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Cody Richmond, a lifeguard for the Berea Parks and Recreation Department, tries out the new Splash Pad earlier this week at the Berea City Pool. The pool officially opens for the season at 11 a.m. Saturday.  The summer hours are 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. 

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Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor declared the month of May as Older Americans Month and also Community Action Month, recognizing Kentucky River Foothills. The proclamations were signed at the Fiscal Court meeting on May 14 in Berea.

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The Madison County Fiscal Court continues to explore its options on the expansion of the Madison County Detention Center.

A special called meeting of the Berea Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled for Monday for the purpose of budgeting for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year.

An Outdoor Free Play last Saturday at Indian Fort Theater and the theme was “Creek Play.” The Berea College Forestry Outreach Center supplied nets and equipment for the event. Bentley Hutchins, Tabbitha Hutchins and Bellamae Berry watch as John Abrams, a naturalist for the Berea College Fore…

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Fifteen visitors from Hokuto City, Japan, were welcomed to Berea Tuesday, continuing a tradition that began in 1988. The delegation is being hosted by the Madison County International Committee (MCIC), which kicked off the group’s four-day cultural exchange visit to Madison County with a din…


The Pinnacles in the Berea College Forest were recently recognized as the best hike in Kentucky according to Outside magazine. The publication’s April issue listed the best hikes in each state, and the Pinnacles topped the list in Kentucky for their beautiful views, proximity to Lexington an…

The Berea City Council adopted a municipal order that sets standards for conduct of future legislative body meetings during its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night.


Like walking through the rooms of a stately, well-loved old house, so is a stroll through Mary Startzman’s garden. The peace-filled place is not just any garden. Comprised of myriad individual spaces, it is filled to overflowing with unique and beautiful flowers, plants, trees, and other tre…