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Stu Johnson

The president of Berea College says the Madison County private school receives $12 to $18 million each year from maturing bequests. 

President Lyle Roelofs addressed  Lexington Rotarians Thursday afternoon.  


johnlewis.house.gov

One of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement delivered the commencement address at Berea College Sunday.

Congressman John Lewis, of Georgia is widely known as one of the “Big Six” leaders of the movement working to end racial segregation and discrimination.   


John Hingsbergen

A crowd of about a hundred gathered in Berea Monday to show support for a lesbian couple targeted by vandals.  Organizers also used the event to draw attention to the need for a fairness ordinance in the Madison County community.   


Berea Rally, March Scheduled in Response to 'Hate Crime'

Apr 3, 2017
Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com - File photo Mark Cornelison

Human rights and LGBTQ advocates are organizing in Berea Monday evening. They’re reacting to  an incident in which a lesbian couple were targeted with graffiti.

Bereans for Fairness and the Madison County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth are sponsoring a rally followed by a march to a meeting of the city’s Human Rights Commission.

Madison County is one of 25 Kentucky counties benefitting from more than $1 million in state grants.  Officials in the bluegrass county will use more than $66,000 dollars to clean up an illegal dump.


Madison County Police

UPDATE:  (courtesy Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com)
 

Deputy Kevin Crutcher was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, he was released last night. (Wednesday.)  

A spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper Crutcher is a nine-year veteran.