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Eric Baker, an employee with the City of Berea Public Works, measures a portion of the stage Wednesday in preparation for the Fourth of July Festivities set for Thursday. The Berea Parks and Recreation Fourth of July Spectacular will be 6-10 p.m. at the City Park with a fireworks show at 10 …

Berea native Damon Farmer began work on his annual Fourth of July sand sculpture project Tuesday in time for the Fourth of July Spectacular at the Berea City Park on Thursday night. The completed project will be finished Thursday and on display near the Berea City Pool. The Fourth of July fe…

Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley praised city workers after the recent completion of a bus stop shelter near Glades Village. The new shelter is on the route of the Berea Bus Service, which is operated by Kentucky River Foothills Transportation.

The three governing bodies of Madison County engaged in discussion regarding three topics during a meeting Monday at the University of Kentucky Extension Office.

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The Berea Arts Council is conducting its yearly Summer Camp this month. Children ages 7-9 worked on pottery projects earlier this week at Berea College. Lily Strange focuses on her pottery project this week. A camp for children ages 10-13 will be June 17-24.

Nolan Group Media is welcoming Ray Hunter into its family for the summer. She is an intern, writing feature stories for The Mountain Advocate and The Berea Citizen, as well as assisting with the company’s eight online news sites.

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The Madison County Fiscal Court approved several bids ahead of the new Fiscal year that begins July 1 during its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday morning in Richmond.