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If you’re looking to live a more simple life as a self-sustaining being, the Whippoorwill Festival near Berea is the place for you.
Man facing sex-crimes indictment
A Berea man was indicted July 2 on 27 counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, incest and illegal transaction with a minor alleging that he forced sexual interactions with his 13-year-old daughter after having her drink alcohol.
Leaders agree on importance of downtown
Why is Downtown Richmond important to the future of the community?
‘A little bit of everything’ - More than 120 exhibitors at Berea Craft Festival this year
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.
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.
Eversole returns to White Hall as principal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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