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EKPC to close Clark power plant as new federal rules take effect
East Kentucky Power Cooperative announced Friday it plans to deactivate its coal-fired Dale Station generating plant near Ford in Clark County over the next year.
Man involved in double slaying dies in prison
A Richmond man who pleaded guilty in 2009 to participating in a double slaying in Lincoln County died in prison Monday.
Neccolus Mundy, 32, died less than a week after being found unresponsive in his cell at Northpoint Training Center, according to The Associated Press.
Ice-storm funds arrive five years later
The Madison Fiscal Court amended its budgets this past week, adding some unexpected funds to the jail and general funds.
One major source of funds “we didn’t think we’d ever see,” said Judge/Executive Kent Clark, was reimbursement for county cleanup expenses from the January 2009 ice storm.
Empty Bowls Project at First Baptist Church
The community showed up in droves Friday for the 17th annual Empty Bowls Project at First Baptist Church on the Eastern Bypass.
Nearly $7,700 was raised Friday and more will come in Sunday when jars of soup are purchased at the church, said organizer Diana Ackerman, director of the women’s ministry at First Baptist. About 460 people were served Friday.
While the event is hosted at First Baptist Church, “this is not a First Baptist Church event; this is truly a community event,” Ackerman said.
Pets of the Week
This week’s cat is a 2-year-old spayed female. This week’s dog is Lola, a 6-month-old terrier mix.
Hope’s Wings “Jail and Bail” fundraiser
Robyn Moreland, former Hope’s Wings executive director, and Teddy Taylor, the organization’s Man of the Year, work the phones Friday for the annual Hope’s Wings “Jail and Bail” fundraiser. Taylor said he started his effort with more than $500 donated by students and staff at Madison Central High School where he works. His goal for was $800.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
EKU Dance Theatre tonight
Performances are 8 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building.
Tickets are available at the Whitlock Building ticket window or by calling 622-2171 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission and free for children under the age of 12. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.
This semester’s concert offers a variety of dance forms including modern/contemporary, hip hop, Middle Eastern, musical theater and Latin jazz.
Pinwheels for prevention
Madison Central High School CIA, or Central in Action club, placed 473 silver and blue pinwheels in the flower beds in front of the school, each representing a substantiated child abuse case reported in Madison County in 2013 to show support for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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