Obituaries November 3 – 10, 2013

Cecil Dean Scrivner
Cecil Dean Scrivner

Cecil Dean Scrivner

Cecil Dean Scrivner, 74, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday evening, November 6, 2013, at Baptist Health in Lexington. He was born in Shelby County, where his parents, the late Helton and Lucille McBride Scrivner, had lived briefly before returning to Madison County.

He was a 1958 graduate of Madison Central High School and attended Eastern Kentucky University. He retired as a millwright from the Square D Company of Lexington, after 42 years of service. He served on the board of directors of the former Liberty Alliance Credit Union as well.

He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Berea, where he attended faithfully until his health declined. He served in the Kentucky Army National Continue reading Obituaries November 3 – 10, 2013

Larry Combs Files for Magistrate of Southern Madison County

L-R John E. Gilbert, Larry Combs and Robert Farmer
L-R John E. Gilbert, Larry Combs and Robert Farmer

John E. Gilbert, Larry Combs and Robert Farmer at the County Clerks office on Thursday morning registering Larry for the 2014 race for Magistrate of Southern Madison County. Larry is currently the longest serving county official in Kentucky.

“Thanks to all of you who have faithfully supported me for the last thirty-two years. With your help, I’m looking forward to representing you for the next four years.” (Larry Combs)

McConnell Honors Our Nation’s Veterans

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding Veterans Day, November 11:

“On Veterans Day, we convey our gratitude to the men and women in uniform, past and present, who have bravely served our country. From the freedom fighters of the Revolutionary War to today’s veterans who fought bravely in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere around the world, today is the day we pay tribute to their service and sacrifice.

“Kentucky has a proud and honorable military history, as home to both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, with thousands of soldiers and their families. The Commonwealth also looks with great pride upon the scores of brave National Guard members and Reservists who have given so much to defend our Continue reading McConnell Honors Our Nation’s Veterans

If You Like Your Plan, You Can’t Keep It

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

For nearly five years, Kentuckians heard President Obama repeat one very familiar phrase: “If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it.” Kentuckians took the president at his word as he echoed this promise over and over again.

Now that Obamacare is coming into effect, we’re learning that millions of people won’t be able to keep the plan they have—despite the President’s promise. Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find examples of Kentuckians who are being told, through no fault of their own, that the health insurance plan they have relied on and want to keep is being canceled, and Continue reading If You Like Your Plan, You Can’t Keep It

McConnell Statement on President’s Apology

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Thursday in response to the President’s apology on NBC News for the consequences of his broken “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” Obamacare promise:

“If the President is truly sorry for breaking his promises to the American people, he’ll do more than just issue a half-hearted apology on TV. A great place to start would be to support the Sen. Johnson bill that would allow Americans to do what the President promised in the first place: keep the plan they have and like.”

Background: Sen. McConnell is a co-sponsor of the If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It Act which was introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson.

McConnell Takes Kentucky Coal Miners’ Message to the EPA

Senator McConnell and Brian Patton of James River Coal defend coal at EPA listening session in Washington DC.
Senator McConnell and Brian Patton of James River Coal defend coal at EPA listening session in Washington DC.

Frustrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bypassed Kentucky and other major coal producers during its “listening session” tour on regulations for existing power plants, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took the concerns of coal country to the EPA. Earlier today, he attended the EPA’s listening session in Washington, DC and brought along a representative from James River Coal so that the EPA could hear the Continue reading McConnell Takes Kentucky Coal Miners’ Message to the EPA

Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at Kentucky Artisan Center

Santa by Bill Currey; Carved Santas and tree by Vince Harrison; Santa carving in progress by Nancy Marriner – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.
Santa by Bill Currey; Carved Santas and tree by Vince Harrison; Santa carving in progress by Nancy Marriner – all members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers.

On Saturday, Nov 16, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Continue reading Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at Kentucky Artisan Center

Fiber Artist Laverne Zabielski Demonstrates Shibori Fabric Dyeing Technique at Kentucky Artisan Center

Details of Shibori dyed scarves by Laverne Zabielski on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
Details of Shibori dyed scarves by Laverne Zabielski on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Laverne Zabielski, of Monticello, will demonstrate Shibori, a Japanese fabric dyeing technique, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77, is open daily from Continue reading Fiber Artist Laverne Zabielski Demonstrates Shibori Fabric Dyeing Technique at Kentucky Artisan Center

Lanette Freitag Demonstrates the Felt Loom at Kentucky Artisan Center

Lanette Freitag attaches the curly wool from her sheep to a felted wool rug; a felted wool shawl with curly wool fringe at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Lanette Freitag attaches the curly wool from her sheep to a felted wool rug; a felted wool shawl with curly wool fringe at the Kentucky Artisan Center

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Lanette Freitag, of Sharpsburg, will demonstrate felting wool on a table-top felt loom from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Celebrating 10 years in 2013, the center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Berea English Professor, Students Offer Interactive Poetry Event at Kentucky Artisan Center

Above the Eastern Treetops Blue
Above the Eastern Treetops Blue

Berea College English professor Libby Jones is always looking for innovative teaching ideas and techniques. She found one such method in The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, edited by Kristin Camitta Zimet. Jones and her poetry students will be using this interactive technique to write haiku poems for visitors on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

In this poetry exercise, students come up with a list of five questions, (such as, what lost thing do you miss the most? What is your earliest memory?) They then go out into the community and interface with people at various public locations. Students sit at a table with a sign saying, “Free Poems!” When anyone stops to see what it is about – they ask Continue reading Berea English Professor, Students Offer Interactive Poetry Event at Kentucky Artisan Center

Brian Combs Files for 1st District Magistrate

Pictured L-R   Jason Mays, Brian Combs, Greg Lakes
Pictured L-R Jason Mays, Brian Combs, Greg Lakes

Brian Combs is excited to announce that he has officially filed to run for Magistrate in the 1st District today. He is eager about the possibilities to help families in Madison County and to make county government more transparent and responsible!

With the absence of Christians in government he wants to be a moral and conservative voice in our local government. He will actively listen to your concerns, seek your input, and will make prayerful decisions. Brian appreciates your support!

Beyond Website Failure, Americans Face Obamacare Sticker Shock, Policy Cancellations

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the problems Obamacare is causing for millions of Americans:

“Nearly every day, we see evidence of more Americans losing their health coverage. Just take a look at this map.
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Madison County Births (Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Oct.29,2013 – Sunshine & Merrill Lainhart – Sandgap – Girl
Oct.29,2013 – Stephanie & Aaron Hudson – Richmond – Boy
Oct.30,2013 – Kadesha Penman – Richmond – Boy
Oct.30,2013 – Kayla Hancock & Raymond Smith – Tyner – Girl
Oct.31,2013 – Brittany Bradley & Holdan Renner – Mount Vernon – Girl
Oct.31,2013 – Jennifer Prather & Christopher Stevens – Richmond – Boy
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