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Hospice Care Plus will host a training for new volunteers Jan. 25 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Julie Hatfield, volunteer coordinator, along with other staff, will be on-hand to take participants through all aspects of the care provided by the organization, including hospice, palliative and bereavement care. Hatfield said patient care volunteers are especially needed at this time. Patient care volunteers sit with patients to give caregivers a break, provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, read or do other activities with a patient, prepare a meal or offer support by phone. “Our patient care volunteers fill a crucial role,” Hatfield said. “They are part of our care team and help make it possible to give compassionate, high-quality care.” Volunteers can choose schedules and roles that work for their lives, Hatfield says. Some volunteer weekly, while others can only give a few hours a month. “We understand how busy people are, so we try to make it easy to fit volunteering into your life. All we ask is that you commit to volunteering at least three to four times each year.” To register for the training, contact Hatfield at 859-626-9292 or email@example.com. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To learn more about Hospice Care Plus, visit hospicecp.org. Hospice Care Plus is a nonprofit organization serving Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley and Rockcastle counties. All services are offered regardless of ability to pay.
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Eggs fly at park
Easter has probably never been so “eggstravagant” in Richmond as it was Saturday during the annual Eggstravaganza in Irvine-McDowell Park.
For the first time, thousands of eggs were dropped, appropriately by an “eggbeater”-type helicopter, in addition to thousands of eggs already scattered on the grass below. Together, they numbered about 10,000, according to Erin Moore, Richmond Parks and Recreation director.
City awaits funds for Water Street project
Richmond city officials are still awaiting word on grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Water Street drainage project.
However, Mayor Jim Barnes said he is confident the money should come through by May 1.
Elementary schools built in ‘60s getting upgrades
Renovation of three Madison County elementary schools built in Richmond during the 1960s will start this summer.
The county school board voted Thursday to continue with the second phase of state paperwork required for the projects.
With a target completion date of August 2015, renovations and alterations at Daniel Boone, Kit Carson and White Hall elementary schools are estimated to cost almost $12 million.
KY 52 link to I-75 to be discussed May 13
While a proposed link from Nicholasville to Exit 95 on Interstate 75 north of Richmond has garnered attention and organized opposition, the state also is developing plans to link I-75 to another community to the west.
May 30 last school day for students
After 16 snows days and two weather delays this winter, the Madison County School Board decided Thursday to end the school year on Friday, May 30.
Students showcase projects in Technology Extravaganza
Madison County School students showed off just how tech savvy they can be during the district’s sixth annual Technology Extravaganza on Thursday at Madison Central High School. After the showcase, more than 350 students were honored for their work.
Ward honored for service; tech center named after him
Retired Madison County educator Jesse Ward was recognized Thursday for his many years of service. To honor him, Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the board’s decision to rename the district’s technology training center on North Second Street in Richmond the Jesse P. Ward Technology and Training Center.
Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.
Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.
Police apprehend burglary suspect
An observant witness was able to help Richmond police catch a burglary suspect shortly after a break-in Thursday afternoon on Savanna Drive off Berea Road.
Walkers, runners of every age ‘Pack the Track’
Waco Elementary and Model Laboratory schools students raised more than $8,000 (and counting) for the annual Pack the Track event at Eastern Kentucky University’s Tom Samuels Track Thursday, said Kim DeCoste of the Madison County Diabetes Coalition.
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