Category Archives: Events

Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

Blast from the Past Berea Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser‏


The Berea Volunteer Firefighters had a beautiful day for The Blast from the Past Car Show Saturday. There were 80 entries including trucks and motorcycles. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on North Broadway in Old Town Berea with many townspeople and tourist strolling the street to admire the classic cars and trucks. Several took advantage of the Old Town gift shops, browsing the stores for unique handcrafted gift items. There were many door prizes for the car show participants and several plaques and trophies given out for various categories including, Best in Class, Best Veteran Car, Best Motorcycle, Best Rat Rod and an Overall special trophy to a particular entry, given out by DJ Iceman and voted on by a Classic Car Association. The winner of the Overall special 3 feet tall trophy went to Mike Robinson of Continue reading Blast from the Past Berea Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser‏

Relay for Life 2011

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Societys signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. On Friday evening 50 teams of people camped out at B. Michael Caudill Middle School Track in Richmond, KY to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back. They Relay because they have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease. This years event opened at 6pm with a balloon release which represents our hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who are battling cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Relay For Life is a fun, overnight team event that raises awareness of cancer in the community and raises much needed funds to fight cancer. During Relay For Life, teams of friends, neighbors, families and co-workers commit to keeping at least one member walking the track at all times because cancer never sleeps. Then, cancer survivors from the community join together in the Continue reading Relay for Life 2011

2011 Battle of Richmond Association Car Show

Car Show

The Battle of Richmond Association (BORA) was organized in 2001 to act as the lead organization in an effort to preserve the Battle of Richmond (Ky.) Battlefield. The organization was formed in partnership with the Madison County Historical Society, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Madison County Civil War Roundtable.
On Sunday, June 12th the organization held a Fundraiser Car Show. It was a beautiful day for the show with temperatures in the mid 80s. There were approximately 50 entries and many makes and models ranging from Antique, Muscle Cars, Trucks and a few Rat Rods.
Participants came as far as Manchester and Frankfort Kentucky in hopes of taking home the Best of Show of Trophy, Best Class and Best Category. This year the organization had their own trophies handcrafted and designed as classic cars by Kenneth Ashley, member of the Battle of Richmond Association. The wooden car trophies went over successfully, as many spectators were offering to purchase them. Carolyn Ashley, wife of Continue reading 2011 Battle of Richmond Association Car Show

The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

Golf Scramble

The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was held Friday, June the tenth at the beautiful historic Berea Country Club. There were twenty three teams competing for the grand prize of five hundred dollars. The tournament began with Shot Gun at 9am and the final eight teams at 2pm.

It was a hot but gorgeous day for the tournament, but with a combination of cold water and lots of sunscreen, everyone involved stayed hydrated and protected from the rays.

As the day drew to an end, the winds began to intensify, the clouds rolled in and all of us were expecting the worst, due to reports that it was hailing only a mile away. But, the storm held off, rendering only a mild shower and a slight, but much welcomed cool breeze at close of the Awards Presentation.

Peoples Bank Team ended their day by receiving $500 for 1st Place, while Peanut Johnson of the P-Cab Team donated his winnings of $300 back to the Continue reading The 19th Annual Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

Native Madison County Man Dies in Afghanistan

Brett Benton

A native Madison County man died in Afghanistan Saturday June 4 when an improvised explosive device detonated near him. Brett Benton had left the Kenton County Police Department where he held the rank of sergeant a few weeks ago to work as a private contractor training local police in Afghanistan.

Benton had worked most of his life serving the central public. After high school he joined the National Guard, and while still in the Guard he worked as a dispatcher for the Kentucky State Police Post in Richmond. Benton had also worked for the Nicholasville Police Department prior to joining the Kenton County Police Department.

One of Bentons life long friends Toby Coyle said ” Benton was a man of universal values. He loved his family, loved his friends, loved his country, and he loved his Kentucky Wildcats.” Coyle also stated that “Brett knew the dangers, but I guess the love in his heart for his country and his family outweighed the dangerous situation that he was facing.”

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but Benton will be buried in Richmond.


Car Show

Benefit for Starving Artist

Masterson Station Park in Lexington, KY was the site of the 2nd Annual Tear Jerker 2011 Custom Car & Show. Held Saturday, June 4, the event featured custom, non-custom and antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, rat rods and jeeps, including late model cars and trucks. In addition to the vehicles and vendors, Ice Man was on hand playing the favorite oldies along with a car corral.
There were over 300 entries, comprised of every make and model, out on this beautiful day to display the cherished memories of chrome, metal and steel. These automobiles are a lovely piece of history and a reminder of a time when the ability to get from one place to another was not taken for granted. Among visitors of the show were also cartoon characters cruising in their owners automobiles which provided much entertainment for the youngsters. And if you had the opportunity to stop by the concession stand for an Continue reading 2ND ANNUAL “TEAR JERKER” ROD RUN

“Honoring Memorial Day”

Never Forget

Memorial Day, always the last Monday in May, is a federal holiday to honor U.S war heroes. Although originally set up to honor soldiers from the Civil War, the holiday expanded after World War I to include soldiers from all wars. On Monday, May 30th the American Legion, Jessie M. Dykes Post #12 and the Veterans of Foreign War in Richmond, KY held an Honoring Memorial Day Ceremony at the Richmond Cemetery with the main focus on the placement of the Wreath, Rifle and Dog Tags in remembrance of the fallen and missing men and women of the United States Armed Forces. There were several in attendance for the early morning service, including Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes and Kentucky State Rep., House District 81, Rita Smart. The American Legion Riders provided a grand entrance lead by Bill Jessie, Commander of the A.L. Riders. Bill Strong, Commander of Post 12 began the ceremony by welcoming all in attendance, followed by the Invocation lead by Mike Bogie, Chaplain of Post 12. The highlight of the ceremony included special guest, Continue reading “Honoring Memorial Day”

Day 2 of the Madison Co. Veterans event “A Salute to Our Armed Forces”

Day two of the Madison Co. Veterans event “A Salute to Our Armed Forces” festivities opened with the Marine Corp League Color Guard along with a Classic Car and Rat Rod Show. The day involved a complete schedule of entertainment ranging from clogging to Michael Jackson and Elvis impersonating. The Honor Ceremony concluded with a speach from Lt General Robert Yerks about the meaning of sacrifice.

Photos by: Tinsley Carter & Rhonda McIntyre
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Day 1 of the Madison Co. Veterans event “A Salute to Our Armed Forces”

Madison Co Veterans Celebration 2011 ” A Salute to Our Armed Forces”
The Madison Co. Veterans Celebration kicked off their Friday events with a Job Fair, Motorcycle Show, Antique Tractor Show, vendors and Bluegrass Music by Joe & Stacy Isaacs and New Generation Bluegrass Band. With weekend long rain and temperatures in the fifties leading up to the festivities, the Friday and Saturday event certainly was shined upon with no rain, lots of sunshine and temperatures in the eighties. On Saturday the celebration kicked off with the Antique Tractor Show, Classic Car Show, vendors, and day long entertainment by Richard McHargue Cloggers, Blake Maupin “Michael Jackson Impersonator”, KY Mountain Trio, Super Fecta, Will “Teen King” Reynolds, Jon Russell and Kristy Miller. The Honor Ceremony which took place Saturday, with special guest speaker Lt. General Robert Yerks, Army (Ret.), from Richmond, KY with whom fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
General Yerks, 83, spoke to the audience about sacrifice.
“I know soldiers,” he said. “I really do know soldiers. I served in two wars and Continue reading Day 1 of the Madison Co. Veterans event “A Salute to Our Armed Forces”

A Salute to Our Armed Forces

Salute to Our Armed Forces

Everyone is invited to join the Madison County Veterans on May 20th and 21st from 9AM to 7 PM in our “Salute to Our Armed Forces” honoring our Kentucky Heroes.
This free event is held at the new Armed Forces Reserve Center adjacent to Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY. Planned events include a Veterans Job Fair, ATV Show, Motorcycle Show, Classic Car Show, Military Static displays, as well as other attractions.
Events start Friday with a huge Job Fair and an ATV Show which will last both days. During the welcoming ceremony at 4 PM, The Marine Corp League will present the colors and Nashville recording artist Kristi Miller will sing the National Anthem. The days events will conclude with judging of the Motorcycle Show at 7 PM.

Continue reading A Salute to Our Armed Forces

Get Healthy Berea

Rain had no effect on the spirits of participants. Several Run/Walk participants arrived at St. Joseph Berea despite the rain Saturday morning. With gray skys and light to heavy rain, the St. Joseph Berea Get Healthy event went on. Several local businesses participated, setting up tents and offering free samples and health related informative demonstrations. Children took part in dance and games along with Zumba demonstrations.

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Pattie A. Clay Hospital to Host Free Event for Moms

Babie Celebration

Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in association with Gordon & Salter, Madison Pediatric Associates and Richmond Womens Healthcare presents: Pattie Cake Bellies to Babies Celebration on Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to 12 pm at the Richmond Mall.

We will showcase local organizations, their products and services geared towards pregnancy, birth, postpartum and babies.

As the second of a planned annual event, ther fair offers a chance for families to sample a wide array of healthy services, stock up on baby equipment and Continue reading Pattie A. Clay Hospital to Host Free Event for Moms

Get Healthy Berea

Corperate Challenge

Saturday, May 14th Registration at 10:00 am & Event at 11:00 am Saint Joseph-Berea Campus

The Corporate Challenge is a relay style event in which each team member will complete two challenges. There are eight challenges on the course and most do not involve as much athletic ability as they do skill or intellect, but mostly they require perseverance…think “Minute To Win It” type games.

Proceeds will benefit the Patient and Family Assistance Fund at Saint Joseph-Berea which provides medications, testing, medical supplies, lodging travel and Continue reading Get Healthy Berea

Lane closures scheduled for Interstate 75 northbound


LEXINGTON , Ky. (April 28, 2011) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways announces that a lane closures will take place for Interstate 75 northbound in Lexington. The closures are necessary for bridge seal repair work to be completed.
Work will be performed this Sunday, May 1, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. I-75 northbound at the southern split will be reduced to one lane during the hours of work. 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 through the work area.

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