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Honoring Those Who Served

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

Central Kentucky Job Club Schedule – Fall 2018

The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, and UK Human Resources Staff Career Development are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

The purpose of Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY. Business attire is encouraged. Convenient, free parking is available. Continue reading Central Kentucky Job Club Schedule – Fall 2018

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Blue Grass Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will sponsor its eighth Honor Flight.

Representing Blue Grass Energy on the flight will be Mr. Kenneth Simpson of Cynthiana and Mr. Donald Brady of Berea. Both served in the Vietnam War.

Nearly 70 veterans will be on the flight. They will land at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport around 8 p.m. We invite you to join us in welcoming them home from their trip and thank them for their service.

Learn more about Honor Flight Kentucky at the following link. http://honorflightky.org/

Greg Gerard joins Madison County Advisory Board of Directors

Greg Gerard

Jeff Fultz, Madison County Market President for Central Bank, has announced the addition of Greg Gerard to Madison County’s Advisory Board of Directors. Mr. Gerard currently serves as President of Baptist Health Richmond Hospital. Greg earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his master’s degree from Western Kentucky University. He also served in the United States Navy for 4 years after college. Active members of the community, Greg and his wife Suzanne have lived in Madison County for over 10 years.

After 29 years in codes and planning, Dale Van Winkle calls it a career

Berea City leaders say retiring Codes Enforcement Administrator Dale Van Winkle will be missed because of his considerable knowledge of the city’s planning history and his ability to guide capital projects to a successful finish. Van Winkle retired on July 31.

When Dale Van Winkle began as a codes administrator for the City of Berea in 1989, the city’s planning and codes department was more or less a one-man operation. For all intents and purposes, Van Winkle was the codes department, except for one part-time secretary.

Almost three decades and nearly 1,500 public meetings later, Van Winkle is now ready to retire, leaving behind a department that has guided the steady growth of the city. His final day was last Tuesday. “It has been a wonderful experience. There were some rough times and some really good times, but I’ve tried my best to raise the professionalism of the office,” Van Winkle said. Continue reading After 29 years in codes and planning, Dale Van Winkle calls it a career

Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment.

They recruited Queen Latifah to narrate a video featuring famous former Girl Scouts — Venus Williams, Katie Couric and many more. And they indulged in a little bragging when Girl Scout alumna Meghan Markle married into Britain’s royal family. Continue reading Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

Former Citizen Reporter and Berea Graduate to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from High School

Jane Matney Powell, Berea College,
January 1965 Graduate
Former Reporter for Berea Citizen

The Fort Gay WV High School Alumni Association has selected a former reporter with the Berea Citizen as the recipient of its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Jane Matney Powell, a Berea College alum, will be honored for her dedication to teaching and community service at her high school’s annual alumni banquet on August 31, 2018.

Powell graduated from Fort Gay HS in 1961. Being raised in a learning environment with a passion for reading, Powell resolved to pursue a career in journalism. She volunteered as a stringer for the former Huntington (WV) Herald Advertiser, and at Berea College, she worked as a reporter for the local town newspaper, The Berea Citizen (KY). Continue reading Former Citizen Reporter and Berea Graduate to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from High School