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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Local hospitals will conduct an “emergency” exercise on June 6th. For this to be successful, they need volunteer “patients.” The volunteers they can usually count on cannot participate. If you or your group can help, it will be greatly appreciated. Certificates of participation can be provided to those interested in documenting community service hours.

The mini hospital exercise will take place on Wednesday, June 6th. All volunteers would need to meet no later than 0800 at the Madison County Emergency Operations Center at 560 S. Keeneland Drive in Richmond. Jennifer Hitch will be the point of contact person.

After arriving, the volunteers will be briefed on the roles that they will be acting out for the exercise. Some will be sent to Pattie A. Clay as ‘patients’ and other will be sent to St. Joseph Berea. The exercise is scheduled to start Continue reading Volunteers Needed

Concert – Les Jongleurs – Seasons of Laughter and Love

Les Jongleurs 2012 Summer Benefit Concert. Church of Our Saviour, Richmond, KY.
Selections including:Bohemian Rhapsody, The Pink Panther, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, Over the Rainbow and much more.

Les Jongleurs is an invitation only vocal performance group serving the East Central KY area, including: Greater Lexington, Richmond, Georgetown, Winchester and Berea.

Obituaries May 27 to June 3, 2012

Louanna Falin

Louanna Brewer Falin

Louanna Brewer Falin, 66, of Berea died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was born December 14, 1945, daughter of the late William David and Maggie Hensley Brewer.

Louanna was a homemaker, member of the Pentecostal Faith, a former resident of Mt. Vernon and a resident of Berea for the past three months.

Survivors include 4 children, Samuel Hicks, David Hicks, Barbara Tincher, Danny Hicks; 6 siblings, Ruby Kendrick, Freddy Brewer, Harvey Brewer, Benny Brewer, Marsha Olinger, Betty Estes; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Marsha Williams.

Memorial Service to be held later, date and time will be announced. Continue reading Obituaries May 27 to June 3, 2012

Join the Madison County Public Librarys Couch to 5k Running Team

Pain, sweat, maybe even tears. Pushing yourself further than you ever thought you could go, then getting up the next day and doing it all over again. Doing something you never thought you could do. The Madison County Public Librarys Couch to 5k running team offers you all that and more; best of all, anyone can do it!

The “Couch to 5k” or “C25k” program, developed in 1996 by Josh Clark, is a beginners running program that has helped thousands of new runners off the couch and onto the roads, running three miles in just two months. The main appeal of the program is its “no pain, no pain” approach that eases beginners Continue reading Join the Madison County Public Librarys Couch to 5k Running Team

Pattie A. Clay Names John Gillespie, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

RICHMOND, Ky.- June 1, 2012- Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that John Gillespie, M.D., will assume the role of Chief Medical Officer for the hospital. Dr. Gillespie has been a private practice internal medicine physician at Pattie A. Clay since July 1984. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas. He then went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

“We are fortunate to have someone like Dr. Gillespie to join our Administrative team. Not only is he well respected by his peers, he also understands how medicine has evolved in recent years and is extremely dedicated to Pattie A. Clay and this community,” said Todd Jones, CEO.

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Gillespie will act as the liaison between hospital administration and physicians to facilitate initiatives that improve care for all patients that utilize hospital services. Dr. Gillespie will assume his role as Chief Medical Officer on June 1, 2012. Dr. Gillespie will continue his private practice and will serve the hospital on a part-time basis.

Fettingis Watercolor Workshop Coming to Berea

Joe Fettingis

Nationally-known watercolor artist Joe Fettingis will be holding a three-day workshop in Berea, Kentucky. The workshop will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 7-9, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Beginner to advanced watercolor painters are welcome.

In this intensive workshop, students will observe several short demonstrations of specific techniques by Mr. Fettingis which they will follow up with hands-on application.

Topics will include: how to control moisture; how values help move colors; how the mid-value holds all the darker values of a painting together; the art of glazing, how to balance and create movement in paintings, and much more. Different subject matter will be painted each day. Joes dynamic and effective teaching style will help students leave not only Continue reading Fettingis Watercolor Workshop Coming to Berea

Wacky Wednesday Walking Club

Walking

Wacky Wednesday Walking Club! Join Berea Parks and Recreation for an indoor walking club adventure every Wednesday during the month of June from 1:30pm – 2:30pm at Russel Acton Folk Center!

Free and open to the public; there will be weekly tips and incentives along the way! Come for a short time or the full hour; the more you’re there walking the more your minutes add up! Hope to see you there!

Any questions contact Berea Parks and Recreation at 986-9402.

A Thank You from Jennifer L. Webb

Jennifer L Webb

Although I wasnt successful in my bid for Madison Circuit Court Clerk, I can tell you that the experience was a truly humbling one. Over the last few months, my family and friends have worked diligently to earn the support of Madison County voters. I have met so many new friends along the way. I love Madison County and its people and intend to remain active making this the greatest place to live. I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and what is best for the citizens of Madison County. I am forever grateful to my supporters. You are a great blessing to me and I cherish each of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your love, encouragement and support. I look forward to seeing all of you again soon! — Jennifer L. Webb —

Madison County Schools Makes National Recognition Lists

Only sixteen percent of the nation”s 15,571 public school districts (2,437) have been recognized for meeting the needs of families choosing schools. The nation”s largest school selection consulting firm, SchoolMatch® of Columbus, OH, announced the 2012 Twenty-first Annual award in a recent letter to State School Leadership Associations and State Department of Education Superintendents.

Congratulations to the What Parent”s Want Award Winners for Kentucky.

School System Name City, State, Zip
BEECHWOOD IND FT MITCHEL, KY 41017
DAVIESS COUNTY OWENSBORO, KY 42304
ELIZABETHTOWN INDEPENDENT ELIZABETHTOW, KY 42701
ERLANGER-ELSMERE INDEPENDENT ERLANGER, KY 41018
FAYETTE COUNTY LEXINGTON, KY 40502
FORT THOMAS INDEPENDENT FT THOMAS, KY 41075
HARDIN COUNTY ELIZABE, KY 42701
JEFFERSON COUNTY LOUISVILLE, KY 40232
JESSAMINE COUNTY NICHOLASVILLE, KY 40356
KENTON COUNTY ERLANGER, KY 41018
MADISON COUNTY RICHMOND, KY 40475
MCCRACKEN COUNTY PADUCAH, KY 42003
MURRAY INDEPENDENT MURRAY, KY 42071
OLDHAM COUNTY BUCKNER, KY 40010
PIKEVILLE INDEPENDENT PIKEVILLE, KY 41502
WARREN COUNTY BOWLING GRE, KY 42101
WOODFORD COUNTY VERSAILLES, KY 40383

Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012

Charles Pingleton

Charles ‘Cornbread’ Pingleton

Charles Lee “Cornbread” Pingleton, 59, of Copper Creek, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Donna Jean (Durham) Pingleton, whom he married on May 29, 1993.

Charles was born in Garrard County on April 9, 1953. He was the son of the late Samuel Dewey and Stella Margaret (Kidwell) Pingleton. He was a member of the Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by: wife, Donna Jean Pingleton of Copper Creek; two daughters, Chase and husband, Shawn Williams, and Page and husband, Continue reading Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012

Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012 (continued)

Margaret Burnell

Margaret Burnell

Margaret Burnell age 81 of White Station Rd. Berea, died Wednesday May 23, 2012 in Richmond. Margaret is the daughter of the late Russell and Lucy Cochran Burnell.

Margaret was the manager of the old Berea Theater, she was a member of the Whites Memorial Presbyterian Church and she was preceded in death by her brothers; Charles and William Burnell. Margaret is survived by her sister Evelyn Hamilton of Berea, and a brother Bill Collins of Berea, as well as 3 nieces a nephew and step nephew.

Graveside services for Margaret will be Friday May 25, 2012 at the Berea Continue reading Obituaries May 20 to May 27, 2012 (continued)

Rosacea and a Princess

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

A few weeks ago, a nurse at work was experiencing a flare-up of rosacea. For the first time I saw firsthand not only the physical pain—but the mental anguish and frustration she was experiencing from the lack of an effective and coherent plan of care to treat this common skin disease. My friend had been treated by several dermatologists using several treatment options all with varied success. She tried prescription medications, and changes in diet both with dismal results.

Rosacea is a common skin disease often beginning with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than others. Rosacea can cause more than redness and because of the number of signs and symptoms of rosacea they have broken it into four sub types.

1.) Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, and visible broken blood vessels (spider veins), swollen skin, skin may be very sensitive and may Continue reading Rosacea and a Princess