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.
The Madison County Emergency Management Agency/CSEPP announces the Kentucky Blood Center’s (KBC) Bloodmobile will be at the parking lot of the Madison County Emergency Operations Center at 560 S. Keeneland Drive on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Participants are required to set an appointment by phone or at the KBC website: www.kybloodcenter.org 1-(800)-775-2522
The Comprehensive Student Loan Protection Act By Senator Mitch McConnell June 24, 2013
Students in Kentucky pursuing higher education have enough to worry about as it is—like passing their exams, or finding a job after graduation. They don’t need the added worry of increasing interest rates for their student loans.
And yet, if Congress does not act before July 1, the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford loans, given to eligible students to defray the costs of a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school, will double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.
Mr. Shirley Smith, age 74 of Mt. Vernon, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Rockcastle Co. KY on August 1, 1938 the son of Henry and Joycie McGuire Smith.
He was a farmer and former Sheriff of Rockcastle County from 1990 – 2002. He was also a member of Wildie Christian Church.
Mr. Smith is survived by two daughters: Marsha and Gary Deaton of Richmond and Lisa and Trevor Hemsley of Wildie; four brothers: Herman and Connie Sue Smith of Mt. Vernon, Mearle and Lana Smith, Arnold and Norma Smith all of Trenton, OH and Kenneth Smith of Phoenix, AZ and four sisters: Edith Coffey of Wildie, Ester and James Houston of Cincinnati, OH, Bonnie Lou and Paul Schwartz of Milford, OH and Faye and Mike Peters of Mt. Vernon. Also surviving are three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife: Libby Smith; three brothers: William Smith, Ed Smith and Leonard Smith and two sisters: Gertrude Stevens and Hazel Smith.
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
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell today delivered remarks at the American Enterprise Institute on the use of government power to stifle speech and proposed solutions that protect the individual rights that are guaranteed to all citizens of the United States. Sen. McConnell spoke on the issue at AEI in June of 2012 highlighting the growing threat to free speech, particularly the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, calling on Americans to unite in vigilant defense of the Constitution. While some on the Left dismissed his remarks then, the growing IRS controversy has shown the need for vigilance. The following are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need to repeal and replace Obamacare with easily-implemented, commonsense reforms that lower costs for Americans:
“A few months back, one of our Democrat colleagues warned of a ‘huge train wreck’ on the horizon–the implementation of Obamacare. And yesterday, we received another warning as Obamacare speeds down the tracks. This one came from the GAO, which highlighted a number of missed deadlines that cast doubt on the ability of the Administration to even get the law up and running by October 1st.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) today in introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013, which would permanently abolish the federal death tax. In addition, the Thune/McConnell legislation sets a lifetime gift tax exemption of up to $5 million, and makes permanent a 35 percent gift tax rate for gifts made over that amount (indexed to inflation).
During a press conference on Capitol Hill today, Senator McConnell said the death tax is the federal government’s final insult to American taxpayers and it needs to be repealed.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for the President and Senate Democrats to explain the consequences of Obamacare to the American people instead of spending millions on a campaign-style P.R. blitz:
“Last year, President Obama was asked about the lessons he had learned from his first term. Instead of focusing on errors in judgment or policy, he seemed to indicate that he really just needed to do a better job of telling ‘a story to the American people.’
“In other words, the policy was fine. And if Americans didn’t get it, it’s because they had a listening problem.
The Madison County Board of Education is seeking feedback from the community regarding its search for a new superintendent. If you would like to participate in the online survey, please click on the link below.
The survey will close at the end of the business day Friday, June 21. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. If you would rather fill out a paper copy, please stop by any school office or the district’s central office to pick up a copy. http://www.madison.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=123