Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011

Charles Wyatt

Charles Edward Wyatt

Charles Edward Wyatt, 101, passed from this life September 24, 2011. He was born on June 9, 1910 in Disputana, Kentucky, son of the late George and Clara Venable Wyatt, and was the second youngest of ten children. Charles grew up in Berea and attended Berea Foundation School. During his early years he held several construction jobs, worked for Western Union in Chicago and for the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) in California. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Signal Corps. While in the China/Burma/India Theater stationed at Chungking, China, he was responsible for maintaining radio and telegraph communications in the theater of operations including India, China, and Australia. He received a commendation and a recommendation for promotion to 2nd Lt. upon completion of his tour. He returned to Berea after the war and married his life companion, Polly Lengfellner. Charles established Wyatt Supply Company, a masonry building supply business in 1947, and operated the company until 1974. He was also one of the first persons to repair and sell radios and televisions in Berea.

Charlie, as he was fondly known by everyone, was best known as founder of the Club Arena Skating Rink in 1960. Four generations of Berea and surrounding area children and adults learned to roller skate, had their birthday parties, and many even met their future spouses at the rink which he Continue reading Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011

Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011 (continued)

Annabel Thomas

Annabel Gabbard Thomas

Annabel Gabbard Thomas, 74, of Berea, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. She was a Madison County native born March 27, 1937, daughter of the late James Ernest and Mary Francis Powell Gabbard, retired Parker Seal Company employee, and member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Brownie Thomas; 5 children, James (Sharon) Thomas, Nyoka Bowling, Penny (Terry) Young, Barbara (Darryl) McGowen, Alan (Tara) Thomas; 3 siblings, Ruth Moore, Burt Gabbard, Clara Gabbard; 13 grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Breanna, Shane, Joshua, Stephanie, Christopher, Kristi, Tristen, Arika, Kimberly, Cameron, Aiden; 6 great grandchildren, Dustin, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, Nate, Jaden, Keionna. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, William, Seldon and Continue reading Obituaries September 19 to September 26, 2011 (continued)

Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington September 24, 2011

Hope Lodge Lexington, KY

Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington
September 24, 2011
Berea College Track
10:00 am – Noon

Suggested Contribution: $5 per Mile to — Any Amt is Appreciated!

The American Cancer Societys Hope Lodge Lexington is a unique “home away from home” for cancer patients who would otherwise have to Continue reading Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington September 24, 2011

Spoonbread Festival 2011 Pictures

This years 15th Annual Spoonbread Festival was a great success. Congratulations to the Berea Chamber of Commerce (Executive Director David Rowlette, President Bud Montgomery, Spoonbread Co-Chairs Greg Powell and Brenda Huser Taylor) and the City of Berea (Mayor Steven Connelly) for a job well done.
Here are just a few of the events and entertainment opportunities offered at this years festival. Be sure to checkout the webcam photos from each day as well.

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Presents its Fall Trolley/Bus Tours


Tuesdays in October a bus will leave the museum at 5:30 pm and travel to historic places. The cost is $10.00 for all tours except for the October 4th tour which includes a box supper (cost $16.00).

Make your reservations early by calling the museum at 859-745-1358 ; seating is limited.

October 4 Iroquois Hunt Club ; tour led by Joan Mayer, Past Master of the Foxhounds; box supper is included.

October 11 Old Providence Church also known as The Old Stone Church; Sandra Stults, museum director, will help us to explore the building and its history.

All tours will leave the museum promptly at 5:30 pm. The museum is located at 217 South Main Street in downtown Winchester.

Berea Municipal Utilities is Accepting Bids for Solar Electric Grid-tie in System


Sealed Bids for the Berea Solar Farm for the City of Berea, Kentucky will be received in the Mayors Office, 212 Chestnut Street, Berea, Kentucky, 40403 until 4:00 p.m. (local time) on October 4, 2011. The bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on October 4, 2011. There will be a site-visit at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 27, for interested parties.

The scope of the work includes the construction of an approximately 14-kW ground mounted photovoltaic (PV) array with fencing.

The Background Information, Technical Parameters, Scope of Services, Proposal Requirements, and other Instructions to Bidders are available at:

Berea Municipal Utilities
200 Harrison Rd.
Berea, KY 40403
Phone: (859) 986-4391

The OWNER reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.

Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Continue reading Berea Municipal Utilities is Accepting Bids for Solar Electric Grid-tie in System

City Tree Trimming


Berea Municipal Utilities will begin right-of-way vegetation management using W.A. Kendall as our tree trimming contractors.

This years target area will consist of areas in and around Estill St, Center St, Prospect St, Fairway Dr, Forest St and Bratcher Lane.

This work will begin September 19, 2011 and continue until all areas have been trimmed. Work will be performed during the hours of 7:00 am to

5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Any questions involving the areas affected should be directed to Berea Municipal Utilities Operations Secretary at (859) 986-4391, ext. 2209.

Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts

Kerringtons Heart

Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts
Saturday, September 24 · 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Garrard County Fairgrounds on Hwy 27 North Lancaster, Ky

Bluegrass Music Caring for Childrens Hearts will benefit children with congenital heart disease. Admission $10.00, children under 5yo $5. Ronald McDonald will be visiting from 2-4pm ,Rosies Ponies Petting Zoo will be there from 1-4pm balloon animals, and face painting.

We have added a Cruise In!! Bring your classic cars and trucks!

Bands: Berachah Valley from Dayton, Oh.; Mike Parker and Wilderness Trail from Berea, Ky.; Straightway from Broadhead, Ky.; The Moron Brothers from Continue reading Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts

Obituaries September 12 to September 19, 2011


Billy Glyn Tipton

RICHMOND — Billy Glyn Tipton of Jacks Creek Road, Richmond, died Sunday morning, September 18, 2011.

He was born January 14, 1928, in Madison County, the son of the late George Tipton and Mary Winn Tipton. He was a member of the Union City Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, a farmer and was a captain with the Madison County Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by: a brother, John D. Tipton; and a sister, Louise Abney. Survivors include: his wife, Marietta Smith Tipton; two sons, Michael Glynn Tipton and William Steven Tipton; two grandchildren, Derek Michael Tipton and Joshua Steven Tipton, all of Richmond.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Continue reading Obituaries September 12 to September 19, 2011

2011 Madison County Ag Expo a Huge Success

Ag Expo

The 2011 Madison County Ag Expo was a huge success this year with over 500 people in attendance enjoying free food, soil testing, educational displays, door prizes and demonstrations. Madison County Kentucky Farm Bureau was on hand demonstrating their In-Line Hay Wrapper which has many benefits for hay storage including virtually no wasted feed and hay will maintain full feed value for up to eighteen months. Also, the wrapped hay is an alternative to barn storage for reduced weathering loss. Brandon Sears of the Madison County Extension Office explained the process and the affordability of a farmer renting the hay wrapper versus purchasing one. You may call the Madison County Extension Office for complete details and Continue reading 2011 Madison County Ag Expo a Huge Success

An Evening Concert at Natashas‏


You are invited to hear good music and support THE NATIONAL DRUG ENDANGERED CHILDREN TRAINING & ADVOCACY Center
(Currently raising money to support training in Woodford, Fayette & Scott Counties.)

Monday, September 26, 2011
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Place: Natashas Restaurant, downtown Lexington (off Main Street, near Portofino, just past Quality Street on your right)

For reservations:

The Artists: Sydney Cubit & Hannah Ellis
(Listen at: or )

Half of proceeds will go to ndec-tac. Listen to some great music, support a local charity with national impact.

We hope to see you there! Holly

Holly Dye, Executive Director