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Berea man blames city for flooding
North Powell Street resident Hubert Chasteen Jr. appeared Tuesday evening before the Berea City Council to address flooding on his Pinnacle Street property.
Board takes no action on softball fields
Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes made clear during a discussion about Irvine-McDowell Park at Tuesday’s park board meeting that he wants the city’s girls’ softball fields relocated to Lake Reba park.
Paula Deen coming for St. Mark benefit tea
Paula Deen, the cook, author and entrepreneur known for her southern-style food, will make a personal appearance in Lexington on Memorial Day, May 26, hosted by Richmond’s St. Mark Catholic Parish.
Deen will be the special guest for tea and conversation at the Carrick House, 312 N. Limestone St., in downtown Lexington.
“The tea will begin at the ‘proper’ time – half past 2 – and guests will enjoy a lovely afternoon featuring traditional foods, such as scones, small cakes, cookies and finger sandwiches,” said Father James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Parish. “I think everyone will enjoy the conversation, too!”
Man facing additional charges after police say he took impounded vehicle
A man who was being booked into the Madison County Detention Center on a DUI charge Friday is facing additional charges after police said he attempted to flee from the jail, later removed his vehicle from an impoundment and again tried to flee.
Robert S. Hurlburt, 50, Travis Drive, was initially charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
The arrest followed a complaint that Hurlburt was intoxicated in his vehicle at a car wash on Sylvia Drive, the police report stated.
Traffic stop leads to meth, other drug charges
A Feb. 27 traffic stop for a minor traffic violation on Chestnut Street led to a Berea woman’s arrest on three drug charges.
According to a Berea police report, the officer decided to investigate when he noticed the vehicle’s passenger, Karen Kirby, 37, of Berea moving around nervously in the vehicle after he made contact.
Another day on the slopes
Enjoying their 14th snow day of the school year, a group of Madison County School students enjoyed a slope in front of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Richmond on Tuesday.
Warming temperatures melted the snow into a hard-packed surface that crunched with every footfall and provided prime sledding conditions.
State alters priorities as salt supplies diminish
To conserve dwindling salt supplies in the wake of Monday’s winter storm, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reordered its priorities of which roads to treat when snow and ice fall.
Caudill Middle takes first-place in mock trial competition
A team from B. Michael Caudill Middle School took first-place in the seventh annual Kentucky Middle School Mock Trial Competition conducted Friday in the Madison County courtrooms.
Model Laboratory Middle School earned second-place.
County, Berea schools out Wednesday
Both the Madison County and Berea school district have cancelled Wednesday classes because of road conditions. This will be the 15th day the county has cancelled school because of the weather.
County school staff are to report by 9 a.m., according the the district's website.
Woman reports being robbed by hitchhiker
A woman reported Saturday that she was robbed by a hitchhiker.
The complainant told police that about 4 p.m. she picked up a hitchhiker on Tates Creek Road near South Keeneland Drive.
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