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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

18th Annual Hunger Hurts Food Drive at the Berea Community Food Bank

   There were nearly 9,000 pounds of food collected for the Berea Food Drive held on Saturday, November 6th. The Berea College CELTS program with the direction of Heather Schills placed grocery bags provided by Kroger on all of Berea City citizens porches at the beginning of the week and on Saturday they drove around each neighborhood at collected the bags filled with non-perishable food. You may always drop off your items at the food bank located at 103 Parkway next the the Berea City Hall or if you or someone you know is in need please call Jerry Workman at 859-985-1903.

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Charlie Louvin Thanks You

(L-R): Carmella Ramsey, Ron Block, Alison Krauss, Charlie Louvin, Jerry Douglas, and Viktor Krauss. (Photo by Dan Harr, Music News Nashville)

Charlie Louvin would like to thank all those who has continued to support Him during his illness. A recent benefit concert for Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin raised over $20,000 to help fund his medical treatment for pancreatic cancer. Alison Krauss performed a set of Louvin Brothers classics, backed by Union Station members Ron Block and Jerry Douglas, as well as Viktor Krauss and Carmella Ramsey.

A Good Number For Your Cell Phone


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet SAFE Patrol: 877-367-5982 Use this number to report any road hazard or concern on major highways: Icy conditions, rock slides, debris in the road, abandoned vehicles, stalled vehicles, unsafe bridges, animals, signs down or missing, lights out, suspicious persons, etc. The responders also carry equipment for some assistance, such as jumper cables, gasoline and oil, and tire repair. When you call, have location information immediately available, such as mile marker or landmark. This service is provided on the following roads: I-75; I-64; I-65; I-24; I-71, US 23, KY-80, and all the Parkways. For more information call 502-564-2080 or on the web at

Madison County Man Loses Life In Crash

   Investigators say 33-year old Kenneth Adkins, from Richmond, was ejected from the back seat of a car driven by his sister Kimberly Pendygraft and killed. The accident happened around five pm about five miles from Richmond near the Kirksville community. Wet roads were to blame, which caused the car to leave the road, hit several trees and flip upside down. Pendygraft and passenger David Brown were taken to UK Hospital and are listed in fair Condition. Police say no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.

Professor Mortimer T. Beazley’s

Photo Credited: Circus Historical Society

Travelling Hall of Oddities

The Battle of Richmond Association is sponsoring a rather unique and special event during Halloween season, Professor Mortimer T. Beazley’s Travelling Hall of Oddities.

During the mid 19th century, many travelling carnivals and side shows came to small towns like Richmond, featuring spectacles supposedly from far away lands. One of the most famous was P.T. Barnum.

As a fun alternative to the scary Halloween events, Professor Mortimer T. Beazley’s Travelling Hall of Oddities will give visitors a more comedic and historic event. Oddities will include a fortune teller, Siamese twins and the notorious “Man Eating Chicken”.

The show will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 29 & 30, at the Pleasant View House at Battlefield Park.