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Miscellaneous News concerning the Madison County, KY area.

Richmond Raceway Recognizes Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial Lap Sponsors

Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway track promoters Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz would like to recognize and thank those individuals and businesses who will be lap sponsors for the 29th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul “Butterball” Wooldridge Memorial event for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series that will pay the winner $10,059 to win, plus lap leader money on Saturday August 20. Continue reading Richmond Raceway Recognizes Sunoco Race Fuels “Butterball” Memorial Lap Sponsors

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Caregivers: Middle Stages

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

This program addresses the issues involved in caring for a person in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Specific topics covered include behavioral and role/relationship changes, medication, safety, and residential options. Presenters will Continue reading Living with Alzheimer’s Disease for Caregivers: Middle Stages

Berea Pool Attendance Increased for 2016 Season

Berea Pool
Berea Pool

The Berea Swimming Pool drew 19,164 visitors during the 2016 season, a big increase from the average of 16,000 customers in recent years. Berea Parks and Recreation Director Priscilla Bloom noted that pool programs such as Dive-In Movies, the Splash and Dash fundraiser, the Family Free Swim, and Berea’s hosting of the Bluegrass Swim Conference may have driven the surge in this summer’s pool attendance.

Planning is already underway for next year’s pool season as the Berea Parks and Recreation Department is working on adding a Continue reading Berea Pool Attendance Increased for 2016 Season

MADISON CENTRAL HOMCOMING PARADE

MCHS SWAT TEAM
MCHS SWAT TEAM

Join the MCHS “Swat Team” this year as the Indians take on the Woodford County Yellow Jackets on September 23rd at 7:30. As has been our tradition for years, we will host the Homecoming Parade on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm. We would love for MCHS Homecoming to become a community affair. If you are participating from an organization outside of Madison Central please ensure that you have designated your “Organization Type” and added the name of Continue reading MADISON CENTRAL HOMCOMING PARADE

Small Business Workshops Begin August 29

 Experts like web designer and developer Nicole Mueller (at right) will be on hand to give local business owners and entrepreneurs tips on how to compete and thrive in the Internet economy.
Experts like web designer and developer Nicole Mueller (at right) will be on hand to give local business owners and entrepreneurs tips on how to compete and thrive in the Internet economy.

In cooperation with several economic development agencies, the city of Berea will soon kick off a series of workshops designed to help business owners and budding entrepreneurs acquire tools for Continue reading Small Business Workshops Begin August 29

McConnell Asks HHS to Focus on Zika, not Another Failed Obamacare Campaign

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

In light of recent reports that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering spending additional funds for a public relations campaign to prop up the badly failing Obamacare exchanges, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell asking for those valuable resources to instead be used to combat the Zika virus in the United States.

“Nearly every day brings another set of stories about the dysfunction of the Obamacare exchanges and the negative impact Continue reading McConnell Asks HHS to Focus on Zika, not Another Failed Obamacare Campaign

Berea Police Department Receives Third Accreditation

From left, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Pendergraff presents an accreditation achievement certificate to Berea Police Chief David Gregory and Mayor Steve Connelly as KACP President Mike Daley looks on.
From left, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police Jim Pendergraff presents an accreditation achievement certificate to Berea Police Chief David Gregory and Mayor Steve Connelly as KACP President Mike Daley looks on.

The Berea Police Department was recently accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP), marking the third time in 15 years the agency has been recognized for excellence in Continue reading Berea Police Department Receives Third Accreditation

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Joins National Crackdown to Reduce Impaired Driving Fatalities

Drive Sober or get Pulled Over
Drive Sober or get Pulled Over

Law enforcement agencies across the country will join forces Aug. 17-Sept. 5 to crack down on impaired drivers during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

The annual nationwide effort will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and media outreach, supported by national federally-funded advertising in a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving. Continue reading Madison County Sheriff’s Office Joins National Crackdown to Reduce Impaired Driving Fatalities

DEAFESTIVAL 2016 WILL TRANSFORM KENTUCKY CENTER INTO ‘LAND OF OZ’

DeaFestival 2016
DeaFestival 2016

The state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture, DeaFestival 2016 will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (501 West Main Street, Louisville). The public is invited to this free event. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m.

More than 50 visual and performing artists will combine to not only make DeaFestival a community, family-friendly day to remember, Continue reading DEAFESTIVAL 2016 WILL TRANSFORM KENTUCKY CENTER INTO ‘LAND OF OZ’

USDA TO MEASURE SMALL GRAIN PRODUCTION

USDA
USDA

During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2016 production and supply of small grains, which includes winter wheat for Kentucky.

“We will contact 1,271 producers in Kentucky to accurately measure 2016 acreage, yield and production for wheat,” said David Continue reading USDA TO MEASURE SMALL GRAIN PRODUCTION

Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

Secretary Hal Heiner
Secretary Hal Heiner

Secretary Hal Heiner today announced that Adair, Bourbon and Caldwell counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. Breckenridge, Casey, Crittenden, Knox, Magoffin, Owsley and Whitley have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress.

“I am excited to announce that we now have 32 counties that have achieved Work Ready Communities certification by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) Continue reading Secretary Heiner Announces Newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

Find Veterans Benefits, Services at State Fair

KDVA
KDVA

Veteran Benefit experts from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) will be available to answer questions and give advice to veterans and their families during the Kentucky State Fair, August 18-28.

“We are very glad to have a booth at the Fair again this year,” said KDVA Commissioner Norman E. Arflack. “It is a great way to reach out to veterans who may not know how much we can do to ensure they receive all the benefits and services they have earned. Continue reading Find Veterans Benefits, Services at State Fair