RICHMOND — Rufus Lee Whittemore, age 82, died Friday, October 28, 2011, in St. Joseph Hospital of Lexington. He was a native of Madison County, born to the late James Madison “Matt” and Mallie Jones Whittemore. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He served during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army. Mr. Whittemore had worked as an insurance salesman, in the electrical supply business, and at Parker Seal for 22 years.
He is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Dora Horn Whittemore of Berea; nieces and nephews, Woody Gabbard of Berea, Carolyn Cruse of Berea, Phyllis Gabbard of Berea, Carol Angel of Brookeville, Ohio, and Billy Jean Plummer of Knoxville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011→
Leonilla Mae David, affectionately known by many as “Mama Lee” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Friday, October 28, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky. Lee was a long time resident of Richmond, Kentucky and parishioner at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Born June 30th, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lee was the Daughter of William Fischer and Pearl Lesczynski. Mama Lee met the love of her life Korean War veteran, James David while working for the USO and supporting the Marine Corps. Inseparable for 57 years their beautiful marriage was a testimony of unconditional love and a self-less, tire-less commitment to family that served Continue reading Obituaries October 24 to October 31, 2011 (continue 2)→
RICHMOND — Irene G. Renfro, 79, widow of Franklin J. Renfro, passed away October 25, 2011. Mrs. Renfro was born September 28, 1932, in Estill County, to Lee and Delitha Mae Fox Gordon. She was a member of Community Christian Church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Hunt of Pikeville, Ky., and Barbara Ann Lainhart of Richmond; also her sister, Edith Worrell of Estill County; four grandchildren, Tracey Farmer-Winn, Stacey Lainhart, Paul Lainhart and Cheryl Lee Renfro; great-grandchildren, Brittany Farmer, Andre Lainhart, Cameron Lainhart, Catherine Lainhart, Destiny Lainhart and Lance Lainhart.
RICHMOND — Kimberly Joy Agee, 36, of Lexington, formerly of Richmond, passed away October 25, 2011, after a short illness. Kimberly was born August 19, 1975, in Madison County to Donald Mason and Betty Reynolds Agee. She loved animals, especially her three cats and her special dog, Ricco.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 28, 2011) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for Interstate 64 in Clark County. The closure is necessary for pavement repair work to be completed.
A portion of the left (fast) lane on I-64 at mile point 98 will close at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, October 28. This closure will remain in effect until approximately 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening, Saturday, October 29. Appropriate signage will be in place to guide the traveling public.
All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling near the work area.
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is very proud and excited to announce the winning of six prestigious KTIA (Kentucky Travel Industry Association) Traverse Awards. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Traverse Awards Gala in Lexington, KY Renfro Valley’s CEO Vicki Kidd, Director of Marketing Craig Barnett and Group/Tour Sales Executive Chris Carosello were on hand to graciously accept the awards.
The Traverse Awards competition honors travel professionals for their talent, creativity and effectiveness in marketing. The competition is open to all KTIA members and Kentucky Hotel/Lodging members. Panels of industry experts, including marketing, public relations and Continue reading Renfro Valley Wins Big at Traverse Awards!→
Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.
RICHMOND — William Harold Renfro, 54, of Rose Lane, Richmond, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011, in Saint Joseph Hospital Lexington. He was born in Madison County June 25, 1957, worked in residential construction and remodeling. William was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by: his parents, William Ralph and Florine Jones Renfro; one brother, Mike Renfro; and one niece, Tara Renfro, whom Harold loved like a daughter. He also leaves several aunts and uncles to mourn his passing.
Earl Gene Rose, 75, of Dreyfus, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2011 at his home.
He was born February 4, 1936 at Dreyfus to the late Albert and Mattie Rose. Earl was a safe builder with Mosler Safe Company of Hamilton, Ohio before returning to Kentucky. He was a member of Pony Express Holiness Church of Berea.
The newly-launched Madison County Emergency Alert Program will be tested for the first time on the morning of October 26, 2011 as part of the annual federally graded community exercise of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).
All Madison County residents with a land line telephone will receive a phone call as part of the test. Land line phones in Madison County are included in the E-9-1-1 database and will receive emergency messages from the Madison County Emergency Alert Program. Madison County residents who do not have a land line phone have the option to register their cell phone number or email with the Madison County Emergency Alert Program to receive the emergency messages from the program.
Madison County residents with cell phones who have already registered with the program will also receive a call.
The program provides emergency messages via phone calls, texts, and e-mail to those persons interested in Continue reading New Emergency Alert Program to be Tested→
Theft Arrest: On 10/14/2011, police charged Gary Gray, Jr., age 27, Mt. Rushmore Drive, for theft in connection with the misappropriation of money from Adventure Falls in the Lake Reba Recreational Complex.
In late August 2011, police initiated an investigation after an audit of Adventure Falls indicated that money was missing from the deposits made to the bank on behalf of the facility. Subsequent investigation determined that approximately $12,694.00 had been pilfered from the deposits between 04/12/2011 and 07/24/2011. Gray was identified as a suspect in the theft.
On 10/14/2011, following an interview at the police department, Detective Keith Daniel charged Gray for Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000.00 and Continue reading Richmond Police Report Oct. 17, 2011→
Berea Municipal Utilities will be accepting sealed bid proposals for a base cab and chassis International Model 7400 SFA 4X2. The application for this vehicle will be as a fleet digger derrick utility truck.
All interested bidders are encouraged to request and review the complete vehicle specification list. These can be received by contacting Ed Fortner or Kevin Howard at Berea Municipal Utilities.
Bids will be accepted at the office of the Mayor, BEREA CITY HALL, 212 CHESTNUT STREET, BEREA, KENTUCKY 40403.
Bid proposals are to be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on November 1, 2011. Bids will be opened at 6:30 pm, November 1, 2011 during the regular meeting of the Berea City Council.
The City Council of the City of Berea reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive any irregularities or discrepancies in bidding, and to select the bid, if any, that it determines to be in its best interest.
Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick, 85, passed away Friday evening, October 14th, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.
Mr. Carrick was born in Portland, Oregon on December 27th, 1925, and was raised from the age of eight in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Park College in Parkville, Missouri and San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
Following his ordination as a Presbyterian Minister in 1950, he was commissioned by the United Presbyterian Church USA to be a missionary in Japan. During his language school year in Kyoto, he met his wife to be, Jean Holmes, who was a commissioned missionary in Japan with the Continue reading Obituaries October 10 to October 17, 2011→
Paul Akers age 69 of Dripping Springs Road of Crab Orchard passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday October 13, 2011. Paul was born in Garrard County, Kentucky to the late Oscar and Nancy Collette Akers. He was a farmer and Co-Pastor at the New Hope Holiness Church in Conway.
In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his siblings; Pearl Akers, Luther Akers, James Akers, Claude Akers and Martha Hopkins.
Keeneland invites all Active Duty, Guard and Reserve members, Veterans and their families to Keeneland on SUN 23 OCT 2011 for Military Appreciation Day. Military and family members with Military ID; Veterans may present a DD-214, VA Health Card or Veterans Service Organization (VSO) membership card to receive FREE General Admission at any pass gate and Reserved Seating in the grandstand.
8A Deployment Training Event – Families of KYNG 198th MPs, 1/149th IN, ADT3,3/20th SFG are invited to Continue reading Military Appreciation Day at Keeneland→