Opening Day of Kentucky Fishing Season

Ky Fishing

March 1st is opening day of the 2012 Fishing Season. March to Kentuckians not only means the tip-off to the NCAA Championship, but it also represents the tip-off to the 2012 fishing season. March and April are two of the best months of the year to land a fish of a lifetime.

Check out The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife each Thursday from late February through the end of March for columns detailing not only what species of fish are biting, but also where and how to catch them.

March 1 is the opening day of the 2012 fishing season, so remember to purchase your 2012 Kentucky fishing license. Take a friend, child or Continue reading Opening Day of Kentucky Fishing Season

Obituaries February 20, to February 27, 2012

Elwin VanWinkle

Elwin B. VanWinkle

BEREA — Elwin B. VanWinkle, 75, of Berea, Ky., husband of 57 years to the love of his life, Nancy Lamb VanWinkle, died on Friday, February 24, 2012, at the Berea Health Care Center.

Mr. VanWinkle was born February 22, 1937, to the late Charles Sr. and Melassie Whittemore VanWinkle. He was a follower of Christ and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Irvine, Ky. Mr. VanWinkle was retired from Sherwin-Williams.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by: his son, Darrell VanWinkle, his sister, Etta Mae Gadd, and his brother, Charles VanWinkle Jr.

Mr. VanWinkle is also survived by: his children, Dale and his wife Reva VanWinkle, Jeff and his wife Janet VanWinkle, both of Berea, and Bill and his Continue reading Obituaries February 20, to February 27, 2012

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William Berge

William Henry Berge, Ph.D.

RICHMOND — William Berge, a celebrated history professor for more than four decades at Eastern Kentucky University and a pioneer in race relations for the school, died on February 23, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky, after a gallant struggle against cancer.

Born in Avoca, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1930, to Theodore John and Lois Carr Berge, “Bill” Berge graduated from Dalton High School in Dalton, Pa., and entered the United States Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he and First Lieutenant Nurse Marion Malone were married on November 1, 1952.

With a dream of becoming a teacher someday, Berge earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1957 from Eastern and his master’s and doctorate in Continue reading Obituaries February 20, to February 27, 2012 (continued 1)

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Ida Powell

Ida Belle Powell

Ida Belle Powell age 87, widow of Russell Powell, died Monday Feb. 20, 2012.

Ida was a retired weaver from Churchill Weavers, and member of the Blue Lick Missionary Baptist Church. Ida was born in Madison County to the late John Major Johnson and Alice Vaught Johnson, and she was preceded in death by her siblings Grace Willis, Major Johnson, James Johnson, and Charles Johnson.

Ida is survived by her children Garry (Shirley) Powell of Berea, and Gail (Paul) Barrett of Crab Orchard KY, a sister Katherine Inskeep of Cincinnati OH, and grandchildren; Monica (Jon) Martin, Lorie (Harvey) Avery, Sarah (Johnny) Dickson, and Melissa Powell and great-granddaughter Kylie Martin.

Funeral services will be Friday Feb. 24, 2012 at 2 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Guttenson officiating and eulogy by Paul Barrett. Burial will be Continue reading Obituaries February 20, to February 27, 2012 (continued 2)

Kentucky Mail Processing Closing Announced


KENTUCKIANA DISTRICT – As a result of studies begun five months ago, the Postal Service has made the decision to move all mail processing operations from:

Bowling Green, KY Processing and Distribution Facility (P&DF) to the Nashville, TN, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).

Campton, KY, Customer Service Mail Processing Center (CSMPC) to the Louisville, KY, P&DC.
Elizabethtown, KY, CSMPC to the Louisville P&DC.

Hazard, KY, CSMPC to the Knoxville, TN, P&DC.

Lexington, KY, P&DC to the Louisville P&DC and the Knoxville P&DC.

London, KY P&DF to the Knoxville P&DC.

Paducah, KY, P&DF to the Evansville, IN, P&DF.

Somerset, KY, CSMPC to the Knoxville P&DC.

Once the transfers are completed, the mail processing operation at the Continue reading Kentucky Mail Processing Closing Announced

Teachers Wanted

Upward Bound

Upward Bound at Bluegrass Community & Technical College is looking for teachers to work with small groups of high school students in a six-week summer program.

The classes will run from June 17 – July 27, 2012. Teachers will teach two or three one hour classes 5 days per week. Teachers are needed for the Spanish, Social Studies and English/Language Arts classes.


Bachelors Degree required; Masters Degree preferred.

Teaching experience in a high school or college setting

Ability to relate well to youth and/or Continue reading Teachers Wanted

Second Annual Ambers Angels Zumbathon

Ambers Angels

Are you ready to shake it for an awesome cause? Please join us for our 2nd Annual Ambers Angels Zumbathon. All proceeds will be donated to the CF Foundation as well as KCFS (Kentucky Cystic Fibrosis Services).

Entrance fee will be $5 (or any greater donation), we will be giving away free water and door prizes!!! 🙂
Date: Sunday, 02/26/2012 Time: 2:00 pm—4:00 pm Where: Glenn Marshall Elementary

Ambers Angels trophies will be given to:
*the person who brings the most friends or school with the most participants.
*The person wearing the most purple!
*The person making the biggest donation to CF!

Dont forget to wear your purple, the official color of CF and Ambers Angels.

Please RSVP on our Amber’s Angels Facebook page. Contact Sarah Morman or Terena Moore on Facebook if you have any questions.

Earthquake Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information


Richmond, KY (February 21, 2012) Earthquakes may strike anywhere at any time. It is important to prepare ahead to avoid potential injury or property loss due to an earthquake. The Madison County Emergency Management Agency shares the following preparedness tips to assist you.

 Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit: store food, water and emergency supplies that will last at least five days. Be sure to include a flashlight, extra batteries, portable radio, tools, blankets, sturdy shoes and sanitary items.

 Check your home for potential hazards. Know where and how to shut off electricity, gas and water at main switches and valves. Is your water heater Continue reading Earthquake Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Information

MCBCA Membership Drove, Cook Out, & Beef Awareness Event


MCBCA Membership Drove, Cook Out, & Beef Awareness Event
Friday, February 24 11am to 1pm at the Bluegrass Stockyards of Richmond.

Come renew your membership or sign up to become a member of the Madison County Beef Cattle Association.

Burgers, chips and drinks will be served.

Membership has many benefits! Monthly subscription to Cow Country News, a voice in Frankfort and Washington D.C., mineral program, annual meeting and field day.

This Event is Sponsored by:
Madison County Beef Cattle Association
Bluegrass Stockyards of Richmond, LLC
Ag Credit

Helping Children Be Successful

Parents/Grandparents/Caregivers Please join us for some information on important topics
that are affecting our children and community.

Dangers of Prescription Drugs, Keeping Children Safe, and Internet Safety.
February 28, 2012 10:00 a.m. to Noon (lunch included) Galaxy Bowling Center 1025 Amberly Way, Richmond. Register by February 23.


For more information please call Madeline Schott at 623-7233 or e-mail [email protected]

This is offered at no cost by the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers and Ky River Foothills Head Start in recognition of Childrens Champions Month which is in March. It is co-sponsored by Childrens Champions of Madison County, which encourages adults to help all children and youth have better lives and more opportunities to be successful.

Berea Economic Development Meeting

Economic Development Meeting

A Berea Economic Development Meeting will be held on February 23rd. at Berea Baptist Church from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Work groups will provide updates on their progress and present action plans they have developed.

All interested individuals are invited to attention.

For more information on joining a work group please visit the following webpage. href=”” title=”Economic Development Public Meeting Information”>

Obituaries February 13, to February 20, 2012

Conn Mobley

Conn Mobley

RICHMOND — Conn Mobley, 85, of Richmond, passed away Saturday evening, February 18, 2012, in the Terrace Nursing Facility of Berea. Conn was born on January 6, 1927, in Rockcastle County, the son of the late Roy and Pearl Sams Mobley.

He was a retired employee of the Cincinnati Gas and Electric after t25 years of service. He was also a former employee of the Blue Grass Army Depot. Conn enjoyed bowling and participating in the bowling league teams. He was a member of the Bromhley Christian Church of Northern Kentucky.

Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Doris Cates Mobley; three sons, Patrick Mobley and Randy Mobley of Northern Kentucky and Rod Mobley (Debbie) of Richmond; one daughter, Georgeann Heard (John) of Northern Continue reading Obituaries February 13, to February 20, 2012

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Bro. Carl Hatmaker

Carl Hatmaker

Founder of Faith Baptist Church — Pastor Carl Hatmaker, 78, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2012. Pastor Hatmaker was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Campbell County, Tenn., to the late Claude and Frances Kelly Hatmaker.

He attended the University of Tennessee. In May 1980, founded Faith Baptist Church of Madison County. It was a labor of love for 25 years. He loved the Lord completely and used his life preaching and teaching others about his Saviour.

He is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Letha Branson Hatmaker; two sons, Carl U. Hatmaker Jr. (Patricia) and Jeffery L. Hatmaker (Merry); four grandchildren, Angel Hisle, Julie Hisle, Shade C. Hatmaker and E. Boone Hatmaker; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Harding and Haileigh Lawrence; three brothers, Cicero Hatmaker (Janet), Charles Hatmaker (Gail) and Continue reading Obituaries February 13, to February 20, 2012 (continued 1)

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Alfred David Hurley

Alfred Hurley

Funeral services will be held for Alfred David Hurley, 65, of Chickasha at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2012, in the First Church of the Nazarene, Chickasha, with Keith Morgan officiating and Kent Hibbard assisting.

Alfred David Hurley was born on October 31, 1946, in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Alfred J. and Bertha (Orum) Hurley. He died on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at home in Chickasha.

David grew up in California in the Fresno area where he graduated from Roosevelt High School. After high school he attended Fresno City College (now Fresno State). In November of 1965 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for twenty years, retiring in December of Continue reading Obituaries February 13, to February 20, 2012 (continued 2)