Jennifer L. Webb Chosen as Recipient of 2011 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jennifer L. Webb

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service has recently announced that Jennifer L. Webb of Madison County, Kentucky, has received the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 in “recognition of her lifelong commitment to community service at a variety of levels.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the seven individual awards presented annually by the Commission throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Lifetime Achievement Award nominee must have made a substantial and sustained impact in the community as a result of her service efforts in order to be chosen.

The committee selected Ms. Webb out of a record number of nominees, with a 57 % increase in nominations from the 2011 Awards. Ms. Webb’s recognition for the award was based on her commitment to community involvement in Madison County, including her leadership of the Madison Continue reading Jennifer L. Webb Chosen as Recipient of 2011 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky 2012 Spring Squirrel Hunting Season

KY FWR

The spring squirrel season in Kentucky, which started as an experiment on four state wildlife management areas in 1994, went statewide in 1999. The season opens on the third Saturday in May, is 28 days long, and continues through the third Friday in June.

This year, the season dates are May 19-June 15. A hunting license is required unless the hunter is license exempt.

Squirrels are Kentucky’s most stable and abundant small game species.

The spring season opens after the first of two nesting periods. Young squirrels leave the nest after 45 days, to venture off on their own. Litters are Continue reading Kentucky 2012 Spring Squirrel Hunting Season

KY Superintendent, Tommy Floyd, Will Receive National Award for Literacy Leadership

Tommy Floyd

Tommy Floyd, Superintendent of the Madison County Schools in central Kentucky, will receive national recognition for leadership that allows struggling first-grader students to have the best-possible instruction so they can quickly reach proficiency. The Reading Recovery teacher leader award will be presented to Mr. Floyd during the Leadership Academy in North Bethesda, MD on Friday, June 22.

Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for first graders who struggle with early reading and writing. Specially trained teachers work with children in half-hour daily lessons lasting 12 to 20 weeks. After a full set of lessons, about 75 percent of these formerly lowest first- Continue reading KY Superintendent, Tommy Floyd, Will Receive National Award for Literacy Leadership

2nd Annual Madison County ASAP DRUGS Conference‏

The Madison County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is pleased to announce we will host the 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference on Thursday, May 17, 2012. The event will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Richmond and will feature the following breakout sessions:

· Bath Salts
· Methamphetamine
· Community Sober Living Homes
· Synthetic Marijuana
· Drugs among Military Personnel
· Bath Salts
· Legislative Updates
· Latest Drug Trends in Kentucky and the U.S.

Once again, continuing education credits will be offered to a variety of professional boards.
You wont want to miss this exciting opportunity, so mark your calendars and Continue reading 2nd Annual Madison County ASAP DRUGS Conference‏

Curves of Richmond to Host Open House

National Curves Day

Curves of Richmond to host open house:
Thursday, May 17th 10am-5pm. In Honor of National Women”s Health Week. From 1-3 pm guest speakers: Dr. Glenn Morris- Cardiologist, Dana Sheets-Exercise Physiologist, a nutritionist and others will discuss Women’s health issues.

Curves will be giving away FREE 30 day Memberships to all eligible Continue reading Curves of Richmond to Host Open House

Grow Appalachia Ground Breaking

Grow Appalachia

Wednesday, May 16th, at 2:30 pm ASPI, Grow Appalachia and the Rockcastle Healthy Communities Committee, along with the city of Mt. Vernon will be holding a ground-breaking and work day at our Richmond St. Community Garden site. Mayor Bryant, of Mt. Vernon, Holly Hopkins of RCIDA (the property owners of the site), representatives from ASPI & the Healthy Communities Committee, and other community members will be in attendance.

One of the local Girl Scout troops will be building and decorating rain barrels with the assistance of Mark Davis of PRIDE. We will be building raised beds Continue reading Grow Appalachia Ground Breaking

Richmond Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

Meeting

There will be a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting held this Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30pm in the Richmond City Hall Conference Room. This is a public hearing all are welcome to attend.

The Agenda:

1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Roll Call
3. April 26, 2012 Business Session Minutes
4. Commercial Building Permit Application for Gustavo Muillo located at 709 Big Hill Avenue; Zoned B-3
5. Development Plat for Journey Auto Sales at 187 & 193 Automotive Drive
6. Revised Development Plat for Asad Jadoon at 1042 Center Drive
7. Director Report
8. Other Business
9. Adjournment

Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012

Caya Davis

Caya McKenzie-Jean Davis

MADISON COUNTY — Caya McKenzie-Jean Davis, 8, daughter of Jeffrey and Chellee Davis of Richmond, died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Childrens Hospital. Caya attended Daniel Boone Elementary in Richmond. She enjoyed attending Crossroads Christian Church.

Survivors other than her parents are a brother, Jeffrey Davis II; a sister, Ceylee Davis; maternal grandfather, Joseph Phelps III, Winchester; maternal grandmother, Shirley Hall Phelps; paternal grandfather, Curtis Buwalda of Hermiston, Ore.; paternal grandmother, Patricia Buwalda; an aunt, Challin (Steven) Phelps-Hilbert, Florence; an uncle, J. Bryce Phelps, Lexington; an honorary uncle, Stevyn Dockery; great- Continue reading Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012

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Mary Davis Carrier

Mary Davis Carrier

BEREA — Mary R. “Becky” Davis Carrier ,age 55, of Calico Road, Berea, passed away Monday May 7, 2012, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

Becky was born in Fayette County to William Robert and Ester Louise Thomas Davis. She was a former nurse’s aid for Berea Hospital and Berea Health Care Center.

She is survived by her parents; her two sons, Chris (Jessie) McMillan of Berea and Charlie (Angie) Harvey of Nicholasville; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Annie, Lucas, Katherine, Shannon, Charles Thomas and Gabriel. Seven siblings, Harold Lee (Brenda) Davis, Robert Lee Davis, James Michael (Anola) Davis, Charles Edwin (Patsy) Davis, Patricia Ann (Junior) Stamper and Tammy Louise (Junior) Damrell also survive.

She was preceded in death by three siblings, William Robert Davis Jr., Danny Continue reading Obituaries May 6 to May 13, 2012 (continued)

2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference

The Madison County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is pleased to announce that registration for the 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference is now open! To register for the conference, please review the attached conference schedule and then go to http://fs7.formsite.com/AudreyCollins/form2/index.html and complete the on-line registration form. Registration for this years conference is $15.00 and must be received by May 4, 2012. Fees for Madison County law enforcement agencies and Madison County ASAP Board members are waived. Checks should be made payable to Madison County Agency for Continue reading 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference