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The Political happenings of Madison County, KY

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


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.

Public Meeting for Economic Development Strategies for City of Berea

Michael Shuman

A public meeting will be held to discuss economic development strategies for the city. Michael Shuman of Cutting Edge Capital will be facilitating group discussions and helping conduct a SWOT(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis of Bereas economy. This will be the first of three public meetings aimed at developing strategies and action plans for the future of Berea.
The meeting will be held October 20th from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Community Room of the Berea Baptist Church(310 Chestnut St.) Please plan to attend and bring your suggestions for building a better economy in Berea.

Michael Shuman
Michael is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur. His books, The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age, are considered essential reading for social entrepreneurs. Michael has worked with communities throughout the world to create more sustainable local economies. Most recently, he led the Community Food Enterprise project which was jointly funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.


Berea Municipal Utilities is applying for a Grant through the State Division of Local Government to upgrade sewer service in some Berea neighborhoods. Working with the Bluegrass Area Development District we have generated a random list of customers where we are required to do a face-to-face survey. This survey is required to qualify for the Grant. This Grant money would lessen the required investment the City and Berea Utilities will have to make to complete the sewer improvements.

We have mailed this survey to many of the customers in question. If you have received this survey in the mail, please fill it out and send it in to Berea Municipal Utilities at the address below or drop it off at our office drop box. We Continue reading City of Berea is Applying for a Grant to Upgrade Sewer Service.