Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

David Spires

David Spires

David Douglas Spires, age 28, of Berea, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born in Richmond to Tammy Moore Spires of Berea, and the late Douglas Theodore Spires. He worked as a construction worker/welder for Robert Walker Inc. He was a Baptist by faith and loved go cart racing and fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by: his maternal grandparents, David and Sylvia Moore of Berea; paternal grandmother, Barbara Gadd Spires of Berea; aunt, Tabby (Todd) Garvin of Lexington; uncles Eddie, James and Dennis Spires, all of Berea; very special God child Corbin Rayne Brotherton; and a host of friends, family and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Sunday. Funeral services for David will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Davis and Powell Funeral Home Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012

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Mae Whicker

Mae Whicker

RICHMOND — Mae James Whicker, 87, of Richmond, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, after a short illness.

She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Sept.19, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Dovie Baker James. She was a member of the Big Hill Christian Church where she remained active and enjoyed participating in the Seniors Group.

She had served as a volunteer with Madison County Schools, helping in various positions, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She was the widow of Irving Whicker Sr. and was preceded in death by Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 1)

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Anna Margaret Gay

Anna Gay

Anna Margaret Gay (née Guffey) passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. She was 94 years old and died peacefully and with her family after a recent decline in her health.

Born July 7, 1917, Anna Margaret at the age of two lost her mother, Johnny Emma Guffey, to the flu epidemic. During school months she was raised by her paternal grandmother in Somerset; she spent summers with her maternal grandmother in San Antonio, Texas. As a young child her fathers family would place a luggage tag on her and send her alone, by train, to Texas for the summer.

She was first a member of High Street Baptist Church, later joining the Somerset First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Somerset High School and Eastern KY University. She had a dedicated career as school teacher, teaching in several states. Most of her career was spent teaching for Parker Continue reading Obituaries April 8 to April 15, 2012 (continued 2)

2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference

The Madison County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is pleased to announce that registration for the 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference is now open! To register for the conference, please review the attached conference schedule and then go to and complete the on-line registration form. Registration for this years conference is $15.00 and must be received by May 4, 2012. Fees for Madison County law enforcement agencies and Madison County ASAP Board members are waived. Checks should be made payable to Madison County Agency for Continue reading 2nd Annual D.R.U.G.S. (Diverse Resources United for a Great Solution) Conference


Food Service Inspector

Applebees #104, 853 Eastern By-Pass, Richmond 94%
Big Hill Food Mart, 10170 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Berea 99%
City of Berea Baseball Concession, Pirate Pkwy, Berea 100%
Fazoli’s #1603, 441 Leighway Dr., Richmond 92%
Gridiron BBQ, 711 Big Hill Ave., Continue reading FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING APRIL 6, 2012

Opening Day

Lexington Legends

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) The Lexington Legends will open their 12th season Thursday, April 12 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, and the fun will include baseball and much more.

The Legends, a class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, will play the Kannapolis Intimidators, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open at 5 p.m., and fans can enjoy live music from the Chris Campbell Band both before and after the game.

The April 12 game will be the first of nine “Thirsty Thursdays,” presented by Urban Active, at which beer and Pepsi products will be available for one dollar each.

Following the game, fans can remain in their seats and enjoy the first of 15 Ford fireworks shows that will follow Legends games this season.

“Opening Day is our favorite day of the year, and we can”t wait to kick off the 2012 season in style,” said Legends general manager Seth Poteat. “From the post-game fireworks to the new and improved kids area, from the live music pre and post-game to the $1 beverages, we feel we”ve got something for everyone, and it”s sure to be a blast! And I haven”t even mentioned the ballgame itself!”

For ticket information, call (859) 422-7867 or go online to

Reading and Book Signing By Ed McClanahan

Ed McClanahan and Don McNay

Richmond Area Arts Council Presents a Reading and Book Signing By Ed McClanahan

The Richmond Area Arts Council will host author, Ed McClanahan, a.k.a Captain Kentucky, for a reading and book signing of his latest collection, “I Just Hitched in From the Coast: The Ed McClanahan Reader.” McClanahan, whose work has appeared in publications including Esquire and Rolling Stone, is perhaps best known for his humorous novel, “The Natural Man,” which the New York Times Book Review placed in the company of Continue reading Reading and Book Signing By Ed McClanahan

Eat Local, Grow Local

Eat Local Grow Local

Eat Local, Grow Local is having its next meeting on Tuesday, April 10th at 7PM at the Madison County (KY) Extension Center. We”ll be talking about home vegetable gardening- getting started, when to plant what, planting by the square foot, and raised beds.

Bring your questions to ask, and your favorite gardening tips and books to share. If you want to grow food at home, come join us. Let”s help each other grow.

It would be helpful in planning the meeting if you would indicate your interest by emailing [email protected] or by calling the extension center at 859-623-4072.

Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012

Beulah Froman

Beulah Froman

Beulah B. Whittamore Masters Froman age 74 of S. Broadway passed away Friday April 6, 2012 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Beulah was born in Madison County to the late Harman G. and Carrie Tommy Lakes Whittamore. She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal holiness faith.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband John A. Froman, one sister Myrtle Stevens, one grandchild Jimmy Joe Thacker Jr. and two sons-in-law Bill Bailey and Jimmy Joe Thacker Sr.

She is survived by her children Bruce Edward (Kathy) Masters, Gary Mitchell Masters, Patricia Ann (Paul) Hacker, Lisa Carol Bailey and Tammy Jean Alexander, 3 step children Russell Masters Jr., Rufus (Peggy) Masters and Continue reading Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012

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Rocky Allen Shaw

Rocky Allen Shaw

Rocky Allen Shaw, 57, of Scottsville, Ky died at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Lafayette, Tn native was co-owner of Shaw Farms, a retired truck driver for PIC for 25 years and member of Rough Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Coy Rex Shaw and Flossie Naomi Stinson Shockley.

He is survived by his wife: Vanessa Shaw, Scottsville, Ky; one son, Rex Allen Shaw and wife, Jill, Scottsville, Ky; one daughter, Jerian Shaw, Richmond, Ky; one sister, Kay Harwood and husband, Marshall, Holland, Ky; one granddaughter, Kaleigh Beth Shaw, Scottsville, Ky; His father-in-law, Jerry Taylor, Scottsville, Ky; His mother-in-law, Betty Lois Dinkins and husband, Earl, Scottsville, Ky; two brothers-in-law, Tad Taylor and wife, Christina, Scottsville, Ky and Todd Taylor, Nashville, Tn; and Several nieces and Continue reading Obituaries April 1 to April 8, 2012 (continued)