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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

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

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

Richmond Planning & Zoning Commission Business Meeting


There will be a Planning and Zoning Commission Business Meetingheld this Thursday, May 24th at 5:30pm in the Richmond City Hall Commissioners Chambers.

This is a public hearing all are welcome to attend.

The agenda is below.



1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Roll Call
3. April 26, 2012 Business Session Minutes
4. May 15, 2012 Work Session Minutes
5. Development Plat for Journey Auto Sales at 187 & 193 Automotive Drive
6. Revised Development Plat for Asad Jadoon at 1042 Center Drive
7. Director Report
8. Other Business
9. Adjournment

Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012

Hubert Lamb

Hubert Lamb

Hubert Lamb 80 of Gabbardtown Road passed away Tuesday May 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital.

Hubert was born in Madison County to the late Joe and Florence Branaman Lamb. He was a retired employee of Parker Seal and was owner/operator of Lamb Grocery store for 25 years. He was a member of Silver Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his two children Jerry Lamb and Brenda Turner, son-in-law Ralph Turner, one grandson Jeremy Lamb and 8 siblings Jim Lamb, Homer Lamb, Gilbert Lamb, Continue reading Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012

Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012 (continued 2)

Lorraine Ramsey

Lorraine Ramsey

Lorraine Tracy Ramsey, 83, widow of Walter Ramsey, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Berea after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig”s Disease).

Mrs. Ramsey was born in Madison County on Oct. 3, 1928, to the late Samuel and Sue Ann Hamilton Portwood.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a licensed practical nurse. Mrs. Ramsey was very proud of her 42 years of service at Pattie A. Clay Hospital, working in both the pharmacy and obstetrics departments. She Continue reading Obituaries May 13 to May 20, 2012 (continued 2)

Great Saltpetre Cave Open House

2012 is the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. Great Saltpetre Cave played a critical role in that war.
This year”s Open House will include a Saltpetre Festival on:

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 10am to 4pm
(Note: The Open House is always the weekend after Mother”s Day)

Great Saltpetre Cave was a significant source of saltpetre during the War of 1812. In this bicentennial year, help us celebrate Kentucky’s history.

Join us for: Guided tours of the Cave. Free soup beans and Continue reading Great Saltpetre Cave Open House

Mandatory Motor Vehicle Insurance Notices to Begin Statewide in June

KY Seal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 17, 2012) – As mandated by the Kentucky Legislature, uninsured motorists across the Commonwealth will begin receiving notices in June that registrations for their personal vehicles will be canceled if they do not obtain required insurance or show proof of existing insurance.

Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance for more than 60 days will receive the notices. The owners will have 30 days in which to obtain or present verification of coverage.

“It is against the law in Kentucky to operate a motor vehicle without insurance,” said Commissioner Sharon P. Clark, of the Kentucky Department of Insurance. “Vehicle owners who abide by the law are too often victimized in Continue reading Mandatory Motor Vehicle Insurance Notices to Begin Statewide in June

Berea Police Department to Hold Safety Checkpoints

Berea Police

(Berea, Ky.) – The Berea Police Department (BPD) will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the city limits of Berea, during the Click it or Ticket campaign season starting May 20 through June 3, 2012 to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. BPD utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be Continue reading Berea Police Department to Hold Safety Checkpoints