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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

2011 Kentucky Election Results

Governor Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Steve Beshear (D) / Inc. 464,182 56%
David Williams (R) 294,009 35%
Gatewood Galbraith (I) 74,856 9%

Secretary of State Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) 494,214 61%
Bill Johnson (R) 321,037 39%

Attorney General Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Jack Conway (D) / Inc. 449,599 55%
Todd PPool (R) 367,623 45%

State Auditor Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Adam Edelen (D) 440,307 56%
John Kemper (R) 349,324 44%

State Treasurer Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Todd Hollenbach (D) 393,348 49%
K.C. Crosbie (R) 375,873 47%
Kenneth Moellman (L) 37,252 5%

Ag Commissioner Kentucky results
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
James Comer (R) 519,079 64%
Bob Farmer (D) 294,574 36%

Berea Municipal Utilities Accepting Bids

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Berea Municipal Utilities will be accepting sealed bid proposals for a base cab and chassis International Model 7400 SFA 4X2. The application for this vehicle will be as a fleet digger derrick utility truck.

All interested bidders are encouraged to request and review the complete vehicle specification list. These can be received by contacting Ed Fortner or Kevin Howard at Berea Municipal Utilities.

Bids will be accepted at the office of the Mayor, BEREA CITY HALL, 212 CHESTNUT STREET, BEREA, KENTUCKY 40403.

Bid proposals are to be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on November 1, 2011. Bids will be opened at 6:30 pm, November 1, 2011 during the regular meeting of the Berea City Council.

The City Council of the City of Berea reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, to waive any irregularities or discrepancies in bidding, and to select the bid, if any, that it determines to be in its best interest.

Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

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Dwight Allen Wells

Dwight Allen Wells, 86, life-long farmer and resident of Jacks Creek and Lexington Road communities of Forest Hill, White Hall, Clays Ferry, and Boonesboro, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

He was a life-long member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and Chairman of the Board. He was a lover of Gospel music. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a signalman aboard a cargo transport in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Wells represented the northern and eastern areas of Madison County on the School Board for over 14 years. He served Richmond and Northern Madison County as State Representative for 12 years during the administrations of three governors, Louie Nunn, Wendell Ford, and Continue reading Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

Gubernatorial Candidates Beshear, Galbraith, & Williams to Debate in Richmond Tonight

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Candidates for the Kentucky governor race will face off at a debate tonight in Richmond at the new Eastern Kentucky Universitys Center for the Arts building.

WKYTs Bill Bryant will moderate the event. The debate will take place tonight from from 7 to 8 p.m. The Kentucky Broadcasters Association, and the Kentucky League of Women Voters, is presenting the event.

The gubernatorial debate will not be open to the public, but will be aired live on several of Kentuckys television and radio stations.

October is Industry Appreciation Month in the City of Berea

Photo By: David Rowlette - Berea Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
Photo By: David Rowlette - Berea Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Mayor Connelly presenting the proclamation declaring October as Industry Appreciation Month in the City of Berea. Two representatives of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Bereas largest employer, were on hand to receive the proclamation at this weeks Berea City Council Meeting.

Pictured left to right: Mr. Yasushi Musha, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. and Mr. Brian Fouch, Human Resources Manager. Both men work at the Hitachi facility located at 301 Mayde Road.

The City of Bereas Business Development Office in collaboration with the Chambers Industrial Relations Committee are celebrating Bereas industry throughout the month of October with a culminating event planned for noon on Friday, October 28 with an Industry Appreciation Luncheon at the Russel Acton Folk Center.