Madison County ASAP to host Heroin in Kentucky Headlines Conference

Heroin in KY
Heroin in KY

According to the 2012 Kentucky Overdose Fatality Report issued by the Office of Drug Control Policy, prescription drug abuse deaths decreased for the first time in a decade. However, heroin overdose deaths exploded 550% from 2011 to 2012. In response to the heroin epidemic that is sweeping the nation, the Madison County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy board is hosting the “Heroin in Kentucky Headlines” Conference on Thursday, October Continue reading Madison County ASAP to host Heroin in Kentucky Headlines Conference

“Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans”

Photos left  to right: “The Greatest” painting by Agustin Zarate; “After the Last Cast” photograph by John Snell; The Thrill of Victory – The Agony of Defeat” photograph by Melissa Rae Nesselrode
Photos left to right: “The Greatest” painting by Agustin Zarate; “After the Last Cast” photograph by John Snell; The Thrill of Victory – The Agony of Defeat” photograph by Melissa Rae Nesselrode

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea’s current exhibition, “Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display now through Feb. 22, 2014. Free guided gallery tours of this exhibit will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

This exhibit features works by 25 artists and includes wood carvings, photographs, paintings, textile works, baskets, prints, mixed media works and sculpture. A wide variety of sports are captured by these artists including Continue reading “Capturing the Art of Sport: Works by Kentucky Artisans”

Ephraim McDowell Health Sponsoring Free Health Screenings

Ephraim McDowell Health
Ephraim McDowell Health

Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville, KY is sponsoring a free health screening on November 16 at Wallacetown Baptist Church, located at 3121 Guynn Road in Paint Lick. The free screenings will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. You may call (859)339-9524, Monday through Friday for an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index, stroke risk and flu shots. After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss Continue reading Ephraim McDowell Health Sponsoring Free Health Screenings

McConnell: Time for the President to Consider Delaying Obamacare

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Monday on the Obama administration’s broken promises and rushed effort on Obamacare:

“Another campaign-style event won’t solve the myriad problems facing consumers under Obamacare. For months, the American people have been learning about the impact Obamacare will have on individuals and families in the form of higher premiums, disrupted insurance, and lost jobs—more broken promises from the administration. Obamacare costs too much and it’s not working the way they promised. And when a visit to the Obamacare website makes a trip to the DMV seem pleasant, it’s time for the President to consider delaying this rushed effort.”

Obituaries Oct. 13 – 20, 2013

W.R. Cotton Isaacs
W.R. Cotton Isaacs

W. R. “Cotton” Isaacs

Long time Berea businessman W. R. “Cotton” Isaacs, died Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center at the age of 88. He was born in Berea to the late Leonard and Grace Preston Isaacs.

Mr. Isaacs was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II, a member of the Berea Baptist Church, Berea Masonic Lodge # 617, and Cleveland Frost Post of the American Legion. At one time he served on the Berea Board of Education. For many years he ran Berea Novelty Company and Bluegrass Restaurants.

Mr. Isaacs is survived by: his sons, William Patrick Isaacs of Naples, Florida, and Robert Jeffrey Isaacs (Vickie) of Paris, Kentucky; his grandchildren: Lauren Paige Isaacs of New York City, Malikca McPeek (Jason) of Berea, Iris Continue reading Obituaries Oct. 13 – 20, 2013

Speaker Thomas S. Foley

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the passing of former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley:

“Elaine and I mourn the passing of former Speaker of the House Tom Foley. Tom’s long and distinguished service to the people of eastern Washington and his subsequent service as a diplomat have not been forgotten. Tom Foley had a hard-earned reputation for fairness even among his ideological adversaries, and the entire Senate extends its condolences to Heather and the entire Foley family.”

Morehead State University Professor Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced the United States Senate has approved the nomination of Dr. Michael W. Hail, a Morehead State University Professor, to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Hail was recommended for the position by Senator McConnell.

Dr. Hail is currently an Associate Professor of Government in the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy at Morehead State University. He also serves as Assistant Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Director of the MPA and Government Graduate Programs. He is a 1989 graduate of Centre College, M.A. in 1992 at Eastern Kentucky Continue reading Morehead State University Professor Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Virginia Petty Creates Sculptural Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center

Photos, left to right: A sculptural basket by Virginia Petty made from vine and hickory bark paper; Petty demonstrates her basket techniques at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Photos, left to right: A sculptural basket by Virginia Petty made from vine and hickory bark paper; Petty demonstrates her basket techniques at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Virginia Petty, of Berea, will demonstrate how she creates her natural material sculptural baskets 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. 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 Continue reading Virginia Petty Creates Sculptural Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center

Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at Kentucky Artisan Center

Photos, left to right: Carving a figure with a gouge; chip carvings by Bill Bondurant; a small songbird carving by John Adams
Photos, left to right: Carving a figure with a gouge; chip carvings by Bill Bondurant; a small songbird carving by John Adams

On Saturday, Oct. 19, 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. 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 Continue reading Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at Kentucky Artisan Center

Survivors Party

Stamp
Stamp

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Stamp to Cope, Inc, a non-profit based in Berea KY, announces that it is throwing a pARTy for Breast Cancer Survivors! Join us for an open house event at the Berea Arts Council on October 19, 2013 from 1 – 4pm. The celebration will focus on the power of arts and crafts in the survivorship journey. Join us for give-aways, snacks, projects, and color techniques. Hope to see you there!

For more information, call Dr. Jeannette K. Jones, RCC at 859-353-2595. http://stamptocope.blogspot.com http://www.stamptocope.org

Stamp to Cope, Inc. – Raising breast cancer awareness and providing survivors with a coping option through rubber stamp art. – 501c3

BMU’s Rash Road Substation to be Shut Off for Maintenance

BMU
BMU

BMU Electric Operations Dept. is giving you advanced notice that the electric will be off at BMU’s Rash Road Substation for maintenance for approximately 30 minutes on the nights of October 5th, 12th, and 19th (beginning at midnight).

We value our customers and will restore the electric as soon as possible. IF your electric remains off for more than 30 minutes, please contact our emergency number at (859) 986-8483 to report your outage.

The areas is large and will cover the following main circuits (and areas branching from those): Campus/Hospital, Glades Rd./Dixie Park, Prospect/Center, Menelaus/BMU’s section of Brooklyn Blvd.
There are streets are too numerous to list all.

Thank You
BMU Operations Department

Madison County Births (October 7 – 15, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Oct. 07,2013 – Amanda Brown & Joshua Wilson – Berea – Girl
Oct. 08,2013 – Paisley Renner & Kristopher Johnson – Berea – Girl
Oct. 08,2013 – Angela Wrenn & Alexander Watkins – Richmond – Girl
Oct. 09,2013\ – Carol-Lynn Huffman & Chad Hamilton – Richmond – Girl
Oct. 10,2013 – Lisa & T.J. Prather – Richmond – Boy
Oct. 10,2013 – Kimberly Banks & Lorenzo Calderon – Richmond – Boy
(Click read more for more birth announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (October 7 – 15, 2013)

McConnell Announces Agreement to Re-Open Government, Prevent Default

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding an agreement to re-open the government, prevent default and protect the spending reductions in the Budget Control Act:

“This has been a long challenging few weeks for Congress and for the country.

“It’s my hope that today we can put some of the most urgent issues behind us

“After yesterday’s events, the Majority Leader and I began a series of conversations about a way to get the government re-opened and prevent Continue reading McConnell Announces Agreement to Re-Open Government, Prevent Default