Top of the Crop Replacement Heifer Sale

Heifer Sale

The Top of the Crop Replacement Heifer Sale is set for Monday, October 17, 6:30 pm at Blue Grass Stockyards of Richmond, LLC.

Catalogs are available at the Madison County Extension Office and Bluegrass Stockyards of Richmond, or call 859-623-4072 to have one mailed. You can also view the catalog online at

Fire at EKU Dorm

Common Wealth Hall

Investigators say fires at EKU dorm were arson. Officials at EKU say hallway bulletin boards on the 8th and 19th floors of Commonwealth Hall were set on fire, just after 4 a.m. Thursday morning. None of the the 400 students that live in the dorm were injured during the evacuation.
The fires caused some minor damage to the walls, and a sprinkler in an adjacent room to one of the fires had been tampered with Investigators say. The fire is still under investigation by the Richmond Fire Department, EKU Police, and the Kentucky State Fire Marshals Office. Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Commonwealth Hall reopened to students around noon Thursday say EKU Officials.

Madison Co School Bus Wreck

Bus Wreck

The Madison County Sheriffs Office received a call of a school bus overturned at approximately 6:43 a.m. in the 7500 block of Battlefield Memorial Highway south of Richmond, Kentucky.

Upon arriving at the scene Deputies found a school bus on its side in a ditch. The only person on the bus at the time of the accident was the school bus driver, Timothy Conway.

Mr. Conway advised that he was traveling south on Battlefield Memorial when he met another vehicle in the travel part of his lane. The driver attempted to avoid the accident and the bus he was driving when off the roadway coming to rest on its side in a ditch. The bus driver described the other vehicle has a older model cream color vehicle no other information could be given, because it happened so quickly.

There was no student on board at the time of the accident. The bus driver Timothy Conway was transported to Berea St. Joseph Hospital E.R for minor head injury.

The roadway was shut down for approximately 1 hour while the wrecker removed the bus from the ditch.

Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond

Ky Seal

Dwight Allen Wells

Dwight Allen Wells, 86, life-long farmer and resident of Jacks Creek and Lexington Road communities of Forest Hill, White Hall, Clays Ferry, and Boonesboro, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center.

He was a life-long member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and Chairman of the Board. He was a lover of Gospel music. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a signalman aboard a cargo transport in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Wells represented the northern and eastern areas of Madison County on the School Board for over 14 years. He served Richmond and Northern Madison County as State Representative for 12 years during the administrations of three governors, Louie Nunn, Wendell Ford, and Continue reading Former State Lawmaker Wells Dies in Richmond


Food Service Inspector
Bennett House, 419 W. Main St., Richmond 100%
Better Burgers & More, 952 Red House Rd., Richmond 100%
Big Hill Food Mart, 10170 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Berea 95%
Nams Bistro, 330 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 100%

Fazolis, 441 Leighway Dr., Richmond 86%
*Potentially hazardous food not Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 7, 2011

Gubernatorial Candidates Beshear, Galbraith, & Williams to Debate in Richmond Tonight


Candidates for the Kentucky governor race will face off at a debate tonight in Richmond at the new Eastern Kentucky Universitys Center for the Arts building.

WKYTs Bill Bryant will moderate the event. The debate will take place tonight from from 7 to 8 p.m. The Kentucky Broadcasters Association, and the Kentucky League of Women Voters, is presenting the event.

The gubernatorial debate will not be open to the public, but will be aired live on several of Kentuckys television and radio stations.


Food Service Inspector

Applebees #104, 853 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 98%
Bounce-a-Roos, 285 Prince Royal Dr, Berea 100%
Captain Ds, 1059 Berea Rd, Richmond 98%
Days Inn of Richmond, 2109 Belmont Dr., Richmond 99%
Home Brew Café, 400 Paint Lick Rd., Berea 100%
Kidzone, 101 Hi Ln., Richmond 100%
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 429 Leighway Dr., Richmond 98%
Redi-Mart #6, 2200 Lexington Rd., Richmond 94%


Missing Woman


Marsha Ann Kannapel, has been missing for over 48 hours hours now. She is last known to be in the Richmond area. Local police and her family are reaching out to anyone who may have seen, talked to her or know of any shelters, resources or anything/where else that may be worth mentioning. Attached is a recent picture of her. If you have any information please contact the Richmond Police department at 858.623.1162 or her son Mason Kannapel at 859-516-2432.

Obituaries October 3 to October 10, 2011

Alice Faye Moore

Alice Faye Moore

Alice Faye Moore age 70 of Calico Road, passed away Sunday evening at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Alice was born in Hazard, Kentucky to the late Edgar and Ollie Plyman Combs. She was a homemaker and member of the Berea Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, Alice was also preceded in death by her four brothers Harold, Bill, Joe and Bert Combs. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 51 years Charles Moore, 7 children Kelley Hackworth, Pamela Rourk, Charles (Darla) Moore Jr., Stephanie (Dwight) Brown, Bernadette (Glen) Branham, William (Michelle) Moore and Scott (Amber) Moore, two sisters Sallie Jones and Phyllis Martin, 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and two more great grandchildren (twins) on the way.

Funeral services will be Thursday October 6, 2011 at 1 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Charles E. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Continue reading Obituaries October 3 to October 10, 2011

Berea Center for the Arts Presents Donal Maguire

Donal Maguire

The Berea Center for the Arts is proud to present one of Londons finest and most influential Celtic musicians Donal Maguire Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 PM.

Only 46 tickets available at the door. Suggested ticket price $8-10, or whatever you have in your pocket.
For reservations: call: 859-985-8891, or 859-248-0690.

Enjoy a wonderful evening and rare opportunity to experience top-notch Celtic music. Donal Maguire has been heavily influenced by The Clancy Brothers and Luke Kelly.

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Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Selected for Inclusion on Ky. Civil War Trails

Fort Boonesboro

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Civil War Fort at Boonesboro has been selected to be part of the Kentucky Civil War Heritage Trails, a new state program to help visitors and residents understand how the conflict shaped the commonwealth as the nation observes the Civil Wars 150th anniversary.

Fifty-four sites around the state make up the initial group of attractions on the Civil War Heritage Trails announced Oct. 1 by Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow.

The selected sites are ready to receive visitors, have historical interpretation and are near to major routes for both in-state and Continue reading Civil War Fort at Boonesboro Selected for Inclusion on Ky. Civil War Trails

Early Muzzleloader Deer Season

KY Fish & Wildlife


The first of two seasons created especially for hunters who want to take deer with muzzleloading firearms is coming up. Kentuckys early muzzleloader deer season, which debuted in 1990, will be held this year on the weekend of Oct. 15-16. In the past decade, the muzzleloader deer harvest has averaged 16,272 deer a year. A high of 19,918 was taken during the 2004-05 season, and a low of 13,179 bagged last season.

“Because it’s in mid-October, our early muzzleloader season often gets impacted by hot weather,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The amount of mast (acorns) available to deer is also a factor in how many deer are taken.

“A bad mast year pushes deer out into the open, to forage fields and Continue reading Early Muzzleloader Deer Season

October is Industry Appreciation Month in the City of Berea

Photo By: David Rowlette - Berea Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.
Photo By: David Rowlette - Berea Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Mayor Connelly presenting the proclamation declaring October as Industry Appreciation Month in the City of Berea. Two representatives of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Bereas largest employer, were on hand to receive the proclamation at this weeks Berea City Council Meeting.

Pictured left to right: Mr. Yasushi Musha, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. and Mr. Brian Fouch, Human Resources Manager. Both men work at the Hitachi facility located at 301 Mayde Road.

The City of Bereas Business Development Office in collaboration with the Chambers Industrial Relations Committee are celebrating Bereas industry throughout the month of October with a culminating event planned for noon on Friday, October 28 with an Industry Appreciation Luncheon at the Russel Acton Folk Center.