Garland E. Adkins, 85, of Mt. Vernon, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was a Hamilton, Ohio, native born Jan. 7, 1926, son of the late William and Maudie Blair Adkins, U. S. Army veteran, retired General Motors employee, member of the Louisville Chapter American Legion, National Rifle Association, Life member North American Hunting Club, and attended Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. After retirement in 1981, Garland moved to Kentucky where he spent much of his free time hunting and fishing.
The superintendent of the Civil War battlefield at Richmond, Kentucky, was recently recognized by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Phillip Seyfrit received the 2011 Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service during a ceremony at the Old State Capital in Frankfort in November.
Seyfrit has supervised many of the projects related to the Battle of Richmond since taking the position of Madison County Historic Properties Director in late 2007, including overseeing the opening of the new Battle of Richmond Visitors Center in 2008.
In addition to being recognized the Kentucky Historical Society, Seyfrit was also awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance earlier in the year.
Seyfrit was named by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to Kentuckys Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in 2010.
The Battle of Richmond, fought on August 29/30, 1862, pitted Confederates under Continue reading Richmond (KY) Battlefield Superintendent Recognized→
In observation of Veterans Day the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offices will be closed Friday November 11. Thank you to all of our men and women who have served and are serving both at home and overseas. Have a great and safe weekend. Modern Gun Deer Season opens on Saturday November 12.
Richmond, Ky. (November 7, 2011) Madison County Emergency Management Agency/Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program seeks to inform the residents of Madison County of a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which will take place November 9th, 2011 at 2:00 PM (Eastern) via television and radio stations.
The test will be conducted in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is expected to last approximately 30 seconds.
Madison County EMA/CSEPP will not be participating in the test—no sirens or tone alert radios will be sounded.
This test is conducted to test the capabilities of the EAS on a national level, Continue reading Madison County Residents: Be Aware of Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Nov. 9, 2011→
FRANKFORT, Ky. – USDA”s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP). Landowners may apply for WHIP at any time. However, applications received by Nov. 15 will be evaluated and considered for the 2012 program year. Applications received after that date will be held until the next evaluation period.
WHIP provides land users an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat. The program provides financial incentives for installing eligible practices on land they own or control. The land user must devote at least 10 acres to eligible wildlife practices.
Jeannie Robinson Arthur, 53, beloved wife of William Ray Arthur of Moberly died November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm after a long battle with cancer. She was born September 14th, 1958 to Berchie and the late John Robinson in Bath County, KY.
She attended Bath County High School and received a B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University. She was employed until very recently by the University of Kentucky Hospital where she was a Health Data Analyst. She was an active member of College Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women, and a faithful Christian.
RICHMOND — Lucille Mae Dyehouse, 87, widow of William Dyehouse, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011. She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept. 16, 1924, the daughter of Thomas and Maggie Lewis Johnson. She was a former secretary/receptionist for Pattie A. Clay Hospital and retired from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and the Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughter, Pat Vencill, of Lexington; her son, Billy Dyehouse (Beverly), of Richmond; three grandchildren, Dean Vencill (Shelley), of Richmond, Valarie Brewer (Eddie), of Richmond and Sydney Dyehouse, of Charleston, SC; four great-grandchildren, Katlyn Vencill, of Continue reading Obituaries October 31 to November 7, 2011 (continued)→
The shooting ranges on WMAs are not closed statewide, though some are closed this weekend because of deer quota hunts. In Madison Co., Miller Welch-Central Kentucky WMAs self-serve trap range (across Muddy Creek Road from the WMA office & clubhouses) has been closed until further notice, but the tubed rifle/pistol range there is open under regular hours unless it has been temporarily closed by the manager for maintenance or special events. In addition, the trap and skeet clubs there meet weekly and the public may shoot with them for nominal fees. Before making a trip over to a range you may wish to contact the particular WMA office or its bulletin board/kiosk, or consult our online calendar of events to ensure they are not closed on a particular day. Except for quota hunts, WMA ranges are usually open except when the ranges are scheduled for maintenance or there are special events scheduled.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Madison County Cooperative Extension Service
230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond, KY
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.
FRANKFORT, Ky. – November is the month when most hunters “put up” their winter”s supply of venison.
A review of Telecheck records reveals that last deer season hunters bagged 80,516 deer in November, about 73 percent of the entire seasons harvest of 110,376 deer.
Venison as tablefare is unmatched. Its the original local, free-range red meat with fewer calories than beef or pork and less cholesterol than chicken.
The USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory reports that a serving of three ounces of venison has 133 calories and only about seven grams of fat. This includes more than four grams of monounsaturated fats, which can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke if eaten in moderation, according to the American Heart Association.