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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. The program will take place at the Powell County Cooperative Extension Office located at 169 Maple Street in Stanton on Thursday, January 17th from 12pm-1pm. A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required; please call 800-272-3900. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

Berea Police Report Jan. 15, 2019

ARRESTED

Drug Arrest: On 01/12/2019 a traffic stop was conducted on Lester Street. After speaking with the driver, officers located suspected Heroin, syringes, and a spoon in his pants pocket.

Officers arrested 30-year-old Brian McIntosh of Berea KY and charged him with Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Heroin) and Drug Paraphernalia Possession. Continue reading Berea Police Report Jan. 15, 2019

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Report Jan. 15, 2018

WANTED

Wanted: The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect vehicle involved in a theft on Mount Vernon Road in Berea on Sunday, January 14, 2019. The black Dodge Avenger pictured below, is also suspected to have been used for recent thefts in Fayette County.

Anyone with information in regards to this vehicle is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 859-623-1511 or Madison County 911 at 859-624-4772.

From the Office of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

More than 33,000 Kentucky students now have access to supplemental services at school thanks to the recent opening of 28 new Family Resource Youth Services Centers (FRYSC), or “friskies” centers as they are commonly called. Kentucky now has 854 FRYSCs across the Commonwealth.

The primary goal of the centers is to remove non-academic barriers to learning in order to enhance student academic success. FRYSCs may provide referrals to health services, tutoring, clothing, food and other resources to students and their families. In the 2018 General Assembly, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Division of Family Resource Youth Services Centers (FRYSC) was awarded approximately $8 million additional dollars to further the work of these local school-based centers. FRYSC held a competitive grant review for eligible schools statewide, resulting in the creation of the new centers. Continue reading From the Office of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

WHY IS MY LOVED ONE ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN?

Join us for an educational session focused that will include an overview of common forms of memory problems and their progression. This session will also include a focus on challenging behaviors that may arise and strategies to address them. Following the presentation we will have time for a general question and answer session. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

WHY IS MY LOVED ONE ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS AGAIN AND AGAIN?

Join us for an educational session focused that will include an overview of common forms of memory problems and their progression. This session will also include a focus on challenging behaviors that may arise and strategies to address them. Following the presentation we will have time for a general question and answer session. This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner

Bernice S. Turner, age 72, of Red Lick, passed away January 12, 2019.

Bernice was retired from the Madison County School System after 28 years of service as a bus driver and cook. As a child, she attended Owsley Fork Baptist Church and also some churches of the Holiness faith. Bernice was a very hard worker who loved her family, gardening and tending to neighboring families. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Ermon E. Turner Jr., sons, Jimmy (Kim) Turner, Mitchell Turner; daughter Rebecca Mays; sisters, Beulah (Bobby) Ball, Idona Turner, Jenetta (Jimmie) Lamb, and Linda (Rip) VanWinkle; grandchildren, Jarred Turner, Cloya Brooke Norton, Cody Turner, Nieca Mays, and Dustin Eldridge; 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Continue reading Bernice S. Turner

FROM THE KENTUCKY TOURISM, ARTS AND HERITAGE CABINET

Fireside Chats During February at Fort Boonesborough

Featuring famous characters from Kentucky history, a series of “Fireside Chats” sponsored by Fort Boonesborough State Park and the Fort Boonesborough Foundation will start at the Richmond park beginning Feb. 2, 2019.

The fireside chats will be offered every Saturday during February, starting at 6:45 p.m. each day in the museum blockhouse. A “Taste of Frontier Fare” will be offered each Saturday from 5:30-6:15 p.m., and the 18th Century Tavern blockhouse will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. with free cider, treats and games. Continue reading FROM THE KENTUCKY TOURISM, ARTS AND HERITAGE CABINET

Jadon introduces pioneer Daniel Trabue

Jadon Gibson

Daniel Trabue was born in Virginia, in 1760, and was part of the westward migration of settlers through Cumberland Gap and into the wilderness that would become Kentucky.

In 1827, he wrote about his family before coming to America and gave an accounting of his own life. Trabue’s writings detail a fascinating period of our history and provide an insight into the reasons our forebears came to America.

I am changing some of his words to ones that are commonly used today so that it can be readily understood.

The reign of King Louis XIV, the King of France, started when Louis was 4 years old and continued for more than 72 years, the longest of any monarch in European history. Continue reading Jadon introduces pioneer Daniel Trabue

ROOM IN THE INN BEREA OPENS WINTER HOMELESS SHELTER

As the temperatures plummet, those experiencing homelessness in Berea this winter will have a new opportunity to come in from the cold.

Room in the Inn Berea (RITI Berea) will operate a volunteer-run rotating winter shelter Jan. 15 through March 15. In order to be eligible for shelter, guests must register nightly at the intake location, 412 Chestnut Street in Berea, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. This will be the only registration time available in order to be eligible for shelter that night. Continue reading ROOM IN THE INN BEREA OPENS WINTER HOMELESS SHELTER

OBITUARIES JAN. 6-13, 2019

Marvin Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr.

Nelson Gill Jr. age 41, passed away Saturday Jan. 5, 2019 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington Ky. Nelson was born July 26, 1977 in Richmond Ky., to Marvin Nelson Gill Sr. and the late Linda Kay Montgomery Gill.

Nelson was an avid outdoors-man, hunting, fishing, four wheeling and liked working on the farm. He also loved his dog Bugsy. Continue reading OBITUARIES JAN. 6-13, 2019

From the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Remains Open During Temporary Restaurant Closure for Repairs

In an effort to improve the guest dining experience at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, the park announced its Riverview Restaurant will be closed for kitchen repairs and renovations until mid-spring of 2019.

To supplement closure of the Riverview Restaurant, the park announced the opening of the Moonbow Café, located across from the gift shop at the falls. The café menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers. It is open Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Continue reading From the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

DEMENTIA VS. ALZHEIMER’S: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE AND WHY IT MATTERS

Alzheimer’s disease is the number one cause of dementia, but there are many other causes as well. Without a proper understanding of the differences of the major types of dementia, getting the proper treatment and education to cope can be difficult. Join us as we learn about the top five diseases which account for over 90% of all cases of dementia. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR JAN. & FEB. 2019

From the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

Winter Storm Gia is moving toward Kentucky and will most likely impact driving conditions for motorists this weekend. Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving situations by preparing in advance of the storm.

“This storm has already spread snow, sleet and ice across the country and will likely provide challenging conditions here in the Commonwealth,” says KSP spokesman Sergeant Josh Lawson. “We are taking this opportunity to remind drivers of simple safety tips they can use as we transition into this winter weather season.” Continue reading From the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet