Obituaries Oct. 20 – 27, 2013

Hazel Starnes
Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes, 87, of Davis Ave. Lancaster, died Friday at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington KY. She was preceded in death by her husband John Samuel Starnes. Hazel was born in Garrard County KY to the late Nathan and Delia Brock Day. She was a homemaker, and a member of Leavel Green Christian Church.

Surviving is five sons, Paul Starnes(Paula) of Stanford KY, Donald Starnes(Ann) of Georgetown KY, Earl Starnes(Sheila) of Stanford KY, Charles Starnes of Midway KY, and James Starnes of Victoria, TX; five sisters, Margaret May(Elmer) of Lancaster,Gladys Green(Maurice) of Boston KY, Para Lee Bean of Lancaster, Mary Ruth Poynter of Bybee KY, and Barbara Ann Napier of Lancaster; three brothers Robert Day of Cartersville KY, Boyd Continue reading Obituaries Oct. 20 – 27, 2013

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes
Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes

Hazel Starnes, 87, of Davis Ave. Lancaster, died Friday at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington KY. She was preceded in death by her husband John Samuel Starnes. Hazel was born in Garrard County KY to the late Nathan and Delia Brock Day. She was a homemaker, and a member of Leavel Green Christian Church.

Surviving is five sons, Paul Starnes(Paula) of Stanford KY, Donald Starnes(Ann) of Georgetown KY, Earl Starnes(Sheila) of Stanford KY, Charles Starnes of Midway KY, and James Starnes of Victoria, TX; five sisters, Margaret May(Elmer) of Lancaster,Gladys Green(Maurice) of Boston KY, Para Lee Bean of Lancaster, Mary Ruth Poynter of Bybee KY, and Barbara Ann Napier of Lancaster; three brothers Robert Day of Cartersville KY, Boyd Day(Louise) of Stanford, and Ernest Day(Mary Ruth) of Continue reading Hazel Starnes

Vallandingham & Brandenburg to Wed

Vallandingham & Brandenburg
Vallandingham & Brandenburg

Lori Beth Vallandingham and Derek Nathan Brandenburg are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Lori is the daughter of Scott Vallandingham of Wilmore, KY and Aurelia Brandenburg of Berea, KY. She is a 2003 graduate of Madison Southern High School and is employed as an office assistant for CM Management in Berea.

Derek is the son of Lonnie Brandenburg of Berea, KY and Vickie Wagers of Richmond, KY. He is a 2002 graduate of Madison Southern High School and is employed as a QA technician at Quanex Building Products in Richmond.

The ceremony will take place on October 26th, 2013 at Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church.

McConnell Calls on TVA to Keep Paradise Coal-Fired Plant Open

Sen. McConnell and TVA President-CEO William Johnson discuss Paradise plant.
Sen. McConnell and TVA President-CEO William Johnson discuss Paradise plant.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) President and CEO William Johnson to urge TVA to maintain its current operations at the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired facility in Drakesboro, Kentucky. During the Wednesday meeting, Senator McConnell said that with the upcoming retirement of Kentucky Utilities’ Green River plant in 2016, coupled with a potential closure of Paradise, Muhlenberg County “just can’t take any more hits.” Johnson responded that many factors have Continue reading McConnell Calls on TVA to Keep Paradise Coal-Fired Plant Open

Veneer Basketry Demonstrated by David and Donna Glenn at Kentucky Artisan Center

Donna Glenn finishes a basket rim; David Glenn weaves a basket from walnut and poplar veneer; David Glenn with baskets in different stages– demonstrating at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Donna Glenn finishes a basket rim; David Glenn weaves a basket from walnut and poplar veneer; David Glenn with baskets in different stages– demonstrating at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, David and Donna Glenn, of Louisville, will demonstrate how they create their wood veneer baskets 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 Continue reading Veneer Basketry Demonstrated by David and Donna Glenn at Kentucky Artisan Center

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

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

Madison County Births (October 15 – 21, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Oct.15,2013 – Tiffany & Dustin Hall – Waco – Girl
Oct.15,2013 – Felicia Boggs & Michael Doan – Berea – Girl
Oct.17,2013 – Jessica Swanson & Stephen Barrett – Berea – Girl
Oct.18,2013 – Chelsea Ruble – Berea – Boy
Oct.18,2013 – Jennifer & Michael Osborne – Irvine – Boy
Oct.19,2013 – Samantha Bowen & Charles Rhodus – Richmond – Boy
Oct.21,2013 – Jamie & Johnathan Isaacs – Richmond – Girl
(Click read more for more birth announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (October 15 – 21, 2013)

Improvements in Progress for the Winchester Bypass

KTC
KTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that improvements are in progress for KY 1958 (the Winchester Bypass) with KY 1927 (Colby Road). The project involves replacing asphalt with new concrete pavement for the intersection.

Work schedule:

The project has started and will continue for approximately two weeks (through Monday, November 4).

KY 1958 (the Winchester Bypass) is reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection with KY 1927 (Colby Road) for the duration of the work.

Appropriate signage is in place to alert and guide the traveling public.

All scheduled work is subject to change depending on weather, emergencies Continue reading Improvements in Progress for the Winchester Bypass

NACCO Materials Handling Group Gift Supports Local Emergency Management Agency‏

EMA/CSEPP
EMA/CSEPP

Madison County Emergency Management Agency will receive a gift of a forklift from NACCO Materials Handling Group in Berea, Kentucky. The award-winning facility manufactures lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names.

The forklift, which will be used on a regular basis for management of materials in the agency’s storage facility, will be presented at NAACO’s Berea location at 2200 Menelaus Road on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 p.m.

In the event of an emergency in the county, the forklift will be a valuable asset. Depending on the nature of a specific emergency, the forklift could Continue reading NACCO Materials Handling Group Gift Supports Local Emergency Management Agency‏

Kacey Musgraves to Perform at EKU Center for the Arts

Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves

Up-and-coming country artist Kacey Musgraves is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Golden, Texas. Her fourth studio album and label debut, Same Trailer Different Park, was released in March 2013. She has recently been on tour with Little Big Town on The Tornado Tour, as well as with Continue reading Kacey Musgraves to Perform at EKU Center for the Arts

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.”