Adult Programs at Madison Co. Library for October

Madison Co Public Library

Ongoing Programs

Yoga for Every Body: Free Yoga Classes! Monday, October 1, 6PM, Berea location; Saturday, October 6, 9:30AM, Richmond location. Both library locations will host a free yoga class each month! Classes are taught by Zoe MacLaren, and are geared towards the beginner. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided by the library. Please register in advance by contacting the library hosting the session you wish to attend.

Nifty Needlers: Mondays, 5:30PM, Richmond location. You may be a Nifty Needler if . . . you love to knit and/or crochet; your bumper sticker says “I brake for yarn stores;” you make items for your church, Project Linus or other charities; you’d love to share a great pattern or yarn you found with people who understand; you want to be part of our next yarn bombing project. If you Continue reading Adult Programs at Madison Co. Library for October

Ben Chandler: Attacking Success

Robert New

Ben Chandler has been in Washington too long. When you sacrifice your ability to represent the voters who supported and elected you in exchange for ideologies that threaten their jobs and livelihood for your own personal gain it is time to come home. Ben Chandler has crossed that line.

He is so far over the line in fact he is ashamed to meet with his constituents in open town halls and is hesitant to appear in open debates. If you have governed and voted on your core beliefs, you will have no problem explaining your actions. But Ben has had to rely on a page from the Daley’s Chicago dirty politics playbook. One of lying, attacking, and distorting the truth.

It is one thing to attack your opponent, we’ve come to expect that during tough campaigns. But to attack someone personally who is a hardworking Continue reading Ben Chandler: Attacking Success

Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious American

A young Cassius

An Audacious American, a sixty-minute PBS documentary about the famed Kentucky emancipationist Cassius Marcellus Clay, premiers at the Kentucky Theatre, in Lexington, Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m.

In the film, Clay takes the viewer with him as he boldly, purposely and fearlessly strides through the 19th-century landscape of bitter politics and duels, palatial homes and beautiful women, slavery and the Civil War and a diplomatic mission precipitating the purchase of Alaska, leaving the lasting imprint of his fiery emancipationist personality in his wake. Produced Continue reading Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious American

Berea Parks & Recreation Talent Show

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a talent show for Individuals with Special Needs of all ability levels!

Join us on September 27th at 6pm at the Russel Acton Folk Center in Berea for a night full of fun! Can you sing, dance, act or have a special talent? Show off your tricks and talents for a grand prize!

Call 986-9402 for more information.

“ Environmental Arts Reaching Though the Heart” Offering Youth Enrichment Classes

Dalai Lama

” Being a Super Hero in your Community ”

What does it mean to show your special gifts to your community ? What would a new community look like to you to create?
The enrichment process include opening circle time, creation of your super hero costuming and open ended creation. Further exploration in the Experiential Inter related arts with Impromptu Drama ,Creative Movement , conflict resolution ,Community Building ,writing and more for a mix of creative Continue reading “ Environmental Arts Reaching Though the Heart” Offering Youth Enrichment Classes

Obituaries September 16 to September 23, 2012

James Johnson

James Johnson

BEREA — James Howard “J.J.” Johnson, 60, of Berea, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.

He was a life-long resident of Berea, born July 24, 1952, son of the late Nathaniel and Virginia Mathews Johnson, U.S. Navy veteran, retired Blue Grass Army Depot employee with 25 years of service, and member of Glades Christian Church. J.J. was an avid fisherman and golfer, a life-long UK basketball fan and NASCAR enthusiast.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Gilbert Johnson; two sons, Jimmy (Schavon) Johnson, Kris Johnson; three sisters, Deanna Shelton, Dianna Johnson, Beverly Johnson; a special granddaughter, Madalynn Lee Johnson; four nephews, two nieces and a great niece, as well as numerous Continue reading Obituaries September 16 to September 23, 2012

Family Fitness Day

Parks & Recreation

Family Fitness Day is a time for you to enjoy family activities Saturday, September 29th 1pm – 3pm at Berea City Park Shelter (behind the pool)!

We’ll have community booths such as Fitness, Friends & Fun will provide an obstacle course, Elite Martial Arts & Fitness will do some karate demos, Chiro One will have some activities & Berea Bike Shop will conduct minor repairs!

Contact Berea Parks & Recreation for further details at 986-9402.

Madison County Community Conversation

The Madison County Community Conversation on children’s health and education will highlight some of the toughest issues Madison County children face and what the community is doing to address those issues.

Kentucky Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT Coordinator Amy Swann will show us kids health and education data specific to Madison County. Community leaders, including Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock, Teresa Stewart and Ruth Hawkins, will also speak about the issues that are currently impacting the health and education of the children in Madison County.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the 2011 KIDS COUNT County Data Book and will also receive a copy of the 2012 KIDS COUNT County Data Book as soon as it is released by Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Program is from 1-3 p.m.
Madison County Extension Office
Registration is from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Register online by visiting

Madison County Emergency Alert Program Registration


Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Madison County Emergency Alert Program. This emergency notification system enables Madison County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance can register by calling the system administrator at (859) 623-2010.

Click on the following link to sign up for alerts: