The Madison County Chapter of the I-75 Disconnectors to Hold Meeting

The Madison County Chapter of the I-75 Disconnectors will host their first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18th from 6-8 PM at the Richmond Public Library. We will be meeting with developers of the project to learn more, ask questions, and voice our concerns. We welcome you to attend if you oppose this project.

To learn more about the I-75 Connector and the harm it will do to Madison Co., visit A collective voice can make quite a difference. If you have further questions, please email us at [email protected] We hope to see you there.

Cedar Haven Wellness & Arts Center Has New Location

Cedar Haven

Cedar Haven Wellness & Arts Center is experiencing several positive changes in addition to now being located at 926 Jefferson Street in Berea. Folks new to the center are finding it much easier to locate and several of our long time customers are commenting on the convenience which the new location offers. Maxine Grigg and I are back teaching yoga and Lee still provides guitar/banjo and Tai Chi classes each week. All these classes Continue reading Cedar Haven Wellness & Arts Center Has New Location

Madison County Mini Grant Applications Deadline

Madison Co ASAP

UPDATE: In order to ensure that everyone has been properly notified about this funding opportunity, we have extended the deadline for applications until September 28, 2012.

Madison County KY-ASAP Board announces the availability of FY 2013 mini-grants to promote the reduction of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth and adult populations in Madison County.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Any local agency or organization providing services in Madison County may submit a mini-grant proposal for alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, treatment, and/or law enforcement activities.

1. Go to the falling link and complete all sections of the application:

DEADLINE: The Madison County Mini Grant Applications are due no later than Continue reading Madison County Mini Grant Applications Deadline

Beef and Forage Workshop


If you are a Madison County farmer, make plans to attend our Extension Beef & Forage Workshop to be held on Thursday September 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be at the Delbert Ousley Farm at 1323 Jacks Creek Road, Richmond, Kentucky. Signs will be posted.

The Madison County Farm Bureau will have a farm safety booth sponsored by local agribusiness organizations and local FFA chapters. There will be several other booths and door prizes as well.

A sponsored meal will be prepared by the Madison County Beef Cattle Association. Call us if you plan to attend so that we will have enough food, 859-623-4072. Continue reading Beef and Forage Workshop

Livestock Producers Affected by Disasters Urged to Keep Good Records

Producers who feed their cows on pasture are having a particularly bad year with the continuing drought.

Lexington, KY, Sept 4, 2012 — USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, John W. McCauley today urged livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Isaac and the continuing drought to keep thorough records of their livestock and feed losses, including additional expenses for such things as feed purchases because of lost supplies.

“There are extraordinary circumstances caused by a variety of disasters from fires in the west, floods in Florida, Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf region, storms in the Mid-Atlantic and drought and heat affecting the heartland,” McCauley said. “Each of these events is causing economic consequences for ranchers and producers including cattle, sheep and dairy operations, bee keepers and Continue reading Livestock Producers Affected by Disasters Urged to Keep Good Records

Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious American

A young Cassius

An Audacious American, a sixty-minute PBS documentary about the famed Kentucky emancipationist Cassius Marcellus Clay, premiers at the Kentucky Theatre, in Lexington, Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m.

In the film, Clay takes the viewer with him as he boldly, purposely and fearlessly strides through the 19th-century landscape of bitter politics and duels, palatial homes and beautiful women, slavery and the Civil War and a diplomatic mission precipitating the purchase of Alaska, leaving the lasting imprint of his fiery emancipationist personality in his wake. Produced Continue reading Cassius Marcellus Clay: An Audacious American

Madison County Community Conversation

Join us in Madison County for a Madison County Community Conversation on children’s health and safety issues in Madison County. Kentucky Youth Advocates KIDS COUNT Coordinator Amy Swann will show us kids health and education data on how kids are doing in Madison County. Panelists will include Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock, Teresa Stewart and Ruth Hawkins.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the 2011 KIDS COUNT County Data Book and will also receive a copy of the 2012 KIDS COUNT County Data Book as soon as it is released by Kentucky Youth Advocates.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Program is from 1-3 p.m.
Madison County Extension Office
Check in and network from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Lunch will not be provided.
Register to attend at

Puppet Time

Parks & Recreation

Sidekick Siblings Connecting siblings one game at a time! Thurs. Sept. 13th 5:30pm – 7pm at Memorial Park Large Shelter for Sock & Bag Puppets! Please bring socks that you can turn into puppets; other supplies will be provided by Puppets & Such in Berea as well as Berea Parks & Recreation! Free & Open to the Public! Further questions please contact Berea Parks & Recreation at 986-9402.

Signups for Soil Health Cover Crop


Madison County Conservation District is having soil health cover crop cost share signups August 27, 2012 through October 5, 2012 at 1024 Ival James Blvd. Suite A-1, Richmond, KY 40475. For more information call 624-1981 ext 3.

The Madison County Conservation District organized February 23, 1944. It is one of 3,000 Conservation Districts in the nation. It is made up of several board members. The District is a subdivision of the Kentucky Department of natural resources, responsible for assisting landowners and land users in solving soil and water resources problems; set priorities for conservation work; and coordinate the federal, state and local resources used to conduct conservation programs.

The District board also supervises the sub-district activities of the Red Lick Creek Watershed Conservancy District.

Obituaries September 2 to September 9, 2012

Charles “Shug” Edward Isaacs

Charles Edward Isaacs

Charles “Shug” Edward Isaacs began a new journey on September 1, 2012. He is preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Nicholson Isaacs, his parents Elmer and Mary Pearl Hamilton Isaacs and his brother, Elmer “Tack” Isaacs, Jr.

He is survived by his four children, Judy (Gary) Halstead, Mona Isaacs, Mary (Bob) Eipert and Charles Edward “Chuck” (Krista) Isaacs, Jr; seven grandchildren Craig (Angie) Halstead, Paula Roxann (Rick) Gordon, Robyn (Tom) Moreland, Stevie Johnson, John Eipert, Ben Eipert and Abby Eipert; fourteen great-grandchildren Hayden, Hayley and Trace Halstead, Madeline, Cannon and Tess McLin, Graham, Kennedy and Ethan Gordon, Whitney, Charlie, Noah and Sam Moreland and Rachel Peyton.

Shug was also survived by his caregivers, known as “Charlie’s Angels”, Teri Alexander, Phyllis Abney, Amanda Turner, Jammie Holt, Bethany Anderson and his smallest angel of all Macy Harris. Shug is also survived by his Continue reading Obituaries September 2 to September 9, 2012