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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Berea Eco Drama Camp

Parks & Recreation

Have you ever wanted to be a part of an Eco-Friendly Drama Camp? Now you can…Berea Parks & Recreation is partnering with Lanny Smith the Earthman, Madison Co. Office of Solid Waste, Berea FRYSC & Berea Tourism to bring…Berea Eco Drama Camp July 23rd – July 27th 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for ages 8 – 12! We’ll provide free snacks & drinks; deadline to sign up is Wed. July 18th!

Don’t have any children that age…no problem, join us Friday, July 27th 3pm or 7pm at Russel Acton Folk Center for the campers performance! Free & open to the public!

For complete details contact Berea Parks & Recreation 986-9402 www.bereaky.gov or Facebook: Berea Parks & Recreation!

Shakespeare in the Park

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to introduce a new summertime tradition: Shakespeare in the Park.

The Rose Barn Theatre will be performing “Loves Labor Lost” on the outdoor stage at the Russel Acton Folk Center, located at 212 Jefferson Street, on July 13th, 14th, 15th and July 20th, 21st and 22nd. All performances are free (donation appreciated), and will begin at 8pm.

This is a family friendly event, so grab everyone you know, and head down to the Folk Center to be taken back in time! For more information, call 986-9402.

Kentucky Artisan Center

KY Artisan Center

It has been an exciting time at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea with the opening of a new exhibit, great works being received daily from Kentucky artists all across the state, and the arrival of our two millionth visitor in May!

In addition, there are wonderful exhibits, festivals and events happening in Berea and throughout Kentucky. Berea, recognized this spring by AmericanStyle magazine readers as one of the top 25 art destination cities in the small city category, will host the Berea Craft Festival July 13-15 and is Continue reading Kentucky Artisan Center

Summer4Life

WIN A RAV4

It’s a Summer4Life at Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) this year.

From May 19 through Sept. 14, all donors (18 and over) will not only be able to enhance the lives of Kentucky patients, they will also be automatically eligible to win a 2012 Toyota RAV4. As extra motivation, everyone who donates May 19 through June 1 is also eligible to win a one of two $500 gas cards.

(County) donors can be part of Summer4Life by donating at the following blood drive:

Madison County Berea Community
Tue, July 17 from 11am – 5pm
at First Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall
at 206 Chestnut St. in Berea

“Thirty-thousand people will need to walk through our doors and roll up their sleeves this summer in order to provide enough blood for the patients we Continue reading Summer4Life

Obituaries July 1 to July 8, 2012


Hunter Clark Douglas Cates

Hunter Clark Douglas Cates, infant son of Susan Nicole “Nikki” Benge and Christopher Clark Cates, was stillborn Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital.

Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, LaDonna Harp (Jimmy) and Roy Glenn Cates; paternal great grandmother, Mildred Reed; maternal grandparents, Charlotte DeBord and Doug Benge (Shona); maternal great-grandparents, Sue Dickerson (Bailey), Charles DeBord (Kathy), Edna “Early” Ashcraft and Clyde Benge; maternal great-great grandmother, Geneva DeBord.

Visitation will be from 10 AM to 12 PM (Noon) Wednesday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be conducted at 12:30 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Madison Memorial Gardens with Rev. Edwin Lainhart and Rev. Owen Moody officiating with burial following. Continue reading Obituaries July 1 to July 8, 2012

Want to Save on Auto Insurance?

Save Money

Save on Auto Insurance- AARP Driver Safety Course to be offered Tuesday, July 10th from 8:00- 12:30pm at the Madison County Extension Education Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Drivers over 50 may receive a car insurance discount for completing this course. Pre-register by July 6th, 623-4072. Cost is $5 for teachers, $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

For more info contact:

Gina Noe
Madison County Extension Service
230 Duncannon Lane
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 623-4072
[email protected]

Fith Annual Arts Alive Concert Series

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department and the Berea Tourism Commission are proud to present the 5th annual Arts Alive Concert Series! The Series will be held every Friday night from 7-8:30 at Chestnut Street Square in downtown Berea during the month of August. We will get off to a sizzling start on August 3rd with the jazzy sounds of the 18 piece ensemble the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association out of Lexington. August 10th join us for the smooth sounds of Jimi V and Screamin John. You also don’t want to fail to miss the Celtic sounds of Keltricity who will kick off the Celtic Festival weekend in Berea. Fan of country? You will want to see the Downtown Country Band on August 24th. The Arts Alive Concert Series will wrap up with the bluesy sounds of Louisville’s own Robbie Bartlett on August 31st.

In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Russel Acton Folk Center located at 212 Jefferson Street. Call 986-9402 or 986-2550 for more information.

KY Artisan Center

KY Artisan Center

It has been an exciting time at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea with the opening of a new exhibit, great works being received daily from Kentucky artists all across the state, and the arrival of our two millionth visitor in May!

In addition, there are wonderful exhibits, festivals and events happening in Berea and throughout Kentucky. Berea, recognized this spring by AmericanStyle magazine readers as one of the top 25 art destination cities in the small city category, will host the Berea Craft Festival July 13-15 and is Continue reading KY Artisan Center

Teen Night

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce Teen Night at the Berea Swimming Pool!

Teen Night will take place on July 14, 2012 beginning at 7:30pm, and will include swimming, bungee jumping, airbrush tattoos, games, music and grand prizes! Also that night at 6:30pm join the Madison Southern FRYSC for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament!!

This is a free event for ages 13-18. Please call 986-9402 for more information!

BEREA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ISSUES A Water Advisory

WATER ADVISORY

BEREA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ISSUES A WATER ADVISORY FOR BEREA, SOUTHERN MADISON WATER DISTRICT AND GARRARD COUNTY WATER ASSOCIATION

As you are aware, we have had very little rain in the past month. Our supply of raw water is being reduced everyday. Compared to the month of April, our daily usage has increased by 500,000 gallons per day. Therefore, Berea Municipal Utilities is asking you to voluntarily reduce your use of water. Here are some suggestions for reducing your water usage.

The best time for watering is in the morning, so plants have a chance to dry before the cool of the evening, thus making them less susceptible to molds Continue reading BEREA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES ISSUES A Water Advisory

Extension Homemakers Craft Camp

Extension Homemakers Craft Camp Comes Home will be Thursday and Friday, July 12-13th at the Madison County Extension Education Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

Choose from a wide variety of crafts including weaving, tatting and sewing. Evening classes will be offered.

For class descriptions, pictures and registration information check our website at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/madison/FamilyConsumerSciences . Registration is due Friday, July 6th.

Shakespeare in the Park

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to introduce a new summertime tradition: Shakespeare in the Park.

The Rose Barn Theatre will be performing “Loves Labor Lost” on the outdoor stage at the Russel Acton Folk Center, located at 212 Jefferson Street, on July 13th, 14th, 15th and July 20th, 21st and 22nd. All performances are free (donation appreciated), and will begin at 8pm.

This is a family friendly event, so grab everyone you know, and head down to the Folk Center to be taken back in time! For more information, call 986-9402.