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Take a Historic Walk on the Bluegrass Army Depot

Madison Co Public Library

Celebrate Earth Day with the Madison County Public Library as we host an outdoor walk through a Madison County historic landmark!

Phillip Seyfrit will lead a tour through a portion of the Bluegrass Army Depot that was once a Civil War battlefield site. He will explain how the Federal and Confederate armies got to and fought at Richmond, with emphasis on what happened on the Depot property.

Seyfrit is the battlefield superintendent of the Battle of Richmond and the director of the Battle of Richmond Visitors Center. He is also the Historic Properties Director for Madison County, and a member of the Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

This historic walk will take place on Sunday, April 22, at 3PM, at the Bluegrass Army Depot, 431 Battlefield Memorial Highway, in Richmond. Participants must enter at the main gate, and meet in the parking lot on the right, past the guard post. Each adult participant must be able to show identification.

Space is very limited; please contact the Madison County Public Librarys Richmond location at (859)623-6704 to register.

Everyone is welcome; there is no charge to attend. Those needing special accommodations should contact the library at least 72 hours prior to the program. For more information about this event, contact Christina Cornelison, Adult Programmer, at (859)623-6704.

Richmond Planning & Zoning to Accept Sealed Bids


Sealed Bids will be received by the City of Richmond for Sunset Avenue Stormwater Improvements Project. The scope of work includes the construction of storm sewers, conventional and pervious concrete sidewalks, curb and gutter, raingardens and asphalt resurfacing of approx. 1000 ft of Sunset Avenue.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. prevailing local time on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Richmond City Hall, 239 West Main Street, Richmond, Kentucky.

Specifications and other Contract Documents may be examined at the Continue reading Richmond Planning & Zoning to Accept Sealed Bids

Exhibit Your Art

Exhibit Your Art

All residents of Berea and the surrounding area are invited to exhibit their
artwork in a Community Art Show. This annual event showcases the
artwork of both professional and non-professional artists. All skill levels are
welcome in this non-juried show and there is no entry fee to participate.
For Guidelines & Application:
Pick up at: Berea Arts Council, on College Square, 116 Main St.
Download at:

Madison County Health Fair

Health Fair

Madison County Health Fair

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time: 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost: No charge*

Where: Richmond Mall, 830 Eastern Bypass, Richmond, Ky, 40475

Free Health Screening:

Certified health professionals will be available to perform the following screenings at no charge:

· Blood pressure
· Height and Weight
· Pulmonary Test
· Colorectal Screening
· Body Fat Analysis
· Visual Acuity Continue reading Madison County Health Fair

Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

David Spires

David Spires

David Douglas Spires, age 28, of Berea, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born in Richmond to Tammy Moore Spires of Berea, and the late Douglas Theodore Spires. He worked as a construction worker/welder for Robert Walker Inc. He was a Baptist by faith and loved go cart racing and fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his maternal grandparents, David and Sylvia Moore of Berea; paternal grandmother, Barbara Gadd Spires of Berea; aunt, Tabby (Todd) Garvin of Lexington; uncles Eddie, James and Dennis Spires, all of Berea; very special God child Corbin Rayne Brotherton; and a host of friends, family and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Funeral services for David will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Davis and Powell Funeral Home Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

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Mae Whicker

Mae Whicker

RICHMOND — Mae James Whicker, 87, of Richmond, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, after a short illness.

She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept.19, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Dovie Baker James. She was a member of the Big Hill Christian Church where she remained active and enjoyed participating in the Seniors Group.

She had served as a volunteer with Madison County Schools, helping in various positions, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was the widow of Irving Whicker Sr. and was preceded in death by Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 1)

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Anna Margaret Gay

Anna Gay

Anna Margaret Gay (née Guffey) passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was 94 years old and died peacefully and with her family after a recent decline in her health.

Born July 7, 1917, Anna Margaret at the age of two lost her mother, Johnny Emma Guffey, to the flu epidemic. During school months she was raised by her paternal grandmother in Somerset; she spent summers with her maternal grandmother in San Antonio, Texas. As a young child her fathers family would place a luggage tag on her and send her alone, by train, to Texas for the summer.

She was first a member of High Street Baptist Church, later joining the Somerset First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Somerset High School and Eastern KY University. She had a dedicated career as school teacher, teaching in several states. Most of her career was spent teaching for Parker Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 2)

2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference

The Madison County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is pleased to announce that registration for the 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference is now open! To register for the conference, please review the attached conference schedule and then go to and complete the on-line registration form. Registration for this years conference is $15.00 and must be received by May 4, 2012. Fees for Madison County law enforcement agencies and Madison County ASAP Board members are waived. Checks should be made payable to Madison County Agency for Continue reading 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference