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Kentucky Man Accused of Killing Daughter of Former State Legislator Tries to Plead Guilty but Mentally Ill and Is Denied by the Court

A Kentucky man who tried to legally accept culpability for killing the daughter of a former state legislator was not allowed to do so during a hearing on Monday—at least not in the exact way he wanted. That effort led to a dispute between the state and the defense. Ultimately, the judge had to step in for clarity’s sake.
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Man Arrested Following Short Foot Chase With Officers

A Madison County man was arrested on Monday morning following a foot chase with Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies. 35-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Farmer, of Berea, was pulled over around 10 miles north of London, near KY-909 at around 2:00 AM. He is said to have been in possession of suspected meth and heroin.
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Officers investigate drowning of 6-year-old in Madison County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — Officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating the apparent drowning of a Madison County boy who had been fishing with his family. Officers said they received a call just after 8 p.m. Sunday about a report of a child missing...

Madison County man arrested on drug charges after chase

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A man from Madison County was arrested Monday morning after leading Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies on a foot chase. According to Laurel County Deputies, 35-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Farmer of Berea was stopped just off of Interstate 75 near KY-909 10 miles north of London around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. He was in possession of suspected meth and heroin.

Berea College constructing a second hydroelectric generating plant

— Berea College is building on the success of the Matilda Hamilton Fee Hydroelectric Station at Lock 12 on the Kentucky River by partnering with Appalachian Hydro Associates to build a second hydropower plant 35 miles upstream at Lock and Dam 14 near Heidelberg in Lee County. In 2021, Berea...
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Diana Martinez ’25 named a Delta Scholar

Lincoln Scholar Diana Martinez ’25 (Harvey, La.) was named to the 2022 Delta Scholars Program (DSP), joining an elite group of scholars for an experience beginning on June 20. This two-part academic and community engagement program is aimed at talented and socially conscious college students interested in moving Mississippi and the Delta region toward a brighter, more just tomorrow.

EKU responds to concerns over safety issues at its graduation ceremonies Friday

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky University is responding to growing concerns from people who attended its Graduation ceremonies on Friday. Many people expressing concerns over the way it was conducted, some saying multiple students were escorted out of Roy Kidd Stadium because of how hot it was outside, suffering heat related medical issues.

No. 7 Louisville defeats EKU, 10-3

No. 7 Louisville began its final week of the regular season with a dominating performance against Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday evening. The Cardinals pounded out 13 hits, including home runs by Ben Metzinger and Dalton Rushing, in a 10-3 win. UofL improved to 36-15-1 overall, while EKU dropped to 33-18.

Winchester firefighters rescue two dogs from house roof

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – You’ve heard plenty of stories of firefighters getting kittens and cats down from trees, but it’s not every day you hear about rescuing large dogs from a house roof. It happened Sunday in Winchester. According to a Facebook post on the Winchester Professional...

Judge enters plea for Shannon Gilday

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a man accused of fatally shooting the daughter of a former Kentucky lawmaker during a home invasion. News outlets report 23-year-old Shannon Gilday appeared in Madison Circuit Court on Monday for a continued arraignment on charges that include murder and attempted murder. His attorney tried to enter a plea of guilty but mentally ill on his behalf last week, but the prosecution argued against it and the judge continued the hearing.
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Colonels Fall At No. 7 Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – — Eastern Kentucky lost 10-3 at No. 7 Louisville on Tuesday. First place EKU begins a key regular season-ending series at second place Central Arkansas on Thursday. Game one of the three-game set is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Louisville jumped out to...
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Centre announces new Chinese language major and minor

Centre College has announced the newest addition to its curriculum: a Chinese language major and minor. “This is truly the result of a decade-long collaborative effort between faculty, staff and students,” said Mei Li Inouye, assistant professor of Chinese. “Chinese majors and minors will be prepared for graduate school in a variety of disciplines. They will also be prepared to enter a myriad of professions.”
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2022 EKU Volleyball ASUN Schedule Released

RICHMOND, Ky. – The 2022 Eastern Kentucky University volleyball ASUN Conference schedule was recently released by the league office. The Colonels' first ASUN match of the season will be at home against Lipscomb on Friday, Sept. 23. One day later EKU will host ASUN newcomer Austin Peay. Eastern Kentucky...

Livingston Moves Back to District Softball Title Game

Last year, Livingston Central needed 10 innings to beat Crittenden County and advance to the district championship game. On Monday, they only needed half that as they rolled Trigg County 10-0 to get a return match with the Lady Rockets, who ousted top-seed Lyon County 20-2 in the other semifinal.

Money Names Berea College 20th Best Overall, 10th Best in the South

Money Magazine has named Berea College its 20th overall Best College and the 10th Best College in the South. Editors have also found Berea College to be the best college in affordability. While they do not compile a separate list for affordability, their scoring formula captured Berea as having the best score of all the colleges in their ranking.