Madison County Births (Nov. 18 – 27, 2012)


November 18, 2012 – Lydia Friend and Cody Lovin – Irvine – Girl
November 19, 2012 – Kristie and David Baker – Irvine – Boy
November 20, 2012 – Ariel Ikhmayes and Brian Tipton – Irvine – Girl
November 21, 2012 – Felicia and Phillip Delph – Berea – Boy
November 21, 2012 – Brandy and Ben Kirby – Berea – Girl
November 21, 2012 – Alaina Hammonds & Christopher Terrill – Richmond – Continue reading Madison County Births (Nov. 18 – 27, 2012)

Peggy Sue Denny Adams

Peggy Sue Adams

Peggy Sue Adams

Peggy Sue Adams beloved wife of John William Adams was born November 22, 1938 in Cynthiana, Kentucky to Judge and Alleene Denny and died on November 25, 2012.

Peggy is survived by two sisters, Carlene Eckler and Melba Hildenbrandt (Leon) and one brother J.C. Denny (Delores). Peggy is also survived by three children. Lisa Tierney (David), J. Bradley Adams (Sarah Egerer) and Leslie Gregory (David). There are nine grandchildren: Adam Tierney, Aryana Tierney, Micah Jon Gregory, Ian Miles Tierney, Josiah Gregory, Conor Tierney, Noah Gregory, Toby Gregory, and Orgil Adams.

They raised their children in Rochester, NY, retired to Berea, KY in 1994, and moved to West Grove, PA in 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Willowdale Chapel 675 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Interment will be private.

Memorial gifts can be made to Berea Baptist Food Closet (310 Chestnut St. Berea,
KY 40403).

Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA.

On-line condolences may be made at

Governor Beshear Has Some Explaining To Do

Robert New

A task force looking in to revamping some of Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage regulations is getting ready to report back to Gov. Beshear. But according to reports they are “intentionally avoiding some of the larger issues surrounding alcohol sales.”

Here in lies one of the biggest problems facing Kentucky. Governor Beshear appoints all these commissions to study and look at problems, but they are afraid to do anything. The same thing is happening now with the tax commission. They had a deadline but now the governor gave them an extension because they can’t do their job.

We had a task force looking at the pension crisis facing our state and everything they recommended you could have come up with in an hour Continue reading Governor Beshear Has Some Explaining To Do

Richmond’s Christmas Parade

Inside Santa’s Workshop

Dec 7, 2012 7pm

The City of Richmond hosts one of the only lighted Christmas parades still around. As the sun sets and the parade begins, float after float will make their way down Main Street decorated with thousands of lights.


This year’s parade theme is “Inside Santa’s Workshop”

For parade entry forms please call 859-626-8474 or email [email protected]

Entry is free until November 16th. After that a $20 fee is required. No entries will be taken after November 30th.

Madison County Births (Nov. 12 – 19, 2012)


November 13,2012 – Theresa Johnson & Shane Schimitz II – Richmond – Boy
November 14,2012 – Amanda and Justin Phillips – Beattyville – Boy
November 15,2012 – Tabitha Parsons and Kevin Knuckles – Berea – Boy
November 15,2012 – April Rogers – Richmond – Boy
November 15,2012 – Minnie Ginter and Richard Riddell – Irvine – Boy
November 16,2012 – Jessica Kelley and Bobby Chism – Richmond – Boy
November 14,2012 – Doty and Mark Clifford – Paris – Girl
November 16,2012 – Jessica and Tony Pennington – Berea – Boy
November 16,2012 – Kristine and Ryan Griffin – Waco – Boy

Obituaries November 18 to 25, 2012

Jeffery Lee Croucher

Jeffery Lee Croucher

Jeffery Lee Croucher age 44, son of Bonnie Helen Webb Croucher and the late Earl Ray Croucher, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Jeff was a painter by trade having worked for Dees Construction, Berea Hospital and others; he graduated from Madison Central High School and had attended church at Owsley Fork Baptist Church and Pilot Knob Baptist Church where he was baptized.

Jeff is survived by his mother Bonnie Helen Webb Croucher, and his children Brittany Barnes, Rebecca Brooke Croucher and Daniel Lee Croucher. Jeff is also survived by his brother Benjamin Ray (Deanna Lokia) Croucher and his son Joseph Benjamin Croucher, and his paternal grandmother Florence Lee Croucher, many aunts, uncles and cousins and a grandchild.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father Earl Ray Croucher, his sister Alice Michelle Croucher, his son who died at birth Jeffery Austin Croucher, his Continue reading Obituaries November 18 to 25, 2012

Madison County, Earns “StormReady” Designation

Storm Ready

Officials from the National Weather Service’s Louisville Warning and Forecast Office will declare Madison County, Kentucky as a StormReady® County at a November 27 ceremony.

WHAT: A brief ceremony to designate Madison County a National Weather Service StormReady® County. Madison County will be the fifty-fifth StormReady® designation in Kentucky.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

WHERE: Madison County EOC
560 S Keeneland Dr
Richmond, KY

WHO: John Gordon, Meteorologist-in-Charge, Joe Sullivan, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Andrea Schoettmer, StormReady Program Leader from the Louisville National Weather Service office will present the Continue reading Madison County, Earns “StormReady” Designation