July is Parks & Recreation Month

Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation

July is Parks & Recreation Month & we at Berea Parks & Recreation is celebrating with our community by finding you in our parks enjoying them! As we find you, we’ll give you a slip of paper each time, bring all the slips that you receive to our Celebration & you’ll be entered for our door prizes!

Our Celebration is Thursday, July 25th 6pm – 8pm City Park Shelter! We’ll have activities, booths set up, refreshments & door prizes! Details contact us at 986-9402. Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month with us in July!

Obituaries June 23 – 30, 2013

Mattie Lee King
Mattie Lee King

Mattie Lee King

Mattie Lee King, 88, the widow of Rev. Ide King, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Mrs. King was born July 14, 1924, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Lee and Nola Fletcher King. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Winchester.

Survivors include one daughter Teresa Diane Bates (Rev. Paul) of Winchester; one brother: David L. King (Francis); two daughters-in-law: Phyllis King and Doris Romick; 10 grandchildren, Darrell Agee (Phyllis), Gregory Agee (Susan), Rev. Christopher King (Candy), Melissa Pancake (Alan), Brent Osborne (Shyla), Sean Osborne (Jennifer), Amanda King, Stephenie Bates, Paul S. Bates (Amber) and Rachel Chambers (Kevin); 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two step-great- Continue reading Obituaries June 23 – 30, 2013

BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED JULY 2, 2013 FOR MADISON COUNTY

KBC
KBC

The Madison County Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP announces the Kentucky Blood Center’s (KBC) Bloodmobile will be at the parking lot of the Madison County Emergency Operations Center at 560 S. Keeneland Drive on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Participants are required to set an appointment by phone or at the KBC website: www.kybloodcenter.org 1-(800)-775-2522

Every donor will receive a $10 Speedway gift card.
Additionally, this summer, one life-saving blood donor will win a brand new ride. Donors giving blood between May 17 and Sept. 13 will automatically be Continue reading BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED JULY 2, 2013 FOR MADISON COUNTY

Lessons from Paula Deen, Chief Justice Roberts, and Harold Meyerson

Robert New
Robert New

This whole Paula Deen media feeding frenzy really irks me. I don’t condone what she said, or how she has handled it, and I especially don’t condone the stupidity of the people who are so outraged by it. If we go back through history we can’t help but find things that happened or language that was used at the time that is not accepted now.

Should we go back and scrub history to get rid of any record of slavery in the U.S., or the Nazi holocaust, or any war we every fought? Our best teacher is our past mistakes. If we go back and clean up our history books of events or language that we have since moved on from, how will generations to come after us know of the consequences? Won’t that make them more likely to repeat many of those mistakes?

When Paula Deen grew up in the south the “N-word” was not considered as offensive or as much of a racial slur as it is today. Hypothetically speaking, let’s say in 30 years the word Latino is deemed to be just as offensive to Continue reading Lessons from Paula Deen, Chief Justice Roberts, and Harold Meyerson

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk
Walk

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

To Participate:
Find a walk in your community. Register as a team captain, team member, or individual. Start fundraisin and raising awareness in your community.

Berea

What: Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: September 14, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. registration 10 a.m. walk

Where: Berea Community School

Contact: Amber Lakin [email protected] 502-451-4266

Website: www.alz.org

Modern Systems Employees Attend ESX in Nashville

Pictured (left to right): Dale Goins, Ben Hudson, Kevin Lloyd, Carol Moore, David Morris and Stevie Brown
Pictured (left to right): Dale Goins, Ben Hudson, Kevin Lloyd, Carol Moore, David Morris and Stevie Brown

Employees of Modern Systems Inc. recently attended the Electronic Security Expo (ESX), an educational and networking event for security integration and monitoring companies.

ESX is the only major, national trade event focused purely on the needs of installation, integration and monitoring companies. It delivers the highest quality business and technical education along with a diverse range of networking and special events.

From installers to sales staff, each employee who attended was educated on the new products and any updates to current products Modern Systems Continue reading Modern Systems Employees Attend ESX in Nashville

Mattie Lee King

Mattie Lee King
Mattie Lee King

Mattie Lee King

Mattie Lee King, 88, the widow of Rev. Ide King, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Mrs. King was born on July 14, 1924 in Madison County, the daughter of the late Lee and Nola Fletcher King. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Winchester.

Survivors include one daughter: Teresa Diane Bates (Rev. Paul) of Winchester; one brother: David L. King (Francis); two daughters-in-law: Phyllis King and Doris Romick; ten grandchildren: Darrell Agee (Phyllis), Gregory Agee (Susan), Rev. Christopher King (Candy), Melissa Pancake (Alan), Brent Osborne (Shyla), Sean Osborne (Jennifer), Amanda King, Stephenie Bates, Paul S. Bates (Amber) and Rachel Chambers (Kevin); eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband and her parents; she was preceded in death by two sons: Milton and Mike King, a daughter: Sue Osborne and several Continue reading Mattie Lee King

Senate Democrats Block Bipartisan Student Loan Reform

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the Democrat-led Senate blocking a bipartisan solution to ensure that student loan rates don’t double on July 1st:

“Despite the introduction of a bipartisan solution, the Democrat Senate leadership continues to block student loan reform by attacking the President’s plan. As a result of their obstruction, the Democrat-led Senate will leave town and allow interest rates on some new student loans to increase on Monday. The Republican House has already passed legislation and Senate Republicans, along with the President, are ready to pass bipartisan student loan reform that will ensure that student loan Continue reading Senate Democrats Block Bipartisan Student Loan Reform

Senate Immigration Bill Fails to Secure Border

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to address border security for comprehensive immigration reform:

“At the outset of this debate I expressed my hope that we could do something about our nation’s broken immigration system.

“Millions of men and women are living among us without any documentation or certainty about what the future will bring for themselves or their families. Many of those who come here legally end up staying here illegally. We have no way of knowing who or where they are.

And current law simply doesn’t take into account the urgent needs of a modern, rapidly-changing economy.

“Beyond all this, it’s long been a deep conviction of mine that from our earliest days as a people immigration has been powerful force of renewal and Continue reading Senate Immigration Bill Fails to Secure Border

Enjoy Fireworks Safely

EMA/CSEPP
EMA/CSEPP

This message is sent on behalf of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)/Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP):

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 9,700 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most involved the hands, eyes and head and 50 percent of the victims were children under the age of 15 years old.

As the July 4th holiday approaches, the Home Safety Council urges families to enjoy fireworks the safer way, by attending locally sanctioned fireworks shows Continue reading Enjoy Fireworks Safely

Music Time for Kids

Music Time for Kids
Music Time for Kids

Calling ALL children birth – 5 yr. olds Music Time is held at the Folk Center from 10:30am – 11:15am on July 9th, 16th & 23rd with 30 minutes of free play afterwards!

We sing songs, move about & play w/ a parachute, shaky eggs & rhythm sticks! This is a free program provided by Kingston & South Madison Family Resource Centers & Berea Parks & Recreation! Please call 387-3449 to sign up!

Please Don’t Litter Drama Camp

Dont Litter
Dont Litter

Have you ever wanted to be a part of an Eco-Friendly Drama Camp? Now you can, Berea Parks & Recreation is partnering with Lanny Smith the Earthman & Madison Co. Office of Solid Waste to bring, Please Don’t Litter Drama Camp Tuesday, July 23rd 1pm – 5pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for ages 8 – 12! We’ll provide refreshments; deadline to sign up is Fri. July 19th!

Don’t have any children that age, no problem, join us Tuesday, July 23rd 7pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for the campers performance! FREE admission & open to the public!

For complete details contact Berea Parks & Recreation 986-9402.

Valley View Ferry to Close on Weekends

Valley View Ferry
Valley View Ferry

Effective June 29, 2013, due to staffing changes, the Valley View Ferry will no longer operate on weekends. Weekday hours will be from 6am to 6pm.

Operating status can also be checked by calling the Traffic Information Hotline in Lexington at (859) 258-3611 (menu option # 1) or by calling the Madison County hotline at (859) 624-4748.

Congress Should Act to Protect Students from Increased Interest Rates

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Students in Kentucky pursuing higher education have enough to worry about as it is — like passing their exams, or finding a job after graduation. They don’t need the added worry of increasing interest rates for their student loans.

Yet, if Congress does not act before July 1, the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford loans, given to eligible students to defray the costs of a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school, will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.

Because the doubling of the interest rate would only impact 40 percent of new student loans and lead to students only paying on average $6 more a month for any new loan, some ask why this is a compelling issue. But in this Continue reading Congress Should Act to Protect Students from Increased Interest Rates