Jeweler & Lapidary Artist John Leeds Demonstrates at KY Artisan Center

A variety of sliced Kentucky agates. Photos by Roland McIntosh, of Winchester, KY, whose book on KY Agates is available at the Center. A selection of commissioned Kentucky agate jewelry designed by John Leeds of Richmond.

A variety of sliced Kentucky agates. Photos by Roland McIntosh, of Winchester, KY, whose book on KY Agates is available at the Center.
A selection of commissioned Kentucky agate jewelry designed by John Leeds of Richmond.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, jeweler and lapidary artist John Leeds, of Richmond, will demonstrate how he cuts and polishes Kentucky agates from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Beautiful specimens of banded Kentucky agates have been discovered in Estill, Lee, Powell, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. These agates are called

The Happily Ever After Ball

The Happily Ever After Ball

The Happily Ever After Ball

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Madison County received a $10,000 grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation on August 1st. This grant effectively doubles CASA’s funds and will enable them to expand their Executive Director’s hours and recruit and train more volunteers. This grant is

Artist Shirley Jeter to Demonstrate Watercolor Painting at KY Artisan Center

Shirley Jeter demonstrates watercolor painting at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Jeter’s work available as a card titled, “Rosemary’s Baskets;” close up shot of Jeter painting a still life.

Shirley Jeter demonstrates watercolor painting at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea; Jeter’s work
available as a card titled, “Rosemary’s Baskets;” close up shot of Jeter painting a still life.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, watercolor artist Shirley Jeter, of Lexington, will demonstrate her painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Jeter has a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Kentucky, but is mostly selftaught in watercolor.

She has taken workshops with numerous wellknown watercolor artists, among them regional painters Keith Spears and Jim Cantrell. Jeter uses transparent

Richmond Kentucky’s Great American Festival 2014

$33K Goal Set for Bluegrass Regional Alzheimer’s Walk

Alzheimers Association

Alzheimers Association

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has set a goal of raising $33,000 at the Bluegrass Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year. The Association’s largest local fundraiser will take place on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Berea Community School.

“Funds raised for the Walk will provide support services for the 67,000 Kentuckians and 100,000 Indiana residents living with Alzheimer’s, as well as their families and caregivers, while also contributing to critically needed

Bowling and Silent Auction

Bowling and Silent Auction

Sherman Denny

Sherman Denny

Sherman Denny


Sherman Denny

Mr. Sherman Denny age 74, of Mt.Vernon passed away Tuesday August 26th, 2014 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital after a long illness. He was born on February 2, 1940 in Rockcastle County the son of the late Roscoe and Docy Kirby Denny.

He was a retired salvage operator, enjoyed wresting, NASCAR, dirt track racing, and was a member of the Church of God in Jesus Name.

Survivors are: seven sons; William, Jerry, Frankie, Timmy, Michael, Freddie, and David Denny all of Mt.Vernon. One daughter; Lois Denny of Mt.Vernon. One brother; Roger Denny of Cincinnati, OH. Three sisters; Corina McDaniel of Dayton, OH, Frances Smith of Findley, OH, and Jean Mink of Nicholasville, KY. Nineteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by: his wife; Mrs. Sadie Kirby Denny, by six brothers; Earl, Stevie, George, Tom, and Floyd Denny, and by one sister; Sadie Best.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM Thursday August 28, 2014 at Cox Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 11 AM Friday August 29, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Kirby Cemetery.

Madison Southern High School Coach Jon Clark show 2 – 2014

Central Bank Welcomes Lippert and Risner to Their New Positions

Kevin Lippert and Vina Risner

Kevin Lippert and Vina Risner

Central Bank Chairman, President and CEO, Luther Deaton Jr. has announced the promotion of Kevin Lippert to vice president of technology services and would also like to announce that Vina Risner has joined Central Bank as assistant vice president, mortgage loan originator.

Mr. Lippert has been with Central Bank since 2000, when he began his career as a teller. He spent two years working in the retail area of the bank before joining the technology services department in May of 2002.

Kevin is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and decision science and information systems.

Madison County Births Aug. 18-25, 2014

Announcements

Announcements

Aug. 18, 2014 – Kelly Lowder & Richard Lanham – Paint Lick – Girl
Aug. 19, 2014 – Tammy McKenna & David Hisel – McKee – Girl
Aug. 19, 2014 – Brandi & Mark Stocker – Richmond – Girl
Aug. 20, 2014 – Janetta Cunnigan & Jacob Fowler – Sand Gap – Girl
Aug. 21, 2014 – Crystal & Jose Esparza – Berea – Boy
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FOOD SERVICE INSPECTIONS FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 22, 2014

Food Service Inspector

Food Service Inspector

REGULAR INSPECTIONS WITH NO FOLLOW-UP DUE SCORE
Apollo Pizza & Beer Emporium, 228 S. Second St., Richmond 92%
Babylon Café, 213 W. Main St., Richmond 100%
Berea Community School Cafeteria, 1 Pirate Pkwy, Berea 98%
Bluegrass Career Development Center, 549 Recycle Dr., Richmond 97%
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KSP Post 11, London to host the 2014 Trooper Island Golf Scramble

Trooper Island Golf Scramble

Spotlight to open new theater in partnership with Churchill Co.

 

Marquee

BEREA, KY – Spotlight Acting School is proud to announce it has made an arrangement with The Churchill Co. to construct a theater inside the historic former home of Churchill Weavers. The state-of-the-art facility is slated to host a black box main stage theatre, a film production studio, a radio broadcasting studio, recording booths, practice rooms, classrooms and will

Berea Police Report Aug. 26, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Drug Arrest: On 08/22/2014 an Officer observed 43 year old Floyd Neeley driving on Jefferson Street and knew that he had an active arrest warrant. A traffic stop was conducted and Neeley was placed under arrest.

Inside of his pants pocket Officers located Suboxone, and Hydrocodone was located inside of his vehicle. Officers charged Neeley with Possession of

Elisabeth Jensen Stands Strong for Equal Pay, Improving Wages for Women on Women’s Equality Day

Elisabeth Jensen

Elisabeth Jensen

Today on the 94th anniversary of the day women earned the right to vote through ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Elisabeth Jensen called on all Kentucky women and men to support full equality for women in healthcare, non-discrimination, and equal pay for equal work.

“Because I have personal, first hand, experienced of wage discrimination working for one of the top corporations in America, I know it happens every day at every level of the workforce. I will support the Paycheck Fairness Act, fight for full women’s equality and a higher minimum wage. Today’s working women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns and so

Betty’s Cooling Amaretto Breeze

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KSP Investigates the Death of Inmate

Corey McQueary

Corey McQueary

The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a death that happened at the Jessamine County Detention Center on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Corey D. McQueary, 33 years old of Stanford, KY was found unresponsive by Deputies at the Jessamine County Detention Center at approximately 1:00 am, on August 21, 2014. He was taken to the Saint Joseph Hospital in Nicholasville where he was later pronounced deceased by the Jessamine County Coroner. An autopsy was performed on Thursday, August 21st, and the cause of death is under investigation.
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Should Police Wear Cameras?

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Berea Police Report Aug. 25, 2014

Drug Arrests: From 08/21/2014 through 08/23/2014 Officers made four arrests in Madison County stemming from drug investigations. Patrol Officers and Detectives made these arrests after indictment warrants had been issued for the offenders. The arrests are as follows…

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


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Richmond Police Report Aug. 25, 2014

ARRESTED

ARRESTED


Robbery Charge: On August 22, 2014, police charged Jeffery J. Robinson, age 44, Powderhorn Road, in connection with a reported robbery.

At approximately 10:03 P.M., a man approached an officer at the rear of the Richmond Police Department and reported that he had been robbed. The male was out of breath and sweating heavily. The male indicated that he was walking on Lexington Road when a minivan approached and a male passenger, later identified as Robinson, asked the

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