Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

The Richmond Area Arts Council Presents a reading and book signing by authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen.

Authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen have several qualities in common. Both are superlatively
gifted historians who inform their readers while keeping them immensely entertained. Each writes in a style that drives his readers forward, hungering for each new chapter. When it comes to subject matter, Madison Countians Flood and McQueen are quite different.

Flood is known for documenting the lives of well known historical figures in ways others have not. McQueen favors bringing to light tales of obscure and Continue reading Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Good Fishing Close to Home


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) created the Fishing in Neighborhoods(FINs) program in 2006 to provide anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home.

In 2012 the program includes 35 lakes statewide. The aim of the program is to create quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout the state. Lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and rainbow trout throughout the year. In addition to these lakes being stocked with catfish and trout, the sunfish and bass populations are regularly sampled to ensure natural reproduction is meeting the needs of anglers. Stocking of hybrid sunfish and/or largemouth bass occur if needed.

The FINs program is a cooperative agreement between KDFWR and Continue reading Good Fishing Close to Home

Obituaries March 5 to March 12, 2012

Rebecca Green, 44


Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Ann Carpenter Green

RICHMOND — Rebecca Ann Carpenter Green, 44, of Waco, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Compassionate Care Center.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1967, in Madison County. She was a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts, sewing and gardening. She deeply loved her family and enjoyed teaching her daughters many life lessons.

She is survived by: her husband, James “Jimmy” C. Green; two daughters, Angela Kristina Green and Cindi Ann Green; her parents, Luther and Wilma Carpenter; one brother, Johney Carpenter; her father and mother-in-law, Carl and Grace Green; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in Continue reading Obituaries March 5 to March 12, 2012

Mudslide Closes Section of Tates Creek Road in Madison County


Richmond, Ky. (March 9, 2012) Madison County Emergency Management reports a section of Tates Creek Road (Hwy 169) in Madison County is closed due to a mudslide caused by heavy rain in the region.

The Kentucky Department of Highways has closed the section of road located between the 7 and 8 mile marker area, northwest from Richmond. The area of addresses affected by the road closure is from 2030 Tates Creek Road to 2057 Tates Creek Road.

The road is expected to be closed most of the day as crews respond to clear the area.

Indoor Tanning and Your Skin

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

If you are like me spring is dancing in your head, with sounds of birds singing to the wonderful sights and smells of grass greening and flowers blooming. Ahhhhh—spring is in the air and all around us, what a welcome time of year. Spring usually affords us a much needed break from winter and school, sets the stage for bathing suits, sun and tanning beds. It seems everyone wants to be the first to tan as we race for beaches, mountains, and fields to enjoy and feel the sun tanning our skin.

The other day as I traveled through town I could not help but notice tanning store lobbies full of customers waiting to tan. Even despite warnings from dermatologist and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the risk of indoor tanning we still insist on browning our bodies. Indoor tanning has Continue reading Indoor Tanning and Your Skin

Lighthouse Baptist Church Hosting Gospel Singing Group The Cross Carriers

The Cross Carriers

The Cross Carriers are from Daleville, Indiana. The group consists of Gene, His wife, Trula and her cousin Don. As a group the Cross Carriers have been traveling for over 31 years, We traveled for 23 of those years with Dons father Don Sr. When he left the group his son Don, and our daughter Sarah joined. About five years ago Sarah left the group. Trula and I have two daughters, Jacinna and Sarah. Jacinna is marrid to Monty, and they have two Continue reading Lighthouse Baptist Church Hosting Gospel Singing Group The Cross Carriers

Family Fun Night at Michael Caudill Middle School

STEM Infusion

STEM Infusion Family Fun Night
For 6th and 7th grade students
Friday, March 9
6 to 10 p.m.
B. Michael Caudill Middle School
Open to ANY Madison County Schools 6th or 7th grade student
and his/her adult guest (must be at least 20 years old)
Limited to first 30 pairs signed up.
Student must be accompanied by an adult.

STEM Activities will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.
Challenge and Showcase will take place from 9 to 10 p.m.
Dress is casual.
Join Madison County Schools as we launch our STEM Infusion activities for the school year with some great Fun, Food and Prizes!

For additional information, please contact Steve Marionneaux at Continue reading Family Fun Night at Michael Caudill Middle School

Donations for Storm Victims


We live in a very generous and caring Commonwealth, and it goes against our nature to discourage donations to our hurting friends and neighbors. However, this message may help us help those people in a more efficient way.

Thank you so much to those who have already organized donations. Please contact the following organizations regarding when your donations will be the most beneficial.

Kentucky Emergency Management: click donations & volunteers tab

Salvation Army – local (Madison County) contact: Mark & Sally Love call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or

Red Cross – local (Madison County) contact: Coy Pritchard To safely donate to help our neighbors, text “Red Cross” to 90999 to donate $10 for Continue reading Donations for Storm Victims

Obituaries February 27, to March 5, 2012 (continued 1)

Joe Shelton

Joe Shelton

RICHMOND — Joe Shelton, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Shelton was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Clark County, Ky., to Robert and Emma Lou Epperson Shelton. He was a Korean War Veteran and retired from IBM. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed attending Grace Chapel Wesleyan Church. He had taught Sunday school at Kenwood and Madison Manor Nursing Homes for over 30 years. Joe liked to write poems, loved children and had cared for more than 100 foster children.

He is survived by: his son, Bobby Joe Shelton; two daughters, Pat Hunter (Ronnie) and Patty Carpenter; two grandsons, Ronald S. Hunter and Charles Michael Hunter; a granddaughter, Katrina Carpenter and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Delta Wall Shelton; and Continue reading Obituaries February 27, to March 5, 2012 (continued 1)

Obituaries February 27, to March 5, 2012 (continued 2)

Gracie Renfro

Gracie Renfro

RICHMOND — Gracie Betty Howard Renfro, 90, of Richmond, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She was born in Valley View in Madison County, Ky., at the old Betty Ballard Home Place on Sept. 18, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Glenmore and Terri Hager Howard. She was a homemaker who enjoyed growing flowers and sewing. She enjoyed working puzzles, playing Solitaire, operating an iPad and listening music. Renfro was known as a loving and giving lady and was the oldest charter member of the Richmond House of Prayer.

She is survived by: five sons, L.C. Wayne Renfro (Linda), Lonnie Herman Renfro (Janice), Leslie P. Renfro (Brenda), Larry Joel Renfro (Lisa) and Brian Scott Grant; nine daughters, Linda Jane Douglas, Liz M. Koch, Lida Gail Moody (Owen), Loetta Faye Centers (Lonnie), Lisa Terri Renfro, Lorna Continue reading Obituaries February 27, to March 5, 2012 (continued 2)