Kyle Meadows, KY Wonder String Band to Perform at KY Artisan Center

 Left to Right: Jack Bunch, Steve Adkisson and Kyle Meadows of Kentucky Wonder String Band
Left to Right: Jack Bunch, Steve Adkisson and Kyle Meadows of Kentucky Wonder String Band

On Saturday, July 20, Kyle Meadows and the Kentucky Wonder String Band will perform music on hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar and fiddle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration.

Meadows, of Cold Spring, will perform on the hammer dulcimer along with fellow musicians Steve Adkisson and Jack Bunch, together known as the Kentucky Wonder String Band.

Born in North Carolina, Meadows began his career in music as a child learning to play the piano by ear. As a teenager, he taught himself how to Continue reading Kyle Meadows, KY Wonder String Band to Perform at KY Artisan Center

Meet National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis
Jennifer Pharr Davis

On August 12th, author of Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, Appalachian Trail record holder, and National Geographic Adventurer of the year, Jennifer Pharr Davis will be giving a presentation at the Berea Public Library.

Jennifer Pharr Davis will recount stories of hardship and joy from her 46-day record hike on the Appalachian Trail. While her athletic accomplishment- averaging 47 miles per day- was impressive, audience members may be more captivated by Jen’s positive attitude and her husband’s unconditional support, than by her ability to overcome shin splints, sleet, and sickness.

Her latest book, Called Again is not a boastful retelling of a record attempt, but a testament that the wilderness is available to everyone at every phase of life. As Jennifer likes to say, the value of a journey is not found in how far or Continue reading Meet National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

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 July 7 – 14, 2013

Dennis Trone Jr
Dennis Trone Jr

Dennis Trone Jr.

Dennis Trone Jr. “Bo” age 53, husband of Amy Vaughn Trone of Berea died Thursday July 11, 2013. Bo was a construction worker for Bar Tie Construction Co. and attended Grace Baptist Church. Bo was born in Peoria Illinois to the late Dennis Trone Sr. and Belinda Taylor Trone, and he and Amy had lived in Berea since 1995. Bo was also preceded in death by a daughter Crystal Gabbard.

Bo is survived by his wife Amy Trone of Berea, a son Dennis Wayne Trone III “Codie”, a daughter Denise Trone and sisters Vicky Netwick and Joleena Trone, and grandsons Bradley and Brent, and his brothers-in-law Ricky (Patricia) Knuckles, Jimmy Vaughn, Mike Knuckles, Scotty Knuckles, and mother-in-law Frances Damrell.

Memorial services will be Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 8 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Powell officiating. The family will have visitation from 6-8 Continue reading Obituaries July 7 – 14, 2013

Chris Ramsey Creates Hats, Bowls on Wood Lathe at Kentucky Artisan Center

Turned wooden hat by Chris Ramsey
Turned wooden hat by Chris Ramsey

On Saturday, July 20, Chris Ramsey, of Somerset, will create hats, bowls and vessels from wood on a lathe from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration.

Beginning with a rough-hewn solid block of wood, Ramsey places the wood onto a lathe and rotates it a various speeds, sculpting the wood with tools into the shape he desires. Most of Ramsey’s works are crafted from a single, unique piece of wood with no gluing or joining of Big Leaf Maple Burl with Bark Inclusion individual pieces. His hats are turned while the wood is green and flexible, and he places large rubber bands around the brow band Continue reading Chris Ramsey Creates Hats, Bowls on Wood Lathe at Kentucky Artisan Center

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk
Walk

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

To Participate:
Find a walk in your community. Register as a team captain, team member, or individual. Start fundraisin and raising awareness in your community.

Berea

What: Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: September 14, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. registration 10 a.m. walk

Where: Berea Community School

Contact: Amber Lakin [email protected] 502-451-4266

Website: www.alz.org

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!

Henry Clay to ‘Visit’ Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

 George McGee as historical figure and KY statesman Henry Clay
George McGee as historical figure and KY statesman Henry Clay

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Saturday, July 20, actor George McGee will portray historical figure Henry Clay, walking and talking with visitors at the center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m..

McGee, of Georgetown, has been portraying Clay, the statesman, for 20 years. When McGee began looking at what a typical day was like for Clay, he realized that the man was a powerhouse of energy and ideas.

“Just Henry Clay’s personal correspondence alone is daunting,” McGee said.

For more than 40 years, Henry Clay was a major player in the 19th century national political scene, and was renowned for his oratory and devotion to the Continue reading Henry Clay to ‘Visit’ Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Architect Charles Jolly to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center

Charles Jolly
Charles Jolly

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea celebrates 10 years as Kentucky’s showcase for the arts with three days of celebration, and on Saturday, July 20, architect and artist Charles Jolly, of Lexington, will demonstrate watercolor painting at the center from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jolly, of Myers, Jolly Architects PLC, is one of the architects who designed the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. He is active in the arts in Lexington, and will use watercolor and ink on Bristol board in his demonstration July 20.

Explaining his education and training, Jolly said: “In architecture, I learned how a shadow describes a form, and in art I learned that by painting all that is not a boat, a boat is painted.”

In combination with his architectural practice, Jolly began painting again in 1980. His paintings have always followed his passions, beginning with a Continue reading Architect Charles Jolly to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting at Kentucky Artisan Center

Participate in the Community Quilt Show

Quilt Extravaganza 2013
Quilt Extravaganza 2013

The Berea Arts Council invites all quilters and owners of quilts to show their favorite quilts during the upcoming 2013 Quilt Extravaganza’s Community Quilt Show at the Berea Community School.
These may be quilts you have made yourself or quilts by a family member or friend.
There is no charge to participate in this non-juried exhibit; quilts may not have been shown in this event in the past five years and one quilt per person. Space is limited and the first quilts submitted will be exhibited.
Quilts may be traditional or contemporary in style, old or new, pieced or Continue reading Participate in the Community Quilt Show

Michael Coblenz files to run for Congress in the Sixth District

Michael Coblenz
Michael Coblenz

Today, Michael Coblenz, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to establish his candidacy for United States Congress in the Sixth District of Kentucky.

Mr. Coblenz is an attorney specializing in patents and related intellectual property matters. Before law school he served for seven years in the United States Air Force, first as a mechanical engineer and then as a B-52 navigator. He has been involved in a number of community organizations, and ran unsuccessfully for State Representative in 2010.

Mr. Coblenz said, “I’m running for Congress for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I’m tired of politics being so silly, and campaigns being so condescending. Whatever else I do, I hope to address the problems we face as a nation in a serious, thoughtful, and thorough manner. My main goal is to Continue reading Michael Coblenz files to run for Congress in the Sixth District

President Barack Obama’s Plan is a War On Coal, Kentucky Jobs

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Last week, President Obama wrote a column for this paper in which he called for the same kind of swift action on his plan to tax American energy that he’s called for on other items dear to the liberal agenda.

Kentuckians deserve to know what this latest plan really means for their families, jobs, and utility bills.

The president stated, for instance, that “there is no contradiction between a sound environment and a strong economy.” That’s true. But a closer look at his plan shows that he has chosen sides in this debate, and it isn’t for America’s robust energy economy and the bountiful jobs that come with it.

Kentucky, which boasts seven percent of all recoverable U.S. coal reserves, Continue reading President Barack Obama’s Plan is a War On Coal, Kentucky Jobs

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 Schools Narrows Superintendent Search

Madison Co. Schools
Madison Co. Schools

The Madison County Board of Education announced it has narrowed its search for the district’s next superintendent to three finalists. Matthew Constant, Elmer Thomas, and Robin Steiner are the three candidates who will be interviewed for the position.

Matthew Constant is currently as assistant superintendent of technology and federal programs for Owensboro Public Schools. From 2008 to 2011, he served as director of instructional technology in Daviess County Public Schools. From 2005 to 2008, he was principal of Daviess County High School.

Elmer Thomas is currently the principal of Madison Central High School in Madison County Schools. Thomas has served as principal at MCHS since Continue reading Madison County Schools Narrows Superintendent Search