MADISON COUNTY —
Sunday, Oct. 13
• 2nd Sunday physical fitness celebration, 7:30 a.m. Pink Boa 5K Run/Walk at Blue Grass Army Depot, 2-4 p.m. baby buggy parade, aerobics, Zumba, kettle bells, martial arts, games for kids, geocaching, cornhole tournament, other activities at Battlefield Park, US 421 north of Kingston.
• Southern Knights National Car Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m, Fort Boonesborough State Park; admission $2 person, $5 car load.
• Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Indian Fort Theater, KY 21 east of Berea.
Monday, Oct. 14
• National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Boonesborough Chapter, noon, Smokehouse Restaurant, Interstate 75 Exit 77, Berea. Berea College horticulturist Janet Meyer will speak. For more details, call John Wilson, 623-6776.
• Madison Middle School Band concerts, 6 p.m. sixth grade, 7 p.m. seventh grade, 8 p.m. eighth grade.
• Madison County Democratic Women’s Club, Ryan’s Restaurant; 5:30 p.m. meal, 6 p.m. business meeting, 6:30 p.m. presentation by Hope’s Wings.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Colman Elridge III, executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, addresses Madison County Women’s Network, 6:30 p.m., Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
• Talk by/Reception for Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist Steve Benson of The Arizona Republic, Giles Gallery of EKU Campbell Building; 5 p.m. talk. 6 p.m. reception.
Thursday, Oct. 17
• Youth Service Center advisory council meeting, 3:30 p.m., B. Michael Caudill Youth Service Center.
• Darlene Snyder photography exhibit reception, 5-7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St., Richmond. Artist to speak 6 p.m. Exhibit on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 30-Nov. 1.
• Madison Central homecoming parade, 7 p.m., Lancaster Avenue and Main Street to Collins Street.
Thursday-Saturday Oct. 17-19
• Ghost Walk, White Hall State Historic Site, 7-9:30 p.m. $10 person by prepaid reservation only. Call 623-9178 for details.
Friday, Oct. 18
• Legislative Update luncheon hosted by Richmond and Berea chambers of commerce, 11:30 a.m., Madison County Extension Center. Reps. Donna Mayfield, Rita Smart, Jonathon Shell and Sen. Jared Carpenter to speak. For tickets, $15 chamber members, $17 prospective members, call 623-1720 or 986-9760 or visit either chamber’s website.
• Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable, 6:30 p.m., Ryan’s Restaurant, off Exit 87 of I-75. Lt. Col. Ralph Hudnall, EKU ROTC administrator, will speak on “Battle of Kassarine Pass.” For details, call Phillip Seyfrit, 623-8979.
• Madison Central Homecoming football game vs. Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.
• Deadline for purchasing tickets, $15, for Oct. 22 Berea Chamber of Commerce Industry Appreciation Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Russel Acton Folk Center. For tickets, visit www.bereachamber.com or call 986-9760.
Saturday, Oct. 19
• EKU homecoming parade, 10 a.m., Lancaster Avenue/Main Street; football game vs. Tennessee Tech, 3 p.m., Roy Kidd Stadium.
• Meet-A-’Paca Party, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. River Hill Ranch, 680 River Hill Drive, Richmond. $2 person, children 2 and under free. Demonstrations about alpacas and crafts for children.
• Pickled Brothers Circus, 3-4 p.m., Madison County Public Library, Richmond, 507 W. Main St., Richmond.
MADISON COUNTY —
Sunday, Oct. 13
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Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.
Madison County Fair paid admissions total 10,000 by Tuesday
Approximately 10,000 people had purchased tickets to the Madison County Fair by Tuesday evening, Billy Tudor, fair board president said Wednesday morning.
The count does not include Sunday’s Family Fun Day, which offered free admission, Tudor said.
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Airport getting $600,000 in federal funds
On July 14, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the Madison Airport and the Eastern Kentucky University aviation program would be receiving $1.1 million for expanded and improved facilities.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, announced the airport also would benefit from $600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration funds.
Veggies going on the grill Saturday
The Madison County Farmers Market will demonstrate Saturday that fresh garden vegetables can go on the grill as well as in a salad.
The Madison County Extension Service staff, along with members of the extension homemakers clubs, will be on hand to show market customers how tasty grilled vegetables can be, said Gina Noe, extension agent for family and consumer sciences.
Stumbo says McConnell ‘handpicked’ leader of coal association
Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo said Wednesday there’s an obvious reason the president of the Kentucky Coal Association has publicly defended Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s support of the coal industry.
Berea utility doubles solar farm, again
Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.
My fair ladies
10th Quilt Extravaganza is Friday, Saturday
Displays of quilts by men, baby quilts, the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern, an exhibit of feed sack fabric, ongoing demonstrations, and a vendors market are features of the 10th Berea Quilt Extravaganza Friday and Saturday at Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.
RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment
Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.
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