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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)

Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week


Kentucky Literacy Celebration is a result of collaboration among several literacy/education institutions and Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear. The intent of the event is to highlight literacy in Kentucky, celebrate the accomplishments and focus on the challenges we still face as a state. The week of March 5-9, 2012, has been set aside for this second annual statewide event. The week will be marked by a number of activities and announcements.

How you may get involved:
• Visit Kentucky Literacy Celebration website:

• Visit Kentucky Literacy Celebration Facebook page and “Like” the page

• Follow Kentucky Literacy Celebration on Twitter: @KyLiteracy

• Support the local events

o Kentucky Literacy Celebration Kickoff at Capitol Rotunda March 2nd at Continue reading Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week

Renfro Valley Begins 73rd Season

Renfro Valley

The month of March ushers in the 73rd season at “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital!” Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will raise the curtain on another season beginning Friday, March 2nd with the popular “Front Porch Pickin’ Show” in the Old Barn Theater. As this popular musical complex inches closer to its Diamond Anniversary in 2014, Renfro Valley is a Kentucky landmark that continues to stay true to the rich musical heritage that was started by its founder John Lair.

In February, Renfro Valley started out by holding open auditions for hopefuls to be a part of the Renfro Valley Shows during the 2012 season. “I want to thank all the 124 contestants that came out and performed their talent to our esteemed panel of judges” said Vicki Kidd, Renfro Valleys President/CEO. “This was not an easy task, but judges narrowed their search down to what we feel is some of the best musicians and singers in this region to represent Renfro Valley” adds Kidd. Guests will see this new talent along with many returning familiar faces on shows like Continue reading Renfro Valley Begins 73rd Season

Richmond Planning and Zoning Business Session


There will be a Richmond Planning and Zoning Business Session this evening (3-1-2012) at 5:30pm in Commission Chambers at Richmond City Hall. This is a public hearing, all are welcome to attend.

The Agenda is as follows:
1. Call Meeting to Order

2. Roll Call

3. February 21, 2012 Work Shop Minutes

4. Site Development Plan for McDonald’s Real Estate Company; Property Located at 1001 Brandy Lane

5. Site Development Plan for Frontier Development, LLC; Property Located at 1146 Barnes Mill Road

6. Amended Site Development Plan for Dillard Hill; Property Located at 166- Continue reading Richmond Planning and Zoning Business Session

Kentucky 2012 Wild Turkey Spring Hunting Seasons


Youth-Only Season: The youth-only hunting weekend opens on the first Saturday in April. This year the season dates are April 7-8. The youth-only hunting weekend is open to hunters 15 years of age or younger.

General Statewide Season: The general season opens on the Saturday closest to April 15 and lasts 23 days. This year the season dates are April 14-May 6.

Shooting Hours: Shooting hours for the spring turkey seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. However, hunters may be in the field before and after shooting hours.

Bag Limits: A hunter may take a male turkey or a turkey with a Continue reading Kentucky 2012 Wild Turkey Spring Hunting Seasons