Madison United Soccer Association’s Places in Nike Challenge Cup

Madison United Soccer Associations
Madison United Soccer Associations

The Madison United Soccer Association’s (MUSA) select team (under 10 Gold) participated in the Nike Challenge Cup in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend.

The Nike Challenge Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in Ohio. The team played in the top under 10 division and placed 2nd. They lost to a team from Cleveland, OH.

This team has either won or came in 2nd in the last three major tournaments they have played in. This is an incredible accomplishment for the boys and their coach (Jeremy Anderson).

Front row (L to R): Hayden Duerson, John-Paul Wideman, Jonathan Crosby, John Benson, Zack Sadler, Landon Crafton, and Ethan Vice

Back row (L to r): Coach Jeremy Anderson, Hunter Martin, Aiden Carter, Pierce Meeks.

Richmond Police Report April 30, 2013

Richmond Police Dpt.
Richmond Police Dpt.

Theft: On 04/26/2013, a complainant reported that he inadvertently left cellular telephone one the counter at Exxon Friendly Mart, 2121 Lexington Road, while making a purchase during the morning hours. When he realized his error and returned to the business, the phone had been stolen. A suspect seen removing the phone was described as a black male with a beard wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black writing on it. The stolen item was described as a white Samsung Galaxy S III cellular telephone, 16 GB, in a white plastic case (T-Mobile carrier). Estimated loss: $600.00

Theft from Vehicle: On 04/28/2013, a patron of Red Lobster reported that several items had been stolen from his unsecured vehicle while it was parked at the restaurant during the afternoon hours. The following items were reported missing: a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, 5-shot, Continue reading Richmond Police Report April 30, 2013

The Twelfth Annual Living History Days

Pleasant View
Pleasant View

The Battle of Richmond Association Presents The Twelfth Annual Living History Days At Pleasant View May 2 & 3, 2013.

The original part of the Pleasant View house was built around 1824 by Joseph Barnett. This consisted of two first floor rooms and two second floor rooms. It is in one of these second story rooms that a stain remains on the floor. Some believe it to be a blood stain from when the house served as a makeshift hospital during the Battle of Richmond.

Over the years additions were made to the original structure. The kitchen, which was once a separate building, was connected to the main house. A Continue reading The Twelfth Annual Living History Days

BereaOnline Welcomes Katharine “Kt” Burlett as a Featured Writer

Kt Burlett
Kt Burlett

My name is Kt Burlett and I’m finishing my sophomore year at Berea College. My major is Computer Science, but I love to read and write! Already, I’ve won multiple writing awards and had several of my short stories published. My stories vary in genre from historical fiction to science fiction and you can find my work at: http://figment.com/users/95096-Katharine-Elizabeth-

Prior to coming to Berea, I lived in Virginia for eight years and attended a small community college there. I worked as a Route Manager for a recycling business five of those eight years, with various other jobs on the side. For example, I was a production assistant on the Remote Area Medical documentary that is now making its debut at various film festivals.

If you’re looking to contact me, my email is [email protected] School keeps me pretty busy, but I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Superintendent Floyd Resigns to Take Position With Department of Education

Tommy Floyd
Tommy Floyd

Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Floyd announced today that he will be leaving the district. Dr. Floyd will become the Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Department of Education.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be a servant to all Kentucky Public School children and their schools as I settle into this new position,” Floyd said. His duties with the department of education will begin on July 1.

“I am grateful for the invitation from Mike Caudill to join the Madison County Schools team in 2006,” Floyd said. “And I remain very grateful to the entire MCS leadership team for seven wonderful years serving kids here.”

The many accomplishments achieved under Dr. Floyd’s direction include: Continue reading Superintendent Floyd Resigns to Take Position With Department of Education

Lifes Paper Trail Photography

Lifes Paper Trail Photography
Lifes Paper Trail Photography

Life’s Paper Trail Photography has a new home in Richmond. I (Karen Khourie) specialize in portrait photography, fine art canvases, and unique business marketing. I’m a lifestyle photographer who utilizes natural light in the studio, on location, or in the clients home.

I’m searching for new faces to represent Life’s Paper Trail Photography Studio. If you are from Richmond or the surrounding areas, I’d love to hear from you! I am currently needing businesses to showcase, newborns through elementary age, teens, and seniors to represent Life’s Paper Trail Photography. Send a picture of you, a little about yourself (including age), and contact information to [email protected].

If you are a business and want to join in on the fun then email me your business name, contact info and a little about your business. If you are chosen to be one of our reps then you will get a free session along with other goodies. This is an awesome opportunity that won’t last long!! Spaces are limited, so don’t hesitate to contact me. Visit the website www.lifespapertrail.com, follow us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for special announcements. I look forward to meeting and getting to work with you all!

McConnell Announces Plan to Introduce Coal Jobs Protection Act

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

McConnell Legislation Would Target EPA Permit Approval Process

PIKEVILLE, KY – During stops today in Pikeville and Hazard, Kentucky, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced his plans to introduce The Coal Jobs Protection Act. The legislation targets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) coal-mining permit approval process, which is negatively impacting coal-mining jobs in Kentucky.

“Coal is a vital part of my State’s economy, and a vital part of America’s energy portfolio,” Senator McConnell said. “The EPA’s attack on this important Kentucky industry hampers the growth of jobs, and it especially hampers the growth of small business – the greatest engines of job creation.”

McConnell was joined in Hazard by Representative Shelly Capito (R-WV), who will introduce a similar bill in the House of Representatives. Senator Rand Continue reading McConnell Announces Plan to Introduce Coal Jobs Protection Act

Obituaries April 21-28, 2013

Dr. Sheryl Jo Stephan
Dr. Sheryl Jo Stephan

Dr. Sheryl Jo Stephan

Dr. Sheryl Jo Stephan, 78, of Richmond, Ky., passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Kenwood Health and Rehab in Richmond. Dr. Stephan was born on August 6, 1934, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was the daughter of Joseph Ambrose Stephan and Mildred Arnetta Stephan, both of whom preceded her in death.

She received her undergraduate degree at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Ill., her master’s degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and her doctorate from Indiana University.

She taught in L’Anse, Michigan, for three years and in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, for six years, before coming to Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. She taught there for 30 years in the Parks and Recreation Department before her retirement in 2002.

Sheryl enjoyed hiking and had a great love for the outdoors. She was director of Camp Hitaga in Iowa for several summers. She also was active in the Continue reading Obituaries April 21-28, 2013

Connected by a Thread: The Kentucky Six+

KY Artisan Center
KY Artisan Center

The exhibit “Connected by a Thread: The Kentucky Six+” is on display in the lobby of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea through June 9, 2013.

The Kentucky Six+ is a group of fiber artists who make art quilts and have been together 12 years. Their initial goal was to support one another in learning innovative ways to use fabric to express themselves in this art form. They continue with that goal, realizing that creative support gives them Continue reading Connected by a Thread: The Kentucky Six+

Lane Closures Scheduled for I-75 in Fayette County

Ky TC
Ky TC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary lane closures are scheduled for Interstate 75 in Fayette County. The closures are necessary for the roadway rehabilitation project to continue.

Work will be performed:

* Monday, April 29 at 8:00 a.m.– the southbound left lane will close and remain closed until 8:00 p.m.

* Monday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.– the southbound right lane will close and a traffic diversion will take place (law enforcement will be assisting with the traffic switch)

I-75 will be reduced to two lanes from MP 108 (Man O War Boulevard) to MP 104 (Athens Boonesboro Road) until further notice.

The speed limit will be 55 MPH with double fines for violations that occur within Continue reading Lane Closures Scheduled for I-75 in Fayette County

Senator McConnell to Announce Coal Jobs Protection Act in Pikeville, Hazard

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Washington, DC—Senator McConnell will make stops in Pikeville and Hazard on Monday, April 29th to announce his plans to introduce the Coal Jobs Protection Act, legislation aimed at rolling back the EPA’s burdensome regulations that negatively impact Kentucky’s coal miners.

The following events are open to the media:

Monday, April 29, 2013

10:15 am Senator McConnell will be joined by representatives from the coal industry to announce coal legislation at Whayne Supply, Pikeville 359 South Lanks Branch Road Pikeville.

11:30 am Senator McConnell will speak to members of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Hampton Inn Pikeville.

3:45 pm Senator McConnell, along with Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (WV), will announce coal legislation to members of the Hazard/Perry County Chamber of Commerce at Whayne Supply, Hazard 410 Roy Campbell Drive Hazard.

To Stand or Not to Stand?

Standing Desk
Standing Desk

Several weeks ago I changed my work desk to a standing desk. I spend 10 hours a day working at a computer. After a year and a half of discussing it, one of my coworkers changed over. A couple of weeks later I pulled the trigger. Our two desks was quite the novelty for sometime, people kept coming by and looking at them, standing behind them, commenting on them, and asking us questions.

We went cold turkey, no easing in to it, no sitting part of the time and standing part of the time. From sitting 40+ hours per week to standing. The first week or so was pretty rough. By the end of the day I would be pretty sore. Now, I can’t imagine going back.

Now we have a third coworker who is in process of changing over and a manager from a different department who has adopted a stand up desk Continue reading To Stand or Not to Stand?