hard freeze Tuesday night

    While rain and possibly snow are in the forecast for Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service in Louisville is advising that high winds may continue in Madison County until 3 p.m. today. Gusts of up to 40 mph and scattered thunderstorms are possible.

    April 14, 2014

  • 4-13 SalvationArmyT1.jpg Salvation Army Auxiliary founder honored at 20th anniversary tea

    About 225 people filled the Christian Life Center of Richmond’s First Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon to enjoy an elegant tea and be entertained by a Dixieland band and a barbershop quartet, all in support of the local Salvation Army unit.
    This year’s tea celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Richmond Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, and recognition was given to the organization’s founder.

    April 13, 2014 18 Photos

  • Airport board looking at nearly $1M in immediate improvements

    The $2 million appropriation in the new state budget for Eastern Kentucky University to build its own hangar at the Madison Airport has spurred the airport board to move ahead with other improvements plans.
    The university operates the flight portion of its baccalaureate aviation program at the airport.

    April 13, 2014

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