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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Get Healthy Berea

Rain had no effect on the spirits of participants. Several Run/Walk participants arrived at St. Joseph Berea despite the rain Saturday morning. With gray skys and light to heavy rain, the St. Joseph Berea Get Healthy event went on. Several local businesses participated, setting up tents and offering free samples and health related informative demonstrations. Children took part in dance and games along with Zumba demonstrations.

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Get Healthy Berea

Corperate Challenge

Saturday, May 14th Registration at 10:00 am & Event at 11:00 am Saint Joseph-Berea Campus

The Corporate Challenge is a relay style event in which each team member will complete two challenges. There are eight challenges on the course and most do not involve as much athletic ability as they do skill or intellect, but mostly they require perseverance…think “Minute To Win It” type games.

Proceeds will benefit the Patient and Family Assistance Fund at Saint Joseph-Berea which provides medications, testing, medical supplies, lodging travel and Continue reading Get Healthy Berea


Food Inspector

Bob Evans Farms, Inc., 2011 Colby Taylor Dr, Richmond 93%
Holiday Inn Express, 1990 Colby Taylor Dr, Richmond 97%
Just Desserts by Katie, 328 Richmond Mall, Richmond 100%
Kelly’s Fruit Market, 466 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 97%
Madison County Day Treatment Cnt., 300 Bellevue Dr, Richmond 100%
Mayfield Elementary, 300 Bond St, Richmond 99% Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 6, 2011

Obituaries May 2 to May 9 (Continued)

Shelby Joe Masters
Shelby Joe Masters

RICHMOND — Shelby Joe Masters, 74, husband of Ann Sallee Masters, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Mr. Masters was born in Madison County on March 21, 1937, to Robert Marshall and Geneva Whitaker Masters. He was a farmer who enjoyed family gatherings, the company of friends, fishing and cooking.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, are: two sons, Joe M. Masters (Darlene) and Michael N. Masters, all of Richmond; granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Sharon (Chris); two great-grandchildren, Blake Hedges-Sharon and Madison Rayne Sharon; Jeff Rose (who was like a son); his aunt, Ruth Chandler; several cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Continue reading Obituaries May 2 to May 9 (Continued)

All Things Good – The One That Got Away

Jennifer Ponder
Jennifer Ponder

As I settle in my chair that the cat (Delilah) and I battle for (she finally gave in and isn t waiting for me to get up just so she can take it back) I thought I would share my latest finds.  I guess some may think that I have been fishing and I m gonna talk about the big one that got away but nope that s not it.  Well, actually yeah I will briefly say I let one get away but it wasn t a fish…it was a vintage wicker planter and dagnab it I am kicking myself for not grabbing it up when I found it.  But…oh well, you find some, you lose some and then you find some more such as….

Continue reading All Things Good – The One That Got Away

All Things Good – No Longer In Over My head

Jennifer Ponder
Jennifer Ponder

Ooo La La they are done.  I know maybe its a little foolish to get so excited over two little ole chairs but I must say I have been sooo excited to get these sweet little babies back to mamas house.   Just in case you haven t been following and don t have a clue as to what I am talking about let me fill you in.



A little while back I purchased these lovely lil ole beauties at the mini mall.

Continue reading All Things Good – No Longer In Over My head

Fire Department Funeral Will be Conducted for Firefighter Killed in Crash

Timothy Farthing

Timothy Allen “Chewy” Farthing, 29, of Sam Jones Road, Richmond, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Red House Road.

He was born October 14, 1981, in Richmond, Kentucky and served his community as a firefighter and EMT with the Richmond Fire Department and Madison County Ambulance Service. Timothy loved fishing and adored his family. He was a member of Whitehall Holiness Church of Richmond.

Survivors inclued his wife, Sherri Lynn Northern Farthing, three daughters, Evylin McKenna Farthing, Cailyn Denise Farthing, and Macey Maree Farthing; one son, Seth Allen Thomas Farthing; his mother, Carla Denise Farthing; one sister, Davina Richardson; one brother, Joshua Noel Farthing; his grandmothers, Mima Farthing and Wilma Ballard, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Timothy was preceded in death by his father, Troy Allen Farthing.

Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Northern, Bro. Virgil Gibson and Bro. Marvin Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. The Richmond Fire Department Personnel and Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.


Food Service Inspector

Fountain Food Court, Kit Carson Dr, Richmond 99%
Powell Cafeteria, Kit Carson Dr, Richmond 96%
The Regal Beagle, 246 W. Main St., Richmond 100%
Speedway, 510 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 94%
Stepping Stones for Children, 1000 Ace Dr, Berea 100%
Subway, 820 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 95%

Mario’s Pizza, 636 Chestnut St, Berea 82%
*Potentially hazardous food not properly Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 29, 2011

Greg Lakes Re-elected to His Tenth Term

Greg Lakes

The Annual Kentucky Funeral Directors Association’s Central District Spring Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 19th at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY. Gregory B. Lakes of Berea was re-elected to his tenth term as Central District President.
Greg is a co-owner and third generation of the family owned business Lakes Funeral Home. Lakes Funeral Home has been serving the surrounding area since Gregs father opened the Berea business in July 15, 1988.
Greg graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1993, became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, and is the current manager. Greg and his wife Rachel Roberts-Lakes, reside in Berea and have two children Reva Mallory and MacGregor Blue Lakes. Greg is an active member of the Christ”s Church at Union in Berea, serving as Deacon, and a member of the Berea LIONS Club Greg is also the Owner and operator of Lakes Monument.

Richmond Firefighter Loses Life In Crash

Timothy Farthing

A Lexington Police officer who was on his way home from work around 2:30 a.m. Monday morning (May 2nd) happen upon a 2010 Dodge pickup that had ran off the side of Red House Road and had struck a tree.
The driver of the pickup who was pronounced dead at the scene was 29-year-old Richmond Firefighter Timothy Farthing. Farthing was not on duty at the time. Farthing also worked part time with The Madison County EMS. He leaves behind a wife and four children.
Madison County Sheriffs Department arent sure at this time what caused the pickup to leave the road. There were no signs of skid or braking marks.

Obituaries April 25 to May 2

Nell Fredrick Ingle
Nell Fredrick Ingle

Nell Fredrick Ingle, 83, of Richmond, formerly of Rockcastle County, died at her residence Thursday, April 28, 2011 of complications from pneumonia. She was a Crab Orchard native born January 24, 1928, daughter of the late John P. and Minnie Burke Fredrick, homemaker, farmer, and member of Copper Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Nell had been a resident of Madison County for the past 7 years and was a very active member of the Richmond Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years Charles Ingle; 2 daughters, Barbara Moberly, Joann (Kevin) True; 1 sister, Ora Pingleton; 2 grandchildren, Charles Moberly, Cathy Brock; 5 great grandchildren, McKenzie Brock, Thomas Brock, Benjamin Brock, Kayla Moberly, Blake Moberly; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; as well as her Continue reading Obituaries April 25 to May 2

Obituaries April 25 to May 2 (Continued)

Norman Cheeks
Norman Cheeks

RICHMOND — Norman Cheeks, 76, husband of Sally Cheeks, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Ky. Mr. Cheeks was born January 27, 1935, and was the son of the late James and Annie Chamberlain Cheeks. He was a retired farmer and a mechanic and he was a member of the Newby Baptist Church. He loved to fish as well as repair and paint old cars. Norman was a jack of all trades.

Survivors include: his wife, Sally Cheeks; six children, Ricky Edward Cheeks (Linda) of Richmond, Thomas Wayne Cheeks (Leah) of Richmond, James Mark Cheeks (Beverly) of Richmond, Ruth Ann Combs (Paul) of Richmond, Millie Cheeks Stapp of Richmond and Flora Lynne Howard (Sam) of Continue reading Obituaries April 25 to May 2 (Continued)

Lane closures scheduled for Interstate 75 northbound


LEXINGTON , Ky. (April 28, 2011) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways announces that a lane closures will take place for Interstate 75 northbound in Lexington. The closures are necessary for bridge seal repair work to be completed.
Work will be performed this Sunday, May 1, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. I-75 northbound at the southern split will be reduced to one lane during the hours of work. Appropriate signage will be in place to guide the traveling public.
All work is scheduled on a tentative basis and is subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the work area.

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