Safe Winter Driving Tips MCSC

Madison Co Safety Coalition

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. This sheet provides safety information to your residents to help prevent motor vehicle injuries due to winter storms.

The three P’s of Safe Winter Driving:

PREPARE for the trip; PROTECT yourself; and PREVENT crashes on the road.


Maintain Your Car: Check battery, tire tread, and windshield wipers, keep your windows clear, put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir, and check your antifreeze.
Have On Hand: flashlight, jumper cables, abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats), shovel, snow brush and Continue reading Safe Winter Driving Tips MCSC

City Of Berea Municipal Utilities Solar Farm Now Operational

Berea Sloar Farm

The first 60 solar panels were installed on December twenty first of two thousand eleven and are now operational. Construction began on the Berea Solar Farm on December 01, 2011.

Berea Municipal Utility (BMU), with support from the City and an EECBG grant, is establishing the Berea Solar Farm – arrays of photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate electricity. The purpose of the Solar Farm is to provide BMU customers who want to invest in local solar generation an opportunity to do Continue reading City Of Berea Municipal Utilities Solar Farm Now Operational

Gatewood Galbraith Dies at 64

Gatewood Galbraith

Gatewood Galbraith was found unresponsive in his bed this morning by family members.
Galbraith had been having trouble for some time with congestion in his lungs and had been on medication for such. The coroners office listed the cause of death as complications from chronic emphysema, no autopsy will be preformed.
Galbraith had run for various offices in Kentucky throughout the years such as U.S. representative, the attorney general, and Governor this past November.
Galbraith leaves behind three children. Milward Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

BEREA, Ky. – On Saturday, Jan. 5, Virginia Petty of Berea will demonstrate how she creates miniature baskets from dried natural materials from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Petty has been making baskets for many years and is primarily self-taught. For her demonstration she will use the natural dried leaves and vines that she finds and gathers in the region surrounding her gardens and yard in Madison County. Petty collects her materials and allows them to dry naturally. She uses the ‘bast’ or inner bark of numerous plants such as mulberry root, bittersweet, and Indian hemp, as well as daylily leaves, Siberian iris leaves, Peruvian daffodil flower stalks Continue reading Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Obituaries December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012

Lemetta Dause

Lemetta Godbey Dause

RICHMOND — Lemetta Godbey Dause, 63, of Richmond, passed away December 30, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky.

She was born June 19, 1948, in Casey County, Ky., the daughter of Thomas L. and Clytha (Salyers) Godbey. Lemetta was active in the Madison County 4-H and was a Madison County Homemaker of the Year. Lemetta was an active member of the Union City Christian Church, past member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and an avid bowler and bunco player.

Survivors include: her father, Thomas L. Godbey; her son, Christopher Dause (Carol); her daughter, Cindy Whittington (Chris); and five grandchildren; Lucas Dause, John Dause, JP Whittington, Katlyn Whittington and Continue reading Obituaries December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012

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Charles Jack Foster

Charles Jack Foster Sr.

LEXINGTON — Charles Jack Foster Sr., 76, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Mayfair Manor in Lexington.

Mr. Foster, son of the late Arthur Foster and Roxie Anglin James, was born in Madison County on Oct. 10, 1935. He had most recently worked for Walmart. Mr. Foster enjoyed fishing and golfing and was known for his love of people. He also liked old country and bluegrass music and he loved his special pets. He was a member of the Robert Sirkle Masonic Lodge 594 F. & A. M. in Lexington and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Janet Kay Aubrey Foster; two sons, Charles Jack Foster, Jr. (Joann) of Jeffersonville and Authur Gerrard Foster (Latisha) of Mt. Sterling; two daughters, Theresa Ann Foster of Continue reading Obituaries December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012 (continue)

New Years Resolutions Recycled

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

The holiday season brings excitement, cheer, and joy to me and my family as we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. The season seems to go full steam ahead with endless comfort foods, family gatherings, and social commitments that last about forty days until we bring it to a close by ringing in the New Year. Most of us kick off the holiday celebrations by overindulging with all the things that bring us joy like our favorite foods, entertainment, and shopping. Holidays can leave us feeling sluggish, depressed, as we bring a close to the season. During the holidays we usually pack on a few extra pounds, expands our waist lines, and about the time we think we can get a little rest—we jump back into life as we try to catch up on job, school, and family as fatigue settles in.

As many of us are running out of holiday cheer and the realities of the season merge with our expectations, we find ourselves searching for the perfect New Years Resolution. The timing for setting such an important goal comes at the worst possible time—we are tired and feeling guilty for overindulging yet, most Continue reading New Years Resolutions Recycled

Road Closure

Road Closed

Cleary Construction, a contractor for WMU, will have Old Boonesboro Road closed on January 3rd for WMU sewer project. The location is 3575 Old Boonesboro Rd. There is a possibility of the closure extending a couple more days depending on the weather.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Urges Drivers to Prepare for Winter Conditions

KY Farm Bureau

Louisville, KY (December 27, 2011) – With regional weather reports indicating that falling temperatures will bring bands of snow and freezing rain across the state today, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies urges all drivers to exercise extreme caution on the roadways. Slushy accumulations will make roadways difficult to navigate, reduce tire traction, increase required braking distances and, at times, may limit driver visibility. Motorists must take extra caution when headed out under these conditions.

“Everyone hopes they won’t be the person sliding off the road or crashing into another vehicle when a snowstorm hits, but ice and snow on the streets can be just as hazardous to an experienced driver as they are to an inexperienced one,” said KFB Insurance Vice President of Claims, Greg Youngblood. “Staying off the roads until the conditions are clear and Continue reading Kentucky Farm Bureau Urges Drivers to Prepare for Winter Conditions

Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011

Mr. Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose was born April 9, 1939 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond, being 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Dan & Zelma (Isaacs) Rose.

Shirley is survived by two children, Terry Rose of Boone County and Amanda Rose of Berea. He is also survived by two brothers, Raymond Rose and Nolan Rose both of McKee and by two sisters, Novella Toler of McKee and Roberta Bays of Burlington. He was blessed with a host of nieces and nephews and by a special friend Linda Abney.

In addition to his parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by a sister, Lou Jean Rose and by three brothers, Garnet Rose, Troy Jr. Rose and Larry Rose. Shirley was a member of the In Jesus Name Church of God.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Lakes Funeral Home of McKee with Bro. John Gross and Continue reading Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011