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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING JANUARY 7, 2011

 
 
 
 

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Berea Fudge Shop
, 207 Short St., Berea, KY 93%
Gillum’s Sports Lounge, 130 Richmond Mall, Richmond, KY 94%
Hardys Marathon #10, 507 Leighway Dr., Richmond, KY 98%
Hong Kong Chinese, 265 Prince Royal Dr., Berea, KY 96%
McDonald’s #7012, 864 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 94%
Players Club, 212 Water St., Richmond, KY 97%
Speedway/Superamerica, 101 Prince Royal Dr., Berea, KY 96%
Subway #12551, 202 Richmond Rd., Berea, KY 99%
Telford Cafeteria, 1100 W. Main, Richmond, KY 98%
Wendy’s, 104 Prince Royal Dr., Berea, KY 97%
Zaxby’s, 1111 Kim Kent Dr., Richmond, KY 96%

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Beware of the Dangers from Alternative Heating Sources

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   Richmond, Ky. (January 10, 2011) The Madison County Emergency Management Agency/CSEP Program reminds you that alternative power sources such as generators and kerosene heaters are commonly used during electrical power outages. Improper usage of these devices can cause carbon monoxide to build up in homes or garages, resulting in sudden illness and death.
   Seek medical attention if you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning and are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Early symptoms include headache, fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. Individuals who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol may die from carbon monoxide poisoning before ever experiencing symptoms.

Safety Steps to Take When Using Portable Generators
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What About That New Year’s Resolution?

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

   The holiday season brings excitement, cheer, and joy to me and my family as we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving. The season seems to go full steam ahead with endless comfort foods, family gatherings, and social commitments that last about forty days until we bring it to a close by ringing in the New Year. Most of us kick off the holiday celebrations by overindulging with all the things that bring us joy like our favorite foods, entertainment, and shopping. Holidays can leave us feeling sluggish, depressed, as we bring a close to the season. During the holidays we usually pack on a few extra pounds, expands our waist lines, and about the time we think we can get a little rest—we jump back into life as we try to catch up on job, school, and family as fatigue settles in.
   As many of us are running out of holiday cheer and the realities of Continue reading What About That New Year’s Resolution?

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2010

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ABC Daycare, 205 Church Hill Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Berea Senior Citizens, 214 Jefferson St., Berea, KY 100%
Bluegrass Career Dev., 549 Recycle Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Cinemark #1040, 2103 Lantern Ridge Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Dairy Queen, 1007 Sylvia Dr., Richmond, KY 95%
Elks Lunch Room, 136 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 93%
Hardy’s BP, 979 Four Mile Ave., Richmond, KY 87%
Lee’s Famous Recipe, 1007 Centre Dr., Richmond, KY 93%
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Food Service Inspections for Week Ending December 24, 2010

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Burger King, 100 Prince Royal Dr., Berea, KY 95%
Clowers Grocery, 122 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, KY 92%
Country Inn & Suites, 330 Walnut Creek Dr., Berea, KY 99%
Domino’s Pizza of Berea, 119 Clay Dr., Berea, KY 96%
Imagination Station, 2187 Lexington Rd., Suite 5, Richmond, KY100%
Kidz Zone Enterprises, 137 Plaza Dr., Berea, KY100%
Mi Pueblo II, 465 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 98%
Redi-Mart, Hwy 21 & Dogwood Dr., Berea, KY 97%
Wal-Mart, 820 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 97%

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Food Service Inspections for Week Ending December 17, 2010

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Elvira’s, 1105 Kim Kent Dr., Richmond, KY100%
Gillums On the Go, 830 Eastern By-Pass, #B-3, Richmond, KY100%
Liberty Place Recovery, 218 Lake St., Richmond, KY 98%
The Sandwich Shop, 1417 Lexington Rd., Richmond, KY 98%
University Shell Mart, 610 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 99%
Wendy’s, 113 Keeneland Dr., Richmond, KY 97%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUETelford Terrace, 1025 Robert Telford Dr., Richmond, KY 95%
*No hot water available at prep area hand sink

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Food Service Inspections for Week Ending December 10, 2010

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Bearwallow General, 2125 Dreyfus Rd, Waco, KY 99%
Bennett House, 419 W. Main St., Richmond, KY100%
Berea Coffee & Tea, 124 Main St., Berea, KY 97%
Berea Health Care, 601 Richmond Rd., Berea, KY 96%
Bluegrass Stockyards, 348 K Street, Richmond, KY 98%
Compassionate Care, 350 Isaac Dr., Richmond, KY100%
Cracker Barrel, 101 McKinney Dr., Berea, KY 99%
Hanger’s, 2187 Lexington Rd., Ste. B, Richmond, KY100%
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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 3, 2010

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Penn Station, 620 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 95%
Colonels Corner, 298 S. Second St., Richmond, KY 97%
Grow & Learn CDC of Berea, 185 Glades Rd., Berea, KY 100%
McCready Manor, 300 Stocker Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Pizza Hut, 360 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 94%
Were Rolling Pretzel, 820 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 93%
Madison Manor, 131 Meadowlark Dr., Richmond, KY 94%
Glen Marshall Elementary, 1442 Robert Martin By-Pass, Richmond, KY 100%
Caudill Middle School Cafeteria, 1428 Robert Martin By-Pass, Richmond, KY 100%
Richmond Childcare, 220 Duncannon Ln., Richmond, KY 100%
D & G Sunoco, 1699 E. Main St., Richmond, KY 97%
Seabury Concessions, Berea College, Berea, KY 100%
Southern Express #2, 101 Peggy Flats Rd., Berea, KY 96%
Days Inn of Richmond, 2109 Belmont Dr., Richmond, KY 100%
Java City –Liberty, EKU Campus, Richmond, KY 95%

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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 26, 2010

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76 Fuel Ctr., 104 Dogwood Dr., Berea, KY 97%
Babylon Café, 213 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 100%
Blue Heron, 270 E. Prong Rd., Richmond, KY 100%
Catering By Ann, 3607 Berea Rd., Richmond, KY 100%
The Daily Bread, 801 Eastern By-pass, Richmond, KY 100%
KY Fried Chicken, 638 Chestnut St., Richmond, KY 98%
Kenwood Nursing Home, 130 Meadowlark Dr., Richmond, KY 95%
Kingston Shell Mart, 2771 Battlefield Mem. Hwy., Berea, KY 93%
Ribs By Anthony, Powell’s BP, Berea, KY 100%
Subway, 240 Brenwood Dr., Berea, KY 98%
Super 8 Motel, 107 N. Keeneland, Richmond, KY 99%

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Super Sized Holidays

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

   With Thanksgiving behind us, we start moving into the main stretch of plentiful parties and holiday festivities. Often this rat race called the holiday season leads to an overindulgence of rich comfort foods, cocktails, late nights, and early mornings. All the while we try to fit in one last hurrah in the name of good tidings. This hustle and bustle leaves us feeling bloated, miserable, and woozy as our bodies expand before our eyes. Yet, we eagerly devour one more finger food and gulp down another glass of eggnog.
   When I was about nine years old, my mom was preparing food and drink for a Christmas celebration. The party favorite was to be her signature, decadently rich to-the-last-drop, homemade EGGNOG. Now, no party Continue reading Super Sized Holidays

Kentucky Blood Center Thanks You

Big Blue Crush

The Kentucky Blood Centers 23rd Annual Big Blue Crush, the blood battle between UK and UT ended on Friday. It is Kentuckys first win since 2002! Credit goes to our donors who showed up and encouraged others to come in to our donor centers and mobile drives throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky won the battle with a total of 3503 units against Tennessee 2954. This was a KBC record for Big Blue Crush.

Thank you Kentucky for helping KBC supply its healthcare partners with lifesaving blood throughout the holiday season! We also thank Medic Regional Blood Center for this friendly competition that gets everyone energized about giving blood and helping our communities.

MADISON CO. EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE

Donate Blood

MADISON COUNTY EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, December 9th
8am-1pm
Joint Information Center in the Press Conference Room
For location info, call EMA/CSEPP: 859-624-4787

The goal for this blood drive is 25 pints, which would help up to 75 patients continue their cancer treatments, recover from childbirth complications, or avoid a sickle cell pain crisis that might have left them spending Christmas in the hospital.

The gift of life runs through your veins, please share it!!!
All donors will receive a KBC t-shirt as a small “thank you” for their donation!

A Healthy Eating Day

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

Ten weeks ago I started a journey toward healthy eating after a reality check with my weight gain and the excuses I used for not following a healthy Diet. In the past ten weeks I have eaten great food, felt better, and saved money all while having more energy throughout my day. My goal was to lose two pounds per week with five steps to healthy eating, and I am proud to have surpassed my goal. I am now able to wear clothing I had outgrown. The only problem with my weight loss and lifestyle change is some of my clothing is now too big— trust me it is not a bad trade, but a great feeling. I tell you this not to impress you – but to impress upon you that you too can have dramatic results with a healthier lifestyle.
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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 12, 2010

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Hastings, 2192 Lantern Ridge Dr. Richmond, KY97%

Dale’s Hot Dog Stand, 102 N. Second St., Richmond, KY100%

Crossroad Café, Berea College, Berea, KY95%

Red Lobster, 500 Richmond Mall, Richmond, KY95%

Arcadian Cove, 532 Cady Dr. Richmond, KY100%

Red House Grocery, 2550 Red House Rd., Richmond, KY 99%

China King, 203 Carriage Gate Center, Richmond, KY93%

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Halloween’s Lucky 13 to Safety

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN
The thought of Halloween fills my head with mysterious haint tales and russet leaves blowing across a path, with the eerie sights of carved pumpkins glowing in a mist of flickering light. Halloween is filled with ghosts and goblins running amuck in search of tricks and treats. The fall air fills with sounds of mischievous giggles and laughter as they mix with the smell of scorching pumpkins on a cool, crisp night. Ooh, the magic of Halloween! Suddenly, giggles and laughter cease when a child lies motionless on the cold, dark pavement—the result of an accident caused by a Halloween distraction. Had I only changed one thing—giggles and laughter would still fill the night.
Halloween safety is a must and we all play an important role in keeping ghosts and goblins safe. Use the Halloween Lucky 13 steps to a safer and happier Halloween:
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Deficiencies Have Been Found in Several Kentucky Nursing Homes

Nursing Home Health Care
The Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has stated that 76 nursing homes though out the state were inspected by state inspectors. During a three month period they found that 34% of these nursing homes were below-average results. According to a list released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services the inspections were carried out from April till June by the State Office of Inspector General.
On the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website is a report that states deficiencies in Kentucky nursing homes rage from 0-28; the average number statewide is 6. Twenty six nursing homes in Kentucky had more than six deficiencies including Berea Health Care Center with 13 and Richmond Health & Rehabilitation with 12.
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