Madison Judge/Executive Kent Clark will give a state of the county address 7 p.m. Thursday in the fiscal court room of county courthouse, 101 W. Main St., Richmond.

The address is the first of three local government updates sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Berea and Madison County.

All are free and open to the public and will be cablecast and repeated by the local public service channels of TimeWarner, according to Cecile Schubert of the league.

Clark’s address will be followed on successive Thursdays with addresses by the mayors of Berea and Richmond.

Berea Mayor Steve Connelly will give a state of the city address, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, in the auditorium of the Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.

Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes will give a State of the City Address, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, in the commission chambers of City Hall, 239 W. Main St.

Connelly also will give a state of the city address during a Berea Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon, Jan. 27, in the new gymnasium of Berea Community School. Reservations, $15, are required and can be made by calling 986-9760 or e-mailing:

The Richmond Chamber also will hear a State of the City Address from Barnes at a date to be determined in April, according to Mendi Goble, the organization’s executive director.

The two chambers have chartered a bus to take their members to Frankfort on Tuesday, Feb. 8, to visit with members of the state legislature. The cost is $20, which includes lunch. Reservations can be made by calling 623-1720 or 986-9760.

Both chambers of commerce also will hear a state of the county address from Clark in a joint meeting expected to be scheduled in May, Goble said.

Other government leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear, Senate President David Williams and U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul will be invited to speak to one or both of the chambers during the year, Goble said.

Bill Robinson can be reached at or at 624-6622.

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