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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Obituaries December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012 (continue)

Charles Jack Foster

Charles Jack Foster Sr.

LEXINGTON — Charles Jack Foster Sr., 76, of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Mayfair Manor in Lexington.

Mr. Foster, son of the late Arthur Foster and Roxie Anglin James, was born in Madison County on Oct. 10, 1935. He had most recently worked for Walmart. Mr. Foster enjoyed fishing and golfing and was known for his love of people. He also liked old country and bluegrass music and he loved his special pets. He was a member of the Robert Sirkle Masonic Lodge 594 F. & A. M. in Lexington and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by: his wife of 45 years, Janet Kay Aubrey Foster; two sons, Charles Jack Foster, Jr. (Joann) of Jeffersonville and Authur Gerrard Foster (Latisha) of Mt. Sterling; two daughters, Theresa Ann Foster of Continue reading Obituaries December 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012 (continue)

Road Closure

Road Closed

Cleary Construction, a contractor for WMU, will have Old Boonesboro Road closed on January 3rd for WMU sewer project. The location is 3575 Old Boonesboro Rd. There is a possibility of the closure extending a couple more days depending on the weather.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Urges Drivers to Prepare for Winter Conditions

KY Farm Bureau

Louisville, KY (December 27, 2011) – With regional weather reports indicating that falling temperatures will bring bands of snow and freezing rain across the state today, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies urges all drivers to exercise extreme caution on the roadways. Slushy accumulations will make roadways difficult to navigate, reduce tire traction, increase required braking distances and, at times, may limit driver visibility. Motorists must take extra caution when headed out under these conditions.

“Everyone hopes they won’t be the person sliding off the road or crashing into another vehicle when a snowstorm hits, but ice and snow on the streets can be just as hazardous to an experienced driver as they are to an inexperienced one,” said KFB Insurance Vice President of Claims, Greg Youngblood. “Staying off the roads until the conditions are clear and Continue reading Kentucky Farm Bureau Urges Drivers to Prepare for Winter Conditions

Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011

Mr. Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose

Shirley Rose was born April 9, 1939 in Jackson County and departed this life Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond, being 72 years of age. He was the son of the late Dan & Zelma (Isaacs) Rose.

Shirley is survived by two children, Terry Rose of Boone County and Amanda Rose of Berea. He is also survived by two brothers, Raymond Rose and Nolan Rose both of McKee and by two sisters, Novella Toler of McKee and Roberta Bays of Burlington. He was blessed with a host of nieces and nephews and by a special friend Linda Abney.

In addition to his parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by a sister, Lou Jean Rose and by three brothers, Garnet Rose, Troy Jr. Rose and Larry Rose. Shirley was a member of the In Jesus Name Church of God.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 26, 2011 at the Lakes Funeral Home of McKee with Bro. John Gross and Continue reading Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011

Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011 (continued)

Allene Cain Keene

Allene Cain Keene

Paint Lick — Allene Cain Keene, 84, of Paint Lick, passed away early Monday morning, December 19, 2011, in St. Joseph East hospital of Lexington. She was the wife of Silas “Hardin” Keene.

Mrs. Keene was born on Aug. 10, 1927, in Breathitt County, and was the daughter of Malcolm Cash and Betty Johnson Cain, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and attended Irvine View Holiness Church. She also loved dogs and cats.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Mark Anthony Barrett; one great-grandson, Aaron Dexter Conner; two brothers, Herbert Malcolm Cain and Continue reading Obituaries December 19 to December 26, 2011 (continued)

Food Service Inspection for Week Ending December 16, 2011

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Acres of Land Winery, 2285 Barnes Mill Rd., Richmond 92%
Catering By Ann, 3607 Berea Rd., Richmond 100%
Caudill Middle School Cafeteria, 1428 Martin By-Pass, Richmond 100%
El Rio Grande, 305 Chestnut St., Berea 100%
Glen Marshall Elementary, 1442 Martin By-Pass, Richmond 100%
Horizon Adult Health Care, 1621 Foxhaven Dr., Richmond 97%
Jacksons, 203 S. 3rd St., Richmond 97%
Jimmy Johns #4, 112 E. Main St., Richmond 97% Continue reading Food Service Inspection for Week Ending December 16, 2011

Obituaries December 12 to December 19, 2011

Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson was born June 13, 1928 in Richmond, KY and departed this life Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, being 83 years of age. He was the son of the late Orvas & Tommie (Hall) Lawson.

Steve is survived by three sons- Anthony David Lawson of Sand Gap, KY; Jimmy Lawson of Tell City, IN and Joe Lawson of Sand Gap, KY. He is also survived by a brother- Jack Lawson of Sand Gap, KY and by two sisters- Sue Smith of Sand Gap, KY and Mammie Jean Warner of Norma, OK. Steve was blessed with two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Steve was also preceded in death by two sisters- Ruth McKinney and Dot Lawson.

Steve was a member of the Sand Gap Christian Church and was a Continue reading Obituaries December 12 to December 19, 2011

Obituaries December 12 to December 19, 2011 (continued)

Nita J. Ressler

Nita J. Ressler

Nita J. Gillespie Ressler, 84, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center of Richmond, Kentucky. She was born on October 2, 1927, in Blair, Oklahoma, to the late Roy Wells and Maggie Grace Plew Gillespie. She was the widow of MSgt. Harry Kaylor Ressler (Ret.).

Mrs. Ressler had worked as a retail grocery clerk for many years and was a homemaker, who loved reading in her spare time. In 1945, she was crowned the Cotton Queen of Kern County, California, and was very proud of this accomplishment for her efforts in supporting the military.

When in California she was a member and served as Chaplain of the Winton VFW Auxiliary. She loved volunteer work and served at the Continue reading Obituaries December 12 to December 19, 2011 (continued)

New Community Room Completed at KFB Berea Office

KFB New Community Room

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Berea Office has recently put the final touches on their newly completed finished walk-out basement. The space is a new and bright open room, which is a total of 2464 square feet and includes a kitchenette and two bathrooms. Our office is conveniently located off I-75 at exit 77. The space is well suited for meetings, weddings and baby showers, birthday parties, bereavement dinners and other types of catered dinners.

The space cost $100.00 a day to rent. Another $100.00 is required for the deposit of which $50.00 is kept as a clean up charge. The person renting the facility can clean the room thoroughly instead of paying the $50.00 cleaning fee. Also no alcohol or live bands are allowed on premises, to comply with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance requirements. If you would like to look at the meeting space or have any questions, please call David Mayo at 986-2318.

A Christmas Story

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

I started reading Christmas stories to groups when I was only 5 years old. I guess I’ve always had a knack for storytelling because as I stood before my brother’s 3rd grade class and read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, I didn’t realize that the book was upside down. Although my telling of Clement Clarke Moore’s story was not verbatim, nonetheless, its spirit and meaning were very much alive. Because, you see, the spirit of Christmas resides in the hearts and minds of children; written words will never express the true meaning of Christmas that lives within us.

As a child I can remember our family going to the hospital cafeteria so that we could eat Christmas dinner with my mom when she was at work. Therefore, I am confident that I have had more holiday meals in a hospital than I have at home. That experience gives me an eccentric feeling of belonging to Continue reading A Christmas Story

December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Drive Impaired

The month of December is one of the busiest on the nation’s roadways, and also one of the most dangerous, due to a high incidence of alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes.

In an effort to increase community awareness, December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. First started in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan, this national holiday has experienced increased community support and Continue reading December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Obituaries December 5 to December 12, 2011

Glenn R. Marshall

Glenn R. Marshall

Glenn R. Marshall, 66, passed away on Monday morning, December 5, 2011 at his Waco cabin.

Glenn was born on July 16, 1945 in Madison County and was the son of Glenard Bush Marshall and Anna Margaret Hunter Marshall. During the Vietnam Era, he served in the U.S. Army, spending 18 months in Korea. Glenn was a teacher, coach, and school administrator, having previously served as Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Madison County Schools. He was currently Assistant Superintendent of Madison County Schools. The Richmond Chamber of Commerce had honored him with the B. Michael Caudill Educator of the Year Award. Glenn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenard Bush Marshall, and one brother, Curtis Marshall.

Survivors include: his wife, Elaine S. Marshall, of Richmond; his mother, Anna Margaret Marshall, of Waco; two daughters, Wendy G. Stephenson (John), of Continue reading Obituaries December 5 to December 12, 2011

2011 Christmas Spirit at Irvinton

Christmas

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