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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Golden Alert Canceled Missing 78-Year-Old Man Found Dead

Donald B. Scully

Donald Scullys body was found Thursday morning near his Garrard County home. Police had issued a Golden Alert for him earlier in the day when family members reported they hadnt heard from him for nearly a week. His wife who is out of the country said she last spoke to him on the phone last Friday.

Scully was found several yards from his pickup truck that had been driven into a sinkhole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Kentucky’s retail food prices rise five percent in first quarter of 2011

KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU

Louisville, KY (April 6, 2011) – The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in March 2011, indicates that average retail food prices made noticeable increases in supermarkets across the state during the first quarter of the year.

According to the survey results, the total cost of 40 basic grocery items was $114.94 – up by $5.73, or approximately 5.2 percent, from the same list of items reported in the fourth quarter of 2010. The first quarter 2011 Marketbasket total is $11.32, or 10.9 percent, higher than the same reporting period in 2010 ($103.62), but just $4.72, or 4.2 percent, higher than the fourth quarter of 2009 ($110.22).

Thirty of the 40 items on the list experienced increases in average price, thus pushing the overall Marketbasket price higher.

Of the six food groups recorded in the survey – beef, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grain, pork, and Continue reading Kentucky’s retail food prices rise five percent in first quarter of 2011

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 1, 2011

Food Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Big Hill Food Mart, 10170 Battlefield Mem Hwy, Berea, KY 94%
Bright Beginnings, 116 Prince Royal Dr, Berea, KY 100%
Daniel Boone Elementary, 710 N. 2nd St, Richmond, KY 100%
LaQuinta Inn, 1751 Lexington Rd, Richmond 100%
Madison County Fair Concession, 3237 Old Irvine Rd, Richmond, KY 98%
Main Street Chevron, 421 W. Main St, Richmond, KY 100%
Silver Creek Elementary, 75 Old US Hwy 25 N, Berea, KY 100%
Sweets & Treats, 2073 Lantern Ridge Dr, Richmond, KY 97%
Waffle House, 320 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 97%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 1, 2011

Obituaries March 28 to April 4

Joyce Ann Alexander Farthing

LEXINGTON — Joyce Ann Alexander Farthing, 62, passed away, Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Lexington, Ky.
Ms. Farthing was born January 13, 1949, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Jess and Fairy Alexander. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Richmond House of Prayer.

Survivors include: two sons, Charles Ray Farthing Jr. (Frances) and Jeff Farthing (Michele); one daughter, Cindy Little (Darrell); three brothers, Lloyd Alexander (Madrew), Johnny Alexander (Eva) and Bobby Alexander (Francine); six sisters, Peggy Blundell, Bernice Cheeks, Lydia Baker, Linda Moberly and Katie Rollins (Doug); seven grandchildren, Justin Farthing, Carson Farthing, Jerry Farthing, Megan Farthing, Cory Little, Darrell Little and Courtney Little; four great-grandchildren, Caylynne Farthing, Gaige Farthing, Trey Mason and Annora Farthing. In addition to her parents, Continue reading Obituaries March 28 to April 4

Obituaries March 28 to April 4 (Cont)

Jessie Lakes
Jessie Lakes

Jessie Lynn Poynter Lakes 63 of Berea, passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center March 30, 2011. Born March 8, 1948 she is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Margaret Poynter, one son James Matthew Anderson, sisters Louise Spillman, Edna Hunt and Ruby Humphrey and one brother Doug Poynter.

She is survived by her husband Ken Lakes, one son Kenneth Mark (Lori) Anderson, step-daughter Sherri Lakes (Roger) Banta, grandsons Mark Anderson, Matthew Kraig Anderson, James Christian Anderson and Continue reading Obituaries March 28 to April 4 (Cont)

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 25, 2011

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Berea College Food Service, Scaffold Cane Rd, Berea, KY 97%
Naaco Cafeteria, Menelaus Pike, Berea, KY 98%
Ryan’s Grill Buffet, 2019 Colby Taylor Dr., Richmond, KY 96%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE
Applebee’s #104, 853 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 73%
*Expired milk found in cooler
*Inadequate sanitizer in dishwasher
*Spray bottle found not labeled for contents
Gibson Bay Golf Course Café, 2000 Gibson Bay Dr, Richmond, KY 96%
*Potentially hazardous food not properly date marked Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 25, 2011

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 18, 2011

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE
Acres of Land Winery, 2285 Barnes Mill Rd., Richmond, KY 94%
McDonald’s, 485 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond, KY 88%
St. Mark Catholic School, 115 Parrish Ave., Richmond, KY 100%
Stratton Cafeteria, Kit Carson Dr., Richmond, KY 97%
Tussey’s Roundhill Store, 801 Kirksville Rd., Richmond, KY 100%
Union City Grocery, 1131 Charlie Norris Rd., Richmond, KY 98%

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH FOLLOW-UP DUE Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 18, 2011

Obituaries March 21 to March 28

James Gilbert York
James York

RICHMOND — James Gilbert York, 74, of Four Mile Road, the husband of Margaret Ann Beechly York, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, in the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

He was born in Rockcastle County, a retired electrical maintenance supervisor with EKPC Cooper Station, where he worked for 29 years. James loved to hunt, travel and help other people. He was an Air Force veteran and active member of Union City Baptist Church.

Other than his wife Margaret, he is survived by: one son, Denver James (LeeAnn) York of Madison County; one daughter, Allison (Mickey) Elliott of Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28

Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (continued)

Dr. John Deck, Sr.
Dr. John Marion Deck, Sr.

RICHMOND — Dr. John Marion Deck, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Jacob and Mary Chostner Deck, he was born September 15, 1930, in Crockett, Texas, and moved with his parents as a small child to their native St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up.

In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Deborah Anne Ruhle Deck, he is survived by one daughter, Anne Henderson Deck (Sean Slone) of Lexington; two sons, John Marion Deck, Jr. of Richmond and Richard Ruhle Deck (Valesa) of Somerset; and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn Deck. He is also survived by an aunt, Lois Chostner Wright (Denver) of St. Louis. He was a member of the American College of Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (continued)

Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (cont)

Jessie Mae Hunt Casey
Jessie Mae Hunt Casey

Jessie Mae Hunt Casey, 79, of Springfield Drive, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. She was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband of 56 years, Albert Clay Casey. Jessie was born on March 27, 1931 in Paint Lick, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Carlton and Nellie Poynter Hunt, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Methodist church.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jessie was preceded in death by six brothers, Elwood “Woody”, Thurman, James, Chevy, Wimp, and John Hunt, and one sister, Rella Finley. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Brenda Diane Hunt, of Richmond, as well as Continue reading Obituaries March 21 to March 28 (cont)

Ribbon Cutting at NESCO Resource

NESCO Resource

On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Berea Chamber of Commerce conducted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for NESCO Resource, a staffing solutions provider, located at 154 Mini Mall Drive in the Boone Square Shopping Center.
NESCO Resource provides a full range of staffing and consulting solutions with specialties in Engineering & IT, Accounting & Finance, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Administrative & Customer Service.
Their specialization enables NESCO to provide unique value to employers and job seekers alike. Stop by and discuss your unique staffing needs with Jennifer Waddell, Staffing Specialist; Victoria Rose, Business Development Specialist or Joanne Prewitt, Area Manager.
Business hours are 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (859) 985-0405.
www.nescoresource.com

American Legion Presents Certificates of Appreciation

Jesse D Dykes Post 12 Richmond American Legion presents certificates of appreciation in recognition and sincere appreciation of outstanding and assistance which contributed to the advancement of The American Legion programs and activities dedicated to God and Country.
Bill Strong presented Peggy Brandenburg, Kathy with Curriers Music World, Rhonda McIntyre of BereaOnline-WKXO, Carol Moore of Richmond Greenhouse, and Ms. Palmer of Madison Central High School for their dedication to The American Legion Post 12.

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(Photos by Bill Palahunich)

Obituaries March 14 to March 21

Regina Gay Thomas

Regina Gay Thomas

RICHMOND — Regina Gay Thomas, 30, of Ashland, K formerly of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Our Lady of Bellefont Hospital in Ashland.

She was born in Richmond, Ky. Regina was a graduate of Madison Central High School and had attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was currently attending Ashland Community College.

Regina was preceded in death by her grandfather, James A. Gay. She is survived by her husband, Marty Thomas, of Ashland; parents, Greg and Continue reading Obituaries March 14 to March 21

Obituaries March 14 to March 21 (continued)

Rosemary Turpin Burrus
Rosemary Turpin Burrus

RICHMOND — Rosemary Turpin Burrus, 85, passed away Monday evening, March 14, 2011, at Morning Pointe of Richmond.

Rosemary was born March 18, 1925, in Richmond, Ky., and was the daughter of Leroy and Madrue Bruner, both of whom preceded her in death. She was the widow of Nelson Burrus and was preceded in death by her first husband of 31 years, Billy Joe Turpin. Rosemary was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She loved teaching children and retired as a school teacher in Richmond after more than 30 years of service. She was active in the community, being a faithful member of the First Christian Church, a member of the Women’s Club of Richmond, and a volunteer at Open Concern. Rosemary was an avid fan of the Eastern Kentucky University football and Continue reading Obituaries March 14 to March 21 (continued)

Super Moon

Jerry Overcast

Jerry Overcast–it was getting cloudy as THE SUPER MOON ROSE TONIGHT!! REDISH ORANGE AS IT STARTED UP but REALLY NOT AS LARGE AS THE STRAWBERRY MOON THAT COMES AROUND IN JUNE. I HAVE POSTED IT ON FB. It was about 7 minutes late rising here or from the time I HAD CHECKED THAT IT WAS SUPOSE TO RISE!!

Super Moon

WAITING ON THE SUPER MOON!! TOOK IT 18 YEARS TO GET BACK HERE!! PROBABLY WON`T BE BACK IN MY LIFE-TIME.

Spring Is In The Air

Warmer tempertures are on the rise and now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Fishing, flowers, a walk in the park, and building sand castles on the beach are sure signs that spring is in the air.

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Email Scam Warning

Berea Chamber of Commerce

Several Berea Chamber of Commerce members have received emails over the past few weeks that have turned out to be scams. The scam reads as follows: I know you will be wondering about this email to you, but i am in a very bad situation at the moment.i made a quick trip to UK for an empowerment seminar.last nite i got robbed and lost all my personal belonging my credit cards ,cash in my wallet all gone ,i am stranded at the moment i need you help to loan me some money so i can pay the balance of my hotel bill and get a ticket down home ,i will pay you as soon as i get back ,i am sure you can do this.let me know if you will be able to loan me so i can give you info of where to send it to. I got my jaw injured so i am going for treatment as well. You can reach me via email or May field hotels desk phone, the numbers are, +447024030610 or +447024030611.
If you receive such an email you should delete it immediately from your inbox then delete it from your deleted folder.

COUNTRY MUSIC LOSES ANOTHER ICON FERLIN HUSKY PASSES AT 85 YEAR OLD

Ferlin Husky

The world of music has lost another legendary icon. Ferlin Husky has passed away at the age of 85 years old. Ferlin as we all know, had been battling health issues for several years. His Master came to bring him home.

Ferlin was member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. As an entertainer, there were none better, and his list of hit songs included “GONE-WINGS OF A DOVE-I FEEL BETTER ALL OVER,” and so many more. Our industry will sadly miss his high-kicking show stopping music. I have been honored to know him as a great friend and human being.

Please keep Ferlin’s family in your thoughts and prayers during the time of sorrow in their life’s at this great loss.
MAY FERLIN REST IN PEACE AS HE TRAVELS ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE INTO THE HEAVENLY HOME OF HIS BLESSED SAVIOR. Continue reading COUNTRY MUSIC LOSES ANOTHER ICON FERLIN HUSKY PASSES AT 85 YEAR OLD