Author Linda Pack Book Signing

Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z
Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z

Linda Pack has written another picture book – Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z.

Linda Pack and Pat Banks will be kicking off the sale of their new book at Joseph Beth Book Sellers in Lexington on Saturday, April 6.

At 11 a.m., Linda Pack will be doing story time in the children’s area.

At 2 p.m., Linda Pack and Pat Banks, the book’s illustrator, will be doing book signings.

A is for Appalachia, their first book, will also be available for signing. You may Continue reading Author Linda Pack Book Signing

The Twelfth Annual Living History Days

Pleasant View
Pleasant View

The Battle of Richmond Association Presents The Twelfth Annual Living History Days At Pleasant View May 2 & 3, 2013.

The original part of the Pleasant View house was built around 1824 by Joseph Barnett. This consisted of two first floor rooms and two second floor rooms. It is in one of these second story rooms that a stain remains on the floor. Some believe it to be a blood stain from when the house served as a makeshift hospital during the Battle of Richmond.

Over the years additions were made to the original structure. The kitchen, which was once a separate building, was connected to the main house. A Continue reading The Twelfth Annual Living History Days

McConnell Contacts FDA Regarding Prescription Drug Abuse and Efforts to Ensure Safety of Generic Pain Pills

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Continuing his efforts to help combat Kentucky’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., asking her to work to prevent the influx of generic opiates from coming to market that fail to incorporate technologies to reduce the likelihoods of misuse and abuse. In the letter sent today, McConnell wrote, “As I travel throughout Kentucky and meet with constituents, I continue to hear concerns about prescription drug abuse. Foremost in the minds of many of my constituents remains the FDA’s approval of generic versions of extended-release opiates without requiring technologies that reduce the likelihood of Continue reading McConnell Contacts FDA Regarding Prescription Drug Abuse and Efforts to Ensure Safety of Generic Pain Pills

Madison County Births (Mar. 26 to April 1, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Mar. 26,2013 – Eliazabeth Isaacs & Kevin Taylor – Berea – Boy
Mar. 27,2013 – Keshia Murphy & Scottie McFerron – Richmond – Girl
Mar. 27,2013 – Jessica Trainer & Edward Richardson – Richmond – Boy
Mar. 27,2013 – Felicia Nicole Coffey – Berea – Girl
Mar. 28,2013 – Kimberly Renfro & William Cope – Berea – Girl
(click read more for more Birth Announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (Mar. 26 to April 1, 2013)

Obamacare’s Broken Promises to Kentucky

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

A recent study published by the Society of Actuaries—the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts, and as non-partisan a group as you will find—revealed that thanks to Obamacare, the costs of medical claims for Kentuckians next year would rise an average of 34 percent. With wages stagnant and gas and tuition prices skyrocketing, these premium increases will be especially devastating for middle-class families.

Liberal Democrats in Washington act as if this is surprising news. Three years after pushing the law through, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius grudgingly admitted that now, “there may be a higher cost associated with getting into that [health care] market.”

But Kentuckians aren’t surprised at all. It’s been obvious all along Obamacare would raise costs, cut jobs, grow the government, and slow the economy. This Continue reading Obamacare’s Broken Promises to Kentucky

Obituaries March 24 to 31, 2013

Archie Simpson
Archie Simpson

Archie Simpson

Archie Simpson, 82, husband of Valinda Starnes Simpson, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013. Archie was born October, 6, 1930, in Madison County to the late Zeke and Lula Agee Simpson.

He was a retired employee of Sherwin-Williams as well as a life-long farmer. Archie loved animals, especially his dogs. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he achieved the rank of corporal in the U.S. Army.

A 50-year Mason, Archie was a member of the Madison Lodge No. 183, Knights Templar, Grand Royal Arch Masons, Chapter 16, and Grand Council of Kentucky No. 71. He was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Archie is survived by his two sons, Royce Gene Simpson and Jimmy Dean Simpson (Barbara); as well as several Continue reading Obituaries March 24 to 31, 2013

Shaped by Water Artist Reception

By Pat Banks
By Pat Banks

Please join us for our next Artist Reception featuring the work of artist Pat Banks, the Kentucky Riverkeeper, and other Shaped by Water Artists.

Water, Water, Water!! Stewardship & the Seventh Generation

When: Tuesday, April 9th, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: Gallery on Main located inside Community Trust Bank 128 West Main Street, Richmond, KY. Continue reading Shaped by Water Artist Reception

Bluegrass Army Depot – Pilot Plant Permits Explained

Blue Grass Army Depot
Blue Grass Army Depot

Environmental vigilance and protection are two of the fundamental imperatives guiding PEO ACWA’s stewardship of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant. Every worker on the site views environmental stewardship as an essential part of the daily work effort. Those efforts take place under the protective umbrella of numerous state and federal laws to Continue reading Bluegrass Army Depot – Pilot Plant Permits Explained