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

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

Madison County Births (Mar. 19-26, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Mar. 19,2013 – Bonnie Rose & Larry Quarrles – Irvine – Girl
Mar. 20,2013 – Megan Miller & Christian Montoya – Richmond – Girl
Mar. 20,2013 – Tiffany Johnson & Justin Bailey – Waco – Girl
Mar. 20,2013 – Kelsey Gadd & Drew Ashcraft – Lexington – Boy
Mar. 20,2013 – Virginia Bishop & John Canada – Berea – Boy
Mar. 20,2013 – Ashley & William Ratliff – Irvine` – Girl
Mar. 22,2013 – Heather & Stephen Madden – Berea – Girl
(Click read more for more Birth Announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (Mar. 19-26, 2013)

McConnell on Passage of Kentucky Hemp Legislation

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding passage by the Kentucky General Assembly of Senate Bill 50:

“I applaud Commissioner James Comer for his leadership on the issue and the Kentucky General Assembly for passing the legislation which has the potential to provide an economic boost to Kentucky, create jobs and allow Kentucky farmers to harness the economic potential that industrial hemp can provide. I will continue to work with Senator Paul on a federal approach that would enable Kentucky farmers to cultivate and profit from industrial hemp in a way that does not compromise Kentucky law enforcement’s marijuana eradication efforts or in any way promote illegal drug use.”

Richmond Easter Eggstravaganz

Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 30, 2013- The Richmond Parks and Recreation Dept. will host the Easter Eggstravaganza sponsored by Meijer. The event will be located at the Irvine McDowell Park in Richmond from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Free activities include an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and Under, Inflatables, Face Painting, Games & Prizes, and Walk Around Characters. There will also be a petting zoo and $4 pony rides.

This year, the egg hunt and other activities will take place on the lower field area between 3rd St. and University Drive. For more information please call 859-623-8753.

Richmond Planning and Zoning Meeting

Meeting
Meeting

The City of Richmond’s Planning and Zoning Department will hold a public meeting in relation to the Water Street Stormwater Improvement Project. Citizens that travel on Water Street, Main Street and Irvine Street are encouraged to attend as this will affect their travel pattern.

The meeting will be held Thursday, March 28th at 5:30 pm in the Commission Chambers of City Hall. 239 W. Main Street, Richmond.

For more information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (859) 623-1000 or visit http://planning.richmond.ky.us/.

Obituaries March 17 to 24, 2013

Adam Lewis
Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis age 29, son of Daniel and Debbie Lewis, died Tuesday March 19, 2013 in Lexington.

Adam was a classic car collector and was self employed. Adam is survived by his parents Daniel and Debbie Ford Lewis, his children: Sebastian Lewis, Alexis Allen, and Amber Allen, the mother of his children Lori Buttry, his siblings Regina Mullins, Kevin Mullins, Christopher (Jennifer) Daniels, and Rebecca (Tim) Schwarze, his special niece and nephew Joseph Schwarze, and Halynn Puckett, and other nieces and nephews Camella, Dakota, and Morgen Watts, and his grandmother Virginia Bowman, and many other special friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday March 23, 2013 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Continue reading Obituaries March 17 to 24, 2013

MATHCOUNTS – State Competition Results

MathCounts
MathCounts

(Saturday, March 23, 2013 – Lexington, Kentucky) – Winners of today’s State MATHCOUNTS
Competition held at the Clarion Hotel North in Lexington, Kentucky are:

John Wang of Kentucky Country Day coached by Ann Ponniah – 1st place
Emily Liu of Meyzeek Middle School coached by Carol Bridgewater – 2nd place
Cici Mao of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Cissell – 3rd place
David Ma of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Cissell – 4th place

The four students competed against 159 other 6th , 7th and 8th grade “mathletes” from 51 schools around the Commonwealth at today’s competition. Each of the four students was awarded a full-tuition, four-year college scholarship to either the University of Kentucky or the University of Continue reading MATHCOUNTS – State Competition Results

Bluegrass Heritage Museum Project Meeting

Bluegrass Heritage Museum
Bluegrass Heritage Museum

INDIAN OLD FIELDS SURVEY PROJECT presents a local history program, “In Search of Eskippakithiki at Indian Old Fields”.

The program will be presented on March 25, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum located at 217 South Main Street in Winchester. This program kicks off the survey project of the historic area funded in part by the transportation department. Survey archaeologists from University of Kentucky and Clark County historians will be available to answer questions after the program. Refreshments will be served.