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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Madison County Births (Sept. 6th to Oct. 7th, 2012)


September 6, 2012 – Brittany Combs and Nels Addison Beattyville –  boy
October 1, 2012 – Ashley Broderick and Cody Rachloard Richmond –  boy
October 2, 2012 – Brittany and Brandon Miller Berea – boy
October 2, 2012 – Sarah Firebaugh Berea  – boy
October 2, 2012  – Kimberly and Paul McPherson Berea  – girl
October 3, 2012 – Sheena and Chris Howard Richmond – girl
October 3, 2012 – Heather Gabbard and Continue reading Madison County Births (Sept. 6th to Oct. 7th, 2012)

Obituaries September 30, to October 7, 2012

Jack R. Williams

Jack Ray Williams

Cookeville, Tenn — Jack Ray Williams, 79, of Cookeville, Tenn, died Friday, October 5, 2012. He was a Berea, Kentucky, native born July 22, 1933, son of the late Edgar and Marie McKinney Williams.

Jack was a U.S. Navy Seabees veteran of the Korean War and had been involved in several businesses and organizations in Albany and Columbia, Kentucky. He was formerly part-owner and operator of Shamrock Stone Inc., president of the Bank of Clinton County, federal bank examiner with FDIC, member of Albany Lions Club, Life Member of VFW Post 6097 (Columbia, Kentucky) and active member of Albany Continue reading Obituaries September 30, to October 7, 2012

Puppets in the Park

Parks & Recreation

Berea Parks & Recreation presents Puppets in the Park! Tues. Oct. 23rd from 6pm – 8pm at Memorial Park large shelter (for inclement weather: Russel Acton Folk Center)! Free & Open to the public! Bring an object to turn into a puppet & we’ll do an impromptu skit! Led by Puppets & Such! Further information contact Berea Parks & Recreation at 986-9402,

The Madison County Chapter of the I-75 Disconnectors to Hold Meeting

The Madison County Chapter of the I-75 Disconnectors will host a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9th from 6-8pm at the Richmond Public Library. We will be discussing the next step in blocking the development of the I-75 Connector. There are a lot of new initiatives and some updates that will be addressed. We welcome you to attend if you oppose this project.

To learn more about the I-75 Connector and the harm it will do to Madison Co., visit A collective voice can make quite a difference. If you have further questions, please email us at [email protected] We hope to see you there.

Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

Louisville, KY (October 4, 2012) – If 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 all seem like logical choices, statistics from the Insurance Information Institute reveal that the deadliest animal roaming the countryside is actually the white- Continue reading Kentucky Drivers Entering Peak Season for Deer Collisions

Are You Interested in Being Part of a Red Tent Community?

Red Tent Community

Are you interested in making the world a better place for women and girls, and the people who love them. Come Join Berea’s new Red Bead Tent Community.

What is A Red Tent?
* The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone
* A place of empowerment in the sacred mysteries and celebration of the feminine.
* A place to explore depths of your intuitive self. Done with quite Reflection and nurturing, following natures circular essence with Moon phase observation, Soulful Collage making, arts, mediations, movement and dance ~
* A place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, stages of menopause and completion of Blood cycles and even illness.
*Rites of Passage
* A place to be pampered, honored, respected, cherished and Continue reading Are You Interested in Being Part of a Red Tent Community?

Berea Chamber Welcomes New Sales Representative

Kyle Sowers

Effective October 1st, Mr. Kyle Sowers joined the staff of the Berea Chamber of Commerce as a Sales Representative and will assist in member recruitment and retention, while soliciting sponsorship for the Chamber’s numerous activities and events.

Kyle is a 1985 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. He is also a graduate of Madison Central High School. Kyle has spent most of his life in the radio industry. From 1975 thru the mid-80’s, He was the early morning voice for WKXO here in Berea. After several stints with WEKY in Richmond, Kyle became the EKU ‘Voice of the Colonels” during a four-year stretch of the late 80’s.

During the past 20+ years, Kyle has become a very in-demand “Mobile DJ” and performs at numerous events throughout the year, including wedding receptions, proms, and birthday parties. During this time, Kyle has also sold Continue reading Berea Chamber Welcomes New Sales Representative