This Saturday, the Madison County Safety Coalition and Safe Kids Worldwide will host Celebrate Safe Kids Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safety City.
It is located behind the county fire station, 160 Battlefield Memorial Highway, just south of the US 25/421 split.
The event will feature displays aimed at raising awareness of ways to prevent child injury, and a playground will be open for any children present to play on.
“Our goals are to honor our local first responders, raise awareness about the ways we can protect our children from preventable injuries, and to raise funds to support our local and national injury prevention programs,” said Lloyd Jordison, spokesman for the Madison County Safety Coalition.
Families are encouraged to pack a lunch and come by to honor first responders and their families.
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Man killed in dump truck accident
A man died Wednesday morning after being run over by a dump truck in the driveway of a residence on Hwy. 1016, according to a Kentucky State Police trooper.
Is it spring yet?
Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20, but with a high temperature above 72, Tuesday felt like a preview of spring.
The warm weather drew a number of children and parents to Irvine-McDowell Park where they enjoyed blowing bubbles, swinging and going down the slides.
Madison County residents can expect a rude reminder tonight that spring has not yet arrived as forecasts call for a low temperature in the teens. Some snow was even forecast for this afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area effective from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today calling for steady winds as strong as 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph.
Bids for EOC expansion opened
Dozens of contractors packed into the Madison Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday morning as 42 bids were opened for the expansion of the county’s Emergency Operations Center.
The project was divided into a dozen separate categories, such as paving, roofing and electrical work. Contractors also could bid on combinations of the categories for one price. After being opened and read, the bids will be reviewed before a decision is made, said Judge/Executive Kent Clark.
Man charged with assaulting BPD officers
A Berea man was charged Tuesday with felony assault after spitting blood at police officers, according to a Berea Police Department report.
Troy R. Collins, 24, also was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place.
Democratic House leaders release budget
Democratic House leaders unveiled their 2014-2016 state budget Tuesday amid complaints from Republicans that it was hatched in the dark and lawmakers were asked to vote on it without sufficient time to study it.
The two-year, $20.3 billion dollar spending plan looks a lot like that proposed by Gov. Steve Beshear, but it makes some changes including spending a bit less on school textbooks and preschool and adds about $1 billion in debt.
RAAC Celtic Festival is Friday
Irish music, dancing and food will be featured as the Richmond Area Arts Council celebrates Kentucky’s Celtic heritage Friday evening.
The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at RAAC, 399 W. Water St.
Fundraising concert for international tour Sunday
The Berea College Concert Choir will travel on a 15-day concert tour to Spain and Portugal from May 7 to May 21.
Music faculty members Dr. Stephen Bolster, conductor; Lindsay Clavere, pianist; Dr. Javier Clavere, organist; and math professor Sandra Bolster, chaperone; will lead choir members on a trip to several Spanish and Portuguese cities, including Barcelona, Valencia, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Faro and Lisbon.
St. Baldrick’s and St. Patrick’s
You may walk into the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub this weekend with an empty stomach and a full head of hair.
Police: Heroin found in home
A Detroit man and two Richmond residents were charged Friday morning after Richmond bike patrol officers and narcotics detectives executed a search warrant on a Dee Dee Drive home.
Unveiling set for today
FRANKFORT — Monday is typically a light day in the General Assembly – few committee meetings and a late starting time to allow lawmakers to travel back to Frankfort.
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