Obituaries March 12 to March 19, 2012

Pauline Joyner York

Pauline York

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

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Frances Murphy Kindred

Frances Kindred

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 Valleys New Barn Theater Goes Digital

Renfro Valley

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!

The first of the new equipment includes the Yamaha M7CL Digital Console. The M7CL series is a digital live-sound console that carries on the digital evolution. It includes an impressive array of advanced concepts such as the Continue reading Renfro Valleys New Barn Theater Goes Digital

Madison County Schools Kindergarten Registration

Madison Co Schools

Madison County Schools has scheduled kindergarten registration for March 19 to 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you need to register your child for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year, please visit the school the child will attend to register during that week.

For additional information, please contact Central Office at 624-4500 or your childs school.

Berea Blood Drive

Only With YOU can KY Blood Center supply the nearly 70 hospitals and clinics in central and eastern Kentucky with the blood products they need.

KBC needs an average of 400 donors per day in order to meet those needs. Wont you be one of our heroes and donate blood at your next community blood drive?

Madison Co Berea Community Blood Drive
Tues March 20th, 11am-5pm
At First Christian Church
(206 Chestnut St, Berea)
in Fellowship Hall

*Photo ID required.
Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins will gladly be accepted as space allows.
Schedule your donation time online at or call KBC at 800.775.2522.

Adopt -a- Highway Groups to Clean Kentucky Roadsides


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.

The Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and supports tourism. The program also creates a partnership between citizens, Continue reading Adopt -a- Highway Groups to Clean Kentucky Roadsides

First Statewide Bullying Prevention Symposium

Bullying Symposium

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.

This inaugural Bullying Prevention Symposium will feature experts in bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Presenters will address signs of bullying, bullying in athletics, youth risk online, positive online behavior, and Continue reading First Statewide Bullying Prevention Symposium

Celebrate St. Patricks Day Safely this Year and Every Year


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.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during St. Patrick’s Day 2009, there were 103 crash fatalities. Of that number, 39 people Continue reading Celebrate St. Patricks Day Safely this Year and Every Year

Three Crowns – One spectacular night!

Miss Berea Area 2012

& Miss Berea Outstanding Teen Pageant

Three Crowns – One spectacular night!

Madison Southern Auditorium

Madison Southern HS – 279 Glades Rd. – Berea, KY

March 17th



Little Miss Berea Pageant

March 17th


Mike Tobin Appointed as Director of Commodity Division for KFB Federation

Mike Tobin

David S. Beck, Executive Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced today that Mike Tobin, a resident of Cynthiana, KY, has been named Director of the Commodity Division. His appointment is effective April 2, 2012.

In this role, Tobin will serve as the organization’s liaison to the various agriculture commodity groups, agriculture agencies and work closely with KFB’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities. Among other responsibilities, the Commodity Division also monitors market activities, oversees organization efforts at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo, facilitates the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and coordinates annual educational tours for Kentucky beef producers and farm market operators.

“Improving net farm income and serving our farm families are top priorities,” said Beck, “and I am confident that Mike brings to this position the experience Continue reading Mike Tobin Appointed as Director of Commodity Division for KFB Federation

Berea Woman to Sing Sunday with Ensemble

Les Jongleurs, a select 15-member choir featuring Letha Hembree of Berea and singers from Richmond, Lexington and Georgetown, will perform Sunday at First Christian Church at the corner of Main Street and Lancaster Avenue in Richmond.

The 3 p.m. concert features sacred music, including Renaissance, African-American spirituals, early American hymns, contemporary and gospel music. Joining Les Jongleurs are the Madison Brass, directed by Dr. Patrick Tuck, and the Overtones quartet.

Admission is free, but donations to a local charity will be accepted.

Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

The Richmond Area Arts Council Presents a reading and book signing by authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen.

Authors Charles Bracelen Flood and Keven McQueen have several qualities in common. Both are superlatively
gifted historians who inform their readers while keeping them immensely entertained. Each writes in a style that drives his readers forward, hungering for each new chapter. When it comes to subject matter, Madison Countians Flood and McQueen are quite different.

Flood is known for documenting the lives of well known historical figures in ways others have not. McQueen favors bringing to light tales of obscure and Continue reading Reading & Book Signing By Charles Bracelen Flood & Keven McQueen

Good Fishing Close to Home


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) created the Fishing in Neighborhoods(FINs) program in 2006 to provide anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home.

In 2012 the program includes 35 lakes statewide. The aim of the program is to create quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout the state. Lakes are regularly stocked with catfish and rainbow trout throughout the year. In addition to these lakes being stocked with catfish and trout, the sunfish and bass populations are regularly sampled to ensure natural reproduction is meeting the needs of anglers. Stocking of hybrid sunfish and/or largemouth bass occur if needed.

The FINs program is a cooperative agreement between KDFWR and Continue reading Good Fishing Close to Home

Obituaries March 5 to March 12, 2012

Rebecca Green, 44


Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Ann Carpenter Green

RICHMOND — Rebecca Ann Carpenter Green, 44, of Waco, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Compassionate Care Center.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1967, in Madison County. She was a member of the Viney Fork Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts, sewing and gardening. She deeply loved her family and enjoyed teaching her daughters many life lessons.

She is survived by: her husband, James “Jimmy” C. Green; two daughters, Angela Kristina Green and Cindi Ann Green; her parents, Luther and Wilma Carpenter; one brother, Johney Carpenter; her father and mother-in-law, Carl and Grace Green; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in Continue reading Obituaries March 5 to March 12, 2012