Madison County Births (Nov. 12 – 19, 2012)


November 13,2012 – Theresa Johnson & Shane Schimitz II – Richmond – Boy
November 14,2012 – Amanda and Justin Phillips – Beattyville – Boy
November 15,2012 – Tabitha Parsons and Kevin Knuckles – Berea – Boy
November 15,2012 – April Rogers – Richmond – Boy
November 15,2012 – Minnie Ginter and Richard Riddell – Irvine – Boy
November 16,2012 – Jessica Kelley and Bobby Chism – Richmond – Boy
November 14,2012 – Doty and Mark Clifford – Paris – Girl
November 16,2012 – Jessica and Tony Pennington – Berea – Boy
November 16,2012 – Kristine and Ryan Griffin – Waco – Boy

Obituaries November 18 to 25, 2012

Jeffery Lee Croucher

Jeffery Lee Croucher

Jeffery Lee Croucher age 44, son of Bonnie Helen Webb Croucher and the late Earl Ray Croucher, died Monday Nov. 19, 2012 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.

Jeff was a painter by trade having worked for Dees Construction, Berea Hospital and others; he graduated from Madison Central High School and had attended church at Owsley Fork Baptist Church and Pilot Knob Baptist Church where he was baptized.

Jeff is survived by his mother Bonnie Helen Webb Croucher, and his children Brittany Barnes, Rebecca Brooke Croucher and Daniel Lee Croucher. Jeff is also survived by his brother Benjamin Ray (Deanna Lokia) Croucher and his son Joseph Benjamin Croucher, and his paternal grandmother Florence Lee Croucher, many aunts, uncles and cousins and a grandchild.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father Earl Ray Croucher, his sister Alice Michelle Croucher, his son who died at birth Jeffery Austin Croucher, his Continue reading Obituaries November 18 to 25, 2012

Madison County, Earns “StormReady” Designation

Storm Ready

Officials from the National Weather Service’s Louisville Warning and Forecast Office will declare Madison County, Kentucky as a StormReady® County at a November 27 ceremony.

WHAT: A brief ceremony to designate Madison County a National Weather Service StormReady® County. Madison County will be the fifty-fifth StormReady® designation in Kentucky.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012.

WHERE: Madison County EOC
560 S Keeneland Dr
Richmond, KY

WHO: John Gordon, Meteorologist-in-Charge, Joe Sullivan, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Andrea Schoettmer, StormReady Program Leader from the Louisville National Weather Service office will present the Continue reading Madison County, Earns “StormReady” Designation

Michael Bolton at EKU Center for the Arts

Michael Bolton

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide. He is currently on a world tour spanning several continents, all while working on a myriad of style-spanning projects that include film, television and musicals. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, Bolton’s top hits include “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You,” “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” and “When A Man Loves A Woman.” A diverse and prolific songwriter, Bolton’s songs have been recorded and performed by over 100 artists, ranging from country western legend Conway Twitty to English blues rocker Joe Cocker, and he is one of the very few artists who have co-written with the legendary Bob Dylan. Don’t miss this mega star in concert.

Tickets starting at $55.00

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Boil Water Advisory LIFTED

Boil Water Advisory

UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted.

A boil water advisory has been issued for the city of Richmond. The boil water advisory includes all of Richmond, along with Kirksville and Madison County Utilities water districts. Richmond Utilities leaders say they have issued the advisory due to a transmission main repair. Richmond Utilities have stated they anticipate the boil water advisory will be lifted Saturday afternoon.

The boil water advisory does not include customers in Berea or southern Madison County.

Take the Age Out of Your Dress

Body Shapes

Take the Age Out of Your Dress

Being well dressed and looking good knows no age! Join us on Monday, November 26th at 1 and 6:30p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond to learn how clothing can help conceal as well as create that perfect figure. Being fashion smart today means being honest with oneself by knowing your own style and growing with it.

The class is free and open to the public. Call 623-4072 to reserve your seat and handouts.

Are Lazy Journalists the Reason for News Outlets Declining?

Robert New

In “A move to the political center?” by Ronnie Ellis (Nov. 10th Richmond Register) he piled on the old attacks of Mitch McConnell’s statement misquoted by President Obama during his first term. The quote by Obama actually got two “Pinocchio’s” by Washington Post fact checkers.

The actual quote about making Obama a one term president was in regards to the 2010 Republican victories in Congress and in context is, “We need to say to everyone on Election Day, “Those of you who helped make this a good day, you need to go out and help us finish the job.”

The interviewer asked “What’s the job?”

McConnell responded, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is Continue reading Are Lazy Journalists the Reason for News Outlets Declining?

Suffering Up By 56%

Howard Baker, RN BSN
Howard Baker, RN BSN

Human suffering is all around us and people seem to be suffering more every day. In my childhood memories I seemingly cannot recall specifics about suffering, was it because as child I could not recognize suffering, was I simply sheltered from the suffering around me—or did we live in a happier time. Suffering goes back to biblical times so we know suffering has always been part of life. Without sorrow could there be happiness—would we know the joy of laughter?

Suffering is all around us every day and it knows no boundaries of age, wealth or health. For the teenager who suffers from acne or the disappointment of being dumped before the prom, their pain is real and just as devastating. The person who loses a job and suddenly faces Continue reading Suffering Up By 56%