Madison County Births (July 24 – 30, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Jul. 24,2013 – Tiffany Vickers & Shawn Rowland – Tyner – Boy
Jul. 24,2013 – Rebecca Evans & John Langenderfer – Richmond -Boy
Jul. 24,2013 – Brittany & Charles Robertson – Richmond – Boy
Jul. 26,2013 – Amy Hagan & Michael LeCompte – Berea – Boy
Jul. 26,2013 – Jessica & Dustin Heiser – Richmond – Girl
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Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba
Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba not sure what this is do it for FREE at Berea City Pool July 19th, 26th, Aug. 2nd & 9th from 9:45am – 10:30am!

Our instructor is Veronica w/ Fitness, Friends & Fun in Berea! Join us for four Friday mornings as we exercise in the water Open To The Public!

We’ll begin right on time so please be in the pool by 9:45am! Call Berea Parks & Recreation for further details 986-9402!

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

Grant Workshop in Berea for Kentucky Artists, Writers and Performers

KFW

The Kentucky Foundation for Women invites interested residents of the Jackson Purchase region to participate in one of its three upcoming state-wide workshops in Berea on August 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library, Berea branch, 319 Chestnut St. The foundation is a private philanthropy supporting feminist art for social change through grants, retreats and residencies. The August 1 workshop is an opportunity to learn Continue reading Grant Workshop in Berea for Kentucky Artists, Writers and Performers

School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

By Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Tim Scott, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander

One of the most important things we do as a society is educate our kids. Opportunity in education is the gateway to opportunity everywhere else — in our economy, in our society and in our democracy.

All children, no matter who they are or where they live, deserve an equal chance to develop their skills and intellect. But today in America, too many kids don’t get that chance.

We have a system in which politicians and bureaucrats have too much control, parents have too little, and students’ needs get lost in the shuffle. Big Continue reading School Choice: Part of the Solution to Our Broken Education System

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

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 21 – 28, 2013

Helen Johnson
Helen Johnson

Helen Louise Foster Johnson

Helen Louise Foster Johnson, widow of Darrell Edward Johnson, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013, at her home in Waco, Kentucky. She was born on December 10, 1941, in Madison County to the late Alvin and Hazel Browning Foster. She was a housewife and a member of the Richmond House of Prayer.

Helen is survived by three sons; Dwight Johnson (Nancy), Scott Johnson (Holly) and Kenneth Johnson (Brandi); one daughter, Wilma Gayle Johnson; nine grandchildren, Arthur and Andrea Hoskins, Brittany, Tiffany, Trevor, Katelyn, Abigail, Matthew and Brooklyn Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Damien, Dominique, Jade and Aiden Hoskins, Lalen Adams and Kaylen Bailey; three brothers, Charlie, Alvin and Blaine Foster; three sisters, Mary Continue reading Obituaries July 21 – 28, 2013

All About Berea – July 26, 2013

This week we are joined by author Randy Westbrook as he discusses his new book “50 years of Exile”. Jonathan share more insight on the affects of Football on youth, 4 things you should know about Berea this week and more.

Host – Chad Hembree
Co-Host and Senior News Editor – Beth Myers
News Analysts and Chief Sports Editor – Jonathan Schinhofen
Guest – Randy Westbrook

Grant Workshop in Berea for Kentucky Artists, Writers and Performers

KFW

The Kentucky Foundation for Women invites interested residents of the Jackson Purchase region to participate in one of its three upcoming state-wide workshops in Berea on August 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library, Berea branch, 319 Chestnut St. The foundation is a private philanthropy supporting feminist art for social change through grants, retreats and residencies. The August 1 workshop is an opportunity to learn Continue reading Grant Workshop in Berea for Kentucky Artists, Writers and Performers

Elmer Thomas to Serve as District’s Next Superintendent

Board of Education names Elmer Thomas next Superintendent
Board of Education names Elmer Thomas next Superintendent

The Madison County Board of Education held a special called meeting today to approve the hiring of Elmer Thomas to serve as the district’s next superintendent. The vote was 4 to 1 with Board Member Mary Renfro voting against.

“Matthew (Thomas’ son) and I have talked a lot about what it means to be a servant,” Thomas said during the meeting. “My family and I have learned a lot Continue reading Elmer Thomas to Serve as District’s Next Superintendent

Rep. Smart Named Newest Member of General Assembly’s Budget Committee

Rep. Rita Smart, D-Richmond, is the newest member of the General Assembly’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee; she attended her first meeting as a member on Thursday.  Here, she is pictured with state Rep. Rick Rand, who chairs the committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives. (Photo credit: LRC Public Information)
Rep. Rita Smart, D-Richmond, is the newest member of the General Assembly’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee; she attended her first meeting as a member on Thursday. Here, she is pictured with state Rep. Rick Rand, who chairs the committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives. (Photo credit: LRC Public Information)

State Rep. Rita Smart, who has served the people of Madison County in the General Assembly since 2011, has been appointed by House leaders to the powerful Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which plays a crucial role in writing the state’s budget.

“This is a great honor, because this committee does so much to determine the direction of the state and how our tax dollars are spent,” said Rep. Smart, D-Richmond. “Our community will now have a much stronger say because of Continue reading Rep. Smart Named Newest Member of General Assembly’s Budget Committee

McConnell Meets with Kentucky Future Farmers of America

Kentucky FFA President, Brian Chism, and Vice President, Beth Ann Myers, meet with Sen. McConnell
Kentucky FFA President, Brian Chism, and Vice President, Beth Ann Myers, meet with Sen. McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell welcomed two Kentucky Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers to his office in the United States Capitol. The Kentucky FFA officers are President, Brian Chism, of Meade County, and Vice President, Beth Ann Myers, of Boyle County.

“I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Brian Chism and Beth Ann Myers during their visit to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Kentucky Future Farmers of America,” said Senator McConnell. “I am proud to support the Kentucky FFA and the impact this organization has on agricultural education throughout the Commonwealth.”

The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. Today FFA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 540,000 members throughout all 50 states and over Continue reading McConnell Meets with Kentucky Future Farmers of America

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

Senate Should Follow House and Pass a Permanent Delay of Obamacare

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the President’s latest pivot to the economy, and the need for the Senate to pass a permanent delay of Obamcare:

“Like the President, I appreciate a good literary reference every now and then. Placed in the proper context, a citation from some great writer or thinker can sum up a vision and inspire folks.

“When Douglas MacArthur bade farewell to West Point, he echoed an ancient thinker’s ominous warning that ‘only the dead have seen the end of war.’ And the biblical references in JFK’s famous inaugural represent another classic use of the well-placed quote. But I think a lot of people are still scratching Continue reading Senate Should Follow House and Pass a Permanent Delay of Obamacare