Debby Stratford to Demonstrate Linoleum Block Printmaking at KY Artisan Center

Stratford will create linoleum block prints with her press.
Stratford will create linoleum block prints with her press.

On Saturday, Nov. 8, Debby Stratford, of Louisville, will demonstrate linoleum block printmaking, cutting images into linoleum blocks and printing with a small press, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The Continue reading Debby Stratford to Demonstrate Linoleum Block Printmaking at KY Artisan Center

Richard Adams Demonstrates Woodturning at KY Artisan Center

Richard Adams demonstrates woodturning at the Center
Richard Adams demonstrates woodturning at the Center

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Richard Adams, of London, will demonstrate woodturning on the lathe from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea currently features works by more than 700 artisans from more than 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Convenient to visitors throughout the year, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at Berea, Exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel Continue reading Richard Adams Demonstrates Woodturning at KY Artisan Center

November Storytelling Conference‏

KY Storytelling Association
KY Storytelling Association

The Kentucky Storytelling Association will host its annual Kentucky Storytelling Conference Nov 7-8, 2014 at the Holiday Inn and Sloan Convention Center of Bowling Green Ky. Friday and Saturday night Story Concerts open to the public for $ 5 per night, will be included with the all day Saturday Conference workshop registration of $80 single or $175 family by mail, online or at the door.

Program features outstanding tellers from Kentucky and surrounding states in concert and leading how-to workshops on playing with stories, lending voice to your ancestors, teaching youth to tell, using storytelling with special needs children and more. Sheila Arnold, Kevin Cordi, Jo Ann Dadisman, Judy Sima, Pam Holcomb, are just some of the program presenters! Check out details at www.kystory.org. Continuing Education documentation available,

Area KSA member Octavia Sexton of Rockcastle County will attend and be one of the many tellers participating in the Open Mic concerts.

Summit Addresses Fracking Threat and Energy Choices

Madison County to be Affected by Hazardous Liquids from Fracking

With the dramatic expansion of the fracking industry in neighboring states and new interest in Kentucky’s deep shale formations, it’s important to look closely at the consequences of fossil fuel use and alternatives for Kentucky.

The proposed Bluegrass Hazardous Liquids Pipeline was our wake up call.
In spring 2013, many Kentuckians were startled by a knock on their door and the news that a company wanted to put a gas line through their property. When the truth filtered out, landowners and others protested: why would Continue reading Summit Addresses Fracking Threat and Energy Choices

Obituaries Oct. 19-26, 2014

Donna VanWinkle
Donna VanWinkle

Donna Jean VanWinkle

Donna Jean VanWinkle age 66 of Berea, passed away Sunday October 19, 2014 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Donna was born in Berea to the late David Grant and Ruby Lee Newman.

She retired from Parker Seal Company before becoming a pharmacy tech at Pattie A. Clay Hospital for a brief time. She was a member of Berea Church of God.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sister Linda Bookout.

She is survived by her husband Boyd VanWinkle, her children Kimberly (Jimmy) Turner, Michael VanWinkle, step-children Boyd “Bo” VanWinkle Jr., Blaine VanWinkle and Rhonda Kay Reed, her siblings Vivian King, Phyllis (John) Tripp, David Newman, Norma (Ralph) Jackson, Delbert (Lisa) Newman, Steve (Sharon) Newman, Ronnie Newman, Terri (Wayne) Anglin and Jerry(Gina) Newman. Two special grandchildren Jarred (Rena) Turner and Brooke (John) Means, nine grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren also Continue reading Obituaries Oct. 19-26, 2014

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

Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimers 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 two-hour presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.

The program will take place at the Madison County Public Library, located at 507 West Main Street, Richmond on Monday, October 27th from 6-8pm. To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org. Registration is required.

CALLING ALL APPALACHIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography Competition
Photography Competition

Call For Entry: Anthology of Appalachian Photographers

All photographers living in southern Appalachia are invited to enter 5 photographs for possible inclusion in a new juried Anthology of Appalachian Photographers. Subject matter does not necessarily need to be set in Appalachia; subject matter can be anything, from anywhere in the world. This is a unique opportunity to possibly be included in an important Anthology. Deadline is November 15, 2014. Please see this link for a full prospectus: http://www.saplinggrovepress.com/photography-competition/

Road Work

City of Berea
City of Berea

For the next several days, contractors will be in the city painting and striping roadways around town. There may be traffic delays, but the contractors will be utilizing flaggers.

Today, October 23, 2014, the contractors will be repainting at the intersection of Jefferson and Ellipse. There may be some traffic delays, but they expect the work to be completed before school dismisses for the day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Public Works office at 859-986-8792.

Fracking, More Pipeline Proposals and Better Energy Choices to be considered at Summit

Pipeline
Pipeline

Kentuckians can learn more about the issues of natural gas liquids (NGLs), fracking, landowner rights and local options for communities seeking a sustainable future at a day-long summit November 8, 2014 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Locust Trace AgriScience Center Lexington, Kentucky.

The “Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky’s Future Beyond Fossil Fuels” summit was organized by landowners and others who successfully stopped the Continue reading Fracking, More Pipeline Proposals and Better Energy Choices to be considered at Summit