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Events occurring in and around Madison County, KY.

2011 Christmas Spirit at Irvinton


As the temperatures plummeted to 25 degrees the brisk air and full moon provided a radiant glow upon the historical Irvinton Home in Richmond, KY on Saturday evening. The Spirit of Christmas came alive on the inside providing warmth, cheer, education and delicious refreshments to the visitors attending the open house.

Richmond Tourism and Battle of Richmond Association jointly coordinated this fundraiser for the Salvation Army, providing tours and stories from the 1800””s sharing their knowledge about the 1862 Battle of Richmond and the construction of the beautiful historic Irvinton home.

Several Battle of Richmond Association Board members, reenactors, and area students, along with Richmond Tourism Director Lori Tatum were on hand dressed elegantly in period clothing. Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance to listen to the Christmas wishes from the children that Continue reading 2011 Christmas Spirit at Irvinton

2011 Berea Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

Berea Chambers

The mission of the Berea Chamber of Commerce is, with integrity, to promote prosperity and enhance the quality of life in the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky by supporting current businesses; encouraging new business development; enhancing communication and collaboration; along with promoting Berea as a place to live and work and the Awards Banquet proves that the Chamber is doing an exceptional job accomplishing these goals.

The Awards Banquet was held Friday, December 9th at the historical Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant with a reception in the lobby and Greg Shackelford providing beautiful Christmas music. The banquet began at 7PM in the dining hall with entertainment by Ronnie Parker & Friends.

Bud Montgomery President of the Chamber welcomed everyone and thanked them for their generous donations and Continue reading 2011 Berea Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet

26th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade Broadcast 2011

Join hosts, Jennifer Rose Escobar, Rhonda McIntyre and Chad Hembree as they cover the twilight parade as it ushers in the holiday.  This years broadcast features guest appearances by Theresa Lowder – Berea Festival Dancers, Jeff Rubin – Body Recall, Brenna Wallhausser – Hospice Care Plus, Deborah Thompson – Berea College Country Dancers, Danny Miller – Parade Chair, Frankie Blevins – Chamber of Commerce / Blevins Law, Maggy Kriebel – City of Berea, Linda VanWinkle – Chamber of Commerce / Peoples Bank, Nola Newman – Chamber of Commerce / Nola Newman Realty.

This years broadcast also features performances by the Madison Southern High School Honors Choir, Jennifer Rose, Chad & Gary and The Berea United Methodist Church Handbell Choir.  The parade boasts over 40 entries of glowing, spectacular delight, crowned by the big guy himself, Santa Clause.


Entire Boradcast 1hr 44min

Get Vaccinated Against the Flu During National Influenza Vaccination Week

KY Health & Family Services Cabinet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2011) – State public health officials are encouraging Kentuckians to get a flu vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 4-10, to reduce the spread of illness this holiday season.

“Getting a flu vaccine is a holiday gift you can give now to yourself and your family,” said Steve Davis, M.D., acting commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH). “Many people visit relatives with small children or those at high risk of complications from flu around this time of year. Getting a flu vaccine is an opportunity to protect against the flu’s spread and severity.”

National Influenza Vaccination Week is a week-long observation that serves as a reminder to those people who have not yet received a flu vaccine that the time to get vaccinated continues into winter – through January or later, when flu season typically peaks. Throughout the week, the Centers for Continue reading Get Vaccinated Against the Flu During National Influenza Vaccination Week

Blue Grass Energy 12 Days of Giving

BG Energy

Blue Grass Energy and its employees are in the spirit of giving this holiday season with its third annual 12 Days of Giving food and toy drive Dec. 1-16.

Partnering with Toys for Tots and God’s Pantry, Blue Grass Energy is collecting toys and non-perishable food items to be distributed to families in need throughout its 23-county service area.

“It’s more than providing reliable electric service,” says Cathryn W. Gibson, vice president of member services and economic development, “we’re part of the community. We live here, too. These are very tough times for a lot of Continue reading Blue Grass Energy 12 Days of Giving

The Berea Chamber of Commerce Twilight Christmas Parade 2011 will once again be covering the Twilight Christmas Parade. This year our broadcast will take place in front of City Hall on Chestnut Street. We invite everyone to come out and listen to the music and commentary throughout the event. This years hosts are Chad Hembree and Jennifer Rose Escobar who will be joined throughout the evening by various guests. The broadcast will be made available here beginning December 7 and will be available throughout the month. We would like to thank you for making BereaOnline your local news and entertainment source.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Big Blue Crush – FINAL RESULTS

KY Blood Center

Kentucky Donors Repeat!

Lexington, KY – The Big Blue Crush trophy is staying in Kentucky. Wildcat fans held on to the lead and beat Tennessee, 3,219 to 2,969.

“We’re a big blue nation of life savers, and Kentucky patients are the big winners,” said Bill Reed, Kentucky Blood Center President & CEO.

This was the 24th annual Big Blue Crush. Kentucky has now won two years in a row. Tennessee still leads the rivalry 12 to 11 with 1 tie.

The trophy presentation will be during the Continue reading Big Blue Crush – FINAL RESULTS