Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources

EMA/CSEPP
EMA/CSEPP

Richmond, Ky. (January 7, 2013) The Madison County Emergency Management Agency/CSEP Program reminds you that alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death.

Seek medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Early symptoms include headache, fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. Individuals who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol may die from carbon monoxide poisoning before ever experiencing Continue reading Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources

Viet Nam Veterans of America

Viet Nam Veterans of America
Viet Nam Veterans of America

The Madison County Chapter of the VVA was established in Richmond in March of 2012 and is still searching for new members. If you served in the military during the period of 1964-1975 you are eligible to become a member, no matter where you served.

You are invited to attend the next meeting on 15 January at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be held in our new home at the Blue Grass Army Depot golf clubhouse. After you enter the main gate of the depot you turn left at the first traffic signal and the building is located at the end of the street on the right (building with the awning in front).

All you need to enter the depot is a picture ID, and tell the guard you are going to the VVA meeting at the clubhouse. The meeting only lasts about an hour and we need YOU to help us become an important part of the Madison County veteran’s community.

For more info contact Emerson McAfee, 859-986-4362/200-5793 or email: [email protected]

Obituaries December 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Heavenly
Heavenly

Barbara McDonald

Barbara Ann McDonald, 66, of Richmond, died January 2, 2013, in her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Albany, Ky., to the late Robert Kyle Burton and Glenda (Norman) Watkins.

She was retired from K-Mart and the Salvation Army.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDonald, and her son, Kyle Harer.

She is survived by: her daughter, Glenda Michelle Albertson of Richmond; two brothers, Rodney (Phyllis) Burton of Richmond and Bobby (Erma) Burton of Texas; three grandchildren, Aron (Josh) Aldridge, Trisha Wagner, Brandon Grey, all of Richmond; five great-grandchildren, Tanner, Zane, Trenton, Chase and Kale.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Continue reading Obituaries December 30, 2012 to January 6, 2013

WANTED: Captain

Valley View Ferry
Valley View Ferry

The Valley View Ferry is currently accepting applications for positions of full or part time Captain. Applicants must hold a TWIC card and valid United States Coast Guard Master of Steam and Power Vessel License.

The Valley View Ferry is located on the Kentucky River at Mile Marker 157.8. Applications can be obtained by calling (859) 509-6085 or online at http://jessamineco.com/?page_id=124.

Mail completed application and copy of USCG License to: Valley View Ferry Authority c/o George Dean, P.O. Box 856, Nicholasville, KY 40356.

Madison County Births (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2012 – 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Dec. 26,2012 – Carissa & Patrick Damrell – Berea – Girl
Dec. 26,2012 – Brittney & Christopher Miranda – Berea – Boy
Dec. 27,2012 – Julie & Benjamin Callihan – Richmond – Girl
Dec. 27,2012 – Heather and Brad Fields – Richmond – Boy
Dec. 27,2012 – Jamie & Billy Davidson – Irvine – Boy
Dec. 27,2012 – Jennifer Fugate & Noah Howell – Richmond – Girl
Dec. 27,2012 – Brooke Sneed & Adam Mattingly – Richmond – Girl
Dec. 28,2012 – Brittany Smith & Josh Gonzales – Berea – Girl

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Madison County Youth in Action to conduct Annual Holiday Sticker Shock Campaign

Sticker Shock
Sticker Shock

Richmond, KY– According to SAMSHA, on average, 25 people died per day in December of 2010 due to alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That’s why Madison County Youth in Action is partnering with local law enforcement agencies to conduct their annual Holiday Sticker Shock Campaign on Saturday, December 29, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The team of student volunteers will visit Monty’s Liquor, Liquor Mart I, Liquor Mart II, and Liquor World. The team hopes to distribute more than 10,000 stickers during this campaign.

Sticker Shock is a project geared to raise awareness about underage drinking and youth access to alcohol and to strengthen the laws against providing alcohol to a minor. Sticker Shock is a public awareness campaign whereby student volunteers place brightly yellow colored stickers on multi packs of Continue reading Madison County Youth in Action to conduct Annual Holiday Sticker Shock Campaign

A New Year’s Resolution

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

Can you believe it’s time to bring a close to 2012 and ring in 2013? It seems like only yesterday we were setting goals and making New Year’s resolutions for 2012. I have to admit this holiday season has been one of the most stressful and I welcome the official close of the year as we ring in the New Year. 2012 saw its fair share of devastating storms, senseless shootings, and celebrity deaths, Whitney Houston, Phyllis Diller, Larry Hagman, Andy Griffith, Neil Armstrong, and Dick Clark to name a few.

A New Year’s Resolution of losing weight, exercising, or to stop smoking are all great—but, have we kept those well intended resolutions made after a holiday season of overindulging in comfort foods, endless parties, and shopping? I searched my brain for the perfect New Year’s Resolution until my head hurt, and as I looked up to see my dog Skyler staring at me—it was like eureka! It came to me my 2013 New Year’s Resolution would be, to be more Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution

Rep. John Yarmuth, On the Wrong Side Again

Robert New
Robert New

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” So said Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, and it seems every politician in America is piling on.

While the parasites of the network news outlets were still shoving microphones in the faces of grieving residents of Newtown, the politicians in Washington were already politicizing a tragedy.

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-KY, has jumped on the bandwagon with his share of statements. Yarmuth said he has been quiet for too long on gun control. Yes, he has. Where was his outrage when the Obama justice department failed to classify the Ft. Hood shooting as what it was, a terrorist attack by a Muslim extremist, instead of “workplace violence”. Where was his outrage when the Obama justice department purposefully allowed “assault weapons” to be sold Continue reading Rep. John Yarmuth, On the Wrong Side Again

Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

BEREA, Ky. – On Saturday, Jan. 5, Virginia Petty of Berea will demonstrate how she creates miniature baskets from dried natural materials from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Petty has been making baskets for many years and is primarily self-taught. For her demonstration she will use the natural dried leaves and vines that she finds and gathers in the region surrounding her gardens and yard in Madison County. Petty collects her materials and allows them to dry naturally. She uses the ‘bast’ or inner bark of numerous plants such as mulberry root, bittersweet, and Indian hemp, as well as daylily leaves, Siberian iris leaves, Peruvian daffodil flower stalks Continue reading Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Madison County Births (Dec. 20-22, 2012)

Announcements
Announcements

Dec. 20,2012 – Bridget Agee & Ryan Smith – Richmond – Boy
Dec. 21,2012 – Brittani & Jerry Goosey – Irvine – Girl
Dec. 21,2012 – Elizabeth Johnson & Jeffrey Kimmel – Richmond – Girl
Dec. 21,2012 – Ashton & Aaron Isaacs – Mount Vernon – Girl
Dec. 21,2012 – Lawanda Barger & Douglas Gallagher – Richmond – Boy
Dec. 21,2012 – Catrina Spanke & Eric King – Berea – Girl
Dec. 22,2012 – Leslie & Ray Hamilton – Berea – Girl

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Looking for Something to do the First Week in January?

Berea Arts Council
Berea Arts Council

Will you be looking for something to do the first week in January? Come help us paint the gallery!

We will be giving the Berea Arts Council gallery a facelift on January 2, 3 and 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. We will be doing prep work on the 2nd and painting walls and pedestals after that is done.

 

If you can help, please email us at [email protected] or call 859-985-9317. Hope to see you then.

Happy Holiday!

Gwen and Diane

A Christmas Story

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

A Christmas Story
I started reading Christmas stories to groups when I was only 5 years old. I guess I’ve always had a knack for storytelling because as I stood before my brother’s 3rd grade class and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, I didn’t realize that the book was upside down. Although my telling of Clement Clarke Moore’s story was not verbatim, nonetheless, its spirit and meaning were very much alive. Because, you see, the spirit of Christmas resides in the hearts and minds of children; written words will never express the true meaning of Christmas that lives within us.

As a child I can remember our family going to the hospital cafeteria so that we could eat Christmas dinner with my mom when she was at work. Therefore, I am confident that I have had more holiday meals in a hospital than I have at home. That experience gives me an eccentric feeling of belonging to Continue reading A Christmas Story

Madison County Births (Dec. 12-18, 2012)

Announcements
Announcements

December 12,2012 – Emily & John Poynter – Richmond – Boy
December 13,2012 – Kayla & Tyler Turpin – Irvine – Girl
December 13,2012 – Jessica & Ryan Thompson – Richmond – Boy
December 14,2012 – Katilyn Mondie & Brendan Tibbs – Richmond – Boy
December 14,2012 – Kayla Willard & Joseph Sell – Richmond – Boy
December 17,2012 – Melissa Johnson & Jonathan Weaver – Richmond – Girl
December 17,2012 – Sasha Mchone Berea – Boy
December 18,2012 – Kimberly & Bobby Flynn – Irvine – Boy

In Berea, It’s Christmas all Year Long

The Kentucky Artisan Center
The Kentucky Artisan Center

BEREA, Ky. – Well-known as the “Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky,” Berea is home to many galleries, shops, working artist studios and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. One-of-a-kind gifts can always be found throughout the town, with some Berea artisan studios creating gifts especially for Christmas.

Three such artisans, with studios located in the city’s Old Town section, are Lindy Evans, Ken Gastineau and Michelle Weston. These artists create collectible works specific to the holidays that can be found all year long in their shops and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Lindy Evans began her doll-making career in 1975, creating fabric dolls and animals as gifts for family and friends. She is known for her one-of-a-kind and limited edition Santa dolls developed from studies of real people. Sculpting Continue reading In Berea, It’s Christmas all Year Long