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Big Blue Crush – Day Two Kentucky Closely Trails Tennessee

KY Blood Center

After Day Two, Kentucky fans are in scoring distance of the goal with Tennessee leading by only 46 units. The score is 1,118 to 1,072.

“A great turnout on Wednesday could easily put Kentucky in the lead. All donors, all types are needed at all KBC locations for us to beat the Vols again this year,” said Martha Osborne, Executive Director of Recruitment and Marketing.

KBC is providing special gifts for donors during the competition. Donors will receive a special edition T-shirt, a coupon for a free McDonald’s McCafé Beverage, a chance to win a $200 gas card and the grand prize NCAA Game Package.

KBC donor centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. There will also be Continue reading Big Blue Crush – Day Two Kentucky Closely Trails Tennessee

Big Blue Crush Results Kentucky Trails Tennessee by 21 After Day 1

KY Blood Center

Lexington, KY – After Day One of the 24th annual Big Blue Crush, Kentucky trails Tennessee by only 21 points, 583 to 562.

The yearly blood battle, which assures a strong blood supply heading into the holidays, will continue through Friday.

All donors will receive a Big Blue Crush T-shirt and a coupon for a free McDonald’s McCafé Beverage. Everyone who registers will also be eligible to win prizes. Monday and Tuesday donors have a chance to score two tickets to the UK-TN football game on Nov. 26. All donors will also be eligible to win one of five $200 gas cards and Continue reading Big Blue Crush Results Kentucky Trails Tennessee by 21 After Day 1

Time to Bleed Blue

KY Blood Center-2011 Big Blue Crush

KentuckyTennessee Blood Battle Begins Monday

Lexington, KY – Kentucky fans can prove they bleed blue during the 24th annual Big Blue Crush, Nov. 14-18.

Big Blue Crush, the yearly blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee fans and Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and Medic Regional Blood Center in Knoxville, provides UK fans an opportunity to defeat Tennessee and save lives.

We will have a blood drive at the First Christian Church in Berea on Tuesday, November 15 from 11 – 5 p.m. as part of the competition.

“I’m encouraging all Kentucky fans to donate blood during Big Blue Crush. It’s a great way to show you support the Wildcats. You can save lives, bleed blue and beat Tennessee during Big Blue Crush,” said UK Continue reading Time to Bleed Blue

Do You Know How to Safely and Properly Process a Deer?

Venison

Thursday, December 15, 2011 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Madison County Cooperative Extension Service
230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond, KY
(859) 623-4072

Henry Hawkins, retired journeyman meat cutter and hunter, will demonstrate how to safely and properly process a deer using food safety guidelines (depending on availability of deer carcass.) He will discuss the importance of food safety and sanitation, in obtaining a healthy, quality product to serve your family.
Please call 623-4072 to pre-register by Monday, December 12th.

Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

Louisville, KY (October 7, 2011) – When asked to identify the most dangerous animal in the United States, most people, depending on where they live, would likely point first to a bear, mountain lion, alligator or even a shark. While those are all seemingly logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the Continue reading Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 7, 2011

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Bennett House, 419 W. Main St., Richmond 100%
Better Burgers & More, 952 Red House Rd., Richmond 100%
Big Hill Food Mart, 10170 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Berea 95%
Nams Bistro, 330 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 100%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Fazolis, 441 Leighway Dr., Richmond 86%
*Potentially hazardous food not Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 7, 2011

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Applebees #104, 853 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 98%
Bounce-a-Roos, 285 Prince Royal Dr, Berea 100%
Captain Ds, 1059 Berea Rd, Richmond 98%
Days Inn of Richmond, 2109 Belmont Dr., Richmond 99%
Home Brew Café, 400 Paint Lick Rd., Berea 100%
Kidzone, 101 Hi Ln., Richmond 100%
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 429 Leighway Dr., Richmond 98%
Redi-Mart #6, 2200 Lexington Rd., Richmond 94%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

Renfro Valley Presents Tanner Dole Day

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is extremely honored to present Tanner Dole Day, this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. In Renfro Valley’s efforts to continue helping to support our community and fans around the world, this will be a cancer benefit show that can not be missed.
Tanner Dole, an eighth-grader at Harrison Junior School in Harrison Ohio, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in March, Acute myeloid leukemia. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. Persons with this type of cancer have abnormal cells inside their bone marrow. The cells grow very fast, and replace healthy blood cells. The bone marrow, which helps the Continue reading Renfro Valley Presents Tanner Dole Day

Project Lifesaver Madison County

LifeSaver

Do you have a loved one or know someone who has a family member with Alzheimers, Dementia, or Autism? Help protect a loved one who is at risk of wandering off by enrolling them in Madison Countys Project Lifesaver program!

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. For more information contact one of the following. Richmond Fire Station #2, City of Richmond Kentucky Fire Department, Richmond Fire/Rescue Station #3, Richmond Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3621

Halloweens 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:

1). Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, blunt, and flexible to prevent injury. Continue reading Halloweens Lucky 13 to Safety

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Burrier Food Center @EKU, 102 Burrier, EKU Campus, Richmond 98%
Daniel Boone Elementary, 710 N. Second St., Richmond 99%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Cash Saver, 690 University Dr., Richmond 94%
*Improper storage & labeling of chemical solutions
Chick-Fil-A, 2072 Lantern Ridge Dr, Richmond 90%
*Evidence of drinking from unapproved containers in kitchen Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Burdens Grocery, 474 E. Irvine St., Richmond 100%
Hampton Inn, 1099 Barnes Mill Rd., Richmond 100%
Long John Silvers #3033, 530 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 94%
Redi-Mart #17, 920 Red House Rd., Richmond 99%
Stratton Cafeteria, Kit Carson Dr., Richmond 96%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
The Bounce House, 831 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 93%
*No air gap maintained for three compartment sink drain Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington September 24, 2011

Hope Lodge Lexington, KY

Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington
September 24, 2011
Berea College Track
10:00 am – Noon

Suggested Contribution: $5 per Mile to — Any Amt is Appreciated!

The American Cancer Societys Hope Lodge Lexington is a unique “home away from home” for cancer patients who would otherwise have to Continue reading Walk a Mile for Hope Lodge Lexington September 24, 2011

Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts

Kerringtons Heart

Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts
Saturday, September 24 · 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Garrard County Fairgrounds on Hwy 27 North Lancaster, Ky

Bluegrass Music Caring for Childrens Hearts will benefit children with congenital heart disease. Admission $10.00, children under 5yo $5. Ronald McDonald will be visiting from 2-4pm ,Rosies Ponies Petting Zoo will be there from 1-4pm balloon animals, and face painting.

We have added a Cruise In!! Bring your classic cars and trucks!

Bands: Berachah Valley from Dayton, Oh.; Mike Parker and Wilderness Trail from Berea, Ky.; Straightway from Broadhead, Ky.; The Moron Brothers from Continue reading Bluegrass Music – Caring for Childrens Hearts

An Evening Concert at Natashas‏

ndec-tac

You are invited to hear good music and support THE NATIONAL DRUG ENDANGERED CHILDREN TRAINING & ADVOCACY Center
(Currently raising money to support training in Woodford, Fayette & Scott Counties.)

Monday, September 26, 2011
Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Place: Natashas Restaurant, downtown Lexington (off Main Street, near Portofino, just past Quality Street on your right)

For reservations: http://www.beetnik.com/reservations/

The Artists: Sydney Cubit & Hannah Ellis
(Listen at: www.sydneycubit.com or http://www.hannahellismusic.com/fr_welcome.cfm )

Half of proceeds will go to ndec-tac. Listen to some great music, support a local charity with national impact.

We hope to see you there! Holly

Holly Dye, Executive Director

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
College Food Mart, 600 Lancaster Rd., Richmond 100%
Crossroads Café, Woods Penniman, 2nd Floor, Berea College, Berea 99%
Foley Middle School, 214 Glades Rd., Berea 100%
Kids Kingdom, 360 Highland Park Dr., Richmond 99%
Madison Garden, 152 N. Madison Ave., Richmond 96%
Pattie A. Clay Hospital, 801 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 96%
Pour House, 218 S. Porter Dr., Richmond 100%
Romper Room, 310 E. Geri Ln., Richmond 97%
Seabury Center Concessions, Campus Dr., Berea College, Berea 99%
Starbucks, EKU Weaver Bldg., Richmond 100% Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

Babies Best Start Class Offered

MCHD

Richmond – The Madison County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Team is offering a free “Babies Best Start” session on Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 PM. The session will be in the health department’s administrative building at 216 Boggs Lane, Richmond.
Breastfeeding can be a positive experience for many reasons. It offers a special opportunity to bond with baby. It provides unique nutrition and antibodies to protect infants from several types of illnesses. It is free and saves the high cost of formula. Mothers who breastfeed also experience health benefits, including reduced risk of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Libby Hess, RN, and Abigail Derringer, RN, will be leading the session. Both Continue reading Babies Best Start Class Offered

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

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REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Kingston Elementary, 329 Big Hill Rd., Berea 100%
Kirksville Elementary Cafeteria, 2399 Lancaster Rd., Richmond 99%
Route 21 Diner, 2428 Big Hill Rd., Berea 95%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Madison Central High School, 705 N. 2nd St., Richmond 93%
*Ice accumulation above door of Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 26, 2011

Food Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Johnson Elementary, 109 Oakwood Dr., Berea 96%
Kit Carson Elementary, 450 Tates Creek Rd., Richmond 97%
Madison Middle School, 101 Summit St., Richmond 100%
Richmond Head Start, 301 Bellevue Dr., Richmond 100%
White Hall Elementary, 2166 Lexington Rd., Richmond 99%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Waco Elementary, P.O. Box 177, Waco 96%
*Effective air-gap no maintained at ice maker drain Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 26, 2011

Healthy Patriotism

Howard Baker, RN BSN

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my grandfather. I remember walking through the mountains listening to him tell stories about his service in the U. S. Army. He often reminisced of a small boy who would approach him on the streets of Europe asking for food. My grandfather’s chest would swell with pride and his eyes with tears as he talked about giving the boy his food rations. The stories of my grandfather were not of self-pride and gratification, but more about his pride of being an American and his service to his country.
A few weeks ago, as I drove through North Carolina in what used to be the furniture capital of the world; I noticed cranes with wrecking balls tearing down factories where once people worked. Driving though Chattanooga Tennessee you see graffiti on the walls of old factories where once people went to work with pride. As a teenager I can remember standing on the streets of Continue reading Healthy Patriotism