Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011

John Helton, Sr.

John Helton, Sr., age 64, died Friday, September 2, 2011 at his home in Berea. He was born in Garrard County to the late William and Cynthia Belcher Helton. John was of the Holiness Faith and was a retired employee of the Maintenance Dept. for Allen County, Indiana. He loved to work with wood, electrical work and tinkering.

Mr. Helton is survived by: his son, John Helton, Jr. of Berea; his daughters, Scarlette (Eddie) Marks of McKee, Ky., Melissa Plowman of Berea, Ky.; step children, Marc DeSalvo and Kathleen Schombe of Long Island, N.Y.; sisters, Janie Lake (Robert) of Berea, LouTisha Powell of Berea; brothers, William Helton, Jr. of EauClaire, Michigan, C. Robert Helton (Rebecca) of Richmond; half sisters, Etta Asher (Roscoe) of Leslie County, Edna Johnson (Bennie) of Continue reading Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011

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Jesse Pearl Powell Sr.

Jesse Pearl Powell, 69, of College Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at his home.
Jesse was born on July 7, 1942 to Captain Shelton and Demi Barker Powell, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by: his wife, Beulah Collins Powell; one daughter, Susie Mae Humfer; and four brothers, Everett Powell, Arthur Powell, Thurman Vickers, and Johnny Vickers.
Survivors include: two sons, Jessie Powell, Jr. and Shelton Powell (Joyce); and one sister, Della Martin; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Jesse Powell will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bro. Continue reading Obituaries September 5 to September 12, 2011 (continue)

Richmond Man Killed in Lexington by Train


Sixty three year old Tony Burton Litten of Richmond was killed shortly after 1 Friday afternoon September 9th near the intersection of Southland Drive and Eastway Drive, when he was struck by a train. The engineer told police he tried to warn the man lying on the tracks.
Litten died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries. His death is being investigated as an accident, but his family thinks its far more suspicious. The family is afraid theyll never know the exact cause of death because of the extent of Littens injuries
Litten is the second person in a week to be killed by a train in Lexington. On Saturday, Kyle Ginnever, 22, a Bluegrass Community and Technical College student from Northern Kentucky, was hit and killed near the end of Burley Avenue, a dead-end street off Broadway.

Two Killed in Head On Collision

Fatal Crash

Two women are dead after a crash this morning around 1 a.m. involving a semi and an SUV. Traffic was backed up for hours while crews cleared the scene on the I-75 northbound lanes just south of the 87 exit in Richmond.
Police say 30-year-old Christina Blevins and 44-year-old Pennifer McIntosh got on I-75 from a ramp at exit 87 going the wrong way–heading south in the north bound lanes. Seconds later, they crashed head on into the semi, killing them both. The truck driver suffered only minor injuries.
Although both women were roommates and lived in Berea, McIntosh is originally from Jackson, and Blevins is from London.
Bowling Funeral Home in London will be handling arrangements for Christina Blevins, and Deaton Funeral Home in Jackson will be handling arrangements for Pennifer McIntosh.

Babies Best Start Class Offered


Richmond – The Madison County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Team is offering a free “Babies Best Start” session on Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 PM. The session will be in the health department’s administrative building at 216 Boggs Lane, Richmond.
Breastfeeding can be a positive experience for many reasons. It offers a special opportunity to bond with baby. It provides unique nutrition and antibodies to protect infants from several types of illnesses. It is free and saves the high cost of formula. Mothers who breastfeed also experience health benefits, including reduced risk of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Libby Hess, RN, and Abigail Derringer, RN, will be leading the session. Both Continue reading Babies Best Start Class Offered


Food Inspector

Kingston Elementary, 329 Big Hill Rd., Berea 100%
Kirksville Elementary Cafeteria, 2399 Lancaster Rd., Richmond 99%
Route 21 Diner, 2428 Big Hill Rd., Berea 95%

Madison Central High School, 705 N. 2nd St., Richmond 93%
*Ice accumulation above door of Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2011


Food Inspector

Johnson Elementary, 109 Oakwood Dr., Berea 96%
Kit Carson Elementary, 450 Tates Creek Rd., Richmond 97%
Madison Middle School, 101 Summit St., Richmond 100%
Richmond Head Start, 301 Bellevue Dr., Richmond 100%
White Hall Elementary, 2166 Lexington Rd., Richmond 99%

Waco Elementary, P.O. Box 177, Waco 96%
*Effective air-gap no maintained at ice maker drain Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 26, 2011

Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011

Irene Turner Gray

Irene Turner Gray

Irene Turner Gray aged 88, widow of Wade Gray was called home to be in the presence of our Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2011. A devout Christian devoted Mother and loving Grandmother.

Irene was born on February 21, 1923 at Old Landing KY in Lee County to William and Ethel Warner Turner. Irene spent her entire adult life in Richmond and Madison County. She was a retired employee of Continental Metal Corporation of Richmond. After retirement she enjoyed working for the Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents William and Ethel Warner Turner, two sons Wayne and Gary Gray. One brother Arthur Turner, two sisters Gladys Turner and Geneva Morrison. Three Continue reading Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011

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Vard J. Taylor

Vard J. “June” Taylor

RICHMOND — Vard J. “June” Taylor, 90, of Cynthiana, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

Born in Madison County, March 16, 1921, to the late, Jerry Vard and Hallie Perkins Taylor, he was a retired Eaton employee, a member of Cynthiana Christian Church and the Cynthiana Elk’s Lodge #438. Mr. Taylor was a World War II United States Army veteran.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Marjorie Hixon Taylor; a son, Michael Craig Taylor; a daughter, Shannon Taylor Murphy; two brothers, Ralph Taylor and James Taylor; and two Continue reading Obituaries August 29 to September 5, 2011 (continued)

2011 Battle of Richmond Reenactment


There are few Civil War battlefields left intact today as time and encroachment from subdivisions and developments have taken many of the most important sites. The land designated for the re-enactment of the Battle of Richmond is unique in that the Battle of Richmond Association (BORA) enables you to experience a re-enactment on a portion of the original battlefield that is relatively unchanged since the dates of the conflict, Aug. 29-30, 1862.

Over 300 reenactors, settlers, and several spectators filled Battlefield Memorial Park to take part in the rememberance and history of a battle thought to be the largest victory for the Confederates during the Civil War.

Temperatures for the weekend were in the mid eighties, quite a bit milder than Continue reading 2011 Battle of Richmond Reenactment

Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011

John Mark Van Winkle

John Mark Van Winkle

John Mark Van Winkle, 56, of Berea, the widower of Debbie Cates Van Winkle, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2011 at his home.

He was born on December 10, 1954, in Richmond, Kentucky to Prise Van Winkle and the late Elizabeth Jackson Van Winkle. Mark was a quality engineer for Tokico, USA, and a member of the Church on the Rock and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a family man and enjoyed taking care of his family, especially his relationship with his father.

In addition to his father, Prise, Mark is survived by one daughter, Kristy Lee Van Winkle Hacker, and her husband, Chris, of Ashburn, VA; one son, Shane Van Winkle, and his wife, Cyn-D, of Berea, KY; four grandchildren, Cody and Continue reading Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011

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Teresa Ann Kluesner

Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner

RICHMOND — Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner, 66, of Stoney Brook Drive, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the wife of Charles Preston “Chuck” Kluesner for 46 years.

Teri was born on November 19, 1944, in Covington, Ky., and was the daughter of Bradford Ferrell and Zadah Agnes Roland, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

Teri was co-owner and operator along with her husband, Chuck, of White Cross Gift Shop in Beckley, W.Va. for nine years, and Berea Coffee & Tea in Berea, Ky., for 12 years.

Teri, a life-long piano player since the age of 5, was a woman of devote faith and inspiration. She played music during church services for many years until Continue reading Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011 (continue)

Healthy Patriotism

Howard Baker, RN BSN

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my grandfather. I remember walking through the mountains listening to him tell stories about his service in the U. S. Army. He often reminisced of a small boy who would approach him on the streets of Europe asking for food. My grandfather’s chest would swell with pride and his eyes with tears as he talked about giving the boy his food rations. The stories of my grandfather were not of self-pride and gratification, but more about his pride of being an American and his service to his country.
A few weeks ago, as I drove through North Carolina in what used to be the furniture capital of the world; I noticed cranes with wrecking balls tearing down factories where once people worked. Driving though Chattanooga Tennessee you see graffiti on the walls of old factories where once people went to work with pride. As a teenager I can remember standing on the streets of Continue reading Healthy Patriotism

Berea Municipal Utilities Request for Bid Proposal


Berea Municipal Utilities is accepting bid proposals for high efficiency fluorescent office and warehouse lighting.

Bids will be received as per fixture cost and will be divided into two separate packages.

Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed under the contract EO 11246, Title VI and other requirements; and the standard terms for contracts using ARRA funds (Buy American). Women-owned and Minority-owned businesses are encouraged to participate.


Total 280 fixtures

Recessed fluorescent luminaire retrofit to replace the current LITHONIA 2’ X 4’ 4 bulb T-12 fluorescent fixture.

Quoted fixtures shall meet or exceed the following specifications in order to be considered. The lamps and ballast must be tested in accordance with the appropriate IESNA and ANSI reference standards, and Continue reading Berea Municipal Utilities Request for Bid Proposal