Senate Republicans Call on President to Permanently Delay ObamaCare for All

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and all 45 of his Republican Senate colleagues, including Senator Rand Paul, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to work with Congress to permanently delay the implementation of ObamaCare for all Americans. Last week, the Obama administration announced that after hearing concerns from the business community, it will delay implementation of a key ObamaCare component, the employer mandate, until 2015.

In their letter the GOP senators say to the president, “[W]hile your action finally acknowledges some of the many burdens this law will place on job creators, we believe the rest of this law should be permanently delayed for Continue reading Senate Republicans Call on President to Permanently Delay ObamaCare for All

Madison County Births (July 3 – 8, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Jul. 03,2013 – Melissa Townsend – Irvine – Boy
Jul. 03,2013 – Carrie & Jonathan Smith – Richmond – Girl
Jul. 03,2013 – Tina Rogers & James Patterson II – Ravenna – Boy
July 05,2013 – Jessica Nickell & Jonathan Holliday – Harrodsburg – Boy
Jul. 05,2013 – Heather & Michael Kates – Berea – Boy
Jul. 08,2013 – Leonna & Roger Hobbs – Richmond – Boy
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Sen. McConnell op-eds on Obamacare Today‏

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Business owners across America breathed a collective sigh of relief last week when the Obama administration announced it would grant them a one-year reprieve from some of Obamacare’s most onerous rules. It was cold comfort, though, to millions of individuals and families whose concerns about the impact of the Affordable Care Act continue to be ignored by the White House.

Addressing the concerns of some while ignoring those of others won’t solve the problems ordinary Americans will face as a result of this law. It will magnify them. That’s why, ultimately, the only solution to the burdens of Obamacare is a permanent delay in the form of a full repeal, which would clear the path for Continue reading Sen. McConnell op-eds on Obamacare Today‏

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Offers Free Program

Bluegrass Heritage Museum
Bluegrass Heritage Museum

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum is located at 217 South Main Street in downtown Winchester, KY. On every second Thursday of each month the Museum presents a different guest speaker. The speaker on July 11 will be Eddie Price, and he will discuss his book, ” Widder’s Landing”. All programs take place at the museum and are free.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the program begins at 6:30pm. The building has a handicap accessible side entrance. Refreshments will be served. For more information please call 859-745-1358 or visit our webpage at www.bgheritage.com

July is Parks & Recreation Month

Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation

July is Parks & Recreation Month & we at Berea Parks & Recreation is celebrating with our community by finding you in our parks enjoying them! As we find you, we’ll give you a slip of paper each time, bring all the slips that you receive to our Celebration & you’ll be entered for our door prizes!

Our Celebration is Thursday, July 25th 6pm – 8pm City Park Shelter! We’ll have activities, booths set up, refreshments & door prizes! Details contact us at 986-9402. Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month with us in July!

WACKY WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB

Walking Club
Walking Club

WACKY WEDNESDAY WALKING CLUB Join Berea Parks & Recreation for an outdoor walking club adventure July 17th, 24th, 31st & Aug. 7th from 8am-9am we’ll be walking around City Park & City Park Expansion looking for those walking & exercising! For inclement weather go to the Folk Center! FREE & ALL ages welcome! Incentives & tips provided!

In conjunction with our Walking Club, we’re offering STROLLER FITNESS Friday’s July 19th, 26th, Aug. 2nd & 9th from 8am-9am we’ll have a stroller routine for those that want to participate @ 8am; if not, we’ll be walking around City Park & City Park Expansion looking for those walking & exercising! For inclement weather go to the Folk Center! FREE & ALL ages welcome! Incentives & tips provided!

Any questions contact Berea Parks & Recreation at 986-9402.

Obituaries June 30 – July 7, 2013

Clinton Robert Weitcamp
Clinton Robert Weitcamp

Clinton Robert Weitkamp

RICHMOND — Clinton Robert Weitkamp, 20, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 5, 2013. Clinton was born October 16, 1992, in Richmond, Kentucky, and was the son of Darrell Lynn and Laura Oldham Allen Weitkamp. He was a member of First Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clinton Turner Allen and Ann Wood Oldham Allen, as well as a great-aunt, Laura Blanton Oldham Floyd.

In addition to his parents, survivors include: sister Chase Allen Weitkamp; paternal grandmother Virginia W. Jenkins (step-grandfather Dr. Douglas H. Jenkins); paternal grandfather Kenneth C. Weitkamp (step-grandmother, Mary Tate Weitkamp); uncles Clinton Stone Allen (Vickie) and Donnie R. Weitkamp (La-Donna); aunt Lea Ann Allen; cousins Grace Kayelynn Weitkamp (Paula Kaye Elliston), and Thomas L. Floyd and his children, Ryan Continue reading Obituaries June 30 – July 7, 2013

Music Time for Kids

Music Time for Kids
Music Time for Kids

Calling ALL children birth – 5 yr. olds Music Time is held at the Folk Center from 10:30am – 11:15am on July 9th, 16th & 23rd with 30 minutes of free play afterwards!

We sing songs, move about & play w/ a parachute, shaky eggs & rhythm sticks! This is a free program provided by Kingston & South Madison Family Resource Centers & Berea Parks & Recreation! Please call 387-3449 to sign up!

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Madison Co Health Dept.
Madison Co Health Dept.

Our next rabies vaccination clinic will be on July 13th from 10am-2pm at the Madison County Health Department, 216 Boggs Lane, Richmond.Thank you to our partners, Central Madison Veterinary Clinic and Barnes Mill Animal Hospital, for making this clinic possible.

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. Wild mammals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes or bats can have and transmit rabies. Domestic animals like dogs, cats, horses and cattle also can transmit rabies to humans. People can get rabies from the Continue reading Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Madison County Births (June 19 – July 2, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Jun. 25,2013 – Breanna Calico – Berea Boy
Jun. 26,2013 – Elizabeth Garrett & Curtis Watts – Richmond – Boy
Jun. 26,2013 – Teri & William Webb – Berea – Girl
Jun. 27,2013 – Ashley Barnett & Anthony DeBoard – Richmond – Girl
Jun. 27,2013 – Ariel & Chris Barrow – Richmond – Boy
Jun. 27,2013 – Tamara Douglas & Jerry Ray – Richmond – Girl
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Even the Obama Administration Admits Obamacare Burdens Are Too Costly

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement following the Obama administration’s decision to delay the employer mandate provision of Obamacare while leaving the burdensome mandates and regulations in place for everyone else:

“Obamacare costs too much and it isn’t working the way the administration promised. And while the White House seems to slowly be admitting what Americans already know, and what I hear consistently in my travels around Kentucky regarding the regulatory burden on employers, the fact remains that Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced with common-sense reforms that actually lower costs for Americans.”

BOILED WATER ADVISORY!!

Boil Water Advisory
Boil Water Advisory

A boiled water advisory has been issued for a portion of Richmond Utilities customers. Those impacted are in the downtown area inside a box from 3rd St to Aspen Ave. AND between Main St. and North St. Customers inside that zone will need to boil their water until further notice which will be Tuesday evening at the earliest.