Rep. John Tilley to Appear on Panel with Dr. Oz, Others to Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Rep. John Tilley
Rep. John Tilley

Building on his effort to help other states follow Kentucky’s lead in passing innovative laws combatting drug abuse, state Rep. John Tilley will take part in a 10-person panel in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to discuss the country’s opioid epidemic.

The congressional briefing is hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Those joining Rep. Tilley include Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show; three U.S. Senators, including both from West Virginia; Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; and Mackenzie Phillips, an actress best-known for her role on the 1970s- Continue reading Rep. John Tilley to Appear on Panel with Dr. Oz, Others to Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Effective Communication Strategies

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and Continue reading Effective Communication Strategies

Trade Agreement Will Face ‘Intense Scrutiny’ in Congress

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Monday on the announced agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is potentially one of the most significant trade deals in history and ‎could shape our engagement and commerce with these nations for decades. We are committed to opening trade in a way that benefits American manufacturers, farmers, and innovators. But serious concerns have been raised on a number of key issues.

“This deal demands intense scrutiny by Congress and the legislation we passed earlier this year provides us the opportunity to give this agreement Continue reading Trade Agreement Will Face ‘Intense Scrutiny’ in Congress

Fatal ATV Crash

Fatal ATV Crash
Fatal ATV Crash

On Sunday, October 04, 2015 at approximately 5:07 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a fatal ATV crash on Buzzard Hollow Road in Clay County.

Upon arrival Trooper Derrick Combs determined that a Honda ATV being operated by Bennie Mills Jr. 49, of Manchester, was traveling southbound when he traveled off the right shoulder of the highway and over an embankment.

Mills, who was not wearing a helmet was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner’s Office.

Trooper Combs is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Josh Wilson, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County EMS and the Horse Creek Fire Department.

Tennessee Fall Homecoming coming up Oct. 8-11

Jadon Gibson
Jadon Gibson

Doc Randall, a medicine man deluxe, performed at many Tennessee Fall Homecomings at the museum before his passing. A hundred to two hundred years ago it wasn’t unusual for an occasional medicine man to pass through towns in our mountain area. They hawked their elixirs, warming bricks, copper bracelets, backscratchers and other quasi revolutionary discoveries.

Doc Randall led a band of traditional musicians who rode into town on a horse-drawn wagon. Their music would soon lure a crowd and when the time seemed right, Doc would begin his snake-oil Continue reading Tennessee Fall Homecoming coming up Oct. 8-11

Mind over Matter: Strategies for Memory & Thinking

Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimers Disease

Join us as Speech Language Pathologists Sarah Groppo-Lawless and Kacie Gamm introduce strategies to help with memory and thinking. This class will cover ways to live well and take control of your health and wellness if you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or a mild dementia. Loved ones or caregivers are welcome to attend.

Registration required; call 859-260-4354. Program provided by Baptist HealthwoRx, Baptist Health Medical Group Neurology, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Date: October 21, 2015

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness Center in Lexington Green
161 Lexington Green Circle Lexington

Obituaries Sep. 27 – Oct. 4, 2015

Thomas A. Mullins
Thomas A. Mullins

Thomas A. Mullins

Mr. Thomas A. Mullins, age 61 of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky passed away Monday, September 28, 2015. He was born on April 22, 1954 in Sand Springs, Ky, a son of the late Robert Junior Mullins and Oma Virginia Hayes Mullins.

He attended New Hope Full Gospel Church. Locally, he will be remembered as a well-known Butcher; He managed the Lake Linville Boat Dock and Restaurant for several years. Scholastically he will be remembered for playing with East/West All Star Basketball team; and Brodhead Class of 1972, Sweet 16 Tournament Team. Tommy found great joy in all types of hunting, fishing, farming and his cattle Continue reading Obituaries Sep. 27 – Oct. 4, 2015

KSP to Conduct Periodic Traffic Safety Checkpoints

KSP
KSP

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

Eat, Move, Live: How Food & Movement Protect Memory

Alzheimers Association
Alzheimers Association

Join us as HealthwoRx Dietician Melanie Johnson and Grant Gensheimer, HealthwoRx Exercise Physiologist talk about how foods and movement can protect memory. This class will cover ways to live well and take control of your health and wellness if you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or a mild dementia. Loved ones or caregivers are welcome to attend.

Registration required; call 859-260-4354. Program provided by Baptist Continue reading Eat, Move, Live: How Food & Movement Protect Memory

Scheduled Power Outages

BMU
BMU

Berea Municipal Utilities is nearing the completion of the new Substation project. In order to switch the newly installed transformers from 4KV to 12KV, BMU will be required to perform outages for a large portion of their service area. Some customers will regain power sooner than others. BMU will focus on the main circuits first, then will focus on the lines that branch off the main circuit. In order to help speed the process, BMU will have several contractor crews working along side their own crew to perform the voltage conversion. All outages will begin at 8:00 am. Below is a list of the dates, areas affected, and estimated total outage time for each section involved.

If you have any questions, please call the BMU office at 986-4391.

Scheduled Power Outages
Scheduled Power Outages