The Affordable Care Act and the Creative Community:
A laid-back session
When: Monday, June 17, 2013, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Berea Police & Municipal Building – 300 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY
(please use entrance at the back of the building)
Do you know what the Affordable Care Act will mean for you as a member of the creative community, a community often represented by freelancers and small business owners who may be uninsured or underinsured?
Join Susan Dunlap, of Kentucky Health Cooperative, for an overview of this far-reaching legislation that will bring quality, affordable health care to consumers.
Susan is director of communications and development with Kentucky Health Cooperative, a member-governed nonprofit health insurance carrier serving Kentucky’s 120 counties. She is a former magazine writing instructor at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning in Lexington and freelance writer
This week we meet the Director and Director of Photography of the upcoming film “Red River Moon” as they discuss their multiple ties to the Berea area. Next we had a visit from Berea’s City Administrator and the Director of Finance to discuss the city budgeting process.
Jonathan shares his views on sports head injuries, Bob shares the political jockeying for seats in the Madison Co. Fiscal Court already taking place a year before the election and of course as always we have 4 Things You Should Know and this weeks calendar of events.
Host – Chad Hembree
Co-Host and Senior News Editor – Beth Meyers
News Analysts and Chief Sports Editor – Jonathan Schinhofen
Chief Political Analysts – Robert New
Guests – Bruce Barnett, Chad Cogdill, Randy Stone and Susan Meeks
The Madison County Board of Education named Randy Neeley as interim superintendent at its June 13, 2013, regular meeting. Neeley will begin his role as interim superintendent on July 1, 2013, and will continue in that role until a new superintendent is hired by the Board.
Neeley currently serves Madison County Schools as director of pupil personnel, a role he will maintain while serving as interim superintendent. Neeley was named DPP in 2010. Prior to serving as DPP, he served Madison County Schools as principal of White Hall Elementary, assistant principal of Madison Middle, and health teacher at Madison Middle. Neeley’s career in education began in 1994 and he has served his entire career in Madison County Schools.
“Mr. Neeley is a great fit for Madison County Schools as interim superintendent,” said Board Chair Mona Isaacs. “We have every confidence he will make the transition smooth as we move forward in the process of hiring a new superintendent for Madison County Schools.”
WANTED: We need to know the location of these two Amanda Deckert and Shaun Smith. These two suspects stole a TV on 06/11/2013 at 04:30am from Richmond Walmart. If you know there location, contact Major Gregg at 859 623-1162
Counterfeit Money: On 6/13/2013 Richmond police investigated a counterfeit money complaint at The Copper Still on Water Street. A representative from the business noticed nine counterfeit $20.00 bills in the
We began what is called the “interim” last week. The interim is the period from June to December between the regular legislative sessions that begin in January. During the interim, committee meetings are held to discuss and weigh potential legislation that could be introduced during the regular sessions. These committees are made up of both Senate and House members. In addition to chairing the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, I also serve as Vice-Chair of both the Banking and Insurance Committee and the Special Subcommittee on Energy. I am a member of the Education Committee — all high-profile committees. I meet with both advocates and regular citizens on issues we cover. There is also staff available to research topics when appropriate.
The Joint Interim Natural Resources and Energy Committee received testimony from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on sport-fishing below dams owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well
Senator McConnell recommended Kentucky Sportsmen President for post
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that Mark T. Nethery, President of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, was nominated by the President to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, which provides scholarships to college students involved in the environment.
Nethery, of Louisville, was recommended for the position by Senator McConnell. He is currently President of the League of KY Sportsmen, serving in that position since 2011. Nethery also is the owner of Bluegrass Game Calls, LLC, and a freelance outdoor writer.
“Mark Nethery is a true Kentucky sportsman and is well-respected by sporting enthusiasts in the Bluegrass State,” Senator McConnell said. “I was pleased
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding higher healthcare premiums, smaller paychecks and fewer jobs for students and young workers in the Obama Economy:
“The Obama Economy has been pretty rough on our nation’s youth. If you’re a teenager looking for work over summer break, or if you’re a high-schooler looking for a part-time job after school, well, good luck. The unemployment
The Richmond Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, in an effort to provide better services to our community, are jointly applying for Federal funds through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The amount of the grant for joint allocation is $15,707.00. These funds will be utilized to enhance our equipment, training, and community services with the goal of providing the best professional service possible to our citizens.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department will use their funding to assist in the purchase of a patrol vehicle. This notice to our governing body and the
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that temporary closures are scheduled for Interstate 64 in Clark County. The closures are necessary for drainage work to be completed.
Work will be performed:
* Tuesday, June 11 – 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
I-64 eastbound will be reduced to one lane/lane closures will be in effect
* Wednesday, June 12 – 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
I-64 westbound will be reduced to one lane/lane closures will be in effect
* Wednesday, June 12 – 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Exit 96 – the eastbound off ramp will be closed
(Click read more for further closures)
United Way 5K on the Runway – Saturday, June 15 at Blue Grass Airport
Register by Monday, June 10 using coupon code SAVE5 and Get $5 Off Your Registration Fee!
United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Airport have partnered to host the second annual United Way 5K on the Runway, presented by BC Wood Properties on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 AM. All are invited to participate on
On Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 9:00AM to Noon Madison and Clark Counties will be hosting the Annual Kentucky River Sweep. Volunteers should meet at the Boonesborough State Park Beach Area.
T-shirts and garbage bags will be provided to all volunteers.
A cookout will be held following the event for all volunteers. For more information contact Madison County Solid Waste @ 859-624-4709.
Shoplifting: With help from social media viewers led Richmond Police officers to two unnamed wanted men whose surveillance photos were posted online. Officers were able to charge Everette Roberts age 57 and Johnny Wayne Roberts age 29 with Theft By Unlawful Taking. Both were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.