Would you jump in a pen and wrestle a half crazed alligator? Probably not! Well, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The sad thing is that in 60% of the cases, colorectal cancer is preventable with routine screenings.
So, who is at risk for colorectal cancer? You are considered to be at average risk if you are 50 years old or older with no other risk factors. Men have an average lifetime risk of colorectal cancer of about one in seventeen; whereas, women’s risk is about one in nineteen. People at higher risk are those with a close family member such as a parent, sibling, or child who has had the disease, or those who have had colorectal cancer or precancerous polyps. Race also plays a significant role. Blacks are more likely than any other racial Continue reading Would You Wrestle An Alligator?→
The City of Berea Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of LIFEGUARD.
Applicants MUST be 16 years of age or older, be available to work nights, weekends and holidays and hold a current American Red Cross Lifesaving certificate and a current American Red Cross CPR certificate.
If you do not hold these certificates, we can assist you.
The Berea Lions Club donated 10 red bud trees to the City of Berea. Lions Club members planted those trees with help from Mayor Steve Connelly and the street dept employees this morning on Marcg 21, 2012. They were planted near the city municipal building. Thanks to all who helped!
Exhibit Your Art at the Berea Arts Councils 2012 Community Art Show April 20 – May 19, 2012
All residents of Berea and the surrounding area are invited to exhibit their artwork in a Community Art Show. This annual event showcases the artwork of both professional and non-professional artists. All skill levels are welcome in this non-juried show and there is no entry fee to participate.
Guidelines & Application:
Pick up at: Berea Arts Council, on College Square, 116 Main St. Download at: www.bereaartscouncil.org
RICHMOND — Pauline Joyner York, 86, widow of John Henry York, lived many years in Richmond, Ky., but died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her home in Fruitland Park, Fla.
Pauline was born in Dyersburg, Tenn., on June 24, 1925, to the late Coy and Pearl Anderson Joyner. At a young age, she was a college graduate, but her love for knowledge was life long, her interests were wide spread and her talents were endless. York was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, faithful woman of God and a truly remarkable lady.
She is survived by: two daughters, Barbara (Chris) Hicks, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Janet (Bobby) Shepherd, of Fruitland Park, Fla; one son, John Henry (Raylene) York Jr., of Litiz, Pa.; grandchildren, Kerri (Jason) McNiel, Tiffanie (Troy) Pope, Jacinda (John) Davenport, and Jonathan, Jasmine and Continue reading Obituaries March 12 to March 19, 2012→
Frances Murphy Kindred, of Madison County, died Monday, March 12, 2012, in the Berea Health Care Center. She was born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Estill County, Kentucky. She was a member of Hays Fork Baptist Church. She loved life, her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Bill Kindred; and loving parents, Malcolm and Myrtle (Keith) Murphy.
She is survived by: two sons, Jason (Linda) Webster of Richmond, and Bill (Carol) Gear of Berea; four grandchildren, Kevin Reinhardt, David Webster, Lindsey Morgan, and Litany Webster; one great-grandchild, Sydney Morgan; one brother, Bobby (Ruth) Murphy, of Richmond; three sisters, Lou (Jack) Tussey, of Richmond, Patsy (Edgar) Johnson, of Berea, and Ethel (Leslie) Grant, of Richmond; several nieces and nephews; and friends of Continue reading Obituaries March 12 to March 19, 2012 (continued)→
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is excited to announce that the New Barn Theater has now gone digital! After an extensive equipment upgrade during the off season, Renfro Valleys New Barn Theater has been transformed into a state-of-the-art digital sound experience!
Lexington, Ky. (March 15, 2012) – Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean District 7 highways. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.
“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.
Nearly 800 groups participate in Kentucky”s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.
With schools reporting increased numbers of bullying incidents, all stakeholders involved in education need to learn how to identify and manage the various types of threats. Nationwide, bullying reports have grown annually, fueled by the inescapable reach of the Internet.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 15, 2012) — Everybody may be Irish on St. Patricks Day, but nobody should drive drunk after celebrating Irelands patron saint this Saturday, March 17.
“St. Patricks Day is one of the most widely celebrated saints days in the world, but all too often it shares that great distinction with a far lesser one—too many people are driving drunk and endangering themselves and others on the road as a result,” said Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Bill Bell. “Even if you think you’ve only had a few drinks and are just feeling ‘buzzed,’ don’t kid yourself because “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”