Early Stage Support Group for those in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia

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This eight week program will provide information, support, and encouragement to persons in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. The support group will provide an opportunity to discuss issues and changes related to memory loss and a gathering to share experiences and feelings.

This series will begin on September 25th and continue through November 13th from 10:30am-12:00pm at the Alzheimer’s Association, located at 465 East High Street, Suite 200, Lexington. Registration is required. Call April at 1-859-266-5283, Ext. 1308 for more information.

Obituaries September 8 – 15, 2013

Thomas Cates
Thomas Cates

Thomas Cates

Thomas Cates, 56, Owsley Fork Road, Berea, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was a life-long resident of Madison County, born May 6, 1957, son of the late Arnold Cates and the late Madeline VanWinkle.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Catherine White Cates; nephew, Carl (Becky) Cates, Jr.; 2 uncles, 1 aunt, several cousins, relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Cates.

Funeral Service 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. Artie Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Cates Family Cemetery at Owsley Fork. Visitation 1:00 PM Sunday. Pallbearers will be: Dwayne Bratcher, Ethan Vivian, Adam Fugate, Tony Campbell, Danny Allen, Bobby Anglin, Mike Casteel. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Randall Alexander, Randy Hutchins, Vester Alexander, Larry Abner, David Caudill, Craig Garrett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the funeral home to help with Continue reading Obituaries September 8 – 15, 2013

Berea Spoon Bread 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Berea Spoon Bread
Berea Spoon Bread

Berea Spoon Bread 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pre-registration: Pre-registration for the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk can be completed through your school’s Physical Education Department, or by mailing the completed registration form to the address shown below.

The registration fee is $5.00 and does not include a commemorative T-shirt. Please do not mail registration form after Sept. 14th. The registration fee is Continue reading Berea Spoon Bread 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Kentuckians Still Don’t Like Obamacare

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Ever since the passage of Obamacare, I’ve been traveling around Kentucky listening to what my constituents have to say about this disastrous law. Over the past few weeks, I’ve visited many health care facilities and heard first-hand from doctors, nurses, other health care employees, and patients about the law’s impact on Kentucky families, businesses, and hospitals.

In all, I’ve spoken with concerned Kentuckians at 51 health care town halls around the state. What I’ve heard at every stop is proof that the damage Obamacare is doing isn’t just speculation—it’s reality.

All across Kentucky, health care professionals have expressed concerns about an increase in paperwork, rising costs, and burdensome federal regulations that will not only negatively affect hospitals, but will also place a major burden on patients and the family members who care for them. People Continue reading Kentuckians Still Don’t Like Obamacare

STATEMENT — From House Speaker Greg Stumbo‏

Greg Stumbo
Greg Stumbo

“The resignation of Rep. John Arnold does not change the fact that the House has appointed a special committee of investigation, and the only thing that will change is that the members will not have to make a recommendation of potential disciplinary action. We look forward to that committee beginning its work and providing feedback to the House.” – House Speaker Greg Stumbo

“Root and Branch” or Gently Pruning?

Robert New
Robert New

Since the day after ObamaCare was signed into law Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has been like a little chick hit on the head with an acorn, telling everyone who would listen that the ObamaCare sky is falling and it is the worst piece of legislation to ever come out of a Washington back room deal. He has preached to us the need to get rid of this law “root and branch”. We’ve heard it on Senate floor speeches, in press conferences, in town halls and in fundraising mailers.

In an attempt to fend off a challenge from conservatives, Senator McConnell hired professional campaign manager Jesse Benton from Ron and Rand Paul’s campaigns. He has been trying to convince us that he is more conservative than everyone thinks. In reality his scorecard from FreedomWorks is a respectable 92%, only one vote separates him from Rand Continue reading “Root and Branch” or Gently Pruning?

Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at KY Artisan Center

John Ferguson shows visitors his carvings; a variety of carved birds by members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers; Jack Gann carves a horse
John Ferguson shows visitors his carvings; a variety of carved birds by members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers; Jack Gann carves a horse

On Saturday, Sept. 21, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Carving that day will be Jack Gann, of Berea, John Ferguson, of Danville, and Robert Beddow, of Richmond.

Members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers live in many communities in central Kentucky, and their activities include carving classes, carving demonstrations at schools and monthly Kentucky Artisan Center demonstrations. Jack Gann is a veteran of the group and creates figures and Continue reading Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at KY Artisan Center

McConnell: Individuals and Families Should Also Get an Obamacare Delay

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today calling on the administration to delay individual mandates for Obamacare:

“I did a lot of listening over the past several weeks at meetings and events across Kentucky. Last week, I participated in my 51st hospital town hall since 2011. And I’ll tell you: one theme kept emerging over and over and over. Kentuckians are really worried about Obamacare. They’ve read the same stories we have: about businesses being forced to cut hours and eliminate healthcare; about people being laid off. They’ve read about how the rollout of this massive law is Continue reading McConnell: Individuals and Families Should Also Get an Obamacare Delay

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Thin Mint Sprint

Superhero
Superhero

Come dressed like a superhero and leave feeling like one at The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road 5th annual Thin Mint Sprint will be held on September 28 at RJ Corman Railroad Group on Saturday, September 28, beginning at 9:00am.

The run consists of a 10K run and a 5K run or walk. Stop by this superhero themed, costume race and bring the family for face painting, mask making, healthy snacks and a photo booth where they can become superheroes too! All participants will receive a collapsible water bottle and a box of Thin Mints!

Cost: $40 for the 10K run, $25 for the 5K run/walk. Register online at thinmintsprint.org.

For further information contact: Haleigh McGraw, Information Manager, 859-293-2621, [email protected].

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

To Participate:
Find a walk in your community. Register as a team captain, team member, or individual. Start fundraisin and raising awareness in your community.

Berea

What: Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: September 14, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. registration 10 a.m. walk

Where: Berea Community School

Contact: Amber Lakin [email protected] 502-451-4266

Website: www.alz.org