The Richmond Register

Local News

September 9, 2013

Local KFTC chapter celebrates another year of social change

BEREA — The Madison County chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) is celebrating another year of their work for social change by throwing a “friend-raiser” party.

More than 150 people are expected to gather at HomeGrown Hideaways in Berea on Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening of family-fun, food, and live music. Folk singer and songwriter Carla Gover will be headlining the event.

In addition to music and food, there will be information about KFTC’s work and a silent auction to raise funds for the organization. This year’s auction will include a solar panel from the Berea Municipal Utilities solar farm. The solar farm provides an opportunity to invest in local solar generation through the local utility.

Ordinarily a one-time lease fee of $750 per panel covers a 25-year period. In return, customers receive credit every billing period for 25 years for the electricity generated by the panels they have leased. In this way, participating customers gain access to solar generation at an excellent price.

KFTC member Steve Boyce, who helped bring the solar panel to the silent auction, said the winning bidder will receive credit every billing period for 25 years for the electricity their panel generates. “Only the price could be even better depending on how the auction goes!” Boyce said.

This event is free and open to all. KFTC is asking able attendees to bring a dish to share, a lawn chair and a donated item for the silent auction (baked goods, homemade items, and donated time or service are always popular). The potluck will start at 5 p.m. and live music will start at 5:30 p.m.

Carey Henson, a member of the event planning committee, added, “I look forward to the friend-raiser every year to connect with old friends, meet new ones, and get more involved with KFTC. It's in a beautiful setting, with great food, music, and lots of fun.”

For more details, call Susie Ritchie at 985-9784.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 4-18 PackTrack1a.jpg 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.

    April 18, 2014 14 Photos

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Suicide attempt fatal for inmate

    A Todd County man died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital following a suicide attempt at the Madison County Detention Center, according to Madison and Fayette county officials.
    George Kenneth Williams, 50, of Allensville, was transported Monday afternoon by Madison County EMS to Baptist Health Richmond, according to EMS Director Jimmy Cornelison. He was then transferred to Baptist Health in Lexington where he died Tuesday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training

    A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
    Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
    Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.

    April 17, 2014

  • EKU dorm sprinklers may have been activated maliciously

    Fire-suppression sprinklers went off about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
    Fluctuating pressure then caused a campus water main to break, according to EKU spokesperson Mark Whitt.
    The cause is uncertain, but university officials are investigating to determine if the sprinklers were activated maliciously, Whitt said.
    The residence hall houses 260 students who were placed in other university housing or stayed with friends. All were able to move back in later in the day, he said.

    April 17, 2014

  • Sixth person charged in motel meth bust

    A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
    Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital

    An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sprinkler goes off; dorm evacuated

    Fire-suppression sprinklers went off at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-17 4Hfieldday1.jpg 4-H Environmental Field Day

    Madison County fourth-graders participated in several hands-on activities Tuesday and Wednesday during the annual 4-H Environmental Field Day at the county fairgrounds.

    April 16, 2014 8 Photos

  • Hearing delayed on West Main zone change

    Signs giving notice of a public hearing on a proposed zone change at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue were not posted in time for the Richmond Planning Commission to scheduled a public hearing for its April 24 business session.

    April 16, 2014

  • Berea mulls break with Kentucky Utilities

    The city of Berea is considering whether to extend its contract with Kentucky Utilities or to shop around for another electricity provider.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results