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Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory

Due to a water line break off Moberly Road in Richmond the Richmond Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for the entire city of Richmond. Due to the break many people do not have water service at the moment. A Richmond Utilities spokesman tells they have crews at the scene of the break working on the problem. Work will continue through out the night. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.

The Madison County Utility district along with the Kirksville Water District are under a boil water advisory as well.

Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here Be Careful When Burning Outdoors

The Spring Forest Fire Season, which begins today and lasts until April 30, is in effect in every Kentucky county. This law prohibits any person to burn between the daylight hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) urges residents across the state to exercise caution when burning debris during this season. The KDF has responded to 78 wildland fires since January and Continue reading Spring Wildland Fire Season is Here Be Careful When Burning Outdoors

LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

The Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Kentucky, and the Kentucky Association of Gerontology are hosting Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in room 113 at the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort to bring awareness to the increased occurrences of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other dementias. They will address Continue reading LOCAL ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST ADVOCACY DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL

Taking Care of a Loved One Impacts More Than You Think

Jeff Rubin

You don’t have to look far these days to find someone taking care of the wellbeing of a parent, spouse, or friend. You may, in fact, be one of them. If you are, you’ve joined the ranks of approximately 735,000 Kentucky “family caregivers” and some 65 million adults nationwide who have taken on that role. By definition, a family caregiver can be anyone (a relative, friend, or neighbor) who provides assistance related to a primary physical or mental disability and are unpaid for those services. Continue reading Taking Care of a Loved One Impacts More Than You Think

Alzheimer’s Association The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stages

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

This program will be held on February 15th from 1-4 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association’s basement conference room located at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington.

To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required. This program was created especially for family caregivers, so please no professionals.

KY HOUSE DEMOCRATS SEEK TO CREATE A “UNITED KY” FOR BETTER-PAYING JOBS, IMPROVED PUBLIC EDUCATION & INCREASED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

The Kentucky House Democrats unveiled their 2017 legislative agenda today by calling for a “United Kentucky” to support rural and urban job creation, strengthen public education and increase access to health care.

“We want to bring Kentuckians together by focusing on legislation that will improve the lives of middle class and working families throughout the Commonwealth, from our rural areas to our urban Continue reading KY HOUSE DEMOCRATS SEEK TO CREATE A “UNITED KY” FOR BETTER-PAYING JOBS, IMPROVED PUBLIC EDUCATION & INCREASED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Late Stages

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families.

This program will be held on February 15th from 1-4 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association’s basement conference room located at 2808 Palumbo Drive, Lexington.

To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required. This program was created especially for family caregivers, so please no professionals.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA, AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Continue reading ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA, AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Beshear: Warns of Online ‘Sweetheart’ Scams

Scam Alert

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning Kentuckians of the “sweetheart” scam, which reports suggest caused Kentuckians to lose more than $80,000 last year.

A sweetheart scammer typically uses a fake photo and identity to approach a victim through social media or online dating sites and acts as if they are interested in getting to know him Continue reading Beshear: Warns of Online ‘Sweetheart’ Scams

KSP Post 7 to Conduct Traffic Safety Checkpoint

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance, and registration violations.

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post7_checkpoints.htm

FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING 1-27, 2017

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Partner’s II Pizza, 2008 Merchant Dr. Richmond 94%
Dairy Queen #12972, 1007 Sylvia Dr. Richmond 99%
Bellevue Education Ctr. Caf., 300 Bellevue Dr. Richmond 100%
Sidelines Casual Dining, 688 Univ. Shopping Ctr. Richmond 99%
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