Berea Welcome Center Carvers Demonstrate Woodcarving at Kentucky 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 Kentucky Artisan Center

Madison County Births (September 6-17, 2013)

Announcements
Announcements

Sept 06,2013 – Breanna & Joshua Rice – McKee – Boy
Sept 11,2013 – Kimberly Mullins & Gerald Mossey – Berea – Boy
Sept 11,2013 – Ashley & Dustin Burkhardt – Berea – girl
Sept 12,2013 – Ashley & Jeff Oliver – Irvine – Girl
Sept 12,2013 – Mariah & James Sanders – Berea – Boy
(Click read more for more birth announcements) Continue reading Madison County Births (September 6-17, 2013)

Watercolorist Shirley Jeter Art Exhibit

Shirley Jeter
Shirley Jeter

Visit the beautiful watercolors by renowned artist Shirley Jeter at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street, now through September 27. Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. The theme for this exhibit is “Going Coastal” and features amazing scenes of life near the ocean guaranteed to calm the senses and make one long for the easy life. Shirley’s exhibit includes over 100 original watercolors as well as note cards and reproductions. Sizes of the painting vary and many of already matted and Continue reading Watercolorist Shirley Jeter Art Exhibit

EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM TO BE TESTED

EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM TO BE TESTED:

TEST MESSAGE WILL BE TRANSMITTED IN MADISON COUNTY SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

EMA/CSEPP
EMA/CSEPP

(Richmond, Ky.) In addition to hearing the test tones from outdoor warning sirens and indoor Advisor Alert Radios, some Madison County residents will receive a TEST MESSAGE via phone call or text message.

The Madison County Emergency Alert Program will be tested on the morning of Wednesday, September 18, 2013 as part of the annual federally-graded community exercise of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).

Madison County Emergency Management cannot announce which residents will receive a call, because the agency will not know which emergency Continue reading EMERGENCY ALERT PROGRAM TO BE TESTED

McConnell Reflects on Constitution Day

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding Constitution Day:

“Two hundred and twenty six years ago today, about three dozen patriots helped form a more perfect union when they signed their names to a document that guides us still. The U.S. Constitution and the timeless principles that inform it have endured, ensuring liberty and freedom for the people of this country through war and peace, turmoil and prosperity.

“So on this September 17th, like every Constitution Day, we take a moment to reflect on just how fortunate we are to live in a nation that, unlike any other before or since, was founded on an idea. A big part of that idea is the fact that our rights come not from men but from the Creator, and that for this Continue reading McConnell Reflects on Constitution Day

McConnell Comments on James River Coal Co. Announcement

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today regarding the announcement by James River Coal Company that they shut down coal production in Kentucky and laid off 525 eastern Kentucky coal miners:

Last night, President Obama said that his Administration’s proposals are helping strengthen the economy, but try and tell that to the people of eastern Kentucky. People in coal country awoke to more devastating news related to the President’s War on Coal. Over 500 Kentuckians are now wondering how they’re going to feed their family and pay their bills, as a result of another shut down at Kentucky coal mines. The President is leading a war on coal and what that really means for Kentucky families is a war on jobs. I will continue to fight to defend our coal miners and in the days to come continue my efforts in Washington to help put a stop to Obama’s War on Coal.

Rally Against the I-75 Connector‏

9/19/2013
MARBLE CREEK/ENDANGERED WATERSHED
An exhibition of photographs by Guy Mendes
September 19 / 5-7 pm/Ann Tower Gallery/ Downtown Arts Center, Lexington

OFF THE ROAD!
A RALLY TO STOP THE I-75 CONNECTOR
September 19/ 7:30 pm/ Lyric Theater Featuring readings and music by Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry, Crystal Wilkinson, Richard Taylor, Erik Reece, Maurice Manning, Eric Scott Sutherland, Steve Broderson, the Matt Duncan Band, the Northside Sheiks, and special guest Tee Dee Young
Tickets at lexingtonlyric.tix.com/ $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

(sponsored by the Disconnectors, the Sierra Club, the Morris Book Shop, Alfalfa’s Restaurant and the Ann Tower Gallery)

McConnell Comments on the Navy Yard Shooting

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard:

“We’re all thinking about today’s tragic shootings at the Navy Yard, about the victims and their families. The men and women in our military courageously put their lives on the line in many dangerous places around the world. It’s painful for all of us to think about them having to worry about their safety when they come home too.

“Many people in the area – and across the country – will be directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We pray for all of them.

“These kinds of incidents always remind us how fragile life is. They also remind those of us who work in and around the Capitol how much we owe to Continue reading McConnell Comments on the Navy Yard Shooting

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

Walk
Walk

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.