Signups for Soil Health Cover Crop

SCDK

Madison County Conservation District is having soil health cover crop cost share signups August 27, 2012 through October 5, 2012 at 1024 Ival James Blvd. Suite A-1, Richmond, KY 40475. For more information call 624-1981 ext 3.

The Madison County Conservation District organized February 23, 1944. It is one of 3,000 Conservation Districts in the nation. It is made up of several board members. The District is a subdivision of the Kentucky Department of natural resources, responsible for assisting landowners and land users in solving soil and water resources problems; set priorities for conservation work; and coordinate the federal, state and local resources used to conduct conservation programs.

The District board also supervises the sub-district activities of the Red Lick Creek Watershed Conservancy District.

Obituaries August 19 to August 26, 2012

Janet Rebecca McIntosh

Janet “Becky” McIntosh

Richmond – Janet Rebecca McIntosh, 72, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was the widow of Darvis McIntosh Sr.

Becky was born in Madison County on December 30, 1939, and was the daughter of John Lewis Denny Sr. and Ethel Lucena Ray Denny. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her husband, Darvis McIntosh Sr., she is preceded in death by: her father, John Lewis Denny Sr.; one son, Tommy McIntosh; and one sister, Anita Money.

Survivors include: three sons, Darvis McIntosh Jr. (Dianne), Johnny McIntosh (Peggy), all of Richmond, and Joe McIntosh; two daughters, Becky Coyle (Larry) and Janet Fritz (John), both of Richmond; two brothers, John Denny Continue reading Obituaries August 19 to August 26, 2012

Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

Home Energy Partners

On behalf of Home Energy Partners, a Madison County based nonprofit housing organization, I want to invite you to one of our free community Home Energy Efficiency Workshops. Home Energy Partners has over our last two years completed 30 workshops, 100 BPI Energy Audits, 25 retro-fits and 23 housing rehabs for low-income homeowners. Our workshops are designed to provide basic information on lifestyle and simple home improvements to significantly reduce energy costs. We also cover more comprehensive measures including the components of a BPI Energy Audit and incentives, rebates and other financing options to assist in the retro-fit costs.

We typically have 2-4 workshops in Madison County a month, however we are currently evaluating the program and ways to support it so you participation Continue reading Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Has Something for All

BORA

AUGUST 25-26, 2012

Portrayals of Civil War luminaries, a special presentation on balloon observation, a variety of living history exhibits and the re-created Battle of Richmond will highlight the Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Weekend Aug. 25-26.

This year’s Saturday-Sunday event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond, conducted Aug. 29-30, 1862. Approximately 300 re-enactors are expected to participate in the battle reenactment at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Also, a special re-enactment is set for Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluegrass Army Depot.

The Sunday morning re-enactment is sponsored by the Army Depot and, for the first time, will be conducted on Depot property where part of the actual Continue reading Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Has Something for All

The Doctor is in …

Unblemish

Tanorexic or beautifully bronzed, as tans fade, our summer skin follies come into full view. It’s true that when the endless summer days finally come to an end, we’ll all have some reckoning to do, but some of us will have more skin sins to pay for than others.

Dark, lightly toasted, red or just rosy, all sun exposure is damage and your skin has a duty to your overall health to fight back. Unfortunately, the battle scars of your skin’s fight to survive, which appear as brown spots and dullness on your face, often last longer than you’d like. What’s worse, sun damage is cumulative throughout your life, ignoring any brown spots today won’t mean they’ll fade away next summer, they’ll only become more pronounced.

Take a look at these two women*. As a dermatologist, just one look at this picture tells me more about their sun habits than their eating habits. They Continue reading The Doctor is in …

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 17, 2012

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE 

Berea Fudge Shop, 207 Short St., Berea 100%
Berea Senior Citizens, 214 Jefferson St., Berea 98%
Domino’s Pizza, 330 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 95%
Josie’s, 236 W. Main St., Richmond 97%
Little Caesar’s, 527 Glades Rd., Berea 99%
McDonald’s #34957, 1001 Brandy Ln., Richmond 100%
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 620 Eastern By Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 17, 2012

Puppet Time

Parks & Recreation

Sidekick Siblings Connecting siblings one game at a time! Thurs. Sept. 13th 5:30pm – 7pm at Memorial Park Large Shelter for Sock & Bag Puppets! Please bring socks that you can turn into puppets; other supplies will be provided by Puppets & Such in Berea as well as Berea Parks & Recreation! Free & Open to the Public! Further questions please contact Berea Parks & Recreation at 986-9402.

Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Has Something for All

BORA

AUGUST 25-26, 2012

Portrayals of Civil War luminaries, a special presentation on balloon observation, a variety of living history exhibits and the re-created Battle of Richmond will highlight the Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Weekend Aug. 25-26.

This year’s Saturday-Sunday event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Richmond, conducted Aug. 29-30, 1862. Approximately 300 re-enactors are expected to participate in the battle reenactment at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Also, a special re-enactment is set for Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluegrass Army Depot.

The Sunday morning re-enactment is sponsored by the Army Depot and, for the first time, will be conducted on Depot property where part of the actual Continue reading Battle of Richmond Re-enactment Has Something for All

Whooping Cough is on the Rise

Madison Co Health Dept.

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in Pertussis or “whooping cough” cases. Numerous counties in Kentucky have had cases this year.

On August 10, 2012 nurses at Madison County Health Department have confirmed 29 cases of pertussis (whooping cough), and have 2 probable cases. Cases have been confirmed in northern Madison County, Richmond, Moberly/Waco and Berea. The majority of cases so far have been in Richmond and Waco.

Pertussis or Whooping Cough is a contagious disease caused by bacteria. It is spread from person to person, who are in close contact with one another by respiratory droplets. Close contact means spending more than 1 hour within 3 feet or less of an infected person.

Symptoms of Pertussis include:

Cold like symptoms, including a cough that worsens over one to two weeks.

“Coughing fits” that cause a person to have long sets of Continue reading Whooping Cough is on the Rise

Education or Administration

Robert New

In an August 16th Berea Online editorial, Madison County School Superintendent Tommy Floyd started out by saying, “Madison County Schools has placed an emphasis on early childhood education and kindergarten readiness.” He then went on to include an article written by Kentucky Board of Education member Brigitte Blom Ramsey, discussing the importance of screening children as they enter kindergarten and the difference those screenings can make on a child’s academic success.

Floyd went on to say, “This is an opinion I share as an advocate for early childhood education.”

I find Mr. Floyd’s comments to be a bit disingenuous. Recently tax payers have been calling on the board to be more frugal in their spending and budgetary process and to seek ways to redirect money from very costly Continue reading Education or Administration

Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

Home Energy Partners

On behalf of Home Energy Partners, a Madison County based nonprofit housing organization, I want to invite you to one of our free community Home Energy Efficiency Workshops. Home Energy Partners has over our last two years completed 30 workshops, 100 BPI Energy Audits, 25 retro-fits and 23 housing rehabs for low-income homeowners. Our workshops are designed to provide basic information on lifestyle and simple home improvements to significantly reduce energy costs. We also cover more comprehensive measures including the components of a BPI Energy Audit and incentives, rebates and other financing options to assist in the retro-fit costs.

We typically have 2-4 workshops in Madison County a month, however we are currently evaluating the program and ways to support it so you participation Continue reading Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

Obituaries August 12 to August 19, 2012

Cleo Holt

Cleo B. Holt

BEREA — Cleo B. Holt, 81, of Rogers Street, Berea, passed away Friday August 17, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Cleo was born in Jackson County to the late Jeff and Margaret Spears Jackson. She was a homemaker and attended the Sand Gap Holiness Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Mones, Acy and Letcher Jackson, and three sisters, Rennie Jackson Pigg, Francis Jackson Baker and Aritha Jackson Chasteen.

She is survived by: her husband of almost 61 years, Clireu Holt, three children, Dezolua Rievine Holt, Homatau Holt and Aladdine Dornay (Donna) Holt; three grandchildren, Kerri Dornay (Larry) Holt Pingleton, Ladonna LaRee Holt Saylor, Lanaisa Brittany Holt; four great-grandchildren, Steven Oscar Sie Saylor Jr., Jacob Isaac Saylor, Makyna Rae Saylor and Dylan Hacker; three sisters, Lilly Jackson Thomas, Ruby Jackson Dixon; Virdy Jackson Isaacs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. George Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis-Witt Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6 to 9 pm at the funeral home. Continue reading Obituaries August 12 to August 19, 2012